NJ’s Morris County Tournament Girls’ HS Hoops Quarter Final Preview: Chatham Vs. Jefferson Township


The fifth-ranked Chatham Cougars girls’ basketball team will travel to Morris Knolls High School to face the No. 4 Jefferson Township Falcons on Saturday at 3:30 p.m. for a quarterfinal matchup in the Morris County Tournament (MCT).

Chatham beat Kinnelon, 52-31, at home on Saturday in the first round of the MCT, while host Jefferson routed Morris Knolls, 52-28, on the same day.

Here are how the two squads stack up against each other.

Chatham

The Cougars are on a current four-game winning streak, to improve their record to 11-6 (3-3 in NJAC – American).

Gifted junior guard Riley Allen leads the club with 216 points (12.93 ppg) and 89 rebounds. On top of that, Allen is a solid defender.

Freshman guard Ella Kreuzer scored 14 points versus Kinnelon, and now has a total of 189 for the year, to go with 49 rebounds and 27 steals in 17 contests.

Freshman Mia Semioli and sophomore Addison Barrett have posted138 points and grabbed 49 rebounds and 136 points and 47 boards, respectively.

Senior forward Carly Frohnapfel is the heart and soul of the team, often doing the heavy lifting for Chatham. She has 79 points and 71 boards in 16 tilts.

The Cougars will play host Montville tomorrow at 7:00 p.m.

Jefferson (14-3, 6-0 in NJAC – Freedom)

Senior Ivana Tisma has dropped in a team-leading 191 points in 15 tilts, followed by sophomore Emily Poulas, who has poured in 150 points in 16 affairs.

Sophomore Cassidy Ball has scored 129 points while 6-foot-3 junior Amanda Nwankwo has 116 points in 12 games.

The Falcons will host Kittatinny on Monday at 4:00 p.m., and then travel to Morristown on Wednesday for a 7:00 p.m. contest before facing the Cougars on Saturday.

— Jerry Del Priore

Photo by Jerry Del Priore: Freshman guard Ella Kreuzer in cover photo.

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