SHORE CONFERENCE WEEKLY AWARDS
COACH OF THE WEEK
Lisa Kukoda– Manasquan High School- She was masterful in not only getting her team ready for its showdown with RBC. She also proved that she knows how to handle a deep bench. Her rotations and smooth approach was just the what the doctor ordered. She also once again was great down the stretch in a big game. Her decision to throw the baseball pass late in the game was not only gusty but masterful.
PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Dara Mabrey-Jr- Manasquan High School- Mabrey’s performance against RBC in Manasquan victory was sensational. But what was more impressive is how she got those 33 points. First it was on the biggest stage of the year and on the road. Next she scored in so many ways it was at times shocking. First she got to the rim on tough drives to the basket. Then she moved to the three point line. She scored buzzer beaters in back to back quarters and finally hit big timely shots. Mabrey was electrifying all night.
FRESHMAN OF THE WEEK
Kermari Reynolds- Manchester High School- She is making a statement early in the year, that she is an elite guard. Reynolds has been on a tear early in the season. But her 18 point performance against #10 Pt. Boro opened eyes. Kermari who is one of the best freshman in the entire state, will win many more of these awards before the year is over.
TEAM OF THE WEEK-
Howell High School shocked everyone with surprise win over #9 Marlboro 41-25. This was the schools first win over a ranked team in years. What was most impressive is that Marlboro only had 3 players score. While Howell had 6 players score between 7 and 11 points. Howell is on 2-1 on the season. Last season they won 7 games all year and only two conference games. Things are finally looking up for Howell High School.
1. MANASQUAN– They looked tough out the gate on the road.
2. St. JOHNS VIANNEY– They just may be #1 right now
3. ST. ROSE– They need to hope there is some competition in Delaware
4. RBC- Do you really want to see them in February
5. Rumson– Fair Heaven- Hannah Scanlon could be player of the year
6. MIDDLETOWN SOUTH– In Fla. and should coast until January
7. NEPTUNE– Dezzy Allen and Alexis Bennett have not practiced for a week.
8. RED BANK REGIONAL- James Young team are ready for a big year
9. DONOVAN CATHOLIC- You got the cutest little baby face!
10. TOM RIVER NORTH– Hello, welcome to the show
Congrats to SJV’S KIMI EVANS on getting her 1000th point. Its amazing an amazing feat when you consider these two things alone. SJV plays real competition and next the number of talented players in the program. Kimi has had to share the ball and therefore never received the touches most kids who score 1000th get. Evans is a first class kid in everyway.
Jenna Paul of Toms River North- Paul is off to a blazing start this season. Her 20 point, 5 rebounds and 3 block performance against rival TRE as show stopping.
Dezzy Allen has been on a monster roll. Allen who scored 12 points in the season opener. Since has averaged over 29 points a game
Ocean County could have a Top 20 team in next week poll if TRN can hold it together this week.
Southern will get Makayla Nicolini back and that will make them a much stronger team
Marlboro – With the lost of Thersa Besso has been a shell of what they hoped for this year
REMINDER…starts Saturday…(spots available)
The Saturday course skills which begins January 7th is still taking applications. (Please note this event will sell out) http://hoopgroup.com/hoop-group-headquarters/weekly-basketball-instruction-programs/core-skills-training/