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. 15 through Jan. 21 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.


Shore Sports Network Players of Week

Week 5


Class A North Player of the Week

Madison Sciarrino, Freehold Township

Sciarrino tied a career-high of 18 points and grabbed 4 rebounds against Long Branch to help put Freehold Township above .500 and end a five game losing streak.

Class A North Honorable Mention: Lia Villa, Marlboro; Kiera McKown, Howell; Gabby Parker, Freehold Township; Nina Emnace, Trinity Hall; Grace Feeney, Trinity Hall


Class A Central Player of the Week

Mackenzie Denzler, Henry Hudson

Denzler helped Henry Hudson go 2-1 during the week averaging 10.7 points, 9.3 rebounds and 3 assists a game. She posted a double-double in both victories, 16 points and 10 rebounds against Asbury Park and 10 points and 11 rebounds against Jackson Liberty. She also performed on the defensive end of the floor, coming up with 5 steals and 4 blocks in the victories.

Class A Central Honorable Mention: Lindsay Rivera, Keansburg; Gabrielle Flanzbaum, Keansburg; Skylar Breen, Keyport; Lauryn Case, Point Beach   


Class A Coastal Player of the Week

Leomary Diaz-Merino, Long Branch

Diaz-Merino continues her strong season, scoring double-digits in every game this year except one. She averaged 17.5 points, 6 rebounds, 4 assists and 2.5 steals last week. She scored 22 points against No. 15 Point Boro, shooting 10 out of 12 from the foul-line.

Class A Coastal Honorable Mention: Allison Cannon, Holmdel; Mackenzie Teevan, Holmdel; Brianna Daly, Raritan; Daniella Matus, St. John Vianney


Class A South Player of the Week

Sydney Murphy, Toms River East

Murphy scored 14 points and had 3 assists in a victory against crosstown rival Toms River South. She followed that with a season-high 16 points against Middletown North.

Class A South Honorable Mention: Meaghan Weatherstone, Toms River South; Megan Sias, Toms River North, Angelina DeCesare, Toms River North; Chelsea Lavezzo, Jackson Memorial; Gianna Livio, Brick Memorial; Casey Collins, Southern; Skylar Soltis, Southern


Class B North Player of the Week

Karleigh Aber, Middletown North

Aber posted her first double-double of the season, 14 points and 11 rebounds, in a victory over Toms River East. Earlier in the week she scored 6 points and grabbed 8 rebounds against No. 5 Trinity Hall.

Class B North Honorable Mention: Savannah Butz, Colts Neck; Synai Blychanton, Red Bank Regional; Zoe Gulley, Red Bank Regional; Raquel Guidetti, Rumson-Fair Haven, Erin Reid, Rumson-Fair Haven; Amanda MacGregor, Middletown South; Addy Nyemchek, Red Bank Catholic; Tessa Carman, Red Bank Catholic


Class B Central Player of the Week

Kimi Sayson, Shore Regional

Sayson filled every stat last week in Shore Regional’s victory. She scored a season-high 18 points, grabbed 7 rebounds and had 6 steals to give the Blue Devils their 7th win of the season.

Class B Central Honorable Mention: Sanai Smith, Lakewood; Amaya Harris; Anais Friedman, Donovan Catholic; Eli Clark, Ocean; Kayden Clark, Ocean; Jineen Ayyash, Ocean


Class B Coastal Player of the Week

Brooke Missry, St. Rose

Missry waited until St. Rose played the No. 1 team in New Jersey, Morris Catholic, to put up career highs. She knocked down seven 3-pointers and finished with 22 points in a hard fought game that St. Rose dropped 55-52.

Class B Coastal Honorable Mention: Haley Poser, Ranney; Ashley Kreiger, Ranney; Emily Marinelli, Point Boro; Gabby Mellet, Point Boro; Christa Ramos, Neptune; Cassidy Kruesi, St. Rose; Katie Collins, Manasquan


Class B South Player of the Week

Madeline Nolan, Manchester 

Nolan helped Manchester crack the top ten this week after back-to-back double-digit performances. In a win over Toms River North, Nolan had 15 points, 3 rebounds, 3 assists, 3 blocks and 3 steals. She followed that with 16 points against No. 9 Howell where she hit two 3-pointers and went 6 out of 8 from the foul-line.

Class B South Honorable Mention: Ava Slinchak, Pinelands; Riley Nausedas, Brick Township; Reece Paget, Lacey; Emma Thornton, Barnegat; Devyn Quigley, Manchester, Madeline Nolan, Manchester



Reese Paget, Lacey

Paget posted two double-doubles last week, making it four in a row and six on the season. She helped get revenge on Central, who eliminated them from the WOBM Christmas Classic, with 14 points and 11 rebounds. Earlier in the week she scored 12 points and 11 rebounds against Class A South leaders, Southern.

Grace Feeney, Trinity Hall

Feeney averaged 16 points in the Monarchs two victories last week. She opened the week tying a career-high 17 points against Middletown North and followed that with 15 points against Middletown South.

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