Boys' Basketball Downs Audubon, Girls Fall Short
Behind some tough defensive play and 19 points from Justin Hansen, West Deptford boys' basketball knocked off Audubon while the girls lost at home.
The West Deptford boys' basketball team recovered from a four-point first quarter deficit by holding Audubon to just two points in the second quarter. This helped them pull ahead en route to a 62-50 victory over the Green Wave.
Justin Hansen led the way for the Eagles with 19 points as West Deptford outscored Audubon 12-2 in the second quarter to move ahead 23-17 at halftime. Mike Gardner chipped in an additional 10 points for the Eagles, who rode to victory on the back of a 27-point fourth quarter performance.
The Eagles girls' basketball team was not able to make the same type of turnaround, as they fell to Audubon at home 44-37. The Green Wave came out firing with 21 points in the first quarter. Though the Eagles would hold Audubon to only 23 points in the final three quarters, a tough first quarter put West Deptford in a hole that they couldn't climb out of.
Val Piniero was dominating for the Green Wave, leading the game in scoring with 31 points. The Eagles' leading scorer was Dai'jah Diggs with 12 points.
Both basketball teams will be back in action on Thursday as they meet Haddonfield for the second time this season. The boys' team will be at home, while the girls will visit the Bulldogs on the road. Both games will start at 7 p.m.