The Haddon Township High School girls’ basketball team didn’t get a whole lot of practice sessions in last week; they were too busy winning games. The Hawks went 4-0 in a busy week, increasing their standing as one of the top teams in the Colonial Conference. Meanwhile, the wrestling team won a pair of lopsided matches and the swimming regular season came to an end.
All season long the Hawks have defied the odds by having continued success with five underclassmen in their starting lineup. That trend continued last week as the team’s youth came in handy during a four-games-in-six-nights stretch. Haddon Township recorded victories over Cherry Hill West (59-26), Paulsboro (66-44), Haddonfield (53-28) and Moorestown (56-48).
The Hawks played shut-down defense against the Bulldawgs, allowing just 17 points over the final three quarters. Alayxiah Carr and Morgan Lenahan led the way offensively, scoring 17 and 15 points, respectively.
Against Moorestown it was Bella Preziosi and Katie Burns who did the heavy lifting, Preziosi netted a game-high 19 points and Burns had 17 points and 10 rebounds. Sarah Getzing also cleaned the glass, grabbing 10 boards.
The Hawks have a lighter schedule this week with a road contest against Gateway (today) and a home tilt against Woodbury (Thursday). The girls will find out their playoff seed and opponent on Wednesday.
Three times this season Haddon Township has suffered a two-game
losing streak. Three times this season the Hawks have stopped the skid right there. After suffering setbacks to Paulsboro and Haddonfield, the Hawks (11-6) unleashed their highest scoring output of the season in an 80-31 win over Moorestown Friends. Ten different Haddon Township players scored, led by Tyler Easterday, who had 21 points. Nick Marino and Casey Boyle also had the scoring touch, netting 15 and 14, respectively.
The victory was a nice bounce back from a disappointing 59-35 loss to Haddonfield. The Hawks led by one after the first quarter but were outscored 19-5 in the second quarter and never recovered. Trey Thatcher led the Hawks with 10 points.
Haddon Township hosts Gateway (today) before hitting the road to take on Woodbury (Thursday) and St. Joseph (Friday).
With the regular season nearing its end, the Hawks are hoping to a long and successful postseason run is in the near future. Haddon Township scored convincing victories over Sterling (65-12) and Haddon Heights (55-20) to run their record to 17-5. Chris Wolf, Renato Paoli, Jason Groff, Mike McCutcheon, Edward Hutchingson and Elijah Camacho each won by pin against the Knights, with Hucthingson’s pin coming in just 23 seconds.
The pins kept on coming against the Garnets as Paoli, Connor Kelly, Brian Navaro, Jason Martinak, Daniel Clemente and Camacho all pressed their opponents shoulders to the mat.
The Hawks have just two matches remaining, both on the road. The Hawks travel to take on Pennsauken (Wednesday) and Cherokee (Saturday). Haddon Township will find out its playoff fate later this week.
The regular season came to an end for the Hawks in a 94-76 loss to Gateway. Brad Donohue showed off his speed in the pool, winning the 200 freestyle and 100 butterfly. Donohue was also a part of the winning 200 freestyle team. He joined Brian Kehs, Patricia Angelotti and Nick DeRitis in the win. Haddon Township finished 3-5.