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.

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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.

Who is the Week 5 Girls Basketball Player of the Week?

(Players listed alphabetically)

Destiny Adams, Manchester

What would a week be without the shore's most dominant player who continues to pile up tremendous numbers for the Hawks.  In three games last week she scored 32, 33 and 23 points and just as impressive was her rebounding totals of 26, 20 and 20.

Abby Antognoli, St. Rose

The senior guard has been a model of consistency all season long and that showed in four games last week when she averaged nearly 20 points, 6 rebounds, 4 assists and 4 steals per game as the Purple Roses went 3-1 with the only loss at the hands of Montclair Immaculate.

Kelle Anwander, Toms River South

The senior forward came up big as the Indians split a pair of games against Lacey.  In a loss on Tuesday she led South with 13 points, 8 rebounds and 3 blocked shots but saved her best for the rematch two days later.  Anwander scored the last of her 21 points on the game winning basket with 13 seconds left in OT and added 12 rebounds and 3 blocked shots.

Meg Cahallan, St. John Vianney

The junior forward had a pair of 10 point efforts in easy wins over Matawan but saved her best performance against Trenton Catholic in a battle of the 1-2 ranked teams in the state.  Cahallan knocked down a pair of big 3's and finished with 15 points and 5 rebounds as the Lady Lancers remained perfect at 11-0.

Rachel Capua, Jackson Memorial

After a long shutdown the Jaguars returned to the court and made noise right away as they knocked off Manchester 73-68 with the senior pouring in a season-high 37 points including 7 3-pointers to go along with 8 rebounds and 6 steals.  The next day in a loss to Howell Capua had 29 points (5 3's) and in two other games scored 18 against Brick Memorial and 12 points (plus 7 rebs) in a win over Red Bank Regional.

Olivia Conroy, Donovan Catholic

A solid week for the junior forward who averaged 13 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists as the Griffins went 4-0 and improved to 9-1 on the season.

Kelly Goodall, Toms River East

A strong week for the junior forward in a pair of victories over Southern.  Had 16 points, 6 rebounds and 3 steals in a home victory and then went on the road and turned in an 11 point, 17 rebound, 2 steals and 2 blocked shots effort.

Brooke Hollawell, Manasquan

A trio of impressive wins for the Warriors over Life Center, Stuart Day and Montclair Immaculate with the junior guard scoring 18, 20 and 19 points in the three victories.

Chelsea Lavezzo, Jackson Liberty

The freshman point guard led the Lions to a 3-1 week averaging over 14 points and 6 rebounds per game.  She has scored in double figures in all 12 games for Jackson Liberty this season.

Cortland McBarron, Rumson-Fair Haven

A 2-2 week for the Bulldogs with the senior guard scoring 27 points in two losses against powerful Red Bank Catholic and 11 points and 6 rebounds in an impressive win over state-ranked Immaculate Heart.

Amelia Medolla, Red Bank Regional

A 3-1 week saw the senior average 14 points per game, including 20 points (and 7 rebs) in a huge come-from-behind  win over Howell.  Medolla hit 12 3-point shots during the week including the 100th of her career.

Mia Troese, Monmouth Regional

The Falcons started the week 0-4 but went a perfect 3-0 with the freshman guard leading the way by averaging 13.7ppg, 3rpg & 3aps in the three wins.

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