VOTE: Final Shore Conference (NJ) Girls Basketball Player of the Week
Each week over the course of the season, Shore Sports Network and Burger 25 have recognized some of the outstanding performances by players with readers picking one as the Player of the Week. For this, the sixth and final week of the season we offer another strong group of candidates who came up big for their teams during the Shore Conference Postseason Tournament.
Below are this week’s long list of nominees 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. The player with the most votes will receive a $25 gift card from Burger 25 of Toms River, who has sponsored this program all season long.
Who is the Week 6 Girls Basketball Player of the Week?
(Players listed alphabetically)
Destiny Adams, Manchester
One of the great careers in the history of the Shore Conference ended with Adams becoming 13th girls player to score 2,000 career points. The University of North Carolina commit scored 20 points and grabbed 16 rebounds against St. Rose and then poured in 43 points with 24 rebounds in a victory over Red Bank Regional. Needing 40 points in her final high school game Adams collected 50 (along with 21 rebounds and 6 blocked shots) on Saturday against Jackson Memorial.
Chase Boyle, Rumson-Fair Haven
After missing all of last season with an injury the senior forward capped her high school career with a strong week grabbing 36 rebounds in three games. Boyle's best game came in an overtime loss to Manasquan when she scored 18 points on 9-11 shooting with 13 rebounds and 5 assists.
Rachel Capua, Jackson Memorial
One of the shore's top guards and one of the Lady Jags best finished her career in fine fashion. Capua scored nearly half her teams points and finished with 26 and 5 steals in a loss to powerful SJV. Two nights later she had 21 in a win over Rumson and saved her best performance against Manchester on Saturday. While Adams grabbed the headlines it was Capua who kept Jackson in the game, finishing with 36 and 5 rebounds.
Maura Carney, Jackson Liberty
The 5'7 guard had 8 points, 6 rebounds and 4 steals to open the week against Shore and followed that with 12 points and 7 rebounds a win over Lacey. Carney then finished her Lions career with 22 points (5 3's) and 8 rebouonds to help them rally from 19 points down before falling just short against Ranney/
McKayla Mooney, Lacey
A pair of double-doubles highlighted her week and capped her Lacey career. Mooney had 5 points and 6 rebounds against Colts Neck but then went for 11 points and 10 rebounds in a loss to Jackson Liberty before leading the Lions to a season-ending win over Matawan with 16 points and 10 rebounds.
Gabriella Ross, Donovan Catholic
The Griffins won three tough games last week to finish 12-1 and claim the Pod "B" title and the sophomore was a big reason why. Ross had 19 points and 3 rebounds against TR East, 16 points and 5 rebounds in a victory over Neptune and then 13 points and a season-high 10 rebounds in the pod final against Freehold Township.
Emily Tvrdik, Wall
The freshman forward is one of several young players who have Wall on the rise and she came up big as the Crimson Knights won three games and took the Pod "D" title. Tvrdik had 23 points and 5 rebounds against Manalapan and followed that with 19 points and a career-high 19 rebounds against Point Beach. In the season finale she scored 15 points and added 5 rebounds as Wall topped Mater Dei.
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