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Each week for the remainder of the 2021-22 season, Shore Sports Network will recognize some of the top performers in Shore Conference girls basketball and give the SSN readers a chance to pick the best of the best.

All nominees were submitted by their head coaches and any future nominees should be submitted by coaches, via email to kevin.williams@townsquaremedia.com and/or matthew.manley@townsquaremedia.com by Sunday night.

Read about this week's nominees and vote for the one that strikes you as the best pick for overall Player of the Week. The top vote-getter will receive a $25 gift card to the Jersey Mike's.

Vote in the poll at the end of the post once per hour until the poll closes at 10 p.m. on Wednesday.


Girls Basketball Week 2 Player of the Week Nominees

Mary Donnelly, Manasquan

Manasquan continues to chug along as a Shore Conference powerhouse and demonstrated as much by getting to the WOBM Classic championship and bouncing back from a loss to Red Bank Catholic win with a win over Sparta on Sunday. Donnelly was a steady contributor throughout the week, averaging 11.75 points in the four games and posting near triple-doubles in wins over Toms River North (11 points, eight rebounds, 10 assists) and Donovan Catholic (13 points, eight rebounds, 10 assists).

Amaya Evans, Neptune

Evans was a standout at the Score at the Shore Tournament, scoring 18 points in each of Neptune’s two games – one a loss to eventual champion Mainland and another a win over Trinty Hall. Evans also averaged 3.5 assists and 4.5 steals during the tournament.

Brooke McKown, Jackson Memorial

McKown had a day to remember in the Score at the Shore semifinals against Southern, during which she scored a career-high 35 points and connected on 10 three-pointers – the latter of which set a new program record – in a Jaguars win.

Gabriella Ross, Donovan Catholic

Ross averaged a shade under 24 points in the WOBM Christmas Classic, in which she was named to the prestigious All-Tournament First Team. The junior guard capped her impressive tournament by going off for 34 points in the third-place game – an 89-65 Donovan Catholic rout of Rumson-Fair Haven.

Rosie Scognamiglio, St. Rose

St. Rose returned to action on Sunday and looked like a team that was just coming off a shutdown for the first three quarters of its game vs. Chatham. Late in the third, however, St. Rose came alive, erased a 17-point deficit, and knocked off Chatham, 39-36. On a team that rosters six freshmen, Scognamiglio showed her leadership with 19 points and seven steals in the come-from-behind win, including nine points in the fourth quarter.

Emily Tvrdik, Wall

After a competitive first-round loss to Red Bank in the WOBM Classic, Wall bounced back with wins over Central and Marlboro, with Tvrdik leading the way in both. The junior put up 15 points, five rebounds, three assists and three blocks vs. Central and followed that up with 12 points and nine rebounds in the consolation win over Marlboro.

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