Here’s our pick of the best performances in South Jersey girls basketball this past week.
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Burlington County League
Star No. 3: Kimora Truitt, Pennsauken. The freshman scored in double figures in all three games last week, leading Pennsauken to its first winning streak of the season. Truitt had 14 points in a win against rival Pennsauken Tech and another 11 in a win over Maple Shade. She finished the week with 12 points in a loss to Northern Burlington.
Star #2: Nakhiya Poindexter, Westampton Tech. The sophomore had a career-high 16 rebounds to highlight Westampton Tech’s 45-36 win over Holy Cross on Jan. 19. She had 17 points and 22 rebounds on the week as WT extended its winning streak to three with a 44-36 win over Haddonfield on Saturday.
No. 1 star: Brooke Standerowicz, Cinnaminson. The senior scored 18 points in a win over Burlington Township and seven in a win over Hammonton in the South Jersey Invitational Basketball Tournament. She also scored 10 points in a nine-point loss at Jackson Memorial.
Milestone: Cinnaminson head coach Brett Jenkins earned his 200ththousand career win as the Pirates swept Hammonton in the South Jersey Invitational basketball tournament on Wednesday. Jenkins, a Lenape graduate, led the Cinnaminson program in 2012.
Star #3: Gab Diario, Haddon Heights. The junior continued her hot streak with 14 and 17 points in wins over Audubon and Eastern, respectively. The Garnets extended their winning streak to five, and Diario has scored in double figures in five of her last seven games.
Star #2: Erin Quinn, Sterling. The junior scored 14 points in the Silver Knights’ 51-42 win over Egg Harbor Township on Saturday. Sterling has won six in a row and nine of its last 10 games.
No. 1 star: Ali Kamulda, Haddon Twp. The Hawks never score a ton of points, but don’t tell this sophomore guard that. She scored a career-high 15 points in a 29-16 win over Audubon, followed by 12 two days later in a 34-19 win against Pennsville.
Milestone: Mark Petito made his hundredthousand coaching win for the West Deptford program when the Eagles overcame Gloucester on Jan. 17. Entering the weekend, Pettitte had 233 career wins, including 132 with Deptford over an eight-year span.
Star No. 3: Ayonna Alexander, Winslow. The junior was all over the stats in a 55-52 win over Seneca on Jan. 17, with 10 points, 14 rebounds, eight assists, three blocks and four steals. Two days later, she finished the week with 10 points in a 46-43 loss.
Star #2: Alexa Henry, Lenape. The sophomore had a season-high 19 points, three assists and two steals to highlight the Indians’ 58-45 win over Rancocas Valley on Jan. 19.
Star #1: Nia Scott, Shawnee. The senior joined the 1,000-point club Thursday with a free throw in Shawnee’s 57-16 win over Seneca. Bryant-tied Scott scored 17 points to raise her career total to 1,003. Scott posted back-to-back double-doubles to start the weekend.
Star #3: Jamillion Horace, Penns Grove. The Red Devils extended their winning streak to five with a pair of wins and Horace was at the center of all the action. She scored 24 points in a win over Shake before adding 17 more in a win over Pennsville. Horace is averaging 19.5 points per game in 11 contests this season.
Star #2: Catherine Lang, Gloucester Catholic. The sophomore scored 17 points as the Rams beat Wildwood 54-45. Lange also scored 11 points in the win against Salem.
Star #1: Debra Beecher, Triton. Talk about a monster game: Beecher posted a stunning triple-double of 24 points, 20 rebounds and 17 blocks in the Mustangs’ 55-54 win over Deptford on Thursday. During her career, Beecher averaged 7.8 points, 6.6 rebounds and 4.6 blocks per game in 72 contests.
Cape Atlantic League
Star No. 3: Jada Elston, Middle Twp. Leading the way with a season-high 24 points, Elston and the Panthers fell to Our Lady of Mercy 53-43. Elston made 11 of 14 foul shots in the game. She also scored 14 points in a 61-28 win over Holy Spirit.
Star #2: Samantha Jones, Vineland. The senior guard scored 13 points in the Fighting Clan’s 46-37 double-overtime win over Egg Harbor Township on Jan. 19. The next day, Jones scored 17 points to lead Vineland to a 46-26 win over rival Millville. She has scored in double figures in 10 of 15 games this season.
No. 1 star: Avery Jackson, Ocean City. The senior guard filled the stat sheet in two big wins over Wildwood Catholic and Camden Catholic. She had 12 points, six rebounds and three assists against Wildwood Catholic before adding 17 points and seven rebounds against Camden Catholic. Jackson’s performance has been a big reason why the Raiders are on a 12-game winning streak.
Tom McGurk is the regional sports editor for the Courier-Post, The Daily Journal and the Burlington County Times, covering South Jersey sports for more than 30 years. If you have a sports story to tell, contact him at (856) 486-2420 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow him on Twitter at @McGurkSports. Help local journalism with a digital subscription.