This past week, the Hopewell Valley Central High School (CHS) girls basketball team entered the NJSIAA tournament, Central Jersey, Group 3.
The #10 seeded Bulldogs made the trip to neighbor #7 seed Ewing. The game was underlined by Ewing’s physical nature versus Hopewell ‘s defense and outside shooting prowess. CHS came out on top with a 58-39 win after holding Ewing scoreless in the final quarter while Ally Oldfield bombed in 5 three-pointers to lead all scorers. Franki Gomez scored 13 and Charlotte Hare chipped in with 10. Ewing was lead by Jentile Sheridan with 9 points and 8 points each by Aaliyah Lewis and Madison Scott.
Next up for Hopewell Valley was a visit to #2 seed Westampton Tech. Westhampton Tech was too much for Hopewell Valley and came away with a 74-36 win, ending the Bulldogs’ season. Westhampton was lead by Nisea Burrell’s 40 points. Charlotte Hare lead the Bulldogs with 10 points and Franki Gomez followed with 8. Westhampton defeated Burlington Township in the semi-finals, and is headed to the Group 3 championship on Tuesday, March 10 against Neptune. -Paul Domboski