EAST HANOVER, NJ- Hanover Parks boys basketball continued their late season surge as they have now run off seven straight wins and nine out of last ten to improve their record to 19-6.
Led by seniors Joey Jandoli and Matt Winschuh the Hornets have beaten Kinnelon 74-61, Whippany Park 72-59 and Mt. Olive 82-71 in the past week. The boys now have a home record of 10-1 averaging 77 points a game. Junior Matt Boeckel also contributed back to back games of 22 and 21 points against Whippany Park and Mt Olive. The trio are very hard to defend against and are scoring 53 of the 68 points a game that Hanover Park averages. They will look to get their 20th win of the season when state play begins on Feb 27th.
The Lady Hornets won both their games to bring their season record to 21-2. They beat West Morris 58-55 and were lead once again by seniors Ava Gammo who tallied 16 points along with 10 rebounds and Alexa Petrozzino who chipped in 13 points. The duo drilled six three pointers as the Hornets were able to hold off a late run by West Morris. Another senior Emily Seymour also contibuted 14 points. Hanover Park got back to their pressure defense versus Mt. Olive and earned a 56-29 victory, 11 Lady Hornets players broke into the scoring column as Petrozzino again led the team with 10 points. Senior Amanda Hoberman had six points and fellow senior Nicole Fortier pulled down eight boards. The Lady Hornets also start their state games on Monday, February 27th.
Hanover Park advanced six wrestlers to Atlantic City this past weekend as they took one first , four seconds and one third place finish in Region 3 matches held in West Orange. Sophomore Nick Raimo was the region 3 champ at 126lbs. and will be the number one seed heading into A.C. this coming weekend. Lou Raimo 132lbs, Sean Conley 138lbs, Rory Deluca 195lbs and Dom DiFrancescantoino 113lbs earned their ticket to Atlantic City by placing second. Matt Liberato 160lbs earned a third place finish and will join his teammates this weekend in Atlantic City. Hanover Parks wrestling program has enjoyed a stellar season as it finished second in the MCT, won the GR. 2 Sect. 2 championship and finished second in District 11.