Point Beach senior forward Dominique Uhl picked the University of Iowa as his college basketball destination Friday, according to Point Beach boys basketball coach Nick Catania
Uhl, who stands 6-foot-8 and 190 pounds, was a strong presence in the middle for the Garnet Gulls last season as they went 28-4 and won the school’s first NJSIAA sectional and state titles.
“Dominique was a top priority for Iowa. Because of his versatility he will have a chance to get on the floor right away,” Catania said. “He is a good fit in their offensive system and he likes the fact he will be playing in sold-out arenas.”
Uhl played in 29 games last season for the Garnet Gulls and averaged 10.4 points, 10.1 rebounds, 1.6 assists and 1.7 blocks per game. He also made 15 three-pointers, and had one of his best games of the season in Point Beach’s 80-73 double overtime loss to Atlantic City in an NJSIAA Tournament of Champions quarterfinal game. In that game, Uhl had 11 points and 12 rebounds.
“Dominique has stepped up as a team leader this summer. He is somebody who leads by example and has the respect of his teammates,” Catania said. “We expect Dominique to impact games by making his teammates better, using his versatility offensively and defensively and controlling both the offensive and defensive boards as well as contesting shots and making winning plays.”
IN GIRLS VOLLEYBALL:
RED BANK CATHOLIC 2, MARLBORO 0: Tara Rempel’s six kills and 10 digs led the visiting Caseys (11-2) past the Mustangs (10-2) in nondivisional action.
Sara Benjamin added two kills, three digs and 10 assists. Kristen Ryan contributed two kills and 12 digs. Haley Unger led the Mustangs with eight kills, four blocks and six digs. Grace Kenningham contributed five kills and seven digs. Teresa Dinh added 11 assists.
CENTRAL 2, TR EAST 1: Katelyn Kuster’s nine kills, two blocks and nine digs powered the host Golden Eagles (8-1) past the Raiders (4-8) in nondivisional play.
Audra Didzbalis added seven digs and 17 assists for Central. Brianne Allender added two aces, seven kills and eight digs. Georgette Galeana led East with four aces, 13 assists and four digs. Gabby Ball added 18 digs and four kills. Liz Kolesar contributed three aces, 11 digs and 11 kills.
COLTS NECK 2, RED BANK 1: Led by Sam Panicoli’s eight aces, two kills and 20 assists, the visiting Cougars (10-7, 4-4) downed the Bucs (7-6, 5-4) in Class A North.
Shannon Tice added five aces and 12 kills. Kailee Bongiovi contributed three aces, eight digs and three kills. Caroline Morris blasted home six kills.
Erin Sacharanski (12 assists), Megan Reardon (five kills, three digs) and Abby Curtis (two kills, three digs) led Red Bank.
TR SOUTH 2, JACKSON LIBERTY 1: Andrea Eckholt’s nine kills and 20 digs paced the visiting Indians (8-4) past the Lions (2-10) in nondivisional action.
Emily Sweeney contributed 11 kills, three digs and three assists. Amanda O’Neill added five kills and six digs. For the Lions, Melanie Patterson had five kills, two aces and two blocks.
DONOVAN 2, LAKEWOOD 0: Paige Laurence’s three kills and four aces and Lauren Pace’s two kills and three aces paced the visiting Griffins (8-5, 6-2) past the Piners (0-14, 0-9) in Class B South. Emily Papiernik added three kills. Irene Tablas led Lakewood with five aces. Monica Tablas added three aces.
IN BOYS SOCCER:
BRICK MEMORIAL 4, SOUTHERN 0: Kevin Simek scored two goals leading the Mustangs (6-7) over the Rams (5-7-2) in a Class A South game. Simek scored his first goal in the fifth minute off an assist from Kevin Duffy.
Simek’s second came in the 79th minute off an assist from Garrett Garcia.
SHORE 3, RANNEY 1: JT Kessler had a hat trick leading the Blue Devils over the Panthers in a Class B Central game. Kessler scored in the second minute of the game off an assist from Eric Boslch.
The Panthers tied the game in the 18th minute off a goal from Josh Pelman. Kessler answered back in the 28th minute with an assist from Lukas Montesinos.
IN GIRLS SOCCER:
FREEHOLD 1, SJ VIANNEY 0: Junior Lindsay Cerio scored an unassisted goal in the 35th minute as the Colonials (11-0) defeated the Lancers (5-4-1) in a nondivisional game. Freehold junior Meghan Hurler made five saves and St. John Vianney senior Laura Dramis made seven saves.
IN NJSIAA GIRLS TENNIS:
CHERRY HILL EAST 4, TR NORTH 1: Toms River North’s Jordan Vasrakovy clinched her team’s only point of the match with a 6-1, 6-0 first singles victory as the third-seeded Mariners (12-4) fell to the No. 2 Cougars (12-1) in a South Group IV semifinal match.