Roses are Purple on Valentine’s Day in Belmar!  Kat Phipps hit a three pointer in the final 20 seconds to give Saint Rose a 60-57 win over Manasquan in a matchup of two nationally ranked teams.  SSZ has extended highlights and post-game reaction

Saint Rose 60 Manasquan 57

Kat Phipps had 19 points in the 4th quarter and finished with 32 points as Saint Rose completed a 22-0 regular season with a 60-57 thriller at home over Manasquan.  The game was a matchup of two nationally ranked teams – the Lady Warriors are #14 in the Max Preps Top 25 and the Purple Roses came into the game ranked 22nd.  Marina Mabrey had 37 points to lead all scorers.  The Lady Warriors built a 9 point third quarter lead, but a four point play by Jess Louro closed the gap to 44-39 at the end of three quarters.  A foul and a technical on Manasquan resulted in four Kat Phipps free throws to get Saint Rose within two.  Phipps heated up from there with four three pointers including the game winner in the final 20 seconds.

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