News and Announcements

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Congratulations to Sam Sturman of the Knights (AAC) for winning DICK’S Sporting Goods Week 9 Player of the Week. In his first season playing Havertown Hoops, Sam has had a great season so far – helping lead the Knights to a 5-1 record. On Saturday afternoon, Sam had 14 points, 5 rebounds, and 2 assists in a win over the Tigers. Sam’s teammate, Matthew Browne, contributed in a big way – both scoring and rebounding. With just a few games left, the Knights are getting hot at the right time! Go green!

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For the first time, Havertown Hoops is giving away a sportsmanship award at each age level. We have asked each team to nominate a player from their team to be voted on by the rest of the league. Players were nominated based on the following criteria:

He/she regularly attends practices/games
He/she has a positive attitude towards the game following wins and losses
He/she respects their coach, officials, teammates, and opponents
He/she goes out of their way to cheer on teammates during the game i.e. high-fives after scoring, cheers from the bench, etc.

The winner from each grade level will receive a basketball. For grades 9 & 10 and 11 & 12, the winner will receive a prize worth $50. For grades 4-8, the player with the most overall votes will play for free in the 2019-2020 season.

Visit this link to cast your votes: http://havertownhoops.com/organizations/3848/pages/142322. Voting will be open from Monday, January 28 – Monday, February 11.

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Congratulations to Thomas Rafferty of the Yellow Jackets (ACC) for winning DICK’S Sporting Goods Week 8 Player of the Week. Thomas had a monster game last Thursday – leading to the Yellow Jackets’ first win of the season. Thomas had a double-double with 18 points and 13 rebounds. He also added 3 assists and 5 blocks – Joel Embiid doesn’t put up numbers like this! His teammates Jake Keffer and Brendan Aiken both had 7 points and 6 rebounds on the way to a 38-34 win. For the Wolfpack, Justin Morris and Anthony Hoban led the way. Justin had 16 points and 6 rebounds while Anthony added 13 points, 1 rebound, and 1 assist. #ThisIsWhyWePlay

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Congratulations to Ryan Cassidy and Becket Lasalle of the Badgers (Big 10) for winning DICK’S Sporting Goods Week 7 Co-Players of the Week. In the first leg of their double-header on Saturday morning, Ryan filled up the stat-sheet with five points, three rebounds, and five assists while Becket added 14 rebounds and two points – 14 rebounds!! In the first half of the second game, Ryan had 13 points while Becket added four points and another couple of rebounds. For the Wildcats, Saeed Garrett had 16 points and two rebounds while #12 for the Wildcats had two points and five rebounds. Nicely done, boys!

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Congratulations to Natalie Wright of the Red Raiders (Big 12) for winning DICK’S Sporting Goods Week 6 Player of the Week. In the Red Raiders win on Sunday afternoon against the Bears, Natalie scored 14 points in addition to half-a-dozen rebounds and a couple of assists. Natalie’s energy and hustle on the court helps motivate her entire team and makes her a great player on both sides of the ball. When she’s not playing basketball, she can be found dominating the softball diamond for Hilltop. Go Natalie!