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Mabrey sinks 2 with .2 to give Squan 4th straight title

Dara Mabrey converted a pair of free throws with .2 seconds on the clock to give Manasquan a dramatic 67-66 win over Rumson-Fair Haven in the Central Jersey Group 2 finals.  SSZ has all the highlights and post-game reaction from another incredible game involving Shore Conference girls basketball

Manasquan 67  Rumson-Fair Haven 66

Dara Mabrey delivered a pair of clutch free throws with .2 seconds on the clock to give Manasquan a fourth consecutive Central Jersey Group 2 championship.  Rumson-Fair Haven has now been eliminated by the rival Warriors in four straight years in the post-season, with the last three coming in the title game.  Tori Hyduke was sensational for RFH, scoring 38 points, and sparking a fourth quarter comeback from an 11 point deficit.  Hyduke’s left handed scoop with 6.2 seconds left gave RFH a 66-65 lead.  Mabrey drove the length of the floor and drew a foul.  Facing a one-and-one, Mabrey calmly sank both free throws.  Stella Clark, who missed two previous games with an illness, returned in her final home game to score 18 points and Faith Masonius added 16 points and 12 rebounds.  Watch the highlights of a thrilling game along with post-game reaction:

Manasquan moves on to face Manchester Township who upset #1 seed Middle Township in the state semifinals on Wednesday.  Toms River North and Saint Rose girls saw their season come to an end

Central Jersey Group 2 

(1) Manasquan 67  (2) Rumson-Fair Haven 66

South Jersey Group 2

(3) Manchester 34  (1) Middle Township 33

South Jersey Group 4

(2) Cherokee 37  (1) Toms River North 35

Non-Public South “B” Semifinals

(2) Rutgers Prep 54  (6) Saint Rose 32

A special thanks to ServPro of Eatontown/Long Branch for sponsoring our Rumson-Fair Haven coverage.  We’ll have all the highlights of RFH playing for the boys Central Jersey Group 2 championship on Tuesday thanks to the support of ServPro of Eatontown/Long Branch

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