Tuesday night at the 2021 No Boyz Allowed Basketball Fall League at the Miller Center in Elizabeth, N.J., featured high-octane action among some of the best New Jersey high school hoop girls programs and players in the state.
Here is how the action shook out, and the ballers who stood out.
Game One: Argochamps (Some girls from Rutgers Prep)– 47 Vs. Karpell Effect (Some girls from St. John Vianney) — 33
Sophomore Mikayla Blakes led the charge with a game-best 21 points, as the Agrochamps upended the Karpell Effect, 47-33.
The 6-foot Blakes did it both from the outside and inside, and will be worth eyeing this upcoming high school season, for sure.
Blakes, a guard, enjoyed a solid freshman campaign at Rutgers Prep, pouring in 126 points, grabbing 32 rebounds, and making 41 steals in 13 contests last season.
Madison St. Rose of SJV scored 17 points in the defeat.
Game Two: Garden Ave Girlz (Some girls from Chatham) — 49 Vs. Violent Hounds (Some girls from Rumson-Fair Haven) — 37
Garden Ave Girlz’s Riley Allen showed that she can surely play against stiff competition, drilling six three-pointers en route to a game-high 25 points and a 12-point victory over the Violet Hounds.
Allen, who missed her entire high school freshman year due to an ACL injury, seems to be heading for a breakout high school junior season. She played a tight defense, rebounded well, and displayed a steely-eyed determination indicative of a hoops warrior.
Allen dropped in 125 points and collected 37 boards in 12 tilts as a sophomore at Chatham.
Senior forward Carly Frohnapfel had an outstanding game in the rebounding department, affording GAC several second and third opportunities at putting the rock through the hoop.
Sophomore guard Julia Corsentino had 13 points for the Violet Hounds.
Game Three: Karpell Effect (St. John Vianney) — 44 Vs. Blue Sparks (Some girls from Sparta) — 39
St. Rose, who earned the No Boyz Allowed Basketball I’m Lit Player of the Week for Week 2 (the previous week), drained 18 points for the Karpell Effect in its five-point win over the Blue Sparks.
St. Rose can do it all on the court, and she did Tuesday night, helping her team rally for the win. The senior combo guard had her choice of several Division I hoops schools (approximately 25), but went with Ivy League Princeton in the end.
Senior forward Alexa Acker paced the Blue Sparks with 11 points while the 6-foot-1 1st Team-All Conference junior forward Brynn McCurry contributed 10 in the loss.
The 30-team 2021 No Boyz Allowed Fall League regular season runs through Sunday, October 3rd, followed by a five-round postseason.
— Jerry Del Priore