VOTE: Thrive Shore Conference Girls Basketball Week 3 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 Jan. 2 through Jan. 7 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 Friday. The winner will be posted on Thursday and will receive a free recovery session courtesy of Thrive Spine and Sports Rehab.
Shore Sports Network Players of Week
Class A North Player of the Week
Kiera McKown, Howell
McKown had a strong week on both ends of the floor to help Howell move up into the top ten and defeat two teams ranked in the Shore 16. McKown scored 8 points, grabbed 10 rebounds, and blocked 3 shots to start the week against No. 13 Point Boro. In Howell’s upset win against No. 6 Red Bank Regional, McKown was disruptive on the defensive end blocking 4 shots and coming up with 2 steals. She ended the week with a double-double, 18 points and 13 rebounds, against Toms River East.
Class A North Honorable Mention: Madison Sciarrino, Freehold Township; Laila Hagan, Manalapan; Lia Villa, Marlboro, Nina Emnace, Trinity Hall; Grace Feeney, Trinity Hall
Class A Central Player of the Week
Lauryn Case, Point Pleasant Beach
Case knocked down four 3-pointers against No. 4 Ocean Township to finish with a career-high 17 points. Earlier in the week she converted three 3-pointers to finish with 11 points against division rival Keansburg to move the Garnett Gulls into first place in Class A Central.
Class A Central Honorable Mention: Erin Frauenheim, Point Beach; Skylar Breen, Keyport; Lindsay Rivera, Keansburg; Mackenzie Denzler, Henry Hudson
Class A Coastal Player of the Week
Allison Cannon, Holmdel
Cannon continues to be one of the Shore Conference’s best on both sides of the floor. Cannon averaged 21 points per game, 4 assists per game and 7.5 steals per game last week. In a victory against Toms River North she scored 23 points and grabbed 7 rebounds and had 8 steals. Cannon followed that with 19 points and 7 steals against Ranney.
Class A Coastal Honorable Mention: Mackenzie Teevan, Holmdel; Angela Peduto, Raritan; Leomary Diaz-Merino, Long Branch; Christina Sikaras, Freehold Borough; Charlotte Bradley, St. John Vianney
Class A South Player of the Week
Megan Sias, Toms River North
Sias averaged 17 points and 14 rebounds over the three games last week, helping TRN win two in a row. In the defeat to Holmdel, Siad scored a career-high 25 points and grabbed 12 rebounds. In the 29-27 victory over Central, Sias put up a triple-double, 10 points, 16 rebounds and 11 rebounds.
Class A South Honorable Mention: Sydney Murphy, Toms River East; Julianna Old, Jackson Memorial; Madeline Krohn, Toms River South; Brielle Romano, Southern Regional; Casey Collins, Southern Regional; Cara Sarluca, Toms River North
Class B North Player of the Week
Julianna Kowaleski, Colts Neck
Kowaleski was on fire from shooting the ball from outside the arc last week, knocking down 11 3-pointers in two games. Against Jackson Liberty she knocked down six 3-pointers and finished with 22 points. In a 45-38 victory over Freehold Township, Kowaleski hit five 3-pointers for 17 points.
Class B North Honorable Mention: Raquel Guidetti, Rumson-Fair Haven; Elizabeth Tardy, Middletown South; Karleigh Aber, Middletown North; Addy Nyemchek, Red Bank Catholic
Class B Central Player of the Week
Eli Clark, Ocean Township
Clark had a busy week running Ocean’s offense against three top ten teams in the Shore 16. She opened the week against No. 2 Red Bank Catholic where she scored 10 points and had 5 assists. In a non-divisional game against Point Beach she had 8 assists in the victory. Against No. 7 Wall, Clark scored a season-high 17 points and shot 5 of 6 from the foul-line down the stretch to seal the win for Ocean.
Class B Central Honorable Mention: Kayden Clark, Ocean Township; Angela Forese, Donovan Catholic; Amaya Harris, Monmouth Regional; Reese Fiore, Shore Regional; Kimi Sayson, Shore Regional
Class B Coastal Player of the Week
Katie Collins, Manasquan
Collins opened the week scoring 15 points against Freehold Boro in a non-divisional game. She followed that by winning Most Value Player in the Hoop Group Boardwalk Showcase with her defensive performance against state-ranked Gill St. Bernard. Collins scored 7 points and had 4 blocks and 4 steals to help Manasquan become the first 10 win team in the Shore Conference.
Class B Coastal Honorable Mention: Ashley Kreiger, Ranney; Haley Poser, Ranney; Christa Ramos, Neptune; Bre Evans, Neptune; Jada Lynch, St. Rose; Hope Masonius, Manasquan
Class B South Player of the Week
Devyn Quigley, Manchester
Quigley continued her march towards 2,000 career points with two games with double-doubles. Against No. 7 Wall she scored 42 points and went 15 of 17 from the foul-line and grabbed 12 rebounds in a four point defeat. Quigley also had 5 assists and 5 steals in the game. She helped Manchester end a three game winless streak, scoring 33 points and grabbing 14 rebounds against Southern Regional
Class B South Honorable Mention: Emma Christensen, Central Regional; Emma Thornton, Barnegat; Reese Paget, Lacey; Jayanna Candelaria, Brick Township
Kayla Herzer, Brick Memorial
Herzer scored a career-high 17 points to lead Brick Memorial to a victory against Barnegat to start the week. She followed that with a game-high 12 points and 4 steals to give Brick Memorial their sixth win of the season against Jackson Liberty.
Bre Evans, Neptune
Evans helped Neptune win three in a row and to get their record to 8-3 with her performance on both sides of the ball. She averaged 13 points, 5.3 rebounds and 4.3 steals a game during their three game win streak. Evans tied a career-high 7 steals against Matawan and added 5 more steals the following day against Manalapan.