Like any coach, Alan Clement has set goals for his team, a particularly talented girls basketball squad at Mahwah High School. "I hope to have a year like we did last year," he said of the 22-6 campaign. "We lost only one senior to graduation, Casey Doran," But there are two memories that stick with Clement and the girls. "We lost in the second round of the states on a last-second shot for a one-point loss; and we lost again in the second round of the county tournament," he r
Mimi Rubino scored 16 points and grabbed four rebounds to lead Morris Catholic to a 48-31 win over Passaic Tech in the first round of the Bound Brook Holiday Tournament. Kristen Coleman followed with nine points and five assists for Morris Catholic as Danielle Mills scored four points and tallied a team-high nine rebounds.
Deziah Gonzalez scored 20 points and Cassandra Clark added 12, all on 3-pointers, to lead DePaul to a 53-44 victory over host Pequannock in the first round of the Blue and Gold Tournament in Pequannock. Nalya Hill had 10 points for DePaul, which will play Wayne Hills in Wednesday's final at 7:15 p.m.
Maddie Barofski scored a game-high 25 points to lift Belvidere past Boonton, 49-46, in the first round of the Belvidere Tournament. Belvidere, which shot 10-for-26 from the foul line, outscored Boonton 17-8 in the fourth quarter. Devin Gibbs and Nina Dika combined for 31 points for Boonton, as Gibbs put in 20 points, while Dika finished with 11.
In his tenure as the head coach of the Immaculate Heart Academy girls basketball program, Steve Silver has never had a team quite like this. He’s coached the Blue Eagles to tremendous heights, Bergen County titles, state sectional titles, an outright state title and a Tournament of Champions appearance, but this current squad is something different. With his lone experienced player, senior Katie Jones, out with a hamstring injury, Silver sent a group of four freshmen and one
Immaculate Heart Academy 45, NV/Old Tappan 34: The Blue Eagles, who started four freshmen and a sophomore, were without senior guard Katie Jones, who tweaked her hamstring in a game against Kennedy last week. Freshman forward Anna Morris scored a game-high 13 points and sophomore guard Eliyah Herriot added 11 with three three-pointers to lead the Blue Eagles. NV/Old Tappan pulled to within three midway through the fourth quarter, but freshman forward Emma Matesic made two fr
TRINITY CATHOLIC 33, WINTER PARK LAKE HOWELL 28: At the Wildwood Holiday Tournament, Sydney James carried the Celtics' offense with 24 points and nine rebounds in Tuesday's win over the Silver Hawks. Annie Cate Fitzpatrick had six points, 13 rebounds and five blocks, while Chris Eisaman pulled down 12 rebounds.
Emma Wax led the way for Montville with 14 points and four assists in a 52-28 win over Whippany Park in Montville. Amanda Gorski picked up 11 points in the win while Bridget Kelly added 10 points and a team-high seven rebounds. Montville charged ahead early and built an 18-0 lead by the end of the first quarter.
Emma Matesic, Eliya Herriott and Brittany Graff combined for 26 points to lead Immaculate Heart to a 50-23 win over Passaic Tech in Wayne. Immaculate Heart jumped out to a fast start, taking an eight-point lead after the first quarter, then extended it in the second to make it 31-15 at the half. Matesic finished with 12 points, and Herriott and Graff added seven more.
Northern Highlands (2-1) at Indian Hills (1-1), 7 p.m. The Big North Freedom Division teams have gotten off to solid starts. Northern Highlands has beaten Hackensack and Paramus and lost to Immaculate Conception. The Highlanders are balanced on offense, with seniors Madison Grossman, Sarah Minchin and Tori Reich all capable of posting big performances. Sophomore guard Breanne Davis is formidable from the perimeter. This is also a team that just plays hard from the first minut