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Girls Basketball: Deep Ball Propels New Providence Past Westfield, 49-37

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(File Photo) Junior Hannah Caminiti had three 3-pointers in New Providence's 49-37 victory over Westfield on Thursday.  Credits: Tim LeCras
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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – The Lady Pioneers basketball squad is almost unbeatable when the team is hitting their 3-pointers. At least that is what head coach Cap Pazdera think.

During Thursday’s game against Westfield, the duo of Katie Kinum and Hannah Caminiti combined to hit five deep balls to lead New Providence past the Blue Devils, 49-37.

“When we’re knocking down our outside shots, we’re tough to beat,” Pazdera said. “If you come out on us, we’re going to try and drive on you. If you take away the drive, then we’re going to kick it out and hopefully knock down our shots. If we’re knocking them down, we’re probably doing well.”

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New Providence couldn’t miss from beyond the arch to open the game, as the Pioneers scored all 12 first quarter points on four 3-pointers, including two from Kinum.

Leading 12-3 in the second, the combination of Kinum and Caminiti led the Pioneers into the half with a 16-point advantage.

Kinum said it was great to keep a lead and see it build during the course of the opening quarter.

“Normally, it takes us a little bit [to get warmed up],” Kinum said. “But its good for us to come out right away and hit strong. The flow for us the rest of the game is strong if we start out that way.

The junior guard put up a career-high 29, scoring more than half of New Providence’s second half points. Caminiti finished with 10 points, while Olivia Faucher and Brielle Carleen added four and three points respectively.

The Lady Pioneers improved to 8-3 on the year and have won five straight games since losing to Paterson-Kennedy in the loaded field of the Lady Lions Tournament.

According to Kinum, the two-point loss to the Knights was a real eye opener for the team.

“That really was a turning point for us,” Kinum said. “We realized there’s a bunch of little things that we need to do better. Our focus in practice has been doing that…Its really helping. It sucks to lose like that, but its great to play great competition.”

Up next for the Lady Pioneers is a rematch with The Patrick School on Saturday. New Providence beat the Lady Celtics, 52-48, on Monday.

Pazdera said the team has learned to play as a unit over the past few weeks, which is crucial for their future success.

“We learned that we’re not one player,” Pazdera said. “We have to share the ball. If we have open shots, we need to take them. Again, if we’re making those open shots, with all five girls on the floor making baskets and contributing to the offense, we’re tough to beat.”

Tip-off for Saturday’s game at The Patrick School is scheduled for 12:30 p.m.

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