Shore Conference Girls Basketball Scoreboard, Feb. 10
No. 3 Manasquan 50, No. 2 St. Rose 44
Junior guard Annie Mako, scoreless through regulation, opened the overtime period by knocking down a go-ahead 3-pointer off a feed from junior backcourt partner Lola Mullaney and the Warriors (20-2) outscored St. Rose, 8-2, in the extra session, to earn a hard-fought victory.
It marked the second straight year in what has developed into one of the state's premier rivalries that Manasquan emerged from overtime to pick up the decision.
Junior forward Faith Masonius topped Manasquan with 23 points and senior guard Dara Mabrey finished with 16.
St. Rose (20-2), which trailed, 34-22, with 2:49 in the third, used a 20-8 rush over the balance of regulation to force overtime. The Purple Roses, who got 14 points from senior forward Lucy Thomas and 10 out of senior point guard Mikayla Markham, closed the gap to 35-27 by the end of the third.Thomas scored six in the fourth and senior forward Lovin Marsicano hit four free throws in the period, the last two giving St. Rose a 42-39 edge with 1:18 showing.
However, a 3-pointer by Masonius with just over a minute remaining evened the contest at 42-42.
Mullaney and Mabrey each converted two foul shots in overtime.
No. 4 Red Bank Catholic 49, No. 6 Rumson-Fair Haven 37
Trenton Catholic 80, Neptune 43
Makayla Andrews and Macy Brackett each scored 12 for Neptune (10-11), which hung tough with Trenton Catholic (19-2) over the initial eight minutes. However, after staying within 21-16 through one quarter, the Scarlet Fliers were victimized by a 24-9 outburst in the second period.
Giana Boulden led all scores with 18 for the Iron Mikes.
War vs. the Shore at Mainland
No. 7 Toms River North 52, Ocean City 30
Fueled by five 3-pointers, junior guard Brielle Bisogno pumped in a game-high 24 points for the Mariners (20-2), who reached the 20-win plateau for a second straight season. Junior forward Jenna Paul contributed 13 points and senior Amanda Johnson added eight points, 11 rebounds and six assists.
Southern 42, Cedar Creek 29
The Rams (14-7) used a 12-1 tear in the third quarter to grab a 32-21 lead. Lauren Cruse pumped in 17 points and cleared five rebounds and Jacqueline Ward deposited a season-high 15 points while gripping six boads.
Mainland 39, No. 5 Manchester 28
The Hawks (19-3) were limited to a season-low 28 points by unbeaten Mainland (20-0). Kylee Watson topped Mustangs with a game-high 20 points. Manchester got nine points and eight rebounds from Kemari Reynolds as well as eight points and 10 boards by Destiny Adams.
Toms River East 45, Middle Twp. 34
Kamryn Lister poured in 25 points and Toms River East (13-7), which used a 21-2 outburst in the third quarter to build a 39-26 cushion. Jordyn Madigan chipped in with six points for the Raiders.
Red Bank 45, Holy Spirit 34
The Bucs (12-10) ran their win streak to three behind a season-high 21 points from Bridget Tobin and 12 points and five rebounds courtesy of Meghan Murray. Red Bank, which established a 24-14 first-half lead, closed out the triumph with an 11-4 showing in the fourth quarter.
Raritan 47, Egg Harbor 44
Jordan Hyman hit four 3-pointers and scored a season-high 14 points to pace the Rockets (12-10). Renate Alberici chipped in with nine points for Raritan, which outscored Egg Harbor, 28-18, over the second and third quarters to open a 36-25 lead.
Atlantic Tech 37, Shore 27
Pinelands 49, St. Joseph (Hamm.) 18
Jessie Rising powered the Wildcats (10-13) with 21 points, including a pair of 3-pointers. Pinelands opened a 26-12 lead by halftime.
Atlantic City 42, Toms River South 32