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Apr 21, 2022

Colts Neck’s Gibson Named to Basketball All-Division Squad

By Les Pierce

Colts Neck basketball standout Julianna Gibson has been named to the Shore Conference Basketball Coaches Association’s B North All-Division First Team. Selections to the squad are made via voting of area coaches.

Gibson has been the backbone of the Cougar offense this season, scoring 359 points and sweeping 221 rebounds. The senior Cougar has been a model of consistency, putting up double digits in 22 of 26 games played.

Her best outing was a 28-point performance in a 53-41 defeat of Neptune on Feb. 8. She also scored 25 points against Wall and 23 against Robbinsville.  

“Jules had to do a little bit of everything for us this season,” stated Head Coach Nick Russo. “She was our leading scorer and rebounder. [She] was really solid defensively and even handled the ball versus pressure at times. Jules was our best in tournament time where she averaged a double double.”

Gibson will continue in the sport with St. Francis University in Pennsylvania, a NCAA Division 1 program.  

Taryn Jacobs was named to the B North All-Division Second Team. The three-year starter scored 228 points during the 2021-22 campaign, with 135 coming from outside the arc. She also cleared the boards for 129 rebounds.

Senior Madison Hunt (101 points/93 rebounds/38 steals) was awarded B North Honorable Mention.