SSZ has highlights and post-game reaction of Manasquan and Saint Rose scoring semifinal wins in the Tournament of Champions at Pine Belt Arena in Toms River

Saint Rose 47 Saint John Vianney 43

Freshman Makayla Markham hit a go ahead three pointer in the final minute to spark the Purple Roses to the Tournament of Champions finals.  Jess Louro led the way for Saint Rose with 17 points and provided key leadership when Kat Phipps fouled out at the five minute mark of the 4th quarter.  Kellie Crouch hit a three to give Saint John Vianney a 40-35 lead, but the Purple Roses close the game with a 12-3 run.  Watch the highlights and post-game reaction here:

Manasquan 62 Franklin 52

Marina Mabrey scored 30 points and her young supporting cast stepped up to get the Warriors into the Tournament of Champions Finals.  Sophomore Victoria Galvan had 16 points and 11 rebounds and was a force in the paint on both the offensive and defensive end.  Franklin closed the third quarter with four straight points to get within 42-40, but freshman Dara Mabrey went on a personal 5-0 run to give the Warriors distance.  Watch the highlights and post-game reaction:

Tournament of Champions Finals

Monday, 6:30 pm in Trenton

(2) Saint Rose vs. (1) Manasquan

These two teams have split this season – the Purple Roses won in the final game of the regular season and Manasquan exacted revenge in the Shore Conference Finals. Watch highlights of both games right here to get you ready for Round Three!