SCT Girls Basketball: Middletown South tops division rival Freehold Township

The Shore Conference Tournament’s Round Of 16 featured a clash of Class A North rivals as sixth-seeded Middletown South played host to No. 11 seed Freehold Township, with the Eagles defeating the Patriots 51-32.

It was the second time in less than a week that the Eagles (16-2) shouldered the Patriots (14-6) with a loss, as Middletown South flew past Freehold Township on Saturday, 53-31. The Eagles outscored the Patriots by an identical second-half mark of 34-12 in each encounter.

Middletown South’s Jill Falvey recorded a double-double, leading her team in scoring with 15 points and grabbing 11 rebounds. She scored 12 points in the second half, including six in the fourth quarter.

The Eagles’ Stephanie Karcz also scored in double figures with 11 points, and added eight rebounds and five steals.

Freehold Township’s Sam Famulare and Tori Wagner led the Patriots with nine points apiece.


RB CATHOLIC 36, MARLBORO 27: Quin McMenamen scored 14 points and Alex Barazotti added 12 as the No. 7 seed Caseys defeated the No. 10 Mustangs.

Red Bank Catholic pulled away by scoring Marlboro, 10-5, in the fourth quarter.

Nicole Shatsky led Marlboro with eight points

NEPTUNE 44, CENTRAL 31: Iyonna Crenshaw scored 20 points along with eight rebounds and three steals and Marajiah Bacon added 13 points and five rebounds as the No. 4 seed Scarlet Fliers defeated the No. 20 seed Golden Eagles.

Lorena Hubbard added 14 rebounds, seven points and three assists for the Scarlet Fliers.

Neptune held Central to 5-for-26 shooting from 3-point range. The Golden Eagles were 10-for-25 from 3-point range in their win over Manalapan in the preliminary-round.

Neptune took a 22-11 lead into halftime as Hubbard scored 7 points in the second quarter. Crenshaw then scored 10 points in the third quarter as the Scarlet Fliers increased their lead to 34-20. Bacon totaled 9 points in the fourth quarter.

Katelyn Kuster led Central with 14 points, including four three-pointers, while Brianne Allender added 11 points.

MANASQUAN 80, COLTS NECK 41: Junior guard-forward Marina Mabrey scored 28 points and added 11 rebounds and five assists, leading the fifth-seeded Warriors past the 12th-seeded Cougars.

Senior Samantha Sullivan contributed 19 points, eight rebounds and five assists. Senior Eva Hart added eight points, eight rebounds and five assists, while freshman Stella Clark scored 10 points.

The Warriors sped to a 20-8 first-quarter lead as Mabrey and Sullivan scored seven points each. Manasquan went ahead 44-18 in the second quarter as Mabrey netted 11 points and Sullivan added eight. Mabrey scored 10 points in the third quarter. Clark put home five in the fourth quarter.

Junior guard Katie Healy led Colts Neck with 13 points, including 10 in the first half. Senior guard Lauren Zborovancik scored 10, six in the second half.

SJ VIANNEY 82, SOUTHERN 49: Jaclyn Gallagher scored all 18 of her points from behind the arc leading the top-seeded Lancers (20-3) over No. 17 Rams (16-4). Katie Beriont added 15 for the Lancers.

Allison Spaschak finished with a team-high 10 points for the Rams.

RUMSON-FH 61, WALL 39: Sam Sabino scored 11 of her game-high 21 points leading the third-seeded Bulldogs over the No. 14 Crimson Knights. Stephanie Lesko also scored 8 of her 11 points in the first quarter for the Bulldogs.

Ellen Dougherty scored 7 of her team-high 13 in the fourth quarter for the Crimson Knights.

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