NJSIAA Girls Basketball Scoreboard, March 11
NJSIAA Tournament Scoreboard
Wednesday, March 11
Manchester 58, Manasquan 38
Junior forward Destiny Adams led three players in double figures as defending Group 2 state champion Manchester (28-4) built a sizable first-half lead and finished with a flurry in the fourth quarter.
Adams dropped 16 points, freshman guard Gabriella Ross was good for 15 and senior point guard Kemari Reynolds finished with 12 in pacing the Hawks, who ended Manasquan's season for a second straight year by opening a 30-18 halftime cushion and going on an 18-6 burst over the closing eight minutes.
Adams added seven rebounds, four assists, two blocks and a steal while senior guard Serenity Anderson supplied six rebounds, four steals and two blocks to go with her five points in the triumph.
Sophomore guard Brooke Hollawell led all scorers with 19 for Manasquan (21-11) and classmate Mary Elizabeth Donnelly netted 11.
Manchester will face Lincoln in the Group 2 state championship in a rematch of last year's title tilt, won by the Hawks, 65-48.
2-St. John Vianney 67, 5-St. Rose 54
A sublte 34-23 surge that connected the second and third quarters gained St. John Vianney (28-1) a 46-36 edge and fueled the Lady Lancers past defending Non-Public A champion St. Rose (22-8).
It marked the second win of the year for SJV at St. Rose's expense, the first coming via a 70-63 win in the semifinals of the Shore Conference Tournament.
Sophomore guard Madison St. Rose poured in 21 points, grabbed four boards and handed out four assists, junior guard Katie Hill picked up 15 points, seven rebounds, three assists, two steals and a pair of blocks and junior guard Christina Whitehead canned three 3-pointers in posting 13 points for SJV.
Senior guard Brynn Farrell hit four triples and pumped in 21 points, including the 2,000th of her career, and senior forward Makayla Andrews had 14 points and eight rebounds for St. Rose. Junior point guard Abby Antognoli chipped in with 10 points and six rebounds.
St. John Vianney will tangled with Immaculate Heart in the Non-Public A championship, seeking is first state title since 2016 and 18th overall.