Shannon Coyle- Long Branch High School
For the 2nd year in a row Long Branch wins a Holiday Tournament. Last years coach of the year turned around a dead program and now has keep it going. Her team right now is in position for another step forward this season
Dara Mabrey- SOPHOMORE-Manasquan
She was brilliant in the WOBM final with 2o points and 9 rebounds. She was MVP of the WOBM. Right now she has to be in the Player of the Year conversation. Her leadership and big shot making ability has been on display all year…(check back later to read my thoughts on what makes Dara Maybrey special)
FAITH MASONIUS – MANASQUAN HIGH SCHOOL
If somebody is going to win Freshman of the Year, they will have to be great all season. Faith Masonius reminded everyone she is the one to beat, because she is capable of big games on big stages. Masonius had 20 points and 7 rebounds against Middletown in the WOBM final.
TEAM OF THE WEEK-
MANSQUAN HIGH SCHOOL
Won there third straight WOBM title by beating Middletown South. They have not missed a beat this season. Addie Masonius has stepped up her game. Stella Clark was first team all WOBM and Lisa Kukoda has done a masterful job.
The Shore Conference has had some early season losses in state that has made some folks outside the shore very happy. You can start with RFH losing to Gil Bernard and Rutgers Prep. They you have Neptune losing to Top Ten Notre Dame and missing out on a chance to jump into the state Top 20. The #9 ranked shore team Colts Neck lost in the WOBM to Sayerville, and yesterday St. Rose lost to un-ranked Lenape. These losses give other area teams a chance to puff there chest out and remind us all that teams play a little harder against shore teams….CONGRATS TO THOSE TEAMS, WHO HAVE SHOWN THERE IS GREAT BASKETBALL BEING PLAYED OUTSIDE THE SHORE CONFERENCE….
UPDATE…POINT GUARD SCHOOL STARTS TODAY….
* Finishing at the Rim
* Full court ball handling..stop and going
* Ball Screens