Posted On: 02/4/20 5:24 PM

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This is the best time of the year for girls basketball in New Jersey. County tournaments have begun and the state tournaments are right around the corner. As the teams finish their regular season schedules, the big time performers are starting to come out. Here are the top performers from a week ago.

Dayna Tirado (2020) | Demarest

Tirado led Demarest to a couple wins last week. First, they overcame a 12-point deficit to upset rival Old Tappan. She finished with 28 points and made 18 free throws during the game. She followed that up with 13 points and 10 rebounds in a win over Northern Highlands and 26 points and 10 rebounds against Tenafly.

Gabby Loftin (2023) | Florence

Loftin has been a scoring machine for Florence in her first season. She has scored in double-figures in 12 of her team's 15 games. She scored 30 points in a blowout win over Asbury Park. She has been Florence's most consistent scorer this season.

Mackenzie O'Brien (2020) | South Plainfield

O'Brien has been a walking double-double for South Plainfield this season. She is averaging 14.6 points and 14.6 rebounds per game this season and

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