In our Manasquan Bank Game of the Week, the Lady Warriors of Manasquan win their third consecutive Central Jersey Group 2 championship with a 56-30 win at home over Rumson-Fair Haven.  SSZ has all the highlights and post-game reaction plus highlights of Saint Rose falling to Rutgers Prep in the state playoffs

Manasquan 56 Rumson-Fair Haven 30

The Lady Warriors had four players in double digits headlined by a big spark by Nikki Stevens off the bench with 12 in a dominating performance against their “A” Central rival.  The last time these two teams met, Manasquan needed overtime to score 61-58 win in the Shore Conference semifinals.  In their 4th meeting of the season, Manasquan got six straight points from Stevens to end the first quarter to take a 15-10 lead.  A 24-17 halftime lead swelled to 20 after a tremendous third quarter.  Faith Masonius had 15, Addie Masonius added 13 and Dara Mabrey scored. 10.  RFH’s season comes to a close with a 22-7 record as Tori Hyduke led the way with 15 in the loss.  Watch the highlights and post-game reaction here:

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Thanks to Manasquan Bank for sponsoring Shore Sports Zone.  Thanks to Manasquan Bank, we’ll have all the highlights as the Lady Warriors look for another state championship.  Coming up this spring, we’ll post matchups from baseball, softball and lacrosse involving schools located near Manasquan Bank branches for fans to vote.  The winning game each week will get extended highlights and post-game reaction.

Rutgers Prep 65  Saint Rose 47 – Non Public “B” South Finals

Jahsyni Knight scored 21 and Nikki Metzel added 18 as the Argonauts avenged a loss to the Purple Roses in last year’s state playoffs.  Ellyn Stoll led Saint Rose with 15 and guard Mikayla Markham added 14.  The Purple Roses finish the year with a 25-5 record:

Highlights of Rutgers Prep and Saint Rose coming soon to SSZ – check back here to watch the action

Four local teams still alive for a state championship

Wednesday State Semifinals Schedule

Boys Group 4 State Semifinals

Colts Neck vs. Atlantic City, 6pm at Egg Harbor High School

Girls Group 3 State Semifinals

Middletown South vs. Ocean City, 7:00 pm at Deptford High School

Girls Non-Public South “A” FINALS

(3) Gloucester Catholic vs. (1) Saint John Vianney, 5:00 pm at Jackson Liberty High School

Thursday State Semifinals Schedule

Group 2 Girls State Semifinals

Manasquan vs. Sterling (TBA)