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Girls Varsity Basketball

NJSIAA North Jersey Section 1 Group Girls Basketball Tournament Semi-Finals

Westwood Cardinals 42 Jefferson Falcons 40

Westwood’s Samantha McClutchy scored 21 points and Rachel Bussanich added 10 as the cardinals won a tightly-fought battle. Nicole Vassallo’s potential game-winning three pointer with time expiring fell off the rim preserving the victory for the home-standing Cardinals

Taylor Langan led the Falcons with 17 points.

Team                            1    2    3   4   Total
Jefferson Falcons        13   9   8   10   40
Westwood Cardinals    8   16  11  7    42

Jefferson (23-5) Hutchinson 1-1-0 5, Langan 4-1-6 17, Lemieux 2-0-0 4, Pietrszkiewicz 4-0-0 8, Vassallo 0-2-0 6, Murawinski 0-0-0 0, Eisele 0-0-0 0 Totals 11-4–6 40

Westwood (26-3) Bussanich 5-0-1 11, Cassidy 0-1-1 4, Danziger 0-1-0 3, Jackson 0-0-0 0, McClutchy 5-1-8 21, Monaghan 1-0-1 3 Totals 11-3-11 42

Boys Varsity Basketball

NJSIAA North Jersey Section 1 Group Boys Basketball Tournament Semi-Finals

Westwood Cardinals 41 Jefferson Falcons 39

Joe Paulillo’s 2 free-throws with 1.1 seconds to go gave the win to the Cardinals in a game played at Immaculate Heart Academy in Washington Twp. Pauliilo was high-scorer for the Cardinals with 15 points

Jefferson’s Steven Breeman led all scorers with 20 points and Joe Batelli added 16 on 5 three-pointers for the Falcons

Team                            1   2    3   4   Total
Jefferson Falcons       10  10  11  8     39
Westwood Cardinals   2   13  15  11   41

Jefferson (17-11) Batelli 0-5-1 16, Breeman 6-2–2 20, Brown 0-0-0 0, Holleritter 1-0-0 2, Perry 0-0-0 0, Magnotta 0-0-0 0, Morici 0-0-1 1, Kandel 0-0-0 0, Johnson 0-0-0 0 Totals 7-7-4 39

Westwood (18-10) Cipolla 0-0-0 0, Kramer 2-0-2 6, Liddy 1-0-4 6, Paulillo 5-0-5 15, Riendel 1-0-2 4, Rigg 1-0-0 2, Steward 1-2-0 8 Totals 11-2-13 41

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