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Each week over the course of the season, Shore Sports Network and Burger 25 will recognize some of the outstanding performances by players and give readers the chance to pick one as the Player of the Week. The winner will receive a $25 gift card from the popular Toms River restaurant.

Below are this week’s nominees (as provided by the coaches) with some brief highlights as to why they have been nominated. Vote once per hour in the poll at the bottom until voting ends Wednesday at 10 p.m.


Who is the Week 3 Girls Basketball Player of the Week?

(Players listed alphabetically)


Destiny Adams, Manchester

Even in two losses against Manasquan, the North Carolina commit shined brightly with 44 points, 25 rebounds, 7 assists and 7 steals.


Mary Elizabeth Donnelly, Manasquan

The junior was tremendous as the Warriors swept their home-and-home series against previously undefeated Manchester. Donnelly had 21 points, 6 rebounds and 7 assists in a road victory and two days later at home collected 18 points and 12 rebounds against the Hawks, all while guarding the Shore’s leading scorer in Adams.


Gen Fara, Point Boro

It was a rough week for the young Panthers, who went 0-3, but the junior guard stood out. She had 13 points and 6 rebounds against Hunterdon Central and then followed that up with consecutive double-doubles against Neptune and Wall totaling 26 points and 23 rebounds along with 7 assists and 4 steals in those two games.


Lizzie Gillen, Toms River East

The Raiders went 3-0 last week and the junior guard/forward was a big reason why totaling 30 points, 22 rebounds, 5 assists and 6 steals.


Katie Hill, St. John Vianney

When you are on the same team as Madison St. Rose you might get overlooked but ask anyone who follows the top-ranked team in the state and they will tell you the senior guard is clearly one of the Shore’s best. Hill scored 17 points and grabbed 9 rebounds in a sweep of Holmdel but saved her best when SJV beat No. 3 Saddle River Day on Saturday with 23 points and 9 rebounds.


Olivia Palmer, Holmdel

The senior is establishing herself as one of the top 3-point shooters in the Shore following a week in which she hit seven in a pair of losses to No. 1 St. John Vianney and came back with another in a win over Ranney. Palmer scored 41 points in the three games for the Hornets.



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