It was an exciting night of crosstown rivalry high school hoops last night in Moorestown.
At Moorestown High School, the Foxes, currently ranked 10th in South Jersey by the Courier-Post, downed Moorestown, 32-26, to set the program record for wins in a season at 20. Their record now stands at 20-4 as they prepare for state playoff action. Four of the five Foxes starters are Moorestown residents which provided some added excitement to the contest. Leading scorers were freshman Bella Runyan and junior Charlotte Stern, each with 13 points. Stern is just eight points away from 1,000 career points.
Girls’ Basketball Hosts State Playoff Game Wednesday at 4 p.m.
Please come out Wednesday to cheer on the girls as they host Doane in the opening round of the NJSIAA Non-Public B South playoffs at 4 p.m. in Baiada Field House. The winner moves on to face Holy Spirit (ranked No. 13 in SJ by the Courier-Post) or Mater Dei.
Boys’ Basketball Falls, 78-75
In Baiada Field House last night, a capacity crowd enjoyed a thrilling, high-scoring boys’ contest won by Moorestown High School, 78-75. Moorestown seemed to pull away late in the third quarter and led 65-51 at one point of the fourth quarter. However, the Foxes mounted a furious late comeback led by the inside-out combination of senior Jordan White (27 points) and sophomore Jack Stern (a career-high 30 points). They scored 30 points in the fourth quarter and found themselves with possession of the ball with four seconds left, down 78-75. The Foxes were unable to get a shot off as the buzzer sounded, but the crowd had been treated to the most exciting game of the season.
Photo: Bella Runyan scores last night vs. Moorestown (courtesy of Burlington County Times).