Newton girls beat Hackettstown in hoops

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  • Newton's Jasmine Luciani grabs the ball during a rebound. Luciani also scored a game high 13 points. photos by George leroy Hunter

  • Hackettstown's Hunter Ruppel scored eight points and grabbed four rebounds.

  • Hackettstown's Lisa Kaditus takes a jump shot. Kaditus scored eight points.

  • Hackettstown's Hunter Ruppel (22) launches the ball from long range. Ruppel scored eight points and grabbed four rebounds.

  • Newton's Courtney McHale covers Hackettstown's Amber Sagan. Sagan scored seven points.

  • Newton's Jade Luciani looks for an open teammate to pass to. Luciani scored 8 points and grabbed 12 rebounds.

  • Newton's Irelee Ferguson dribbles the ball. Ferguson scored nine points.

— Newton High School defeated Hackettstown High School in girls varsity basketball on Thursday, February 2. The final score was 51-32. The game took place at Newton High School.

Jasmine Luciani finished with a game-high 13 points for Newton. Irelee Ferguson and Olivia O’Brein contributed nine points each, and Kaitlyn Lynch and Jade Luciani contributed eight points each for Newton.

Lisa Kaditus and Hunter Ruppel led Hackettstown in scoring with 8 points each.

Team records: Hackettstown Tigers 11-5. Newton Braves 12-6.

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