Things are about to get really heavy in B South! Both the Manchester Hawks and Donovan Catholic Griffins are 2-0 heading into a huge early season showdown. Only one team will still be unbeaten after tonight. There are not only a lot of bragging rights on the line, but also the chance to grab the early momentum in division play!
Another game to keep your eyes on is a matchup in A South between Central Regional and Brick Memorial. The Eagles are red hot after losing a heartbreaker to Sayreville in the first round of the WOBM Christmas Classic. Ashley Dellapietro and Courtney Richard have been on fire. On the other hand, Brick Memorial will be looking to respond after a tough loss to Toms River North. Emily Dominguez and Lindsay Hernandez make up a strong and athletic backcourt.
We’ll also have the Battle of Toms River for the second time, as TRS and TRE are set to go head to head. Electrifying point guard Emily Donzanti and the Indians are trying to snap a two game skid, while Kamryn Lister and the Raiders are ready to kick off the A South schedule on the right track.
As always, NJSR will have you covered throughout the evening!
Henry Hudson at Keansburg – 345PM
Trinity Hall 66, Asbury Park 33
Bridget Andree posted a double-double with 19 points and 11 rebounds. Caitlin Wingertzahn added 13 points, and Kathryn Kwapniewski chipped in with 12. Kristina Barnes led Asbury Park with 15 points. Mary Graham added 7 in the loss.
Pinelands 44, Jackson Liberty 36
Ellie Sorrentino paced Pinelands with 17 points in this win, backed by Jessie Rising and Katie McGrotty scoring nine each.
Kristina Donza also had 17 for Jackson Liberty.
Freehold Twp 52, Shore 38
The Patriots held off Shore behind 19 points from Sarah Hughes, who earned 11 of those points at the foul line. As a team, Freehold Township shot 19 of 24 from the line. Brianna Cucinelli and Hailee Porricelli also chipped in with 9 points each.
No 1 St Rose 87, Pt Pleasant Beach 16
Jumping out to a 27-6 lead after the first quarter, Saint Rose won easily once again behind 13 points provided by Mikayla Markham and 10 each from Jen Louro and Alex Pendergrass.
Keyport 36, Mater Dei Prep 33
A game high 12 points from Sage Hunt carried Keyport to a close win over Mater Dei Prep. After a slow first quarter by both teams offensively, Keyport took a four point lead into the half with 18 in the second.
No 8 Donovan Catholic 46, Manchester 40
Molly Collins, and Alyssa Hirschy scored 11 points each. Freshman Paige Slaven added 8 points, 5 rebounds, and 3 assists. Karolina Jaruseviciute poured in 7 points and 5 boards. Melissa Buxton added 6 points on two three pointers. The Griffins used a 13-3 run in the third to take control of the game. Freshman Serenity Anderson led Manchester with 13 points and 9 rebounds. Kemari Reynolds finished with 8 points.
Jackson Memorial 60, Brick Twp 30
Raritan 36, Hamilton West 32
First year head coach TJ O’Donnell got his first win as the Raritan Rockets outlasted Hamilton West 36-32. Lauren Christ had a strong performance, pouring in a game high 22 points in the win.
No 9 Pt Pleasant Boro 55, Lacey 53
The Panthers needed all 33 of Ally Lassen’s career high in points to beat Lacey, who hung tight with Point Boro behind Karlie Kuhn’s 16 points and Jamie Kazenmayer’s 10.
Lassen also grabbed 13 rebounds in the winning effort. Megan Hughes got into double figures with 13 points.
Toms River South 60, Toms River East 27
Brick Memorial 36, Central 29
Double digit performances from Emily Dominguez (13 points) and Shaunna Bruker (12 points) would be enough for Brick Memorial to pull out a tough win against Central.
They were led by Rachel Rice, who scored 10 points in the loss.
Barnegat 44, Lakewood 17
Holding Lakewood to just one point in the first quarter, Barnegat never looked back in a win that saw Shannon McCoy score a game high 13. Roxy Urso added 6 points with 6 rebounds.
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