NJ HS Girl Ballers, Teams Put Skills on Display Over the Weekend


It was the first full set of New Jersey high school girls’ basketball games over the weekend of December 17-19, as several teams took to the hardwood to bring the high-octane action to a fever pitch. Plus, there were a number of gifted ballers who stood out for their overall efforts.

Below you will see how these eight players fared over the weekend.

Sarah Bona — Randolph

Senior Sarah Bona showed that she can hang against a topnotch defensive team such as the Chatham Lady Cougars.

The 5-foot-11 senior dropped in 16 points, helping to keep her squad in the game until the very end when host Chatham sank a bunch of free throws down the stretch to seal the 46-41 victory.

Before that, Randolph knotted the contest at 38-38 with 20 seconds left in regulation on a Bona layup.

Julia Corella — Ramapo

Julia Corella, coming off a right knee ACL tear last season, drained a game-high 16 points in No. 9’s Ramapo’s 54-33 win versus eight-ranked New Providence Sunday in the first annual Crusader Classic at Morris Catholic High School.

The junior also had six assists and grabbed four rebounds in the win.

Riley Allen — Chatham

Riley Allen defends Randolph’s Alexa Krone in 46-41 win Friday night at Chatham.

Though she did not play her best, Chatham 6-foot junior guard Riley Allen managed to bang home 18 points and corralled six boards Friday night at home in a 46-41 win.

Madison Schiller — Ramapo

Senior Madison Schiller put up double-double figures with 12 points and 10 rebounds and chipped in six assists to add to her teammate, Corella’s, solid tilt.

Savannah Ring — Ramapo

Not to be denied, senior Savannah Ring contributed 12 points and nine boards in Ramapo’s 21-point triumph.

Brynn McCurry — Sparta

What can you say about the ultra-talented Brynn McCurry? She is flat out elite, and proved it Sunday at Morris Catholic, scoring 31 points and pulling down 10 rebounds in an 80-71 defeat to the Crusaders at the Crusader Classic.

Avery Kessler (Shawnee) and Grace Kowalski (Montville)

Shawnee’s Avery Kessler scored a team-best 14 points, while Montville’s Grace Kowalski dropped in 14. But host Shawnee drippled away with the 41-31 win Sunday.

— Jerry Del Priore

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