There really isn’t a lot to talk about. The SCT Semi Final went exactly the way it was expected. SJV will play RBC on Sunday for the Shore Conference Tournament Chip. It was clear from the start of the season this was where we were heading. Both teams got to this point the same why they did things all season.
In game one,, SJV faced St. Rose, the best defensive team in the state. Unfortunately for St. Rose we never got to see that defense. That’s because St. Rose all season has had one major flaw. They turn the ball over at a high rate. SJV turns teams over more than any team perhaps in the country. It’s makes for a bad mix if you’re a St. ROSE fan and just what the doctor ordered if you’re a SJV fan. Perhaps St. Rose’s best chance last night came when Zoe Brooks left the game, with a injury. But the truth of the matter is Janine Bachmann, Julia Karpell and Ashley SOFILKANICH are all 1st Team All Shore players. Bri Delaney is a D1 player. These four harassed ST. ROSE into submission.
When baby Madison Kocis came in and buried St. ROSE it seemed quick and painless. Well that was after Aleena Dinker and Michela Hubbard had added insult to injury. ZOE BROOKS had 26 points in 2 quarters of work. Janine Bachmann has a 14/14 double double. Baby Madison Kocis had 12 points. While Julia Karpell and Ashley SOFILKANICH put on a guard / forward post up relationship clinic. SJV did to ST. ROSE what they do to everyone DOMINATE IN PHASE OF THE GAME
Many people where picking Manasquan to upset RBC. Tessa Carman ended all those thoughts early yesterday. That’s because from the tip it was clear. MANASQUAN did not have a matchup for Tessa Carman all night. She scored off the bounce in the lanes off dirty moves. She posted up on the box, cleaned up the boards and made scoring in the lane a pipe dream for Manasquan players. She simply was on a different level than everyone. Well almost, that’s because the RBC babies did it again.
The RBC babies did what they have done all year. They came in the game, pushed the pace of play and forced Manasquan to face the reality of not knowing who or what hit them. As the RBC babies had their typical 5 mins of hell. They chased Manasquan into playing catch up basketball all night. MANASQUAN keep it close but never had a lead and RBC never felt any real heat. That’s because Molly Kelly keep everything under control and the best baby in NJ turned into a play maker, shot blocker and defensive wizard. RBC just did what they’ve done all year… WIN.
THE FINAL WILL BE JUST WHAT EVERYONE EXPECTED….THE BIGGEST GAME OF THE YEAR IN NEW JERSEY …FOR THE BIGGEST CHIP IN NJ