Monday’s New Jersey girls’ high school basketball action saw some great individual efforts, coupled with role players who helped put their respective teams over the top.
Here are the 18 players who lit up the stat sheets.
Morris Catholic 67, Madison 37
Freshman Mia Pauldo led the offensive charge, scoring a game-best 26 points, grabbing four rebounds, dishing out four assists, and making six steals in Morris Catholic’s 30-point victory over Madison Mondy night at home.
Freshman Mya Pauldo and junior Natalie Stoupakis dropped in 15 and 13 points, respectively, with Pauldo adding eight boards and eight thefts in the Lady Crusaders’ (9-1) lopsided winning effort.
The Pauldo twins comprise one of the best backcourts in in Morris County, if not all of New Jersey.
Junior Alex Reigle and freshman Charlotte Tuhy scored nine points apiece for Madison (9=4).
Donovan Catholic 68, Manchester Township 54
Senior Kya Joseph went off for a double-double of 24 points and 11 rebounds in 11-3 Donovan Catholic’s 14-point triumph over Manchester Township (7-5). In the process, Joesph surpassed the 1000 high school career point mark.
Gabriella Ross and senior Olivia Conroy poured in 14 and 12 points, respectively. Conroy also contributed eight boards, two helpers, two blocks, and three steals.
Sophomore Tanaiyah Decker added 10 points and four rebounds for the winning squad.
Senior Amyah Bray registered a double-double of her own, with 23 points and 10 boards. As did sophomore Devyn Quigley, who threw down 17, grabbed 13 rebounds, and dished out five dimes for Manchester Township. Not to be left out of the double-double picture, senior Myah Hourigan scored 14 points and collected 16 boards.
Mainland 70, Our Lady of Mercy 50
Senior Camryn Dirkes posted 18 points, along with three other players who scored double digit figures to help lead Mainland to a 20-point victory.
Sophomore Ava Mazur had 17, and senior Kaitlyn Boggs and sophomore Kasey Bretones put up 10 points each.
Sophomore Madelynn Bernhardt recorded a team-high 16 points while sophomore Madison Palek pulled down 12 rebounds for Our Lady of Mercy (6-6).
— Jerry Del Priore