Sports

New Providence Girls' Basketball Smashes Rival Oak Knoll

113cef4bd246e1626ec1_photo_2.JPG
Credits: Jennifer Fakhoury
6128b2ac69fb8a872582_photo_3-1.JPG
Credits: Jennifer Fakhoury
374bc222c8ae720990bb_photo_3.JPG
Credits: Jennifer Fakhoury
113cef4bd246e1626ec1_photo_2.JPG

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - The New Providence varsity girls basketball team beat rival Oak Knoll, 51-38, on Thursday at New Providence High School.

With the win, the Pioneers improve to 3-0 on the season.

The game was equally matched in skill and effort as both teams fought for the win. By the fourth quarter, with the score close at  37-30 New Providence and less than six minutes left in the game, the Pioneers pulled through, playing a strong defense and protecting their basket.

Sign Up for E-News

Both teams played aggressively with desperation to succeed.

“I think my team when we were feeling a little pressured we came back and composed ourselves, and we played phenomenal as a team," Senior Pioneer center/forward Kaycee de Voogd said. "I am so proud of these girls. We really worked together, and we came out and pulled a win, knowing that it was kind of sitting in the back of our heads that the last three years we lost at home so we really wanted to get a win today.”

This was the first home win over Oak Knoll for the Pioneers in the last four years.

New Providence's victory showed through the strong response by each team player. Their victory was not without some strategy by their coach.

Pioneer head coach Cap Pazdera responded to Oak Knoll's plays, recognizing the opportunities each player was willing to work for. They played a strong defense, and carried the ball over to scoring with their aggressive offense.

"We played well once we figured out what they were trying to do defensively," Pazdera said. "We worked the ball around and found the girls that needed to score and could score and they did. They did what they needed to do.”

New Providence returns to the floor on Wednesday to face either Summit or Livingston.
 

TAP Into Another Town's News:

You May Also Be Interested In

Sign Up for E-News

New Providence

Free Public Panel Will Explore Sexual Assault and Consent

April 20, 2018

The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders invites members of the public to attend a panel discussion on sexual assault and consent on Wednesday, April 25 at 2:00 p.m. in Room N-4 at Union County College, 1033 Springfield Avenue in Cranford. The panel will feature a question and answer session.

The panel discussion is intended to raise awareness about sexual assault and consent in ...

Annual Fishing Derby Returns to Oakwood Park on Saturday, April 28

Mark your calendars!  The annual Fishing Derby returns to Oakwood Park Saturday, April 28th, rain or shine, from 8:00 – 11:00am.  Co-sponsored by New Providence P.B.A. Local #132 and New Providence Recreation, this family favorite event is one of the borough’s “signs of spring”!

Bring your rod, reel & bait to fish for trout of varying sizes stocked in ...

Free Living History Event Showcases World War I Centennial

The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders invites residents and visitors to experience battlefield life as a World War I American Salvation Army volunteer, featuring Ms. Laurie MacDonald-Gaulke, actress and storyteller, in a special free presentation of “Doughnuts for Doughboys: A Salvation Army Lassie in France.”

Doughnuts for Doughboys takes place on Tuesday, April 25 at ...

Thank You, St. Joseph's Volunteers

April 16, 2018

Thank You from St. Joseph Social Service Center

In recognition of National Volunteer Week, we would like to express our gratitude to the countless volunteers that serve the poor and homeless at St. Joseph Social Service Center in Elizabeth (http://www.sjeliz.org).  Whether you make a sandwich, collect toiletries, tutor in the job program, make soup, wrap Christmas gifts, donate food, ...

Upcoming Events

Sat, April 21, 9:00 AM

Green Village

Indoor Flea Market

Arts & Entertainment

Carousel_image_11433c9e92ddbc063eae_103a27776b9f3cdaaab1_img_2579

Sat, April 21, 11:00 AM

Our Lady of Peace , New Providence

Our Lady of the Peace Church Holds Healing & ...

Sun, April 22, 1:00 PM

17 Kent Place Boulevard, Summit

Self-Care Event

Health & Wellness

Sun, April 22, 1:00 PM

Miller-Cory House Museum, Westfield

Sheep to Shawl Festival

Education Other

Sun, April 22, 2:00 PM

New Providence Memorial Library, New Providence

Celebrate National Poetry Month @NPML

Arts & Entertainment