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 2014 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 45 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. 

Please check site regularly for new updates on team schedule, practices,

stats, game highlights and team notifications.



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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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Chong Sisters prove to be too much for St. Francis
Sunday, February 17
Lady Indians Survive A St Francis Fourth Quarter Rally; Behind Key baskets From The Chong Sisters To┬śWin 20-18 And Stay Undefeated at 7-0 .

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Sophie Chongs winning shot!

Weehawken Recreation improves to 7-0 on the season in the Hudson County Girls Basketball League, with a hard fought  20-18 win over Saint Francis of Jersey City .

 

The Lady Indians welcomed back into the starting lineup 8th grader Sophie Chong ,who finally was cleared to play by doctors, after months of rehab on her broken arm . Chong wasted no time making her presence known by scoring on the Indians second possession. Later in the Quarter, Chong garnered her 1st assist of season , feeding Jennifer Acosta with a cross court pass which allowed Acosta to sink an 8ft jump shot that gave the Indians a 4-0 lead at the end of the 1st quarter. Weehawken had many opportunities to make this game a blowout in the first quarter but they were unable to turn some easy shots into points.

 

St Francis open up the second quarter with two quick basket that tied the score at 4-4.

But a steal by Alexa Ruiz that led to a layup from Natalia Odrdonez and gave the Lady Indians a lead that they would not relinquish for the rest of the game. It looked like Weehawken was going to cruise into halftime with a 8-4 lead after a basket off an offensive rebound by center Samantha Chong,. But with 16 seconds left in the quarter, a Weehawken turnover allowed St Francis to close the lead to 8-6 at the half. 

 

Weehawkens defense would hold St Francis offense to just 2 points in the third quarter. The Indians offense was able to extend its lead by scoring six points in the quarter, all from offensive rebound baskets from Molina , Ruiz and Samantha Chong. The Indians took a 14 - 8 lead into the 4th Quarter.

 

The Panthers used a mix of foul shots, drives and 3 point shots to climb back in the game while the Indians offense went cold. The Panthers sharp shooting guard Rebecca Raslowsky sank two three point shots in the rally. Raslowsky first 3 pointer quickly followed by 2 points off a Weehawken bad pass brought the Panthers to within one point, 16 - 15 with 2:00 minutes left in game. But Weehawken’s Chong sisters answered right back. Samantha Chong intercepted a Panther pass and drove the length of the court for a layup giving the Indians an 18 to 15 lead with 58 seconds left. But on the Panthers next possession Raslowsky hit her second three pointer with 45 seconds left to tie the score 18-18.  With the Panthers applying a full court press, Weehawken safely advanced the ball to their side of court and called a time out.

On the inbounds,  play Acosta received ball and drove hard to basket but was stopped by the Panthers defense in the low post. Acosta then turned and passed the ball back out to Sophie Chong who pulled up and swished a 15 foot jump shot to give Weehawken the lead 20-18 with 30 seconds left on the clock. St Frances was able to get shot off to try to tie the game but a key rebound from Ruiz and another timely steal from Samantha Chong, allowed the Lady Indian offense to run out the clock and walk away with the hard fought win. 

 

Notes:

Alexa Ruiz came up big with 4 big rebounds in that fourth quarter. Those rebounds played a major part in helping the Indians hold on to the win.

Sophie Chong makes the first points and the last game winning points for Lady Indians.. 

I would say that thats a nice way to start off her come back to the game! Welcome Back!!!

 

Points:    Samantha Chong 8, Sophie Chong 4, Acosta 2, Ordonez 2, Molina 2 s, Ruiz 2

 

Stats:

Steals :,    Sam Chong 3, Acosta 3, Ruiz 1, Sophie Chong 1,

Assists:    Sophie Chong 2, Ruiz 1, Acosta 1

Rebounds: Chong 10, Ruiz 6, Sophie Chong 6,  Ordonez 6 ,, Molano 5,  Primero 2,

 

 

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


 



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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.



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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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