Wednesday, July 24, 2024

North Warren Girls Fall to South Hunterdon Despite Strong Finish

Karissa Shaffer emerges from the pack to rebound against South Hunterdon. Photo by Joe Phalon.

Despite a strong third quarter, the North Warren Regional basketball girls fell to South Hunterdon 58-45 February 10. 

“We’re missing some players, so we’re a little thin,” said assistant coach Mark Saalfield, who was helming the Patriots Saturday game. 

“So, we didn’t have much of a bench and when you’re running fast and moving around, you’re running out of gas sometimes,” he said. 

A pair of three-pointers by Selah Carper and Kirin May helped North Warren post a strong third quarter, in which they outscored South Hunterdon 16-11, but it wasn’t enough to overcome the 21-8 deficit they ran up in the first quarter. 

Selah Carper scored seven points against South Hunterdon. Photo by Joe Phalon.

“We didn’t play well in the first half,” Saalfield said. “So, when you dig a deep hole, it can be hard to climb out.”

For the game, Carper and May both had seven points as did Jocelyn Considine. Kathryn Hunsinger led the game for the Patriots with 16 points.

The South Hunterdon game was the Pats’ final home game of the regular season as they wait word on tournament placement. Their last regular season game is 7 p.m. Friday at Belvidere. 

Joe Phalon
Joe Phalon, Contributing Writer
Contributing Writer

Joe was lured out of retirement by the opportunity to be a part of the Ridge View Echo. During a decades-long career in publishing and journalism, he has covered government on many levels from local school boards to the United States Supreme Court.

Along the way, Joe has worked at American Lawyer Magazine, The National Law Journal and The Record among other publications, and as the Press Officer of Columbia Law School. His work has been recognized with several first place awards from the Society of Professional Journalists and the New Jersey Press Association.

Being part of the Ridge View Echo brings Joe back to his roots and the kind of news coverage he loves: Telling the stories of people and local communities as well as keeping an eye on how their money is spent by their government officials.

Joe lives in Blairstown with his wife Rose, the founder of Quilting for a Cause, and their two wiener dogs. He is an artist in his spare time.