VOTE: Thrive Shore Conference Girls Basketball Week 2 Player of the Week
Each week during the remainder of the Shore Conference girls basketball season, Shore Sports Network will present multiple weekly awards for Player of the Week and give the fans the opportunity to vote for the overall player of the week.
Below are the Players of the Week in each of the eight Shore Conference divisions, plus two wild cards. Read about their performances during the stretch of games from Dec. 26 through Jan. 1 and vote for the players who stood out as the Thrive Shore Conference Player of the Week.
Vote once per hour until the poll closes at 10 p.m. on Thursday. The winner will be posted on Thursday and will receive a free recovery session courtesy of Thrive Spine and Sports Rehab.
Note: Shore Sports Network Division Players of the Week for Week 1 (the first 10 days of the season) can be found at the bottom of the post.
Shore Sports Network Players of Week
Class A North Player of the Week
Gaby Parker, Freehold Township
Parker averaged 15.5 points per game in the Blue Devil Invitational Tournament last week in two games. In the opening round she scored 15 points and had 7 steals to lead the Patriots to victory and the semifinal round. Against the top seeded Ocean Township, Parker scored a team-high 16 points. The junior is very quick on the defensive end and can get the basket to draw the foul on the offensive.
Class A North Honorable Mention: Nina Emnace, Trinity Hall; Veronica Nieves, Howell; Lia Villa, Marlboro
Class A Central Player of the Week
Gabriella Flanzbaum, Keansburg
Flanzbaum scored double-digits in both games in the Keansburg Holiday Classic. In the opening round against South Amboy she scored a game-high 15 points in a winning effort. In the second round she scored a team-high 14 points against South River.
Class A Central Honorable Mention: Skylar Breen, Keyport; Mackenzie Denzler, Henry Hudson; Lindsay Rivera, Keansburg; Lauryn Case, Point Pleasant Beach
Class A Coastal Player of the Week
Stella Lockhart, St. John Vianney
Lockhart has hit the floor running for SJV since transferring from Gill St. Bernards this season. Lockhart averaged a double-double, averaging 14.6 PPG and 10 RPG, in the Tampa Bay Invitational over the holiday break. Lockhart scored a career-high 19 points and grabbed 11 rebounds in the final game.
Class A Coastal Honorable Mention: Angela Peduto, Raritan; Sayuri Penaranda, Freehold Boro; Leilani Andrews, Long Branch; Sabrina Calcagno, Matawan; Madison Kocis, St. John Vianney; Michelle Steele, Holmdel; Allison Cannon, Holmdel
Class A South Player of the Week
Lindsey Cribbin, Toms River South
Cribbin continues to impress in her rookie season for TRS. In the WOBM Christmas Classic she averaged 12.6 points per game and 4.3 steals per game to help TRS advance into the championship game of the Kathy Snyder bracket. She scored a game-high 14 points and had 5 steals in the championship game for the Indians.
Class A South Honorable Mention: Skylar Soltis, Southern Regional; Lexi Caruso, Brick Memorial; Megan Sias, Toms River North; Kaleigh Fitzgibbons, Toms River East; Cali Brown, Jackson Memorial; Julianna Old, Jackson Memorial
Class B North Player of the Week
Caroline Polloway, Red Bank Regional
Polloway had a dominant performance in the Ray Cervino bracket of the WOBM Christmas Classic to help RBR win their first WOBM championship in school history. Polloway was named tournament MVP averaging a double-double, 16 points per game and 12.3 rebounds per game. In the championship game she scored 19 points with 14 coming in the second half and pulled down 13 rebounds.
Class B North Honorable Mention: Christina Liggio, Red Bank Catholic; Addy Nyemchek, Red Bank Catholic; Erin Reid, Rumson-Fair Haven; Julianna Kowaleski, Colts Neck; Danielle Gonzalez, Middletown North; Amanda MacGregor, Middletown South; Synai Blychanton, Red Bank Regional
Class B Central Player of the Week
Kayden Clark, Ocean Township
Clark averaged 19.5 points per game for Ocean to help them win their second straight Blue Devil Invitational. Clark scored a career-high 24 points and had 5 steals in the semifinal round against Freehold Township. In the championship she had a game-high 15 points for the Spartans to be named tournament MVP.
Class B Central Honorable Mention: Reese Fiore, Shore Regional; Ava Coyle, Shore Regional; Amaya Harris, Monmouth Regional; Jules Georgiano, Jackson Liberty; Angela Forese, Donovan Catholic; Sarah Franks, Donovan Catholic; Jineen Ayyash, Ocean Township
Class B Coastal Player of the Week
Shayne Eldridge, Wall
Class B Coastal Honorable Mention: Haley Poser, Ranney; Lana Ellington, Neptune; Sarah Dahl, Point Pleasant Boro; Jada Lynch, St. Rose; Hope Masonius, Manasquan; Katie Collins, Manasquan
Class B South Player of the Week
Emma Christensen, Central Regional
Christensen took her game to another level during the WOBM Christmas Classic, being named MVP of the Kathy Snyder bracket and helping Central Regional win the tournament. Christensen did it on the offensive end but was even more effective on the defensive end, averaging 8 steals a game. She also dominated the glass averaging 16 rebounds a game including a career-high 22 rebounds in the semifinal game. She also scored the winning points in overtime in the semifinal game.
Class B South Honorable Mention: Brooke Schmidt, Lacey; Emma Thornton, Barnegat; Devyn Quigley, Manchester
Christina Liggio, Red Bank Catholic
Liggio averaged 13.5 points a game in the Viking Invitational to help RBC win the tournament and be named the MVP. In both games Liggio filled the stat sheets, contributing on both sides of the floor. In the finals she scored 14 points, grabbed 8 rebounds and had 4 assists.
Haley Poser - Ranney
Poser averaged 22.5 points in the Holmdel Holiday Showcase for Ranney. In an opening round defeat to St. Thomas Aquinas, Poser hit four 3-pointers and finished with 26 points and 10 rebounds. Poser knocked down another five 3-pointers in Ranney's next game in a victory.
Week 1 Division Players of the Week
Class A North - Madison Sciarrino, Howell
Class A Central - Skylar Breen, Keyport
Class A Coastal - Taylor Sofilkanich, St. John Vianney
Class A South - Casey Collins, Southern Regional
Class B North - Ella Mason, Rumson-Fair Haven
Class B Central - Eli Clark, Ocean Township
Class B Coastal - Christa Ramos, Neptune
Class B South - Devyn Quigley, Manchester