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NEPTUNE GIRL SCORES 30 IN WIN AGAINST RBC

Neptune’s Desiree Allen scored 30 points and hauled down 13 rebounds as the Scarlet Fliers scored a quality road win against Red Bank Catholic Thursday. The Caseys rallied from 11 down with a 13-0 run that gave them a 34-32 lead, but Allen took over in the fourth with 13 points. Maureen Coakley had 16 for the Caseys. Shore Sports Zone has the video highlights. (Video courtesy of Shore Sports Zone.)

M’TOWN GIRLS BEAT RBC FOR AILING COACH

With head coach Tom Brennan out indefinitely with medical issues, Middletown South’s girls basketball squad came from behind to beat Red Bank Catholic, 46-43, to reach the WOBM Christmas finals Tuesday. Haley Dalonzo and Stephanie Karcz each scored 13 points, and Alexandra Balsamo blocked a shot in the final second to preserve the victory.  Shore Sports Zone has the video highlights. (Video courtesy of Shore Sports Zone.)

RBC GIRLS HEAD TO TOURNAMENT SEMIS

With three scorers in the double digits, the Lady Caseys of Red Bank Catholic swamped Manchester, 57-36, in the quarterfinals of the WOBM Christmas Classic in Toms River Sunday. Shore Sports Zone has the video highlights. (Video courtesy of Shore Sports Zone.)

RED BANK: COURT GETS ITS GAME BACK

Missing for years, the backboards and hoops at Montgomery Terrace have returned. (Photos by Sarah Klepner. Click to enlarge)

By SARAH KLEPNER

Basketball hoops said to have been removed after a double shooting in 2007 are back at Red Bank’s Montgomery Terrace apartment complex on the West Side.

The return of the rims was praised by residents, who said the court will give idle youngsters an outlet. Last week, some kids talked about what the change means to them.

“I’m happy they’re back so kids can play here instead of in the parking lot, where people’s cars are,” a boy named Jayron told redbankgreen.

“And it’s good we have a place where we can chill, and hang out, and not argue,” added a girl, Nydasia.

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HOOPS UNDER A SLANTING SUN, THEN LIGHTS

boardsblake-hamiltonUnder the aegis of Rumson-Fair Haven boys basketball coach Chris Champeau, ‘Thursday Night Lights‘ hoops action is back at Rumson’s Victory Park for the second summer, with fivesomes that feature top high school, college and even a few pro players.

Jump ball on the first game of four is at 5:45 p.m., admittance is free, and Champeau, who doubles as the announcer, is quick off the dribble with lighthearted humor. (Click to enlarge)