School: Red Bank Catholic
Highlights: Arguably the top all-around athlete in the Shore Conference regardless of sport, Fallon helped the Caseys to one of their finest seasons in the last decade, which saw them finish 29-2, win Shore Conference Class A Central, the Shore Conference Tournament, NJSIAA Non-Public South A and Non-Public before making an appearance in the Tournament of Champions semifinals. Not typically known for huge numbers, the Non-Public A final was one of Fallon’s finest moments as she scored a team-high 17 points, shot 4-for-6 from the field, 9-for-14 from the foul line and added five rebounds, five assists and three blocks in a 54-42 win over Immaculate Heart Academy. She followed that up three days later with 13 points and nine rebounds in a 45-23 win over Ocean City in the first round of the TOC. For the season, Fallon, who is committed to Duke University for lacrosse, averaged 8.7 points, 8.9 rebounds and 3.4 assists, while generally guarding the opposition’s best player. Fallon is the first Casey to earn All-Shore First-Team honors since two-time All-Shore Player of the Year and four-time first-team selection Kristina Danella graduated in 2008.
School: Point Beach
Highlights: Now a two-time All-Shore First-Team selection, Flaherty’s game has blossomed to the point where she is now one of the state’s most devastating offensive weapons, not to mention one of the best point guards in the tri-state area. This season’s Shore Conference scoring champion, the 5-foot-7 Flaherty averaged 29.4 points per game to go along with 3.3 assists and 3.1 steals while shooting 92.9 percent from the free throw line for the 26-2 Garnet Gulls, who captured their first Central Jersey Group I and Group I titles. The game-high 30 points and 9-for-18 shooting she produced in a 56-54 win over Bloomfield Tech in the Group I final was followed by 36 points, four assists and a 16-for-17 showing from the foul line in a 74-68 win over Trenton Catholic Academy in the first round of the Tournament of Champions. Flaherty scored 20 points in a season-ending 65-50 loss to eventual-TOC winner Shabazz two nights later in a TOC semifinal. The 823 points Flaherty scored this season gives her 2,075 for her career, which will put her in striking distance of the Shore Conference career scoring record of 2,588 held by fellow-All-Shore selection Kelly Hughes.
School: Point Boro
Highlights: One of the best scorers ever seen — not only in the Shore Conference, but in all of New Jersey — will graduate with the rare distinction of being a three-time All-Shore First-Team selection. As a senior for the 26-3 Panthers, the Boston College-bound guard led her team to a Class B South title, the Shore Conference Tournament final and the Central Jersey Group II final, she did it as an all-around player. She averaged 25.8 points, 10.0 rebounds, 4.9 assists and 4.6 steals, while shooting 87.1 percent from the foul line. Along the way, Hughes broke the school record of 2,190 points held by Christie Rampone (formerly Pearce) and the Shore Conference career scoring mark of 2.534 held by former Shore Regional star Patty Delehanty. In helping Point Boro get back to the CJ II final after winning it in 2012, Hughes scored a game-high 28 points to go along with eight rebounds, six assists and three steals in a 66-56 CJ II semifinal win over Holmdel. Two days earlier against Hillside, she scored 28 points, with the 28th coming on a free throw with 3:25 to play in the game to eclipse Delehanty’s record. Hughes’ career numbers border on the absurd. Her 2,588 career points are joined by averages of 7.9 rebounds, 4.3 steals, 3.7 assists and 87.9 percent showing from the foul line. For her career, Hughes was 758-for-862 from the foul line.
School: Point Beach
Highlights: In the spotlight last season when she helped Manasquan to its first TOC crown as a freshman on her way to All-Shore Second-Team honors, Mabrey stepped into more of a leadership role after transferring with Flaherty to Point Beach and the results speak for themselves. This season’s All-Shore Player of the Year, Mabrey averaged 25.1 points, 7.3 rebounds, 4.6 steals and 4.5 assists per game while shooting 83.9 percent from the foul line for the Group I champion-Garnet Gulls. In a Group I semfinal against Gloucester City with Point Beach trailing early in the third quarter and the season on the ropes, Mabrey, the younger sister of 2012 Player of the Year Michaela Mabrey, scored 19 of her career-high 49 points in the third, 32 in the second half and added six rebounds and six steals in an 85-74 win. Four days later in the Group I final against Bloomfield Tech, the 5-foot-11 guard finished with 26 points, six rebounds and four steals before registering 29 points, 13 rebounds and four steals in the win over Trenton Catholic. The end of the road against Shabazz saw Mabrey pour in 23 points and 14 rebounds. After scoring 702 points this season, Mabrey has 1,184 for her career. She is the first sophomore to receive Player of the Year honors since 2011 Neptune graduate Shakena Richardson was given the award as a sophomore in 2009.
School: Jackson Memorial
Highlights: After a 2012 season in which she helped lead the Jaguars to an unlikely Group IV title and appearance in the Tournament of Champions, the Fordham recruit was asked to do more this season for a younger Jaguars team that would finish 20-8, win Class A South and make a second straight appearance in the Central Jersey Group IV. For the season, Missry averaged a team-best 18.3 points and 8.8 rebounds per game, while shooting a team-best 81.8 percent from the foul line. She will graduate with 1,678 career points, which is Jackson Memorial’s school record regardless of gender. Missry scored 14 points in her final high school game, a 58-36 loss to eventual-TOC finalist Rancocas Valley in a rematch of last season’s CJ IV final. In a 56-45 CJ IV quarterfinal win over Sayerville, Missry scored 14 points to go along with 16 rebounds. She opened her final state tournament by scoring a game-high 22 points in a 59-35 win over Monroe.