Close Games Highlight Wednesday’s NJ Girls’ HS Hoops Play


Wednesday night’s high-intensity New Jersey girls’ hoops action featured four games separated by five points or less, with several promising players coming up clutch for their respective squads.

Here is how the hardwood play shook out.

Bordentown — 58, Medford Tech (0-1) — 56

Senior Oshynn Cosom scored a team-high 22 points and Lillian Nucera added nine for Bordentown (1-1), as it edged Medford Tech, 58-56, in overtime on Wednesday.

Junior Jada Jacobs drained a game-best 27 points and sophomore Alyssa Wilmot contributed 11 in the defeat in Med Tech’s first game of the season.

Manchester Township (1-1) — 57, Allentown (1-2) — 55

Sophomore Devyn Quigley dropped in 20 points to help lead the Lady Hawks to victory over Allentown. Seniors Amyah Bray and Myha Hourigan chipped in with 16 and 13 points, respectively.

Freshman Molly McCrea scored 23 points and grabbed five boards while junior Kayla McCrea added 10 for Allentown.

Trenton Catholic (1-1) — 34, Northern Burlingtin (0-3) — 33

Kayla Oliphant, who drained 12 points, proved big time, as she scored the game-winning layup with 30 seconds remaining to push Trenton Catholic past Northern Burlington, 34-33, at home.

Sophomore Ciani Thompson added 11 points while senior Gayelle Labissiere scored nine points for Trenton Catholic.

Hanover Park (1-1) — 45, High Point (1-2) — 40

Lady Hornets junior Alyssa Alfano drained 18 points to lead her team over High Point.

Sophomore Samantha Cicerone was a monster on the boards with 15 points, plus she added 5 points while another sophomore, Phoebe Feldman, pulled down 11 rebounds and scored five points for Hanover Park.

Junior Ashley Kuperus had a team-leading 12 points and sophomore Olivia Wagner followed with 11 for High Point.

— Jerry Del Priore

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