One of the key variables for the Mounties in the upcoming playoffs will be how freshman Bianca Fede handles the added pressure. Fede is fourth on the team in total scoring and has slowly increased her presence on the court. "Bianca's continued to grow up and get better," Palek said. "She's practicing better and she's realized what it takes to be a successful varsity player. She's become an integral part of the team and has the chance to be a really good player by the time she
Devin Gibbs, a freshman making her second start, was another standout, scoring a career-high 15 points. The 5-foot-8 Gibbs, whom Drury refers to as a "shooting forward," also converted a trio of field goals from outside the arc and had eight of the Bombers' 10 points in the opening quarter. Groll worked well with Gibbs, kicking out to her often rather than driving to the hoop. "We worked better as a team and waited for the open shots," Gibbs said. "I just wanted to help. Star
Jillian Jover, North Bergen’s other senior, flipped the momentum with an acrobatic layup with 1:13 left, then she and Cabreja combined to sink three free throws in the final minute to preserve the lead. “We all attack the game with heart. I think our team is very athletic,” said the 5-foot Jover, who had 16 points, six rebounds, six assists and five steals. "We’re not that big, but we hustle for everything and put everything we have on the court every single game.” Jovers hel
RAMSEY — Kayla Devine and Sam Haubner have worked all season for this type of result. From the high post, Haubner, a sophomore forward, fed the ball down low to Devine. With her toughness around the basket, Devine took care of the rest. A three from Haubner about three minutes into the second quarter cut the Rams’ lead to one point. Devine then got a second-chance basket to push Mahwah ahead 16-15. Mahwah used that formula perfectly in a 56-28 victory over rival Ramsey in a B
On Sam Fuehring's way into the interview room Thursday night after logging a season-high 29 minutes, coach Jeff Walz stopped the freshman forward and offered this advice: "You need to get stronger, because they're pushing you around." Fuehring said little else to reporters after the best college game of her young career, still a bit intimidated by that stage. But the former four-star recruit handled an increased role on the court this week with relative ease. Fuehring came of
Sophomore forward Angela Saric scored 15 points and grabbed nine rebounds as Indian Hills, ranked No. 16 in The Record girls basketball Top 25 rankings, defeated No. 3 Teaneck, 61-53, in a Big North girls basketball game Thursday in Oakland.
Midland Park came out of the locker room motivated, and Hansen went to work in the low post as the Panthers pulled away for a 65-51 victory over the Cavos in an NJIC Patriot game Thursday. The gritty Cavos (9-4) showed every bit of their toughness, fighting back from a 13-point deficit early in the second quarter to make it a five-point game by halftime. But Hansen finished with 24 points and scored 10 of them in the third quarter to push Midland Park’s lead back to 13 by the
Sophomore Tara Szawaluk was named the Colt Corral Most Valuable Player and was selected on the All-Tournament team along with junior Lizzie Alba. Glen Rock posted wins over Parsippany and Parsippany Hills in the tourney. Grenz said that players like Lohr, Alba, Szawaluk, seniors Fiona Higgins and Julia Gaffey, sophomore Allie Denenberg and junior Victoria Rasmussen are making solid contributions, and "all are chipping in points, everybody."
McClure was a three-sport standout at Secaucus HS. In addition to amassing more than 1,494 points and 1,141 rebounds during her four years on the hardwood, McClure also excelled at volleyball, where she was named the 2015 New Jersey State Player of the Year and softball, where she is her school's all-time hits leader. On the basketball floor last winter, McClure averaged 13.7 points and 11.5 rebounds while leading the Patriots to a sparkling 27-1 record and an appearance in t