With the New Jersey high school girls’ basketball season kicking into high gear, teams took the hardwood this Friday and Saturday to showcase its skill in high-octane game action.
Here is a look at four tilts and 15 players that shined on the court.
Red Bank Catholic 59, Bishop Loughlin 48
Red Bank Catholic senior Justine Pissott, a University of Tennesse commit and one of the top players in the Garden State, dropped in a game-best 26 points in the Lady Casey’s 59-48 over Brooklyn’s Bishop Loughlin Saturday.
Red Bank Catholic senior Ally Carman added 15 points in the victory.
Kenndey Grady and Charelonney Hartley led Bishop Loughlin with 14 points apiece.
St. Dominic 52, McNair 24
Junior Gevonda Hagood enjoyed a solid overall contest with 12 points and 20 boards, as St. Dominic (1-5) defeated McNair (2-1), 52-24, Saturday, in Jersey City.
Freshman guard Alyssa Stridiron poured in 18 points to go with six rebounds and six steals for St. Dominic.
Another freshman guard, Molly Brown, drained a game-high 19 points for McNair.
Chatham 57, Pequannock 45
Chatham (7-3) beat host Pequannock, 57-45, on Friday, as junior guard Riley Allen had a game-high 23 points, and freshman Ella Kreuzer poured in 16 in the triumph.
Junior Faith Tucker banged home 17 points for Pequannock (4-2) while sophomore Chloe Vasquez had eight and snatched a contest-best 11 boards.
Union City 55, Teaneck 44
Senior guard Erika Mercedes scored 15 points and grabbed seven boards for Union City (2-5) in its 55-44 win against Teaneck (6-2) at the ALS Showcase at Emerson Middle School on Saturday.
Sophomore forward Jaylyn Orefice followed with 14 points while sophomore guard Alyssa Cueto added 11 points, five rebounds, and four assists for the Lady Soaring Eagles’ win.
Senior guard Deja Young had a game-high 18 points for the Highwaywomen.
— Jerry Del Priore