Like her older sisters who were dueling in Miami, high school junior (Class of 2018) guard Dara Mabrey also had an exciting and intense Sunday afternoon. She led her visiting Manasquan HS Warriors to a double-OT thriller over Long Island Lutheran. Both teams are ranked highly in both the Tri-State(NY,NJ and Conn.) and national polls, and both have loads of potential D1 players. The link has both a story and videotape highlights. Manasquan is in the white uniforms.
Dara Mabrey (#10) is very recognizable with her facial resemblance to Michaela and Marina, as well as her jump shot, and 6'1" forward Faith Masonious (#33, just a sophomore [Class of 2019])) is very powerful both inside and accurate with her shot up to the elbow. Lola Mullaney, a sophomore guard (#2)who transferred districts to play at Manasquan (a public school) also scored in double figures.
I've got no idea if there is any interest between Mabrey and Notre Dame, but it's top-flight HS basketball and thought the board might be interested to see what's happening in the Tri-State area, as well as with players who have connections to programs ranging from ND and St. Joes to UConn. (Faith Masonius and her sister are cousins to Manasquan starting point guard Stella Clarke, and are coached by Clarke's mother in the summer. Her mother went to St.Joes, knows Muffet and has worked with Geno A. in the past. Masonius' older brother plays hockey in Storrs. Lot of Husky connections, but all of it is interconnected.)
As you can see, Masonious is tall and sturdy, and is another of those forwards who can bang and shoot the elbow jumper. LI Lutheran is a private school which can (and does) recruit. They, too, have a number of D1 prospects, including leading scorer Celeste Taylor. These two schools are apparently going to be in a showcase in NJ on January 29th at Holmdel HS. I might head down to see them and others.
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