There is plenty of action around the state today. Here are some final scores.
Asbury Park 50, Leap Academy 45
St John Vianney 76, Hudson Catholic 26
After a tough loss to Rutgers Prep, St John Vianney came back with a vengeance, rolling over Hudson Catholic 76-26 to finish the Mt St Dominic’s Showcase. The Lancers cruised to a 39-8 halftime advantage and never looked back. Sejada Bonner led the way with 20 points and 3 three pointers. Maddie Doring added 11 points, and Sarah Karpell finished with 10. Kimi Evans had 8 points in the win.
Long Branch 39, Trinity Hall 36
Long Branch picked up their second win in a row, defeating Trinity Hall 39-36. Hydeinah Moore finished with 16 points, 10 rebounds, and 4 steals. Quayniece Page added 9 points, 3 rebounds, and 2 steals. Keidy Mar Laureano had a monster day on the glass, pulling down 16 boards. Kathryn Kwapnewski was the leading scorer for Trinity Hall with 6 points.
Howell 41, Shore 13
The Howell Rebels are off to a 5-1 start. They are headed to the Lady Wave Championship where they will face Barnegat. In the win over Shore, Rachel Gazzola turned in a strong performance with 18 points and 2 rebounds. Lauren Kocsis supplied 12 points and 7 boards. Jess O’Brien added 7 points and 4 assists.
Red Bank Catholic 66, Camden Catholic 55
Red Bank Catholic won their second game at the Boardwalk Classic in Wildwood. The Caseys put four players in double figures. Hayley Moore poured in a team high 16 points. Josie Larkins had a solid day with 14. Katie Rice added another 13, and Rose Caverly chipped in with 10.
Rumson Fair Haven 65, Montclair 35
There’s plenty of optimism on Ridge Road as the Bulldogs have started the Callahan Era with a bang! Rumson is 6-0 after dominating Montclair in a 65-35 win to close out 2016. Hannah Scanlan scored a team high 14 points, and Tori Hyduke added 10. Megan Volker and Katie Foos both supplied 9 each.
Barnegat 50, Old Bridge 43
The Barnegat Bengals have been red hot to start the season, winning 5 out of their first 6 games. Today, they used a 17-7 third quarter run to take control in a win over Old Bridge. The Bengals will face Howell in the Lady Wave Championship on Friday at 12. Sophomore Shannon McCoy has been on a streak as of late. McCoy piled up 22 points and 6 rebounds. Senior Ashley Toner finished with 18 points, 4 rebounds, and 2 assists. Roxy Urso and Ginalee Erskine were both a force on the glass, pulling down 12 and 13 boards respectively.
Southern 46, Manalapan 34
A balanced scoring effort helped Southern defeat Manalapan in the Consolation Round of the Score At The Shore Tournament in Manahawkin. This was the second time the Rams have beaten the Braves this season. Amy Titus led the way with 11 points and 6 rebounds. Junior Colleen Brady had 9 points, 6 steals, and 3 boards. Anna Spaschak finished with 7 points and hit two three point shots. Southern is now 3-4 on the season.
New Providence 56, Mater Dei Prep 28
Mater Dei Prep fell to New Providence 56-28. Freshman Katie Zoda led the way with 9 points. Jill Williams added 8. The Seraphs will face Lincoln tomorrow at 3PM.
Rutgers Prep 52, Marlboro 15
Manasquan 61, Nease, FL 36
A trip to sunny Florida was exactly what Lisa Kukoda’s team needed. The Warriors are on fire, cruising to their second win in the KSA National Tournament. Today, it was Stella Clark’s turn to steal the show, scoring a team high 23 points and hitting a three pointer. Dara Mabrey had another strong performance, fueling the offense with 13 points. Carly Geissler also got into double figures with 11. Manasquan is now 5-0 on the season.
Middletown South 59, Ponte Verde, FL 35
Middletown South won their second game in the KSA National Tournament, crushing Ponte Verde, FL 59-35. The Eagles put three players in double figures. Senior Alexandra Balsamo scored a game high 18 points to lead the way. She went 3/3 from the free throw line. Sophomore Isla Brennan added 10 points, and freshman Kayla Richardson poured in 14 points, 7 rebounds, and 3 assists. Tom Brennan’s squad is now 5-0 on the season heading into the new year.
Ursuline Academy 54, St Rose 51
After trailing by as many as 8, St Rose was able to pull within 1 point, but ended up losing a tough game to national power Ursuline Academy of DE 54-51 in the Diamond Classic Tournament. The Roses put three players in double figures. Lucy Thomas led the way with 17 points and 8 rebounds. Mikayla Markham finished with 12 points, and Ellyn Stoll added 10. Jenn Louro poured in 7 points and 5 rebounds.