Shore Conference Girls Basketball Scoreboard, Monday Jan. 30
By Nicholas Lowe & Doug Brustman SSN Contributors
Barnegat starts hot, takes down Central 53-34
Using stellar man to man defense, Barnegat jumped out to an 8-2 lead in the first quarter and never looked back, beating Central 53-34. The loss prevented Central from a share of the B South title with Manchester, who wins the crown outright. Barnegat held a 20-9 halftime lead, led by 8 points and 4 rebounds by Cara McCoy. Despite 12 3rd quarter points by Riley Coltenback, Central fell behind by 13 at the end of 3. McCoy hit 8 of 10 free throws in the 4th quarter to put the game away.
McCoy finished with 24 points and 9 boards, while Riley Fitzpatrick finished with 14 points. Sophomore Emma Thornton had a great outing, scoring 9 points to go along with 12 boards and 4 steals. Coltenback finished with 18 to lead Central, while Katelyn DeMichele had 6 points and 13 rebounds.
#5 Trinity Hall (18-2) 59 vs #6 Rumson-Fair Haven 55
Trinity Hall picked up one of its best wins of the season over the 6th ranked team in the Shore. Junior Nina Emnace scored 29 points. Rumson trailed by as many as 16 but clawed back into it with a strong 4th quarter.
Ranney (9-7) 56 vs Calvary Christian (8-10) 24
Ranney picked up a non-conference win behind sophomore Haley Poser’s 18 points. Senior Sarah Hughes and sophomore Katie Renaud both added 9 points for Ranney.
#7 Toms River North (14-2) 41 vs Southern Regional (3-17) 27
Junior Megan Sias had another double-double, 18 points and 11 rebounds, as TRN wrapped up an A South division title. Junior Julia Grodzicki had 8 points and 8 rebounds and senior Arliana Torres finished with 9 points. Sophomore Casey Collins led Southern with 17 points.
Toms River East (11-7) 46 vs Toms River South (4-15) 45
Juniors Kaleigh Fitzgibbons and Yana Shupak led TRE with 10 points each as they defeated cross town rival TRS. Senior Cara Cribben had a game high 21 points and had 10 rebounds.
Jackson Memorial (13-7) 56 vs Brick Memorial (7-12) 29
Senior Zoie Maffei scored 20 points and sophomore Lillian Cole added 13 points as Jackson Memorial picked up an A South division win. Brick Memorial was led by senior Layla Marotta with 8 points.
Keyport (8-8) 47 vs Asbury Park (0-8) 6
Keyport picked up a division win behind freshman Skylar Breen’s 16 points. With the win, Keyport gets back to .500 and is currently in the SCT.
Manchester (14-7) 35 vs Pinelands (2-14) 22
Manchester was able to clinch the B South title with its victory over Pinelands and Central Regional falling to Barnegat. Junior Devyn Quigley scored 18 points for Manchester while sophomore Jade Andrews finished with a double-double, 10 points and 10 rebounds. Pinelands was led by Natalie Rey and Brianna McCory, both with 8 points.
Donovan Catholic (5-12) 40 vs Monmouth Regional (10-7) 33
Senior Gabby Ross led all scorers with 23 points and pulled down 10 rebounds to help Donovan Catholic pick up a division win. Monmouth Regional was led by senior Kamlyn Bevacqua with 9 points.