Weehawken Girls Basketball: Welcome

Welcome to Weehawken Lady Indians Website!!!!!!

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Hello everyone, welcome to the Weehawken Recreation Lady Indians Basketball Team website.

The 2015 Lady Indians will be playing in two Leagues this year. The Hudson County Basketball League and The South Bergen Basketball League. Pleae read below for information on each league.

1)The Lady Indians will be playing in the Hudson County Basketball League. All players need to be at gym 30 minutes prior to game start. Games will be played mainly on Fridays with some games also on Wednesdays. All games will be played at Mother Seton School located at 1501 New York Avenue, Union City, between (15th and 16th street).  Games will be played through the month of March concluding with playoffs and All-Star games. Players are admitted free but all others, including family, must pay Admission fee. Adults $2.00 and students $1.00. So tell your friends and family to come on out and support the Lady Indians!

2) The Lady Indians will be playing in The South Bergen Basketball League .This is a true travel league with away games in various towns as well as home game in Weehawken. All Home games will be played at Weehawken High School Gym located at 53 Liberty Place Weehawken, NJ 07086. Gym entrance is on Highwood Avenue. All players need to be at gym 30 minutes prior to game start. Games schedule will vary Monday - Thurs each week with also additional games on weekends. 

Players and coaches will travel to away games via a team bus provided by the Town of Weehawken Recreation Department. Team bus will depart from from  53 Liberty Place Weehawken, NJ 07086.

Players may have to be availble to board team bus upto an 1 1/2 hours prior to game start . Time and location of game will be availble on player schedule that was handed out and also can be found on this Website. Each week prior to games the players will be informed what time they need to be at High School to board the team bus. 



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Alexsa Ruiz and Nicole Molano Would Not Be Denied Another Championship
Sunday, March 29
Weehawken Easily Beats St Aloysius 26-8, Wins HCCGB League Tournament, Finishes 14-0 in League Play

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Samantha Taddei, Sabrina Perez & Mariah Garcia help win Championship!

Weehawken Lady Indians finish their HCCGB League Season with an undefeated 14-0 record and captured their 2nd Hudson County Catholic Girls 7/8th Grade Tournament Championship in three years with a 26-8 win over the Saint Aloysius “Cardinals” of Jersey City. 

The Lady Indians team, who finished an undefeated regular season last Wednesday night entered this seasons tournament as the number one seed.  The Lady Indians advanced to the championship after beating a Hoboken Catholic team 27-19,  while St Aloysius of Jersey City beat St. Nicholas of  Jersey City to advance into the finals.

Fans for both teams packed the gym and brought a lot of energy, emotion and noise into this game. Weehawken was hoping to get on the board first and jump out to an early lead and that is just what they did. Both teams struggled with turnovers and missed shot for the first three minutes of the game. The Lady Indians would be the first to score with 3:50 left into the quarter as Marie Eid pulled down an offensive rebound and went right back up for the score. Lady Indians guard Alexsa Ruiz would follow one minute later with a 3 pointer from the deep corner. The Weehawken defense was contesting every St Aloysius shot and was also dominating the boards not allowing the Cardinals to have any second chance opportunities to score. With under a minute to go in the quarter a Ruiz baseline drive to the hoop gave the Lady Indians, just what they were hoping for, a 7-0 lead at the end of the first quarter. Weehawken’s defense continued to dominate St Aloysius in the second quarter. While the defense eventually would only allow the Cardinals to score 2 points in the quarter, offensively the second period became a  highlight reel for Lady Indians Guard Nicole Molano.  With the help of some great passing from Ruiz,  Molano sank a long 3 pointer at 5:35 then followed with another with 4 minutes left in quarter.  As the quarter wound down Ruiz then found Molano alone on the weak side for two additional baskets with some quick no look passes. Molano’s 10 points provided all of the Lady Indians scoring in the quarter and Weehawken cruised into halftime with a 17-2 lead.

 

The Weehawken defense, that has been dominating opponents all year, did not allow St.Aloysius to get back in this game in the final half,  holding them to just 6 points. Though Molano did all the Lady Indian scoring in the 2nd quarter Eid took over in the 3rd quarter.  A beautiful pass from Mariah Garcia setup Eid with a nice post move for a score. Eid then intercepted a pass and drove the whole length of court for a layup and then followed with another offensive rebound for a score giving Weehawken a 23 to 4 lead at the end of third quarter.

Molano would add one more point in the fourth quarter via a foul shot and a Lady Indian nifty fast break would provide the final points for Weehawken. Alexsa Ruiz pulled down a defensive rebound and hit a streaking Molano with a long pass, Molano then dished off the ball to a trailing Rylee Iannaccone for the easy layup.

 

Coach Game Notes: Every Lady Indian player contributed in this win even if they didn’t. put point on the board.  Rylee Iannaccone, Sabrina Perez, Mariah Garcia,  Julia Taddei,  Niasia Dukes, Samantha Taddei, and Marie Eid 

We entered this game without three of our eight graders, Allish DeLeon, Rainni Moran, and Erin Purcell. We really needed the girls coming off the bench tonight to step up and have a good game and they all did. They maintained their composure and moved the ball well on offense while defensively the pressure remained consistent and relentless no matter what lineup was on the court. You can see it in the stats below that everyone contributed in one way or the other!!!! Way to go girls!!!!

This is only the second team in the HCCGB Leagues 15+ year history to go undefeated.

The only other team to do it was the 2013 Weehawken Team!!!!

 

Points: Nicole Molano 11, Marie Eid 8, Alexsa Ruiz 5, Rylee Iannaccone 2

 

3 Pointers: Nicole Molano 2, Alexsa Ruiz 1

 

Assist: Alexsa Ruiz 5, Nicole Molano 3, Mariah Garcia 1

 

Rebounds: Nicole Molano 11, Alexsa Ruiz 11, Samantha Taddei 3, Julia Taddei 3,  Niasia Dukes 3, Marie Eid 4, Rylee

                 Iannaccone 1, Sabrina Perez 1

Steals: Alexsa Ruiz 5, Nicole Molano 4, Mariah Garcia 2,  Samantha Taddei 2, Marie Eid 2, Sabrina Perez 1, Rylee

            Iannaccone 1

Blocks: Nicole Molano 4, Alexsa Ruiz 2

 



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Nicole Molano Sinking Another Three Pointer

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2015 League 14-0 League & Tournament Champions!
Sunday, March 29
Weehawken Beats Hoboken Catholic 27-19, Advance to Hudson County Girls Basketball League Championship

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Marie Eid Flys High To Win Tipoff!

Weehawken may have come into this game thinking that they would have any easy win considering they have beaten The Hoboken Catholic Lady Carninals in there two previous games by a combined 31 point margin. But the Lady Carninals did not make it easy and made the Lady Indians work for the win in this game.

Weehawken showed some playoff jitters for the first 15 minutes of this game committing various turnovers and missing many easy shots. Then things worsened for the Lady Indians when center Erin Purcell fell and suffered a season ending injury fracturing her wrist.  All of that enabled the Lady Cardinals to hold Weehawken to just 3 points and trailing only by one at the end of the first quarters 3 to 2.  Weehawken’s offense was able to put up eight points in the 2nd quarter but Hoboken answered right back with 5 points of their own. The Lady Indians frustration began to show as they continued to turnover the ball and miss shots. As each minute passed in this game The Lady Cardinals grew more confident knowing that they were still within a basket or two from taking the lead. Weehawken was able to enter halftime with a narrow 11-7 lead. 

The Lady Cardinals started the 2nd half showing that they were not going away and scored the first 4 points of the 3rd quarter and tied the game at 11-11. Once the scored became tied The Lady Indians, led by 8th graders Alexsa Ruiz and Nicole Molano, decided enough was enough.  From that point on Milano and Ruiz both came up with rebounds and steals and turned them into points. Ruiz 10 points, Molano 4 points and Marie Eids 2 points, shut the door on the Lady Carninals in the second half and sealed a trip, for the the third year in a row, to the HCCGBL Championship game for Weehawken.

 

Points:

Alexsa Ruiz 17 points

Nicole Molano  6 points

Marie Eid  4 points




SENIOR DAY 1
Class of 2015!!!
Friday, March 20
Weehawken Beats Saint Francis 32 to 9, Finish Regular Season Undefeated 12-0 and HCGB League Champs on Senior Night!

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Next Years Class of 2016 Team

Prior to Wednesday nights Hudson County Girls Basketball League game the Weehawken Lady Indians walked out to center court with family and friends honoring the teams 8th graders. Allish DeLeon, Niasia Dukes, Nicole Molano, Rainni Moran, Erin Purcell and Alexsa Ruiz will all be playing their final games on this team, as all will be moving on up to high school next year.   

Well those 8th graders wasted no time jumping out to a 7-2  lead over Saint Francis of Union City jumping in the first quarter with two baskets from Nicole Molano and three fouls shot from Alexsa Ruiz. 

The Lady Indian defense would not allow Saint Francis to score in the 2nd quarter allowing the offense to go on a 13-0 run and extended the Lady Indians lead to 22-2 at half. Marie Eid led all scoring in the quarter with six points followed by teammates Ruiz 4 points, Molano 3 points and Rylee Iannaccone 2 points.

 

Weehawken continued to dominate in the second half outscoring Saint Francis 10 to 7 in the final half and coasted to the 32 to 9 win. Niasia Dukes lead all scorers in the second half with 4 points while Ruiz, Erin Purcell and Samantha Taddei each added 2 points.

 

With the win Weehawken finished the HCGBL 2015 as the Regular Season Champs with a undefeated 12-0 record. They enter next weeks HCGBL tournament as the number one seed and will play their Semi-final round game 6:30pm Wednesday and hopefully advance to the Championship game 7:30pm Friday night.



Sunday, March 15
Lady Indians Beat Both St. Aloysius 23-10 and Hoboken Catholic 20-11, Stay Undefeated 11-0 IN HCCGB League

Weehawken stepped onto the court Friday Night knowing it was going to be a long night with the Lady Indians scheduled to play in two games. The Lady Indians wasted no time in their first game shutting out Saint Alousius in the first quarter while getting 4 points from Nicole Molano and 2 points each from Marie Eid, Alexsa Ruiz, Erin Purcell and a made foul shot from Niasia Dukes that let the Lady Indians jump out to a 11-0 lead after one quarter. Weehawken mixed up its lineup for the rest of this game and gave their 8th graders a some rest and allowing their 7th graders to have some valuable playing time. 

Weehawken extended their lead in the second half with an additional 7 points from Ruiz and 5 points from Molano helping them coast to the 23 to 10 win in the first game of the night.

 

The second game of the night turned out very similar to the first with Weehawken jumping out to a 12-2 lead over Hoboken Catholic after one quarter. But all new players contributed in that first quarter run with 6 points from center Erin Purcell, 4 points from forward Allish DeLeon and 2 points from forward Rainni Moran. The Lady IndianS defense held Hoboken Catholic to just 7 total points for the remaining three quarters. Weehawken got additional baskets from Nicole Molano, Sabrina Perez and Alexsa Ruiz on their way to the 20-11 win.

With the two wins the Lady Indian remain undefeated at 11-0  and are the 2015 HCCGBL Regular Season Champions. Their is only one remaining regular season game left on “Senior Night” next Wednesday (3/18) at 8pm. 

The Lady Indians are the #1 seed in the HCCGBL Tournament and will have a bye in the first round. They will play in the Semi-final game on Wednesday(3/25) and hopefully advance to the Championship game on Friday (3/27).



Sunday, March 15
Weehawken Recreation Defeats Mother Seton 23-10 in HCCGB League Game

The Lady Indians had a long busy Wednesday night having to travel to Lyndhurst to play in the first round of the South Bergen League playoffs at 6:15pm and then hopping on a bus to play an 8:00pm Hudson County League game vs Mother Seton in Union City. The bus ride to Mother Seton was a somber one after losing a hard fought game to Lyndhurst 36 to 33 that ended the teams South Bergen League season.  

Weehawken only played 8 of their 12 players in the first game of the night so the Lady Indian started this game with those girls that didn’t see playing time in the first game.  Niasia Dukes, Mariah Garcia, Rylee Iannaconne, Sabrina Perez, Samantha Taddei. all stepped onto the court and held Mother Seton scoreless in the first quarter while baskets by Dukes and Samantha Taddei gave Weehawken a 4-0 lead after one quarter. The Lady Indians outscored Mother Seton 9-2 in the second quarter and extended their lead to 13 to 2 at the half with a three pointer from Nicole Molano and baskets from Alexsa Ruiz, Rainni Moran and  another one by Dukes. Weehawken was able to continue to spread out the playing time to all of its players in the second half and the Lady Indians went on to outscore Mother Seton 12 to 7 in the half and coast to a 23 to 10 win. Guards Sabrina Perez and Rylee Iannacconne provided the Lady Indian scoring in the third quarter while Marie Eid, Allish Deleon, Iannacconne and Ruiz each had a basket in the fourth quarter.  Weehawken had 9 of their 12 players score in this game. Even though Mariah Garcia, Erin Purcell and Julia Taddei did not put points on the board they all had assists helping their teammates to score.

With the win the undefeated 9-0 Lady Indians clinch at least a tie for Champions of the HCCGBL Regular season. The Lady Indians have 3 more Regular season games left and then will enter the HCCGBL tournament as the #1 seed.

 

 

Next up for the Lady Indians are two games on Friday Night. A 7pm game vs Saint Aloysius and then a 9pm game vs Hoboken Catholic.



Sunday, March 15
Lyndhurst Knocks The Lady Indians Out Of The South Bergen League Playoffs With A 36-33 Win.

Although Alexsa Ruiz put a game high 14 points on the scoreboard, the 6th seeded Lady Indians fell in the first round of the South Bergen League playoffs to the 3rd seeded Lyndhurst Blue Team 36-33. Both teams came into this game looking to advance to the next round to play the 2nd seeded Rutherford team. 

All of Lyndhurst’s 6 first quarter points came from the outside via two 3 pointers while Weehawken’s 5 points all came from inside the paint with a basket from center Erin Purcell and 3 points from an Alexsa Ruiz drive to the basket that also sent her to the foul line. Weehawken attacked the basket and was able to get to the foul line but made only 1 of 6 foul shots attempted in the quarter.

 

Lyndhurst came out ready to play at the start of the 2nd quarter and extended their lead 15 to 6. But after a Weehawken timeout the Lady Indians bounced back with an aggressive defense and scoring from Nicole Molano 4 points, Allish DeLeon 2 points and another made foul shot from Ruiz. With that surge Weehawken was able to go into halftime only trailing 17 to 12.  Weehawken scored first in the 3rd quarter but Lyndhurst answered back with another 3 pointer to hold their lead at 20 to 14. The Lady Indians then scored the next eight points to take their first lead of the game 22 to 20.

The Lady Indians had many opportunities to seize control of this game and extend their lead but they missed some easy shots by the basket and missed 7 more foul shots in the quarter. Both teams exchanged baskets in the remaining minutes of the quarter but Lyndhurst was able to regain the lead and take a 27 to 25 lead into the fourth quarter.

The Lady Indian comeback was powered by Molano 5 points, Ruiz 6 points and Marie Eid 2 points.

 

The Lady Indians tied this game at 27 in the opening of the final quarter and once again even took the lead with another basket but Lyndhurst was able to answer back and tie the score at 29-29.  Both teams kept attacking the hoop to try to take a lead but the victor of this game would be decided, on the foul line, in the quarters remaining minutes. The Lady Indians would miss 7 more foul shots which allowed Lyndhurst to hold onto a 36-33 win. Weehawkens fourth quarter points were provided by Ruiz 4 points, Purcell 2 points and Molano 2 points.

 

Coaches Lentini Game Notes: Other than the 7 of 27 shooting from the foul line, the Lady Indians came out and played a very aggressive game on both sides of the ball.  Considering this was the first SBL playoff game that this Lady Indian team has ever played in,  the team played very well and show great composure. This was a very exciting game played with great sportsmanship on both sides . Many of the Lyndhurst fans and other spectators came up to me after the game praising our teams performance and character during the game. Very Proud of You Girls!!!!!!

 

With the playoff loss the Lady Indians South Bergen League season is over.

The Lady Indians are still undefeated at 9-0  and Regular Season Champions in The Hudson County Girls League . They will have a Bye in the first Round of the HCGB League playoffs and play in semifinal round on Wednesday (3/25) and hopefully Championship game on Friday (3/27).

 

 



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Erin Purcell Planning Her Next Move To The Basket
Sunday, March 8
Weehawken Lady Indians Fall To Rutherford 36-29 In South Bergen League Game

Rutherford snapped the Lady Indians 8 game win streak with the win on Sunday. Weehawken had not played a game since February 28th due to last weeks snow storms canceling all practices and games. That long layoff showed as Weehawken started the the first quarter very lethargic and winded after only a couple of times up and down the court.Rutherford jumped out to an early  6-0 lead , but Nicole Molano’s 3 point shot  narrowed the lead to 6-3. Rutherford added one foul shot and lead 7-3 after one quarter.Rutherford continued to stay one step ahead of Weehawken throughout the second quarter. A basket by Marie Eid and a foul shot from Alexsa Ruiz were the only points The Lady Indians were able to generate in the second quarter while Rutherford scored 7 more taking a 14-6 lead into the half.

The Lady Indians came out more aggressive in the third quarter outscoring Rutherford 12-10.  Eid, Molano and Ruiz did all the scoring in the quarter attacking the hoop and adding points from the foul line. At one point Weehawken narrowed the Rutherford lead to just 4 points but a Rutherford score with seconds left in the quarter gave Rutherford a 24 to 18 lead by the quarters end..

Rutherford got on the board first in the fourth quarter  but the Lady Indians once again continued to chip away at the Rutherford’s lead early in the final quarter. Weehawken narrowed that lead to 4 points again with a basket from Eid and another 2 pointer from Ruiz.  Every time the Lady Indians would get close Rutherford would answer right back. Most of Rutherfords points came from their  tall who height and size  allowed her to pull down rebound after rebound and score 8 of her game high 19 points in the final quarter. Weehawken’s final points were provided by a basket from center Erin Purcell, another 3 pointer from Molano and two more baskets and two foul shots from Ruiz.

 

Stats:

ALEXSA RUIZ 10 POINTS

NICOLE MOLANO 8

MARIE EID 6 POINTS

ERIN PURCELL 2 POINTS

With the loss the Weehawken record  falls to 9-5 in the South Bergen League.
Their 8 game win streak ends and their overall record from both leagues now is 17-5.
 


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MARIE EID PUTTING MORE POINTS ON THE SCOREBOARD
Sunday, March 1
Weehawken Knocks off a Fiesty Harrison Team 22-14 for a SBGB League Win.

The Weehawken Lady Indians picked up a win this past Saturday afternoon but it didn't come easy.  Coming into this game, the Lady Indians might of underestimated Harrison after easily beating them by 22 points earlier in the month.

Weehawken started this game well, with point guard Nicole Molano scoring a layup off of the opening tip. And then the Lady Indians added two more additional basket from forward Marie Eid. But after that initial scoring the Lady Indians just had trouble putting the ball through the hoop the rest of the night. That allowed Harrision to gain confidence and hang around and make this a close game. Harrison scored 4 unanswered points and at the end of the first quarter the score was 6-4.

Weehawken jumped out to a 10-4 lead earlier in second quarter with a basket from Julia Taddei and Alexsa Ruiz. It looked like Weehawken was going to blow this game wide open. The The defense was creating turnovers and the offense was able to attack the basket and create a lot of easy high percentage shots. But the Lady Indians could not get those shots to fall through the hoop. Once again Harrison finished the quarter strong and went into halftime only trailing 11 -10. Both teams offenses struggled to put points on the board in the third quarter.  The Lady Indians had to bench, one of their top scorers, Nicole Molano midway though the quarter after she picked up her 4th foul. Even after losing Molano, Weehawken actual controlled the quarter but was unable to pull away from the feisty Harrison Team, only taking a 14 - 12 lead into the 4th quarter.

The Lady Indians finally took back control of this game with quick baskets on its first two possessions from Eid and Ruiz.  After a Harrison score Weehawken answer right back with a  jump shot from Sabrina Perez. The Lady Indians did not allow Harrison to put up any more points on the board and with under a minute left Weehawken sealed the win when Rylee Iannaccone made a great pass to a Eid for an easy layup. That would prove to be the final points scored in the game. 

With the win Weehawken record improves to 9-4 in the South Bergen League. 

Their win streak goes to 8 and overall record from both leagues improves to 17-4.

 



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Sabrina Perez Drive To The Hoop For The Score
Sunday, March 1
Lady Indians Beat St. Augustine 30-8, Remain Undefeated at 8-0 in HCGB League Play

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Allish DeLeon On The Move!

Weehawken stepped onto the court ready to play Friday Night. Weehawken dominated this game from the very beginning even though they were without one of their leading scorers 8th grader Alexsa Ruiz, who was unavailable to play in this game. So the Weehawken coaches were looking for other players to step up in this game and that is exactly what happened.  Eight out of the nine players that suited up for this game put points on the scoreboard for the Lady Indians.

 

The Weehawken defense held Saint Augustine to just 2 points in each the first and second quarters, while its offense put up 17 points in that first half. Marie Eid scored 6 of her game high 11 points in the first half. Also contributing in the half were Nicole Molano with 5 points and 2 points each from Allish DeLeon, Rainni Moran and Samantha Taddei. 

The Lady Indians extended their lead in the third quarter to 24 -8 with 5 additional points from Eid and 2 points from Erin Purcell. 

The Lady Indians did not allow St. Augustine to score in the final quarter while its offense continued to add to their lead with an additional 4 points from Samantha Taddei and 2 points from Sabrina Perez.

 

Notes: All of the Lady Indian players were quite impressive on both sides of the court. Marie Eid continued to show better confidence and improvement in her game. Samantha Taddei was in the the right place all night knocking down some easy shots in the low post. Even though Julia Taddei did not score in this game she had a great night dishing out 4 assists to her teammates.  Allish Deleon, Rainni Moran and Sabrina Perez created chaos on defense end while all put points on the scoreboard. It was also good to see Center Erin Purcell was back on the court, after 2 weeks off recuperating from a sprained ankle. Purcell will help  strengthen the Lady Indians game around the rim in the remaining regular season games and championship run!

 

With the win Weehawken stays undefeated at 8-0 in the HCGB League.

Their win streak goes to 7 and overall record from both leagues improves to 16-4.

Next up for Lady Indians is a South Bergen League opponent Harrison.




Sunday, March 1
Weehawken Gets 6th Straight Win Beating Saint Nicks of Jersey City 22 -10

You would of never known Weehawken was coming into the Wednesday night HCGB League game with a undefeated league record and hot off of a 5 game win streak.  It took until the fourth quarter of this game for the Lady Indians offense to heat up and and secure the 22 to 10 win.

Through three quarters the Lady Indian offense struggled to put the ball through the hoop! Luckily for Weehawken, their opponent Saint Nicks, also was struggling putting the ball in the basket.

Weehawken outscored Saint Nicks  5-1 in the first quarter. But St. Nicks took the second quarter outscoring the Lady Indians 3-2. Weehawken went into halftime with a 7-4 lead.  Weehawkens first half scoring was provided by Nicole Molano (6 points) and Alexsa Ruiz (1 point)

Both teams offenses continued to struggle in the third quarter. With only three points scored in the quarter and those points came from the Weehawken guard Molano via a layup and one made foul shot.

The Lady Indian offensive finally showed up in the final quarter outscoring Saint Nicks 12 to 6 to seal the 22-10 win. Weehawkens 4th quarter run was helped with additional scoring from Ruiz (6 point), Molano (5 points) and a basket each from Julia Taddei and Marie Eid.

 

With the win Weehawken stays undefeated at 7-0 in the HCGB League.

Their win streak goes to 6 and overall record from both leagues improves to 15-4.

Next up for Lady Indians is a HCGB League opponent Saint Augustines of Union City.



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Nicole Molano's 17 Points Leads Weehawken To Win
Saturday, February 21
Nicole Molano's 17 points leads Weehawken easily past Elmwood Park 45-15

Although it was frigid snowy day outside ,the Weehawken Lady Indians were heating up the Weehawken High School gym with an impressive performance from all of its players. For the second game in a row the Lady Indians held their opponent scoreless in the first quarter. Weehawken went on a 11-0 first quarter run with 4 points each from Molano and Marie Eid while Alexsa Ruiz added 3 points. 
The Lady Indians defense held Elmwood Park to 4 points in the second quarter while the offense added 12 more points with two more baskets from Eid and Molano, one more from Ruiz and a made foul shots from Rainni Moran and Ruiz. 
Elmwood Park had a strong third quarter outscoring the Lady Indians 11-8.
But Weehawkens defense woke up and adjusted in the final quarter and shutdown Elmwood Park during the Lady Indians 14-0 fourth quarter run that sealed the victory. 
Weehawken second half scoring was lead by Molano with 10 points and Ruiz with 4 points. Also adding baskets were Eid, Moran, Julia Taddei and Samantha Taddei,

Game Notes:
While Molano and Ruiz continue to help lead the team in all categories. 7th Grade newcomer Marie Eid’s presence on the court has been growing with eachand every game played. She scored a personal high, 10 points, in this game and has become a major game changer with her play in the low post on both offense and defense. The Future looks bright for Eid and Weehawken Girls Basketball.

STATS:
Nicole Molano(17 points),
Alexsa Ruiz (11 points)
Marie Eid (10 points) 
Rainni Moran (3 points)
Julia Taddei (2 points)
Samantha Taddei (2 points)

With the win Weehawken’s South Bergen League record improves to 8-4.
and their overall record from both leagues improves to 14-4.



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Julia and Samantha Taddei on a Fastbreak For a Score!
Saturday, February 21
The Lady Indians Emerge Victorious Against Carlstadt 33-11.

Nicole Molano scored 12 points, helping the Lady Indians notch a 33-11 victory over Carlstadt on Saturday.
The Lady Indians dominated this game from the opening tip, outscoring Carlstadt 15- 0 after one quarter. Molano pumped in 6 points while Marie Eid 4 points, Alexsa Ruiz 3 points and Mariah Garcia 2 points , all were contributors in the quarters scoring.
Weehawken extended it lead to 19-0 in the second quarter with a basket from Samantha Taddei and another basket from Ruiz. Carstadt scored six points late in the quarter to cut Weehawkens lead to 19-6 at halfime. 
Weehawken defense held Carstadt to just five points in the second half as the Lady Indians extended their lead and cruised to the 33-11 victory with scoring from Molano 6 points, Ruiz 2 points, Eid 2 points, Allish DeLeon 2 points and Niasia Dukes 2 points.
Molano was strong from the field for the Lady Indians, making 42% (5-for-12) of shots attempted.
STATS:
Nicole Molano(12 points, 8 rebounds, 1 assist, 2 steals, 1 block),
Alexsa Ruiz (7 points, 10 rebounds,2 assists, 6 steals, 3 blocks)
Marie Eid (6 points, 9 rebounds, 2 steals, 1 assist) 
Niasia Dukes (2 points, 4 rebounds)
Allish DeLeon (2 points, 3 rebounds, 2 steals)
Mariah Garcia (2 points, 1 rebound)
Samantha Taddei (2 points, 1 rebound)
Mariah Garcia (2 points, 1 rebound)
Rylee Iannaccone (2 assists, 1 steal) 
Rainni Moran (2 rebounds, 5 assists, 2 steals, 1 block)
Julia Taddei (1 rebounds, 1 assist, 2 steals)

With the win Weehawken’s South Bergen League record improves to 7-4.
and their overall record from both leagues improves to 13-4.


FAIRVIEW
WEEHAWKENS DEFENSE DOMINATES
Sunday, February 15
Weehawken Lady Indians Beat Fairview 32-19

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Another Defensive Stop!
Weehawken was able to avenge their opening game of the season loss to Fairview , beating Fairview 32- 19 on Saturday at the Weehawken High School Gym. 
On one of the coldest days of the year outside both teams started this game  a little frosty committing various turnovers and missing many easy shots. 
The Lady Indians fell behind early, trailing 15-14 by the half, only to come back hard in the final two quarters. The Lady Indians warmed up and gathered steam late in the game, scoring a game-high 10 points in the third quarter. Weehawken’s defense once again stepped up the pressure in the second half of this game, helping the lady Indians outscore Fairview 18-4 in the final half.

Alexsa Ruiz and Nicole Molano both came up with some big points at the foul line with Ruiz making 83% (5-for-6) and Molano making 63% (5-for-8) of free throws attempted.

Ruiz lead the scoring with 13 points and Nicole Molano made it into double digits, scoring 11 points for the Lady Indians. 
Allish Deleon played a major part in the win defensively. DeLeon was assigned to shadow Fairview’s star player and did not allow her to score in the second half. Molano also was a big defensive contributor as well, racking up nine rebounds and six steals.

Also contributing for the Lady Indians were Marie Eid (4 points, 10 rebounds, 2 steals), Rainni Moran (2 points, 5 rebounds) and Alish DeLeon (2 points, 4 rebounds, 1 steal). 
STATS:
Alexsa Ruiz (13 points, 12 rebounds, 1 steals)
Nicole Molano(11 points, 9 rebounds, 6 steals, 3 assist), 
Marie Eid (4 points, 4 rebounds, 2 steals, 1 assist) 
Alish DeLeon (2 points 1 steal)
Rainni Moran (2 points, 5 rebounds)
Sabrina Perez (2 rebounds)
Jules Taddei (1 rebound)
Samantha Taddei (1 rebounds),
Rylee Iannaccone (  )

With the win Weehawken’s South Bergen League record improves to 6-4.
and their overall record from bothD leagues improves to 12-4.
Next up is another South Bergen League away game vs Carlstat 8:00pm on Wednesday (2/18).


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Alexsa Ruiz Scores 18 Points in Win
Sunday, February 15
Alexsa Ruiz's 18 points propelled the Lady Indians to a 28-6 victory over Harrison

Alexsa Ruiz's 18 points propelled the Lady Indians to a 28-6 victory over Harrison on Wednesday night.
The Lady Indians pulled ahead early, claiming a 14-2 lead at the half. Weehawken's defense dominated Harrison the whole game only allowing them to score 6 points before the final buzzer sounded.
Ruiz found success all over the court for the Lady Indians, making 44% (7-for-16) of shots attempted while also sinking 36% (4-for-11) of free throws attempted.
Also chipping in for the Lady Indians were Nicole Molano 5 points, Niasia Dukes 2 points and Marie Eid, Rylee Iannaccone and Rainni Moran each added 1 point.

Alexsa Ruiz (18 points, 10 rebounds, 2 steals, 1 block)
Nicole Molano(5 points, 6 rebounds, 2 steals, 3 assist, 1 block),
Niasia Dukes (2 points, 4 rebounds)
Rylee Iannaccone (1 point, 2 rebounds, 1 steal) 
Rainni Moran (1 point, 4 rebounds, 1 steal)
Marie Eid (1 point, 1 rebound, 2 steals, 1 assist) 
Alish DeLeon (1 steal)
Sabrina Perez (2 rebounds, 2 steals)
Julia Taddei (2 rebounds, 2 steals)
Mariah Garcia (2 rebounds)

With the win Weehawken’s South Bergen League record improves to 5-4.
and their overall record from both leagues improves to 11-4.


Sunday, February 8
Lady Indians 4th Quarter Rally Earns Them a 30-25 Victory Over WoodRidge.

Alexsa Ruiz scored 14 points, helping lift the Lady Indians to a 30-25 victory over WoodRidge on Sunday afternoon

The Lady Indians fell behind early and played catch up for three quarters. Weehawken found itself trailing 13-10 at halftime. Alexsa Ruiz 7 points lead the scoring in the first half along with a basket from Allish DeLeon and a foul shot from Nicole Molano.

Weehawken finally outscored WoodRidge 6 to 5 in the third quarter with another basket from Ruiz and two big baskets, inside the low post, from Lady Indian center Erin Purcell.

Weehawken’s defense overpowered WoodRidge at the beginning of the fourth quarter creating turnover after turnover, helping the offense outscore Woodridge 14 to 7 in the quarter and take home the win!

Molano sunk the most baskets during that fourth period, earning seven points for the Lady Indians.

Every player contributed in this win: 
ERIN Purcell was a force inside making some critical shots on offense but also on defense, her presence by the basket made WoodRidge shooters second guess and redirect a lot of their shots.

Jules & Samantha Taddei, Allish Deleon, Rainni Moran, Marie Eid, Niasia  Dukes all play a major role in the fourth quarter come from behind win.
STATS:
Alexsa Ruiz (14 points, 8 rebounds, 2 steals, 1 assist)
Nicole Molano(8 points, 10 rebounds, 5 steals, 2 assist), 
Erin Purcell (4 points, 2 rebounds),
Marie Eid (2 points, 4 rebounds, 4 steals)   
Alish DeLeon (2 points 1 steal)
Niasia Dukes( 1 rebound, 2 assists)
Jules Taddei (3 steals)
Rainni Moran (2 rebounds)

With the win Weehawken’s South Bergen League record improves to 4-4.
and their overall record from both leagues improves to 10-4.
Next up is another South Bergen League away game vs Harrison 6:45pm on Wednesday (2/11).



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Rain Moran Gathers a Rebound
Sunday, February 8
Lyndhurst Gold Snaps The Weehawken 6 game win streak, Hands The Lady Indians a 33 -20 loss.

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 Lyndhurst Gold Snaps Weehawken 6 game win streak Lady Indians a 33 -20 loss.

 

Weehawken’s offense and defense was no where to be found in the first half of this game.

Lyndhurst jumped out to a 14 to 3 lead in the first quarter and then outscored the Lady Indians 12 to 4 in the second quarter. Lyndhurst cruised into halftime with a 26 to 7 lead.  

Weehawkens mounted a comeback in the second half of this game outscoring Lyndhurst 13 to 5  but it would not be enough for them to take home the win.

Scoring for Weehawken was Nicole Molano had 9 points, Alexsa Ruiz 7 points, Mariah Garcia 2 points, Sabrina Perez 2 points.

 

The loss snapped Weehawken’s, combined leagues, six game win streak.

Weehawken falls to 3-4 in the South Bergen League and has a 9-4 combined league record. 

Next up is South Bergen League opponent WoodRidge on Sunday (2/8).

 



Sunday, February 8
Weehawken Gets Sixth Straight Win, Beating North Arlington 27-22

Weehawken picked up its 6th straight win on Friday Night but it wasn’t a pretty win.

While the Lady Indians defense continued to create stops and turnovers it’s offense had many opportunities to make this game a blowout but could not put the ball through the hoop.

 

The Lady Indians jumped out to an early 5 - 0 lead after a 3 pointer from Alexsa Ruiz and a fast break layup from Allish DeLeon.  North Arlington battled back putting 5 points on the board before a basket and made foul shot from Nicole Molano gave Weehawken a 8-5 lead after one quarter.

 

Molano made the first basket of the second quarter but after that basket the Lady Indians could not put the ball through the hoop, Missing all of the next 16 shots taken in the first quarter. North Arlington added 5 more points in the quarter and both team entered halftime tied 10-10.

 

Weehawken’s , 5-foot-6, 8th grade guard Ruiz, sparked the Indians offense early in the 3rd quarter scoring 8 points. Ruiz made jump shots, driving layups and points off rebounds as well as dishing out assists to center Erin Purcell and fellow guard Molano.  But once again Weehawken’s offense went cold in the final minutes of the 3rd quarter and once again the feisty North Arlington climbed back into this game scoring 8 points off of Weehawken turnovers and missed shots.

 

The Indians offensive woes carried over into the fourth quarter making only one of it’s 10 shots taken. The Indians were able to survive the fourth quarter, limiting North Arlington to just 4 points, thanks to the hustle from all of its player on the defense end. Weehawken got some big steals, blocked shots and rebounds, at pivotal times in the quarter. Moran, Purcell, Ruiz, DeLeon, and newcomer Eid all came up big on in helping Indians hold onto the 27-22 win.

Notes:

The Indians shot poorly from the field making only 12 of 62 shots taken in this game. The teams foul shooting was even worse, only making 2 of 18 fouls shot taken. The teams shooting must improve if they expect to win more games this season.

 

With the win Weehawken’s South Bergen League record improves to 3-3.

and their overall record from both leagues improves to 9-3.

Next up is another South Bergen League foe , Lyndhurst Gold, 5:30pm on Saturday (2/7) at Weehawken High School

 

Points:    Alexsa Ruiz 13,  Nicole Molano 6,  Erin Purcell 4, Julia Taddei 2, Marie Eid 1, 

Steals :     Ruiz 6,  Molano 5,  Eid 2,  Allish DeLeon 2, Purcell 1, Rainni Moran 1

Assists:    Molano 5, Ruiz 2

Rebounds: Ruiz 17, Moran 12, Eid 9, Molano 6,  DeLeon 3, Purcell 2, Mariah Garcia 1

Blocks:  Moran 3, Ruiz 2,  Molano 1,  Eid 1,




Thursday, February 5
The Weehawken Lady Indians emerged victorious 28-13 against the Saint Francis Tigers of Jersey City

The Weehawken Lady Indians emerged victorious 28-13 against the Saint Francis Tigers of Jersey City on the strength of Nicole Molano's game high 11 points.

Weehawken scored right off of the opening tip as Lady Indians center Erin Purcell tapped the ball to teammate Alexsa Ruiz who then passed to driving Molano for a layup. Molano led the charge for the Lady Indians's offense, scoring all of the teams eight points in the first quarter and Weehawken never looked back, claiming an 8-2 lead by the quarters end.

 

Saint Francis offense put six points on the scoreboard in the second quarter but Weehawken still held onto and extended their lead to 15 to 8 with Molano sinking her second 3 pointer of the game and baskets from Mariah Garcia & Alexsa Ruiz.

 

Marie Eid scored 5 points, Ruiz 4 points and Erin Purcell added two points to help the Lady Indians pulled away in the 3rd quarter, outscoring Saint Francis 11-2.

A fourth quarter basket by Niasia Dukes finished out the scoring for the Lady Indians before the final buzzer sounded.

 

With the win, Weehawken's record improves to 6-0 in the Hudson County Girls Basketball League.



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Sunday, February 1
The Lady Indians Defeat The Saint Aloysius 27-6, Take Sole Possession of First Place in THE HCCGB League

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The Lady Indians were victorious against the Saint Aloysius 27-6 on Friday night with the help of Nicole Molano, who scored 12 points. Both teams entered the game undefeated and looking to take sole possession of first place in the Hudson County Girls Basketball League.
The Lady Indians claimed an early lead with a 10-point first quarter, eventually achieving a 16-2 lead by halftime. Weehawken's defense limited Saint Aloysius to just four points in the second half and the Lady Indians cruised to the 27 to 6 win.
Molano led the Lady Indians's offense, going 6-for-10 (60%) from the field 
Also contributing for the Lady Indians were:
Alexsa Ruiz (8 points, 10 rebounds, 2 steals, 3 assists, 1 block),
Marie Eid (4 points, 3 rebounds)
Julia Taddei (2 points, 1 rebound, 2 steals),
Erin Purcell (1 point, 2 rebounds, 3 steals, 1 assist),
S. Taddei (1 rebound, 1 assist, 1 rebound),
Allish DeLeon ( 1 rebound, 1 steal),
Sabrina Perez (2 rebound, 1 steal),  
Rainni Moran (5 rebounds),
Rylee Iannaconne (2 steals),
Niasia Dukes (2 rebounds)
 
With the win the Lady Indians remain undefeated at 5-0 in the Hudson County Girls League.



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Weehawken's Swarming Defense
Sunday, February 1
Lady Indians Coast to 29-0 win over Mother Seton of Union City

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Alexsa Ruiz sinks a foul shot!
The Lady Indians won 29-0 against Mother Seton on Wednesday Night with the help of 8th graders Nicole Molano (10 points), Alexsa Ruiz (7 points) and Niasia Dukes (2 points). The Lady Indians defense created chaos for Mother Seton all night, and did not allow them to put any points on the scoreboard in this game.
The future looks bright for Weehawken girls basketball with 7th graders 
Marie Eid,  Rylee Iannaccone and Samantha Taddei all providing the rest of the scoring in this game. 
 
Nicole Molano (4 points, 3 rebounds, 5 steals, 1 assist, 1 block),  Alexsa Ruiz (7 points, 6 rebounds, 1 assist),  Rylee Iannaccone (4 points, 2 rebounds), Marie Eid (4 points, 2 rebounds, 1 steal), Samantha Taddei (2 points, 4 rebounds, 3 steals, 1 assist),  Niasia Dukes (2 points, 6 rebounds) , J. Taddei (3 rebounds, 1 block), Allish DeLeon (1 rebound, 2 steals, 3 blocks ), Sabrina Perez (3 steals, 1 assist), Rainni Moran (1 rebound, 2 steals, 1 assist), Erin Purcell (3 rebounds, 1 assist),  Mariah Garcia (1 rebound)

With the win Weehawken improves to 4-0 in the HCGB League


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2015 Weehawken 7/8 Grade Lady Indians
Sunday, January 25
Alexsa Ruiz Explodes for 29 Points to Propel Weehawken past Saint Phillips 58-50.

Alexsa Ruiz's 29 points propelled the Lady Indians to a 58-50 victory over the Saint Phillips on Sunday. These two teams battled back and fourth until Marie Eid helped the Lady Indians take the lead for good with a two-pointer late in the third quarter.
The Lady Indians came back with a vengeance in the final two quarters, after being behind early in the game, trailing 27-24 at the half. Weeahawken gained some steam in the third quarter outscoring St Phillips 20 -10 in the quarter.
Ruiz put the most points on the board for the Lady Indians during the fourth period with 10 and also finished the game with 24 rebounds, 5 steals and 3 assists.
Nicole Molano tapped out in double digits with 13 points, 11 rebounds while adding 5 steals and 3 assists for the Lady Indians. 
Also chipping in for the Lady Indians were Eid (8 points, 6 rebounds, 2 steals), Erin Purcell (6 points, 7 rebounds), Rainni Moran (2 points, 4 rebounds), Allish DeLeon (5 rebounds), Sabrina Perez (1 rebound), Rylee Iannaconne (1 rebound), J. Taddei (1 rebound), S. Taddei (1 rebound)
 
With the win Weehawken’s record in the South Bergen Girls League improves to 2-3.
With their win earlier in the week vs Saint Nicks, the Lady Indians also stayed undefeated at 3-0 in the Hudson County Girls League.


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Erin Purcell, Alexsa Ruiz and Allish DeLeon all put points on the scoreboard
Sunday, January 25
Lady Indians Improve Record To 3-0 IN HCGB League Beating The St Nicks of Jersey City 33-17

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Samantha Taddei, Niasia Dukes, Julia Taddei and Mariah Garcia all help in win!
The Lady Indians won 33-17 against the Saint Nicks on Friday night with the help of Nicole Molano, who scored 12 points. The Lady Indians grabbed the lead against the Saint Nicks on a two-pointer from Molano in the second period and held on to that lead for the rest of the game.
Claiming a 15-13 lead at the half, the Lady Indians extended their lead with a 14 to 2 run in the third quarter.
Molano led the charge for the Weehawken offense, scoring 12 points, with eight points during the third period. She also contributed three rebounds, six steals and 5 assists.
Also contributing for the Lady Indians were Alexsa Ruiz (9 points, 13 rebounds, 2 assists), Marie Eid (6 points, 5 rebounds, 1 steal), Alish DeLeon (3 points, 3 rebounds, 2 steals, 1 assist) and Erin Purcell (2 points, 4 rebounds), Rainni Moran (2 rebounds, 1 steal), Julia Taddei (1 Rebound, 1 Steal, 1 Assist), Samantha Taddei (1 Assist) Niasia Dukes( 1 rebound), Mariah Garcia (1 rebound)

With the win Weehawken’s record improves to 3-0 in the Hudson County Girls League.


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Rylee Iannaccone, Sabrina Perez and Alexsa Ruiz all "D" it up!
Sunday, January 18
The Lady Indians Fall To Lyndhurst Blue 35-28

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Allish DeLeon giving Lynhurst guards nightmare with her defense!

In spite of a solid performance from Alexsa Ruiz with 15 points, the Lady Indians fell to Lyndhurst Blue 35-28.
Though the Lady Indians finished strong, adding 16 points in the final quarter, it wasn't enough to turn things around.
Ruiz put the most points on the board for the Lady Indians during the fourth period with nine (shooting 6-for-28).
Nicole Molano made it into double digits, scoring 10 points for the Lady Indians (shooting 4-for-19). Also helping the effort for the Lady Indians were Marie Eid (3 points, 7 rebounds, 4 steals) and Samantha Taddei (1 steal)  .

The Weehawken finished the game with 42 rebounds (26 offensive/16 defensive), three blocks and 20 steals. Leading the way with rebounds was Molano 11, Ruiz 9, Eid 7, Rainni Moran 5, Julia Taddei 4, Erin Purcell 2.

The Lady Indians are still struggling to get the ball into the hoop.
The team only made 11 of the 56 shots attempted. Missed foul shots really played a major factor in the loss.
Weehawken only made 5 of the 22 foul shots that were attempted!
Weehawken shooting must improve if it expects to get more wins this season.

With the loss Weehawken’s overall record falls to 3-3.
1-3 in South Bergen League and 2-0 in Hudson County League
Next up for the Lady Indians is a South Bergen League away game vs Wood-Ridge 12:30 Sunday Jan, 18th.



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Nicole Molano drives by defender on the way to game high 15 points!!
Sunday, January 18
The Lady Indians Beat Saint Augustine 28-12

Nicole Molano scored 15 points to bring the Lady Indians to a 28-12 victory over Saint Augustine on Saturday.
The Lady Indians gained an early lead after a 10-point second quarter, running up the lead to 16-5 by halftime.
Molano was the leader of the Lady Indians's offense with 15 points, including six during the first period. She also contributed three rebounds, three steals and one block.
Also chipping in for the Lady Indians were Alexsa Ruiz (4 points, 12 rebounds, 5 steals, 1 block), Marie Eid (3 points, 7 rebounds, 3 steals), Mariah Garcia (2 points, 2 steals), Erin Purcell (2 points, 4 rebounds, 1 steal) and Sabrina Perez (2 points, 3 rebounds, 2 steals), Erin Purcell (4 rebounds, 1 steal), Niasia Dukes (3 Rebounds) , Samantha Taddei (2 rebounds),Julia Taddei (3 Rebounds), Erin Moran (1 Rebound) and Allish Deleon (1 Rebound)  

The Lady Indians finished the game with 40 rebounds (15 offensive/25 defensive), two blocks and 17 steals.
With this win Weehawken improves to 2-0 in Hudson County League and 3-2 overall.


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Alexsa Ruiz puts up another jump shot!
Saturday, January 17
The Lady Indians Defeat Wood-Ridge 25-18

The Weehawken Lady Indians bounced back from their loss to Noth Bergen, and claim a 28-18 win over South Bergen League opponent Wood-Ridge.
Claiming a 9-4 lead at the half, the Lady Indians pulled ahead early in the game. The Lady Indians solidified their lead in the final quarter, scoring nine points.
Alexsa Ruiz was the leader of the Lady Indians's offense with 10 points, including four during the first period. She also contributed 13 rebounds, three steals and two blocks.
Also helping the effort for the Lady Indians were Nicole Molano (8 points, 7 rebounds, 6 steals), Marie Eid (5 points, 6 rebounds, 1 steal) and Niasia Dukes (2 points, 4 rebounds).

Every Weehawken player contributed in this win. The Lady Indians dominated the glass. Along with Ruiz 13, Molano 7, Eid 6 and Dukes 4 rebounds, Weehawken got additional rebounds from Erin Purcell 9, Rainni Moran 6, Allish DeLeon 3 and Samantha Taddei 1.

With this win Weehawken record improves to 1-2 in South Bergen League and 2-2 overall.


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Alexsa Ruz pours in 15 points in loss to North Bergen
Sunday, January 18
North Bergen Cruises Past Weehawken 54-23

Last Years South Bergen League Champions, North Bergen, seem to be on their way to another Championship after easly beating Weehawken on Saturday. North Bergen jumped out to 16-7 lead after one quarter. Weehawken fought back and narrowed the lead to 17-13 midway through the second quarter but after some costly Lady Indian turnovers and some sharp shooting from North Bergen, the Lady Indians found themselves trailing at the half 31-15. The Lady Indians could not narrow the score in the second half and North Bergen cruised to the 54-23 win.

Alexsa Ruiz was high scorer for Weehawken with 15 points followed by Nicole Molano 6 points , Julia Taddei and Marie Eid each contributing 2 points.

 



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Marie Eid, Rainni Moran & Erin Purcell all play major roles in win vs Hoboken C.
Sunday, January 11
Lady Indians Beat Hoboken Catholic 31-10 for First Win of Season

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Samantha Taddei, Rylee Iannaconne, Julia Taddei, Sabrina Perez all help in win!

The Lady Indians won 31-10 against Hoboken Catholic on Saturday with the help of Nicole Molano, who scored 12 points.

The Lady Indians got ahead early with a 10-point first quarter, putting the score at 17-4 lead by halftime.

Molano was the leader of the Lady Indians's offense with 12 points, including five during the first period. She also contributed nine rebounds, three steals and one block.

Also helping the effort for the Lady Indians were Alexsa Ruiz (9 points, 9 rebounds, 3 steals), Erin Purcell (4 points, 2 rebounds, 3 steals), Marie Eid (2 points, 4 rebounds, 1 steal), Samantha Taddei (2 points) and Rainni Moran (2 points, 4 rebounds, 1 block).

The Lady Indians finished the game with 58 rebounds (26 offensive/32 defensive), three blocks and 15 steals.



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Alexsa Ruiz 21 points & Nicole Molano's 9 points are not enough to beat Fairview
Sunday, January 11
Lady Indians Lose First Game of 2015 Season, Falling to Fairview 35-31

The Lady Indians fell to Fairview on Thursday, 35-31, despite Alexsa Ruiz putting 21 points on the scoreboard.

Weehawken showed some opening night jitters at the start of this game committing various turnovers and missing many easy shots. Fairview out hustled the Lady Indians and jumped out to a 13-1 lead after one quarter of play.

 

The Lady Indians settled down in the second quarter, and eventually took control of this game back, claiming a 15-13 lead at the half. The second half of this game was a seesaw battle with each team taking turns leading but Fairview took a 4 point lead late in the fourth quarter and was able to hold on for the victory.

Ruiz went 13-for-15 from the line (87%), a solid performance for the Lady Indians.

Nicole Molano also put up 9 points, four rebounds, one steal and 

Maria Eid had 1 point.

The Lady Indians finished the game with 53 rebounds (32 offensive/21 defensive), two blocks and eight steals.




Monday, January 5
2015 SEASON STARTS THIS WEEK!

Well its that time of the year again! The Weehawken Lady Indians 7th & 8th Grade Travel Team season begins 6pm this Thursday night vs Fairview in a South Bergen League away game. Followed by a 6:30pm Hudson County League game on Friday vs Hoboken Catholic. Games continue through the weekend with North Bergen coming to play the Lady Indians 5:30pm on Saturday at Weehawken High School and then on Sunday, Weehawken travels to Wood-Ridge for a 12:30pm game. You can find the Lady Indians full season schedule by hitting the Blue schedule button on the left side of this page.   Come on out and support the Lady Indians!!!!!



Saturday, January 3
Preview of the 2015 Lady Indians Team

The Weehawken Recreation 7/8th Grade Girls basketball program enters the 2015 

returning 6 players from last years team. 7th Grader Sabrina Perez and 8th graders Erin Purcell, Rainni Moran, Nicole Molano, Alexsa Ruiz, Alish DeLeon are back and all will be seeing lots of playing time this season. Molano, Ruiz and DeLeon will all share duties commanding the team at guard and forward positions while Moran and Purcell will both share duties anchoring the team at the center position.

 

Last year Weehawken Recreation formed a 5th and 6th grade travel team and entered that team in the South Bergen Girls League. So this years 7th & 8th grade Lady Indian team will be the first to have game experienced 7th graders joining the team. Mariah Garcia, and sisters Julia and Samantha Taddei will be the first to bring that valuable game experience to this team. Rounding out this years team are first year walk-on players Marie Eid, Niasia Dukes, & Rylee Iannaccone.

 

Veteran Guards Molano and Ruiz ball handling skills and speed should give opposing teams nightmares while Moran, Purcell and newcomers Dukes and Eid will give the Lady Indians much needed height that should provide valuable rebounding and some easy shots by the rim.

This years team will be more aggressive on both sides of the ball and DeLeon, Perez, Iannaccone, Garcia and the Taddei sisters will all play major roles in causing chaos for opposing teams.

It may take this years players a few games till they start to gain their confidence and gel as a team but I am expecting this team to be competitive with many players contributing in each and every game.

 

As I always say with every team I coach, If we execute in the game what we have learned in practice, I feel like we got a chance against anybody, If we don’t execute then we will have trouble. No matter what our record is, by the end of this season all the girls in this program will have improved their skills and gained a much greater knowledge of the game.

 

I am happy to welcome Ned Taddei to the 7th/8th grade coaching staff this year. Ned was the coach of last years Weehawkens 5th/6th grade Lady Indian team.

 

I am hopeful that all the players hard work will help them advance to the HCCGBL Championship game for a third straight year and bring back home another Championship trophy to Weehawken. We hope the community will come out to support us!

 

Coach Lentini



Friday, December 26
Last Years 2014 Season Below:

The Lady Indians finished one win under 500 in its first season in the South Bergen Girls League and finished in second place after losing to Saint Nicks in the HCCGB league Championship game.

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Lady Indians Advance to Championship!
Friday, March 28
Weehawken Beats St. Aloysius 24-17, Lady Indians advance to the HCCGB League Championship Game

Weehawken Beats St. Aloysius 24-17, Lady Indians advance to the HCCGB League Championship Game for a rematch with The St. Nicholas of Jersey City tonight 7:30 at Mother Seton School located at 1501 New York Avenue, Union City, between (15th and 16th street).  Adults $2.00 and students $1.00. So tell your friends and family to come on out and support the Lady Indians tonight!

Tuesday, March 25
Nicole Molano 12 points and Rosemary Diaz 8 Points Help Weehawken Rec. Cruise Past Mother Seton 40-6 ,Advance to Second Round of HCCGB League Tourny

Nicole Molano scored 8 of her game high 12 points in the first quarter and teammates Natalia Ordonez and Alexsa Ruiz each contributed two point to give the Lady Indians a 12 to 2 lead after one quarter. The second quarter began with Molano back at it, scoring two quick baskets. Weehawken’s bench then took over and helped the Lady Indians pull away from Mother Seton behind Rainni Morans 6 points and Erin Purcell 4 points. The Lady Indians went on a 14-0 run in the quarter which extended their lead to 26-2 at halftime. Ruiz scored another basket in the third quarter but Lady Indians center Rosemary Diaz dominated the 3rd quarter scoring 8 points giving Weehawken a 36-4 by the end of 3rd quarter. A basket each from Devynn Givens and Jennifer Vaca in the fourth quarter rounded out Weehawken’s points at 40 for the evening.

All of The Lady Indians player performed very well tonight. All showed great patience, executed plays and had great ball movement that led to many wide open shots for the team. Allish DeLeon, Sabrina Perez, Maria Ocampo, Martha Palma all played a major role in this first round win.
Tomorrow nights second round game will face Weehawken against St. Aloysius of Jersey City.
The 7:30 game will be played at the Mother Seton School in Union City.


Sunday, March 23
The Lady Indians Defeat The Saint Nicks 18-17.

The Lady Indians Defeat The Saint Nicks 18-17.

Alexsa Ruiz scored 12 points to lead the Lady Indians to a 18-17 victory over Saint Nicks on Friday night.
The Lady Indians moved ahead early on a 6-0 run in the first quarter and extended their lead to 10-4 by halftime.
The Lady Indians were unable to pull away in the third quarter. Part of that was because one of their leading scorers guard Natalia Ordonez would sit out most of the third quarter with three fouls. With two point from Ruiz and a Basket from Center Devynn Givens, Weehawken Rec held onto a 14 to 10 lead heading into the 3rd quarter.

Weehawken guard Nicole Molano, who created chaos for the Saint Nicks ball handlers all night, fouled out of the game midway through the fourth quarter. With Molano out of the game, St Nicks was able to rally and cut the lead to 18-17 with only 3 seconds left. A Weehawken turnover gave St. Nick one last shot that fell short of the rim as the buzzer sounded.
Ruiz, with 4 points, scored the most points for the Lady Indians in the fourth period.
Also helping the effort for the Lady Indians were Devynn Givens (2 points, 6 rebounds, 1 steal, 2 blocks), Nicole Molano (2 points, 6 rebounds, 2 steals) and Natalia Ordonez (2 points, 13 rebounds, 3 steals, 2 blocks).
The Lady Indians finished the game with 43 rebounds (15 offensive/28 defensive), five blocks and 15 steals.

Both Saint Nicks and the Lady Indian finished the regular season with 11-1 records and tied for first place.
If all goes well they will face-off against each other next Friday night in the Hudson County Catholic Girls League Tournament Championship! That matchup will determine who is the True Champion of the 2014 season.
Weehawken will play its first round game on Tuesday March 25th 6:30pm  
vs Mother Seton. If the Lady Indians win that game then they move on to play Wednesday 7:30pm vs the winner of St. Aloysius vs Hoboken Catholic game. That then then would set up a rematch with St Nicks in the Championship game 7:30pm March 28th. All tournament games are being played at the Mother Seton School in Union City.


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Ordonez up, up and away!
Thursday, March 20
Natalia Ordonez 14 points propels Weehawken Rec. to a 31-10 victory over St. Franci

It took almost the whole first half for Weehawken Lady Indians offense to heat up in this game but once it did it proved too much for the Saint Francis Lady Tigers. Natalia Ordonez scored 6 of her game high 14 points in the first half . With the addition of 3 points from Nicole Molano and 2 points from Alexsa Ruiz ,the Lady Indians cruised into halftime with a 11 to 3. A strong Lady Indians defense allowed the Weehawken offense to outscore Saint Francis 20 to 7 in the second half. Ordonez  poured in 8 points, Ruiz 6 points and Devynn Givens also contributed 6 points before the final buzzer sounded.

With the win Weehawken 10-1 will now play for the League Championship at 6pm this Friday night at the Mother Seton school in Union City.  They will face, the team that gave them their only league loss of the season, Saint Nicholas of Jersey City.
The Lady Indians need some fans at this game! Please come out and support the team!!!!!


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Molano explodes for 18 points!
Saturday, March 15
Nicole Molano scores 18 points to lead Weehawken Rec. to a 27-7 win over Saint Aloysius

Just about everything went right Friday night for the Weehawken Lady Indians, who rolled to an 27-7 victory over Saint Aloysius of Jersey City. The win improved the Lady Indians record to 9-1 and kept their chances alive for a League Championship matchup on March 21st against, the team that handed them their only league loss, Saint Nicholas of Jersey City.

Molano worked over the Saint Aloysius defense all night, using creative moves to get to the hoop,  making mid-range jumpers and also converted some offensive rebounds into points for the Lady Indians. Following Molano's lead, Natalia Ordonez added 6 points and Alexsa Ruiz scored 3 for the Lady Indians.

Coaches notes:  Over the last few games I have seen improvement on both sides of the ball, offensively and defensively . Offensively we are doing a better job getting out in transition and getting easy baskets .. at the same time we are showing better composure in slowing down our offense, running plays and getting some good looks at the basket.  Defensively, we have been able to make stops and are creating a tremendous amount of turnovers. We have been able to use our defense to create some lots of offense!!! I am very happy to see major improvement, in all the girls, knowledge of the game and on the court skills. I am very proud of this team!

 Next game for Weehawken Rec. is Wednesday 8pm vs Saint Francis at the Mother Seton School.  If they win that game then the Friday March 21st game at 6pm will be for the League Championship.



Wednesday, March 12
Natalia Ordonez Scores 16 Points, Propels Weehawken Rec. past St Francis 32-12.

The Lady Indians scored right off the opening tap after Indians center Devynn Givens tapped the ball to teammate Alexsa Ruiz. Ruiz then made a beautiful pass to a driving Ordonez for an easy layup within the first 3 seconds of this game. Ordonez went on to score 14 of her 16 points in the first half. With the addition of 4 points from Nicole Molano and 3 points from Ruiz Weehawken cruised into halftime with a 21 to 10 lead.
The Lady Indians outscored St. Francis 11-2 in the second half behind a strong defense and 6 points from Molano, 2 points from Ordonez and Ruiz, and a made foul shot from Givens.

Weehawken’s whole roster consisting of  Martha Palma, Rosemary Diaz, Allish DeLeon, Rainni Moran, Erin Purcell, Jennifer Vaca, Sabrina Perez, Maria Ocampo, Julia Taddei and Samantha Taddei all contributed some minutes on the court and helped in bringing home the 32-12 win.

With the win Weehawken improves to 8-1 in the HCCGB League.
Next Game is Friday night at 7:30pm vs Saint Aloysius of Jersey City at the Mother Seton School


Sunday, March 9
The Lady Indians Beat Against North Arlington 33-26

Natalia Ordonez scored 12 points to lead the Lady Indians to a 33-26 victory over North Arlington on Saturday!.
The Lady Indians scored early, claiming a 14-6 lead at the half. With 14 points in the fourth quarter, the Lady Indians increased their lead late in the game with a 10-4 run.
Sinking 55% (6-for-11) of shots, Ordonez had a solid performance from the field for the Lady Indians.
Also contributing for the Lady Indians were Alexsa Ruiz (7 points, 5 rebounds, 3 steals, 1 block), Devynn Givens (4 points, 7 rebounds, 3 steals), Nicole Molano (4 points, 5 rebounds, 4 steals, 1 block), Erin Purnell (2 points, 2 rebounds), Rosemary Diaz (2 points, 2 rebounds) and Alish DeLeon (2 points, 1 steal).
The Lady Indians finished the game with 41 rebounds (17 offensive/24 defensive), four blocks and 16 steals.


Sunday, March 9
Weehawken Rec. Cruises To 38 to 10 Win Over Mother Seton

The Lady Indians dominated this game from the opening tip off. Nicole Molano and Natalia Ordonez each had 14 points. Also contributing was Alexsa Ruiz 8 point and Erin Purcell 2 points.

With the win Weehawken Recs record improved to 7-1 in the HCCGB League.



Sunday, March 9
Lady Indians Defeated by Saint Nicks 22-15, Snaps 20 Game League Win Streak

Although Natalia Ordonez put ten points, five rebounds, two steals and one block on the scoreboard, the Lady Indians fell to the Saint Nicks 22-15. Both teams came into this game undefeated and tied for 1st place in the league.Weehawken also entered the game on a 20 game win streak. That win streak consisting of Lady Indians winning all 14 games in the 2013 season and the first 6 games of this 2014 season. Saint Nicks took an early 6-4 lead in the first quarter and held on and extended that lead to 13-6 at halftime. Saint Nicks solidified their lead in the third quarter, scoring five points.
Ordonez sunk the most shots during the third period, earning six points for the Lady Indians.

Although the Lady Indians defense dominating St Nicks in the second half. forcing 22 turnovers , the Lady Indian offense could not capitalize on them. The Indians had many opportunities to turn this game around but could not make a shot, making only 6 of 48 shots attempted in the game.That poor shooting allowed St. Nicks to remain undefeated with the 22-15 win and move into sole possession of first place in the HCCGB League.

Game Notes:
Nicole Molano also put up 5 points, four rebounds and 11 steals.
The Lady Indians finished the game with 24 rebounds (14 offensive/10 defensive), two blocks and 18 steals.
With the loss Weehawken record falls to 6-1 in the league.


Sunday, March 9
The Lady Indians Defeat Saint Augustine 30-12

Natalia Ordonez led Weehawken with 10 points, five rebounds, seven steals and two blocks to propell the Lady Indians to a 30-12 victory over Saint Augustines Lady Panthers of Union City
The Lady Indians put points on the board early, claiming a 12-3 lead at the half. The Lady Indians locked in their lead in the final quarter, putting up 12 points.
Ordonez was strong from the field for the Lady Indians, making 45% (5-for-11) of shots attempted.
Also helping the effort for the Lady Indians were Nicole Molano (8 points, 5 rebounds, 3 steals), Alexsa Ruiz (6 points, 4 rebounds, 1 steal), Rainni Moran (2 points, 1 rebound, 1 steal), Devynn Givens (2 points, 3 rebounds, 3 steals) and Sabrina Perez (2 points, 2 steals).
The Lady Indians finished the game with 26 rebounds (10 offensive/16 defensive), two blocks and 19 steals.


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Devynn Givens knocks down foul shot!
Sunday, March 9
Weehawken Wins 3 of 5 Games Played This Week.

Weehawken 7th & 8th Grade Lady Indians finished a full week of basketball after playing 5 straight days in a row. After loosing their first two games on Tuesday and Wednesday, the Lady Indians rebounded to win their last 3 games of the week on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Tuesdays loss to St. Nicks 22-15 was a battle of the undefeated and for 1st place in the HCCGB League. The Wednesday loss to Harrison 29-12 knocked Weehawken out of the South Bergen League playoffs. Thursdays 29-12 win over SBL foe Moonachie helped turn the week around for the Lady Indians who then followed with a 38-10 victory over Mother Seton on Friday and then a 33 - 26 win over North Arlington on Saturday. Next game for Weehawken is against Saint Francis of Jersey City 8pm on Wednesday March 12th at the Mother Seton School.


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Martha Palma on the move!
Sunday, March 9
Tough Week of Basketball for Lady Indians.

Weehawken Recreation had a tough weekend of basketball. The Lady Indians, though coming off of 6 straight wins, lost all three games this weekend. After losing 25-23 Saturday morning in final seconds to North Arlington, Weehawken then Lost to South Bergen League powerhouse North Bergen 46-22. On Sunday night they traveled to face second place Lyndhurst team which entered the game with only one loss on the season. The Lady Indians trailed at halftime 19-13. But the Lady Indians outscored Lyndhurst 18-15 in the second half. With 46 seconds left in the game the Lady Indians tied the game 31-31. A Weehawken missed shot and turnover led to Lyndhurst scoring the last three points of the game to take home the 34-31 win. Devynn Givens led the Lady Indians with a game high 14 points . Followed by Alexsa Ruiz 10 points, Nicole Molano 4 points, Natalia Ordonez 2 points, Martha Palma 1 point?

Wednesday, February 19
The Lady Indians Notch 6th straight win beat Moonachie 26-11.

Weehawken Rec. started the first half of this game like they where in shooting in a deep fog. They struggled to get the ball to fall through the hoop and found itself trailing Moonachie at halftime 11-4. Well the fog lifted for the  Lady Indians in the second half, outscoring Moonachie 22-0 to take home a 26-11 win.

Devynn Givens & Alexsa Ruiz were high scorers for Weehawken.

 

 



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Lady Indians improve record to 5-0 in HCCGBL
Sunday, February 16
The Lady Indians Defeat Hoboken Catholic 36-14.

Devynn Givens's 10 points propelled the Lady Indians to a 36-14 victory over Hoboken Catholic on Wednesday night.
The Lady Indians pulled ahead early with a 14-point first quarter on the strength of a 14-0 run, eventually claiming a 22-6 lead by halftime.

While Givens lead all scorers she also dominated the boards pulling down a team high 18 rebounds for the Lady Indians. 

Also chipping in for the Lady Indians were Nicole Molano (8 points, 7 rebound.s, 3 steals, 3 blocks), Alexsa Ruiz (8 points, 4 rebounds, 2 blocks), Natalia Ordonez (4 points, 6 rebound.s, 3 steals, 2 blocks), Rainni Moran (2 points, 3 rebounds) and Martha Palma (2 points, 1 rebound).

The Lady Indians finished the game with 59 rebounds (33 offensive/26 defensive), seven blocks and 13 steals.
 
Additional Player stats: 
Rebounds: Sabrina Perez 2, Samantha Taddei 2, Julia Taddei 1, Alish DeLeon 1, Erin Purcell 1
Steals: Alish DeLeon 2, Erin Purcell 2, Sabrina Perez 1, Samantha Taddei 1, Devynn Givens 1

With the win Weehawken remains undefeated at 5-0 in the HCCGB League.


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Devynn Givens grabs 4 rebounds and 1 steal in the win.
Saturday, February 8
The Lady Indians Notch Fourth Win In A Row, beat The Hasbrouck Heights

The Weehawken Lady Indians emerged victorious 18-6 against Hasbrouck Heights on Saturday on the strength of Nicole Molano, who scored eight points.
The Weehawken scored right off the opening tip and never looked back, claiming an 11-2 lead at the half. The Lady Indians cemented their lead in the third quarter, scoring seven points.
Molano led the charge for the Lady Indians's offense, scoring eight points, with five points during the third period. She also contributed three rebounds and seven steals.
Also helping the effort for the Lady Indians were Natalia Ordonez (6 points, 6 steals, 1 block), Alexsa Ruiz (4 points, 3 rebounds, 3 steals), Devynn Givens (4 rebounds, 1 steal), Rainni Moran (5 Rebounds), Rosemary Diaz (2 rebounds,1 steal) Alish DeLeon (1 rebound, 1 steal), Sabrina Perez (2 steals) & Martha Palma (1 steal)
The Lady Indians finished the game with 23 rebounds (seven offensive/16 defensive), one block and 20 steals.

With the win Weehawken improves to 4-5 in the SBGL and 4-0 in the HCCGBL.


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Alexsa Ruiz Leads Indians to Win!
Sunday, February 2
Alexsa Ruiz helps Weehawken Come From Behind and then hold off a Harrison rally for a 24-23 Win!

Alexsa Ruiz's 15 points and leadership at the end of the game help Weehawken take home an exciting and hard fought win vs Harrison in The South Bergen 7/8th grade Girls League.

Coming off two straight wins Weehawken was hoping to take that momentum and start this game strong vs Harrison at the Weehawken High School Gym on Saturday. In those last two wins, The Lady Indian’s offense had started off the game very cold and that scenario continued in this game as well. Weehawken found its self trailing 11-4 at halftime with it’s only points provided by Ruiz.The Lady Indians started the second half with a man to man full court press and outscored Harrison 10-5 in the 3rd quarter with baskets from Rosemary Diaz, Natalia Ordonez and 5 additional points from Ruiz.
The fourth Quarter turned out to be an all out war with both teams playing very aggressive man to man defenses amongst the ever growing and rambunctious crowd of fans that began to fill the gymnasium. Weehawken tied the game at 16 early in the fourth quarter and then extended that lead to 19-16 with 3 minutes left in the quarter. But that aggressive play would lead to two starting players from each team in jeopardy of fouling out of game. Well, The Lady Indians were the first to lose a starting player with Forward Ordonez fouling out at the 3 minute mark and with 1:30 left in the game guard Nicole Molano would also collect her 5th foul. Harrison capitalized on that foul by making the shot and foul shot to tie the game at 19-19.  After a basket and two foul shots  Harrison took a 23-19 lead but Weehawken answered right back with a much needed basket from center Rosemary Diaz and couple of fouls shots from Ruiz, Weehawken cut the Harrison lead to 23-22. On the Indians next possession Ruiz was fouled driving to the hoop. Ruiz missed both shots but was able to get the rebound and score to put Weehawken up 24-23 with seconds left. Weehawkens full court pressure did not let Harrison get off a shot as the final buzzer sounded.  


Ordonez ,Molina and Ruiz each took turns, throught the game, containing the two Harrison star players. Ruiz also stepped up her game, after both Ordonez and Molina fouled out and took it upon herself to lead her team to the victory. Martha Palma was an unsung hero in this game. Palma helped Weehawken maintain possession of the ball in the final minutes and also setup some key picks for Ruiz in the final seconds of this game.
Weehawkens bench also played a major role in this game: Rosemary Diaz, Rainni Moran, Erin Purcell, Alish DeLeon, Sabrina Perez and Jennifer Vaca.
Diaz, Moran and Purcell all played major parts in stopping Harrison from scoring any points in the paint while also grapping some key rebounds in this game.
Deleon, Perez and Vaca all help provide the defensive pressure that created various Harrison turnovers and forced shots throughout the game.

Points: Ruiz 15, Ordonez 5, Diaz 4

After this win Weehawkens record improves to 3-5 in SNGBL and 4-0 in HCCGBL



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Natalia Ordonez scores one of her team high seven points.
Sunday, February 2
The Lady Indians Beat Saint Aloysius 23-7, Improve Record to 4-0 in HCCGB League.

The Lady Indians were victorious against the Saint Aloysius 23-7 on Friday night with the help of Natalia Ordonez, who scored seven points.
It took Weehawken’s offense 15 minutes to wake up and finally get their heads into this game.The Lady Indians had to overcome a horrible first half of basketball that mainly consisted a wide array of offensive turnovers and poor shooting.
The Lady Indians trailed early, 4-2 by the half, only to come back strong in the final two quarters.
The Lady Indians clinched their lead in the third quarter on a two-pointer from Nicole Molano. With 11 points in the final quarter, the Lady Indians had a solid finish.
Ordonez made 75% (3-for-4) of free throws attempted.
Also chipping in for the Lady Indians were Alexsa Ruiz (5 points, 6 rebound.s, 4 steals, 2 blocks), Molano (4 points, 3 rebounds, 8 steals), Rosemary Diaz (2 points, 2 rebounds), Martha Palma (2 points, 2 steals) and Alish DeLeon (2 points, 1 rebound, 1 steal). Devynn Givens was a big contributor as well, racking up nine rebounds, three steals and one block.
The Lady Indians finished the game with 26 rebounds (12 offensive/14 defensive), three blocks and 19 steals.

With the win Weehawken’s record improves to 4-0 in the HCCGB league.


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Saturday, February 1
The Lady Indians Defeat Mother Seton 42-17

Nicole Molano scored 10 points to bring the Lady Indians to a 42-17 victory over Mother Seton on Wednesday night.

The Lady Indians started this game with a whole new lineup featuring Sabrina Perez , Jennifer Vaca at guard positions Alish DeLeon, Rainni Moran as forwards and Erin Purcell taking the opening tip at center.That lineup played the whole first quarter and was able to keep pace with Mother Seton but the Indians found themselves trailing 6-5 at the quarters end,

The Lady Indians normal starting lineup came out onto the floor for the second quarter and lead Weehawken to a 15-0 run in the quarter. The lady indians grabbed the lead against Mother Seton on a two-pointer from Alexsa Ruiz in the second period and then held on to that lead connecting from the field early, claiming a 20-6 lead at the half. The Lady Indians mixed up thier lineup for the rest of the second half and coasted to the 42-17 win.
        Molano shot well from the field for the Lady Indians, making 56% (5-for-9) of shots attempted.
        Also helping the effort for the Lady Indians were Ruiz (10 points, 4 rebounds, 1 steal), Natalia Ordonez (5 points, 5 rebounds, 1 steal), Erin Purcell (4 points, 7 rebounds), Devynn Givens (4 points, 9 rebounds, 1 steal), Alish DeLeon (3 points, 3 rebounds), Rainni Moran (2 points, 5 rebounds), Rosemary Diaz (2 points, 6 rebounds) and Sabrina Perez (2 points, 2 rebounds, 3 steals).
        The Lady Indians finished the game with 53 rebounds (34 offensive/19 defensive) and 16 steals.

With The win the Weehawkens Record Improves to 4-0 In the HCCGBL.



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Natalia Ordonez goes strong to hoop for two of her game high 11 points!
Sunday, January 26
The Lady Indians Fall Short Against Carlstadt 24-22

Despite Natalia Ordonez putting 11 points on the board, the Lady Indians lost to Carlstsdt 24-22.

Weehawkens offense struggled in the first quarter missing all of its 10 shots attempted and The Lady Indians found themselves trailing Carlstadt 6-0 after one quarter.
The second quarter was a flip flop of the first with the Lady Indians going on a 6-0 run behind a basket from Alexsa Ruiz and also a basket and two made foul shots from Ordonez.

With the Lady Indians and Carlstsdt tied up at 6-6 at the half, The second half played out similar to the first half with Carstadt outscoring The Lady Indians 12- 5 in the third quarter, only then to be followed by Weehawken outscoring Carlstadt 11-6 in the fourth quarter.  Even though the Lady Indians added those 11 points in the final quarter, they still where trailing Carlstadt by 4 points with 18 seconds left. With 10 seconds left Ordonez pulled up for a shot that bounced off the rim but Indians center Devynn Givens snatched the rebound and put it back up for the score to bring the Lady Indians to within 2 point with 4.1 seconds left and timeout called.  On the inbounds play Weehawken's Ruiz stole the ball and put up a jumpshot that was partially blocked and went out of bounds. The lady Indians had one more chance to win or tie the game with two seconds left  .
Givens sealed her defender in the post and put a shot that looked like it was going to send the game to over time but it slowly rolled off the rim as the buzzer sounded.

Game Notes: Ordonez and Givens both had strong finishes for the Lady Indians, each scoring 2 baskets in the final period. Weehawken problem this game was they only made 8 of 53 shots taken. They also shot 20 more shots than Carlstadt did in this game and also out rebounded them.
Even with the loss the Lady Indians are showing much improvement versus the more experiences and aggressive opponents of the South Bergen League. In the fisrt meeting of these two teams Weehawken was blown away by Carlstadt 38-9. That was not the case in tonights matchup and hopefully we can ride the momemtum from this game into our next two HCCGB league games vs Mother Seton (1/29), Saint Aloysius (1/31) and then our next South Bergen League Game vs Moonachie on 2/1.
Points for the Lady Indians Natalia Ordonez, (11)  Devynn Givens (6), Alexsa Ruiz (3) and Nicole Molano (2).

Rebounds: Ordonez 12, Molano 8, Ruiz 7, Givens 6, Moran 2, Palma 2

Assists: Molano 1, Ruiz 3, 

Steals: Ordonez 6, Ruiz 3, Molano 2, Moran 1

Weehawken records fall to 2-5 in SB League and still is 2-0 in the HCCGB League 




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Alexsa Ruiz records double double!
Sunday, January 19
Alexa Ruiz records 11 points and 11 rebounds as Weehawken Rec beat Harrison 21-18

Alexa Ruiz collected a double-double with 11 points and 11 rebounds as Weehawken Recreation beat Harrison 21-18 in a South Bergen League basketball game Saturday.

Harrison came onto the court with some aggressive and experienced player that turned this game into an all out physical war. But to the Lady Indians credit, every time they would get pushed, fouled and knocked down, they would get right back up and continue playing.
Harrison aggressiveness led to the Lady Indians committing many bad passes, violations and poor shooting, which had the Lady Indians trailing 5-0 early in the first quarter,. But Weehawken’s Alexsa Ruiz scored 5 of here team high 11 points in the quarter to narrow the score to 6-5 by the quarters end.  In the second quarter Weehawken battled back to outscored Harrison 6-5 and headed into halftime, bruised and beaten up but with score now tied 11-11 behind baskets from Natalia Ordonez, Ruiz and two foul shots from Nicole Molano.
Ruiz continued her scoring in the 3rd quarter with another basket and two foul shots .Weehawken took a 15-13 lead with the addition of two made foul shots from Molano, but Harrison bullied its way back to eventually take a 17-16 lead into the 4th quarter

Weehawken went on 5-1 run in the final 3 minutes of the fourth quarter behind 2 baskets in the paint from center Rainni Moran and clutch foul shot from Molano. The Indians were able to survive the fourth quarter thanks to the hustle from all its player on the defense end. Weehawken got some big steals and rebounds, at pivotal times in the quarter,  Molina, Ordonez, Palma, Ruiz and Newcomers Moran and Erin Purcell all came up big in helping Indians hold onto the 21-18 win.

Game Notes: Weehawkens players off the bench, Alish DeLeon, Jennifer Vaca and Erin Purcell really played important roles in this game. Although they didn't see as much playing time as some of the other players. When they were called to go into game they performed well and did not allow Harrison to make a run and take over the game!
7th grader Rainni Moran, in her first start at center, had a great game. Moran had many crucial rebounds throughout the game and her two baskets in the fourth quarter helped the Lady Indians take home the win.

Weehawken record in SBL improves to 2-3 and is  2-0 in the HCCBL


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Saturday, January 18
The Lady Indians Win Versus Saint Augustine 24-2

The Lady Indians were victorious against Saint Augustine 24-2 on Saturday with the help of
Nicole Molano, who scored seven points.
Molano attacked the net right off the bat for the Lady Indians, scoring four points in the first
period.
Also scoring for the Lady Indians were Alexsa Ruiz (6 points), Natalia Ordonez (5), Samantha
Taddei (2), Rosemary Diaz (2) and Martha Palma (2).


Game notes: Natalia Ordonez led the team with 5 assists. Ordonez also dominated the Boards
pulling down 16 rebounds. Newcomber Rainni Moran, played an awesome game, adding 8
rebounds and veterans Ruiz And Molano also pulled down 8 and 6 rebounds apiece.


The Indians did commit 21 turnovers in this game. They will have to bring that number down if
they wish to come away with a victory against some of the better teams in the league.


Rebounds: Ordonez 16, Ruiz 8, Moran 8, Molano 6, Diaz 4, Perez 4, Vaca 3, Palma1
Assists: Ordonez 5, Molano 2, Ruiz 1, J. Taddei 1
Steals: Molano 3, Moran 1, Ordonez 1, Ruiz 1, J. Taddei 1


Weehawken record improves to 2-0 in the HCCGB League



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Saturday, January 18
Lady Indians lose three in a row in South Bergen League.

Well after recording there first win in South Bergen Girls League vs Hasbrouck Heights. The Weehawken Lady Indians played 4 games in four straight days. They recorded an easy win in the HCCGB League vs Hoboken Catholic on Friday January 10th. But then suffered three straight loses vs S.B. League opponents Lyndhurst, North Bergen & Carlstadt. In all of those three losses the opposing teams out shot & hustled the Lady Indians to gain the win. The South Bergen League is filled with many towns that have well established programs. Weehawken's entrance into this league will provide a valuable learning experience for our girls and will help toughen them up and develope thier skills and knowledge of the game at a much faster rate.

Weehawkens League Records: SBL -1-3  HCCGBL 2-0



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Molano Leads Lady Indians.
Saturday, January 18
The Lady Indians Notch A Win Against Hoboken Catholic 28-6

Nicole Molano scored 10 points, helping the Lady Indians notch a 28-6 victory over Hoboken Catholic on Friday night.
The Lady Indians connected from the field early, claiming a 12-2 lead at the half. The Lady Indians solidified their lead in the third quarter, scoring 14 points.
Molano had a strong finish for the Lady Indians, scoring six of her points in the final period.
Hoboken Catholic's offense was led by #17, who scored two points, including two during the fourth period.

Points for the Lady Indians were also put up by Alexsa Ruiz (6 points), Jennifer Vaca (4), Devynn Givens (4), Rosemary Diaz (2) and Natalia Ordonez (2).
The Indians did commit 21 turnovers in this game. They will have to bring that number down if
they wish to come away with a victory against some of the better teams in the league.


Rebounds: Ordonez 16, Ruiz 10, Vaca 9, Moran 8, Givens 6, Diaz 5, Molano 4, Perez 4, Ocampo 2,Purnell 2, Palma 1, DeLeon 1
Assists: Ruiz 3, Ordonez 1, Givens 1, Diaz 1
Steals: Ordonez 5, Molano, Ruiz 4, Diaz 2, Perez 1, Palma 1, Vaca 1, Ocampo 1, Givens 1

Blocks: Givens 3, Ordonez 1, Diaz 1


Weehawken record is 1-0 in the HCCGB League



Sunday, January 5
Weehawken Wins 2014 South Bergen League Season Opener 18-15.

Weehawken Rec. opened up its Inaugural game in the South Bergen Girls Basketball League, with a with a 18-15 win over the visiting Hasbrouck Heights. .

The game began with both teams showing the signs of opening day jitters. The first quarter started with plenty of violations, bad passing, and poor shooting that had the Lady Indians trailing 4-0 through most of the first quarter until Natalia Ordonez sank a 10 ft jumpshot from the corner that cut the lead to 4-2 at the end of the first quarter.
Hasbrouck Heights took a 6-2 lead early in the second quarter but a basket by Nicole Molano allowed the Indians to go into halftime only down 6-4.

Weehawken defense stepped up the pressure in third period creating chaos for Hasbrouck Hts. and helped the Indians outscore the 
Hasbrouck Hts 8 to 4 in the quarter. The Indians took that lead behind 6 points from Alexsa Ruiz and another 2 points from Molano. 

The Lady Indians outscored The Hasbrouck Hts 6-5 in the fourth quarter with two additional baskets from Ordonez and another one from Molano to give the Lady Indians their first win of the 2014 season.

Game Notes: Devynn Givens,, Rosemary Diaz, and Alexsa Ruiz all dominated on the boards and pulled down some crucial rebounds in this game. 
Nicole Molano make some critical steals to help seal the win as well as Martha Palma , Ruiz & Ordonez.

All of the players that came off the bench also helped win this game. They all played strong defense and never allowed Hasbrouck Heights to pull away with the lead and also helped the Indians hold onto the lead for the win. 
Great first game Rosemary Diaz, Maria Ocampo, Jelenny Paniagua ,Jennifer Vaca, Rainni Moran, Erin Purcell ,Mariah Garcia, Taylor Jackson ,Sabrina Perez, Julia and Samantha Taddei.

Points: Molano 6, Ordonez 6, Ruiz 6

Weehawken Record 1-0


Sunday, January 5
Preview of the 2014 Lady Indians Team from Coach Lentini

The Weehawken Recreation 7/8th Grade Girls basketball program enters the 2014 coming off the best year in the programs short 5 year history.

 

The Lady Indians who finished with an undefeated 14-0 record, took both the League & Tournament Championships in the 2013 Hudson County Catholic Girls Basketball League are returning 5 players from that team. 8th graders Devynn Givens, Natalia Ordonez, Martha Palma, and 7th graders  Nicole Molano and Alexsa Ruiz will all move into starting positions. Molano, Palma, Ruiz and Ordonez will all share duties commanding the team at guard and forward positions. Givens will anchor the team at the center position.

 

Last years Championship run provided some valuable game experience to the returning players. I expect them all to become the leaders of this team and help teach and guide our new first year players.

 

Those first year players consist of 8th Graders  Rosemary Diaz, Maria Ocampo,, Jelenny Paniagua and Jennifer Vaca. 7th graders Alish DeLeon, Rainni Moran, Erin Purcell and 6th graders, Mariah Garcia, Taylor Jackson, Sabrina Perez, Julia and Samantha Taddei.

 

We are expecting to step onto the court with a competitive team with many contributing players. We have had some nice improvement from players that were secondary players last year, and this year is going to be there time to step up and it appears they are ready to do that.

 

Although we are returning 5 players from last years team, our bench will be young and inexperienced. I expect this team to be in a lot of close games and it may take this years players a few games till they start to gel as a team and become more confident on the court. Once that happens they should have no fear,  no matter what the opposing team throws at them

 

One major difference for this years team is that they will be playing in two different leagues. Besides playing in the HCCGBL this year we will be adding at least 10 additional games to our schedule by also joining the South Bergen Girls 7th & 8th Grade Basketball League. Most of the teams that we have been playing in the HCCGBL over the last 5 years already have been playing in two leagues. The added games to the schedule will speed up the development of our girls “Basketball IQ” and on the court skills. These added games will help bring our girls basketball program more on par with the programs of other towns in the state.

 

Based on the schedule, I see a lot of teams that are about the same, I think, it will make for a lot of close games. As I always say, if we execute in the game what we learned in practice, I feel like we got a chance against anybody, If we don’t execute then we will have trouble. No matter what our record is, by the end of this season all the girls in this program will have improved their skills and gained a much greater knowledge of the game.

 

 

I am hopeful that all the teams hard work will help them advance, for the second year in a row , to the HCCGBL Championship game for a chance to repeat and take home the Championship trophy back to Weehawken. We hope the community will come out to support us!



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Sunday, March 24
Weehawken Lady Indians finish season undefeated and and capture their first H.C.G Tournament Championship with a 26-21 over St Nicholas

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Weehawken Lady Indians capped an undefeated season and and captured their first Hudson County Girls 7/8th Grade Tournament Championship with a 26-21 win over the Saint Nicholas “Blue Jays” of Jersey City. 

The Lady Indians team, who wrapped up an undefeated regular season last Friday night with an one point win over this same St Nicholas team, entered this seasons tournament as the number one seed.  The Indians advanced to the championship game with an easy 30-15 win over St Francis of Jersey City, while Saint Nicks beat St. Augustines of Union City 30-18 to advance into the finals.

Fans for both teams packed the gym and brought a lot of energy, emotion, noise into this game.. For the first time all season Weehawken actually had more fans than the opposing team and even had banners posted around gym showing support for the Lady Indians.

With all that excitement in the air both teams showed signs of championship night jitters with lots of missed shots and turnovers throughout the first quarter. Saint Nicholas got on the board first with a long range 3 point shot from guard Mary Kate Canito.  It took the Indians a little time to respond but Sophie Chong sank both of her foul shots after being fouled on a drive to the hoop. Her sister Samantha Chong then provided another foul shot to tie the game at 3 midway through the first quarter. Then with five seconds left in quarter the Indians where able to advance the ball up court and 6th grader Nicole Molano sank an 8ft buzzer beating shot to give the Weehawken a 5 -3 lead at the end of 1st quarter.

A Samantha Chong drive in the paint gave the Indians a 7-3 lead early in second quarter and that lead was extended to 8-3 after another made foul shot from her Sister Sophie. Saint Nicks would score next cutting the lead to 8-5 but Weehawken answered right back, when a beautiful pass from Sophie Chong found Forward Nicole Primero wide open under the basket helping the Indians maintain a 10-5 lead. But Saint Nicks fought back and made a jumpshot and three fouls shots to tie the game 10-10. The Indians other 6th grader Alexsa Ruiz made one of two foul shot to give Weehawken a 11-10 lead at halftime.

Both teams offenses woke up at the beginning of the second half. Weehawken got on the board first as Sophie Chong recorded her second assist of game hitting forward Natalia Ordonez cutting through the lane for an easy layup. But St Nicks answered right back with a basket in the paint leaving  the Indians ahead 13-12. On the Indians next possession  Samantha Chong scored off an offensive rebound but that was then countered by a Saint Nicks put-back off a rebound and then another basket after a Weehawken turnover to give the Blue Jays 16-15 lead. A foul shot from Sophie Chong would tie the game at 16-16 and another foul shot from Ruiz would give the Indians a 17 to 16 lead.  But St Nicks would follow that with a 3 pointer to take a 19-17 lead with 1:50  left in 3rd qtr. Weehawken would narrow the score to 19-18 after a Samantha foul shot just before end of the 3rd qtr.

The Weehawken defense, that has been dominating opponents all year, made its presence know in the fourth quarter. On St. Nicks first possession Ordonez intercepted a pass and drove the whole length of court for a layup to give the Indians the lead back at 20-19. On Saint Nicks next possession Sophie Chong grabbed a defensive rebound and drove the length of court through defenders and sank a 12ft jumpshot to extend lead to 22-19 with 6 minutes left in game. For the next 4 minutes and 30 seconds while both sides tighten up there defenses, the pressure of this championship game started to show with both committing various turnovers and violations as well as forced and rushed shots.

With 1:29 left in the game the Indians would end there scoring drought on a Inbound play under the basket .Samantha Chong sealed her defender in the low post and received the inbounds pass from Primero. Chong made the bank shot and was fouled on the shot. With the crowd chanting “Weehawken” ,Chong made the foul shot and converted the 3 point play to give the Indians a 25-19 lead. Primero would then increase the lead to 26-19 by making one 1 of her  2 foul shots. She was fouled attempting a layup after stealing the ball and driving the whole length of the court. With just 29 seconds and and a 7 point lead it looked liked the drama of this game was over but do to some miscommunications between substitute players coming on and off the bench ,Weehawken was charged a 2 shot technical foul for having 6 players on the court.

St Nicks missed the two technical fouls but got the ball back.The Blue jays were only able to put two more point on the board before the final buzzer giving Weehawken a 26-21 win.. 

Weehawken wins the Tournament title and is the first team in the Hudson County Girls Basketball League history to finish Regular Season and Tournament undefeated. 14-0  

Points:    Samantha Chong 9, Sophie Chong 6,  Ordonez 4, Primero 3, Molina 2, Ruiz 2

 

Stats:

Steals :      Ordonez 4, Primero 3,  Sam Chong 3 Acosta 3, Molano 3  Ruiz 1, Sophie Chong 1,

Assists:     Sophie Chong 3,

Rebounds: Samantha Chong 12, Ruiz 5 , Sophie Chong 4, Molano 4,  Primero 4, Ordonez 3,

Blocks:  Samantha Chong 2, Sophie Chong 1, Ruiz 1




Sunday, March 10
Weehawken Recreation improves to 8-0 with a 24-20 win over Saint Nicholas

Weehawken Recreation improves to 8-0 on the season in the Hudson County Girls Basketball League, with a with a 24-20 win over Saint Nicholas of Jersey City .

The Lady Indians controlled this game off the opening tipoff and took an early 8 - 5 lead at the end of first quarter with a basket each from Jennifer Acosta, Sophie Chong, Nicole Primero, Natalie Ordonez.  

 

The Lady Indians zone defense held Saint Nicks to just two points in the second period. A jump shot from Acosta and foul shot from Ordonez put Weehawken up 11-5.  Another basket from Primero gave the Indians a 13-7 lead at halftime.

 

Saint Nicks offense awoke in the third quarter putting up 5 points in the quarter. All of those points came via the free throw line. Weehawken countered with baskets from Nicole Molano, Chong and a foul shot from Alexsa Ruiz to hold onto a 18-12 lead at the end of third quarter. 

 

Saint Nicks scored the first points of 4th quarter cutting the Indians lead to 18-14 at 5 minutes into the quarter.  But an 8ft jump shot from Ruiz put the Indians up 20-16 with 3:00 left.

Saint Nicks scored next with 1:58 left. but 30 seconds later an Acosta steal set up a Primero layup and gave the Indians an 22-18 lead. A Primero foul shot was then countered by a Saint Nicks bank shot that left the score 23-20 with 58 seconds left. The lady Indians were able to make it a 2 possession game after another clutch foul shot from Ruiz with 15 seconds left to hold onto the 24-20 win.

 

Notes:

Want to congratulate the 7 girls that walked on the court last night representing the Weehawken Rec Lady Indians. Soon down to 6 girls after Martha started to feel ill and was unable to play in the second half. With 4 girls in foul trouble with 4 fouls each, the team maintained its composure, played strong defense, sank some clutch foul shots, handled being pressed, and stalled the ball in the end. All that made an exciting game and lead to Weehawken walking off the court with the win and remain undefeated at 8-0. 

Way to go: Jennifer Acosta, Sophie Chong, Natalia Ordonez, Nicole Molano, Martha Palma, Nicole Primero, Alexsa Ruiz.

 

With the win Weehawken Rec. improves their record to 8-0.

 

Natalie Primero finished with a game high 7 points, 3 rebounds, 2 steals, 2 block

 

Stats: Chong 5,  Molano 4,  Ruiz 3,  Molano 3, Ordonez 2 ,  Primero 2 , Acosta 1

Steals :,    Assists:    Chong 3, Acosta 2

Rebounds: Chong 12, Ruiz 4,  Ordonez 3 , Acosta 1,  Molano 4 , Primero 3

Blocks:  Chong 2,  Molano 1, 



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Samantha Chong Looks to Score!
Saturday, January 12
Weehawken Win Season Opener 26-13 Behind Strong Defense and Samantha Chongs 14 Point Performance!

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Lady Indian Defense Dominates!
Weehawken Rec. opened up the 2013 season in the Hudson County Girls Basketball League, with a with a 26-13 win over Saint Augustines of Union City .
Both teams started the game with some cold shooting leaving the Lady Indians ahead 4-0 after one quarter, with the only Indians points coming from guard Alexsa Ruiz and center Samantha Chong .

Weehawken held St Augustines to just for points in the second quarter behind some strong defense and rebounding from Natalie Ordonez, Nicole Primero, Ruiz and Chong. With a basket from Primero and two more baskets from Chong, the Lady Indians took a 10 to 4 lead into halftime . Weehawken's defense dominated for all 14 minutes of the 2nd half by allowing St. Augustines to put up only 5 points in the 3rd quarter and only 4 point in the 4th quarter. Weehawken cruised to the win in the 2nd half with 4 points from Jennifer Acosta , 2 points from Ordonez, 2 from Ruiz and an additional 8 points from Chong who finished with 7 rebounds, 5 steals, 1 assist, 1 block, and a game high 14 points. Chong dominated inside the paint on both offense and defense the entire game.

With the win Weehawken Rec. improves their record to 1-0.

Notes: Ruiz, Primero, Ordonez, and Nicole Molano all dominated the boards, with Ruiz finishing with 10 rebounds, Primero 8 rebounds, Ordonez 5 rebounds and Molano 4 rebounds.

Weehawken’s bench players, consisting of Martha Palma, Haley Bochnan, Esmeralda Beltron, Rosa Xique, and Nicole Molina, all contributed in this game. They all played a major role in shutting down the St Augustine offense, enabling the Lady Indians to cruise to the win!

Stats:
Steals :,    Chong 5, Ordonez 5 , Primero 4, Betron 1, Acosta 1
Assists:    Acosta 2, Primero 2,   Ruiz 2,  Chong 1, Ordonez 1,  Molano 1,  Palma 1
Rebounds: Ruiz 10, Chong 7, Ordonez 5 , Primero 8, Molano 4, Acosta 3, Palma 1, Bochnan 1, Beltron 1

Next opponent for the Weehawken Rec. will be Saint Aloysius of Jersey City on Friday, January 18th at 6:30pm at Mother Seton School in Union City.


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Jennifer Acosta leading the offense.
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Sunday, January 20
Lady Indians Beat St Aloysous 18-8 Improve Record to 2-0

Weehawken Recreation improved to 2-0 on the season in the Hudson County Girls Basketball League, with a with a 18-8 win over Saint Aloysous of Jersey City .
The Lady Indians scored right off the opening tipoff with a Samantha Chong putback after Nicole Primero missed layup.  But after that basket the Lady Indians could not put the ball through the hoop,  making only one of the next 18 shots taken in the first quarter. That one basket made by Primero gave Weehawken a 4-2 lead after the first quarter.

Weehawken got its first points of the second quarter with a 16ft jump shot from backup guard Nicole Molina.  Weehawkens defense created chaos for St Als  in the second quarter limited them to just 2 points.  A Natalia Ordonez steal and layup put the Indian up 8-4 into halftime.

Samantha Chong provided all of the Indians 5 points in the third quarter including a foul shot that capped off a three point play.  But once again Weehawkens defense held the lead for the Indians limited St Als to just 2 points in third quarter while the Indians offense still struggled making only two of 16 shots taken in the quarter.

Weehawken cruised to the victory with additional baskets from Primero, Chong and one foul shot from Alexsa Ruiz.

Notes:
The Indians shot poorly making only 8 of 56 shots taken.  That a 14% shooting percentage!!!
With the win Weehawken Rec. improves their record to 2-0.

Samantha Chong finished with 7 rebounds, 7 steals, 1 assist, 1 block, and a game high 9 points

Stats:
Steals :,    Chong 7, Ruiz 4,  Ordonez 3 , Acosta 2,  Molano 2 , Primero 1
Assists:    Primero 1,  Chong 1, Ordonez 1, Palma 1
Rebounds: Chong 7, Ruiz 6,  Primero 4,  Ordonez 2 , Bochnan 2,  Palma 2,
Blocks:  Acosta 1 , Chong 1, Ruiz 1, Ordonez 1


Next opponent for the Weehawken Rec. will be Saint Francis of Jersey City on Friday, January 25th at 6:30pm at Mother Seton School in Union City.


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Samantha Chong On way to Double Double night!
Saturday, January 26
Lady Indians remain undefeated, beating St Francis Panthers 25-11 behind Samantha Chongs 15 points & 13 rebounds.

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Nicole Morano at Point Guard
Samantha Chong collected a double-double with 15 points and 13 rebounds as Weehawken Recreation beat St Francis of Jersey City 25-11 in a Hudson Catholic League basketball game Friday.

Fans packed Mother Seton gym on a snowy, frigid night to warm up and watch some girls basketball. Well those fans had to wait till the second period of this game for the players to warmup, as both teams came out on the court cold with plenty of bad passing, violations and poor shooting that had the Lady Indians trailing 3-1 at the end of the first quarter.
In the second period Weehawken outscored St Francis 6-2 and took a 7-5 lead into the half behind two baskets from Chong and Natalia Ordonez chipping in one basket too.
The Indians offense heated up in the second half while the defense continued to shut down the Panthers limiting them to just 6 points in the half. The Lady Indians were able to spark their offense with its defense and got out and ran in the second half. The Indians finished the 3rd period with an 8-4 run to take a 15-9 lead into the 4th quarter. .
Chong, a  5-foot-9  8th grade center, sparked the Indians offense. She scored points in every period including all 8 of the Indians 3rd quarter points. Chong made foul shots, driving layups, points off rebounds and beat the Panthers down the court for fast-break baskets too.
The Indians pulled away in the 4th quarter with Nicole Primero and Chong adding two points each. Weehawkens 6th grade guards Nicole Morano and Alexsa Ruiz showed that the Indians future looks bright with Morano adding 2 points and Ruiz contributing with 4 points in that final quarter.

Notes:
Two individuals that played some of their best basketball of the season and were two of the differences in the win were 8th grade forward Nicole Primero and 7th grade guard Natalia Ordonez. Primero with 7 steals, 2 blocks and Ordonez 3 steals, 2 blocks, 2 jumps balls. Both were scrappy the entire game, defensively, and added some offense with two points each and Ordonez adding two assists.

Notes:
With the win Weehawken Rec. improves their record to 3-0.
Stats:
Steals :,    Primero 7 , Chong 6,  Ordonez 3,  Ruiz 2,  Acosta 1,  Molano 2
Assists:     Chong 2, Ordonez 2, Acosta 1, Ruiz 1, Molano 1
Rebounds: Chong 13, Ruiz 4,  Primero 2,  Ordonez 6 , Molano 1,  Beltron 1, Segarra 3
Blocks:  Primero 2, Chong 2, Ruiz 1


Next opponent for the Weehawken Rec. will be Saint Aloysous of Jersey City on Friday, February 1st at 6:30pm at Mother Seton School in Union City.


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Nicole Primero Posting up!
Sunday, February 3
Weehawken Rec. Improves to 4-0 defeating St. Frances 18-15.

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Jenn & Devynn move up court!
Weehawken went into the Mother Seton gym Friday night, knowing it was going to be a long night with two games on the scheduled to be played. The first game was against the young and fiesty Tigers of St Francis.  
 
The Lady Indians opened up a comfortable lead early, but the turnovers and missed scoring opportunities were an issue from the second quarter, on. The good news: the St Francis Tigers were just as careless with the basketball and shot just as poorly as the Indians did.

The Tigers scored on there first possession via a 3 point jump shot from their sharp shooting guard Rebecca Raslowsky. But that would be the only points that the Tigers would get in the period.
Nicole Primero continued to be a defensive nightmare to opposing teams this season. She helped the Indian break out to that early lead with 4 of her 10 steals coming in the first quarter. Samantha Chong, Natalia Ordonez, Alexsa Ruiz and Primero all were able to score off of those Tiger turnovers and give the Indians a 8-3 lead at the end of first quarter. The Tigers, once again, scored the first basket of the second quarter but many more steals from Primero, Chong, Ordonez and Ruiz shut down the St Francis offense for the rest of quarter. Four minutes into the quarter the Indians, Devynn Givens, who was stepping on the court for the first time in a League game, scored Weehawken’s first points of the quarter. Then another Primero steal lead to a fast break layup from point guard Jennifer Acosta giving the Indians a 12-5 lead at Halftime.


Weehawken started the 3rd quarter with a younger/ less experienced lineup trying to give some of their starters a rest for the second game as well as providing some of its second team players with some valuable experience and playing time. St Francis was able to capitalize on some of that inexperience and went on a 6-0 run in the early in the quarter narrowing the score to 12-11. But those second team players, Martha Palma, Esmeralda Beltron, and Nicole Molina, did not allow anymore points after that.
Weehawken went on 6-0 run of there own for the final 3 minutes in the quarter behind clutch foul shooting from and Chong and Primero and another power move to the basket for points from Chong.
The Indians offense went dismally cold in the fourth quarter missing all of its 11 shots taken. The Indians were able to survive the fourth quarter thanks to the hustle from all its player on the defense end. Weehawken got some big steals and rebounds, at pivotal times in the quarter and and it was little guys that got them.  Acosta, Molina, Ordonez, Palma, Segarra and newcomer Givens all came up big in helping Indians hold onto the 18-15 win.

Next opponent for the Weehawken Rec. will be Saint Augustines of Union City on Wednesday February 6th at 6:00pm at Mother Seton School in Union City.

Stats:
Steals :,    Primero 10 , Chong 5, Ordonez 3, Ruiz 2,  Molina 2, Acosta 1, Givens 1, Palma 1
Assists:    Givens 1, Primero 1,  Ruiz 1, Acosta 1
Rebounds: Chong 12, , Primero 7, Ruiz 7, Givens 5, Ordonez 4,  Segarra 2, Acosta 1


Sunday, February 3
Lady Indians stay undefeated 5-0 !!! Hold on to beat St Nicks of Jersey City!

Game summary  to be posted soon!!

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Nicole Primero about to Score on Inbounds Play
Saturday, February 9
Lady Indians Improve Record To 6-0 Beating The St Augustine Panthers 22-15

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Nicole Molano put in a jumper

 

Weehawken Recreation stayed undefeated beating St Augustine Panthers of Union City 22-15 in a Hudson Catholic League basketball game Wednesday night.

 

Weehawkens defense continued to be one step ahead of all thier opponents and and did not allow the Panthers to score in the first period. All while the offense was able to put up 8 points, with seven of those points provided by Samantha Chong and Alexa Ruiz also chipping in with one free throw, allowing the Indians to take a 8-0 into the second period 

 

Weehawken had many opportunities  to extend the lead to double digits in the second period but could not get the ball to fall through the hoop.  Chongs 3 points were the only scored in the period. Once again Weehawkens defense was steller and only allowed the Panthers to score 3 point in the quarter and letting the Indians take a 11-5 lead into the half.

 

The Indians looked like they would plow this game open at the beginning of the 3rd period. A Chong steal and fast break pass to Jennifer Acosta put the Indians 13-5 early in the period. But once again the Indians offense went cold and were only able to score one more point on another made free throw from Chong.

 

The Panthers offense woke up and put up 8 points in the 4th period but Weehawken 8th grade forward Nicole Primero and 6th grade guard Nicole Molano each answered back with 2 baskets each in the period to carry Weehawken to an easy 22-15 win.

 

 

Notes: 

Point Guard Jennifer Acosta was able to distribute the ball to her teammates  collecting a team high 3 assists. Esmeralda Beltron and Martha Palma both came off the bench and each also had one assist each.

 

Samantha Chong and Natalia Ordonez both turned in a solid performance with 7 rebounds and six steals each. Chong also scoring a team and game high 11 points.

 

Nicole Molano demonstrated that she can be an offensive threat to opposing teams, with two nice pull up jump shots while driving into the paint.

 

With the win Weehawken Rec. improves their record to 6-0.

 

Stats:

Steals :,    Primero 2 , Chong 6,  Ordonez 6,  Acosta 2,  Molano 1, Segarra 1

Assists:      Acosta 3, Chong 1, Ruiz 1, Beltron 1, Palma 1

Rebounds: Chong 7, Ruiz 4,  Primero 2,  Ordonez 7 , Molano 2,  Beltron 1, Segarra 1, Palma 1, Xique 1

Blocks:  Primero 1, Chong 2,

 

 

Next opponent for the Weehawken Rec. will be Saint Francis of Jersey City on Tuesday, February 12th at 6:00pm at Mother Seton School in Union City.