Swerzenski reaches big milestone as Falcons soar

Swerzenski reaches big milestone as Falcons soar

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Swerzenski reaches big milestone as Falcons soar

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Senior forward Kristen Swerzenski scored her 1,000th-career point as the Jefferson girls basketball team defeated Lenape Valley 50-37 and clinched the Freedom Division title on Thursday night.

“It feels really good, I’m honored to be able to join so many great players who have come before me and achieved this,” Swerzensksi said. “It’s always been a goal for me, it’s always been in the back of my mind every single year. In gym freshman year I would look at the banners on the wall and say ‘That’s going to be me one day.'”

Swerzenski finished with 12 points for the Falcons (18-7). Junior guard Imani Brown and Julia Murawnski each had 11 points. For the Patriots (14-7), junior guard Marissa Quaglia had 12 points.

Chatham 56, Roxbury 53: Senior foward Grace Conroy had a double-double with 17 points and 11 rebounds to lift the Cougars (16-9). Senior guard Kendall Davies contributed 15 points, including three 3-pointers. Senior guard Brittany Casola scored a game-high 21 points to lead the Gaels (10-12).

Mountain Lakes 43, Millburn 41: Senior forward Sarah Bozzo and sophomore forward Caroline Wilson each had a double-double for the Lakers (17-5). Bozzo had 11 points and 14 rebounds and Wilson posted 10 points and 10 rebounds. Senior guard Maddie Siebold contributed 11 points.

Dover 34, Sussex Tech 31: Junior forward Andrea Morales led Dover with 16 points and 12 rebounds. Freshman guard Leyri Rivera added nine points and five assists for the Tigers (6-19). Lena Kazavic scored eight points for Sussex Tech.

Whippany Park 42, Madison 19: Senior Alana Dudley scored 22 of Whippany Park’s 42 points. Mickel Dunbar added eight points for the Wildcats (16-8). Senior Bridget McAndrew led Madison (11-12) with 14 points.

Montville 46, Vernon 33: Junior guard Katie O’Reilly had a game-high 14 points and pulled down six rebounds for the Mustangs (14-9). Freshman guard Kelly O’Reilly had 11 points. For the Vikings (5-17), senior center Marissa DeCaro had 12 points and freshman guard Josephine DeProspo chipped in with 11 points.

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Montville 68, Vernon 47: Senior forward Danny Weiss had a double-double with 22 points and 10 rebounds to lead the Mustangs (11-12). Senior guard Mike Korn and sophomore guard Jacob Kaplan each scored 10 points, as Montville has won six of its last eight games. For the Vikings, Phillip Thompson scored 13 points.

Morris Catholic 50, Pequannock 44: Junior forward Ryan Feeney had a double-double with 11 points and 15 rebounds to lead the Crusaders (9-14). Senior forward CJ Drury contributed eight points and seven rebounds. Senior center Kurt Weinmann had a team-high 13 points for the Panthers (13-11). Senior guard Nick LaPorta and junior forward Kevin Glynn each had 11 points.

High Point 41, Morris Hills 37: Junior guard Kyle Adams had a game-high 21 points, including four 3-pointers, for the Wildcats (8-14). Senior Matt Szkola scored 14 points for the Scarlet Knights (10-15).

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