Former Toms River Student Wins Gold Medal With USA Basketball

Justine Pissott (Photo courtesy Toms River Schools)

  TOMS RIVER – North Dover Elementary School and Intermediate North alum Justine Pissott won a gold medal with Team USA’s U18 women’s basketball team. Pissot missed her high school graduation to try out for the team in Colorado Springs in late May/early June. After securing a spot on the roster, she and her teammates traveled to Argentina, where they won a gold medal.

  Pissot’s younger brother Robert currently attends Intermediate North, and mom Josephine works at Intermediate East. Her parents worked with Toms River Police, Ocean County Sheriff’s Department and Toms River Volunteer Fire Company 2 to arrange an escort home when Justine arrived back in New Jersey June 21. Since then, Justine is already at college in Knoxville with the powerhouse Lady Vols of the University of Tennessee, training with the team and attending summer school.