The Moravian College women's basketball team hosted its 2nd annual Pink Zone Clinic in Springfield, New Jersey Sunday afternoon as part of Moravian's Play 4Kay week, and the Greyhounds raised over $3,000 towards their goal of $10,000 this week.
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
February hoops event features former Bulldogs and Moravian College coaches.
Next month, elementary school children can step up their basketball game and help fight breast cancer. Former Dayton girls basketball stars are teaming with Moravian College Head Women's Basketball Coach Mary Beth Spirk in a b-ball youth clinic with all proceeds benefiting the Kay Yow WBCA Cancer Fund. Former lady Bulldogs Sara Steinman, Cristin Zavocki and Emily MacDonnell will join coach Spirk in the clinic which will focus on fundamentals including dribbling, shooting and gameplaying skills. Former Dayton boys basketball team star and current Dayton assistant basketball team coach David Steinman will also be on hand for advice and instruction. In her 26 years helming the Moravian College girls squad, Coach Spirk has led teams to the …
Friday, March 23, 2012
Girls faced St Helen for fourth time this year in championship game.
It’s hard to beat the same team three times in one season. The girls from St. James were faced with an even more daunting task. Having beaten St Helens of Westfield three times during the regular season with games as close as 11-10 and 14-12 they faced them a fourth time for the Union County Championship. The Championship game against St Helens was the culmination of the CYO Pee Wee Championship games held every year at Jonathan Dayton High School in honor of St James coach Jim McElroy who lost his battle with cancer three years ago. This tournament honors his work as a coach of various teams and Athletic Director. The girls from St James came out nervous in the title game and had trouble with a 1-3-1 trapping defense. St Helens were …
Monday, March 5, 2012
Dayton girls basketball stars pay it forward by inspiring the next generation of girls hoopsters.
The Dayton High Girls Basketball team had another outstanding season this year, finishing with a record of 20-8. In addition, during the year, each of the three seniors on the team broke the 1000-point level for points scored during their high school career. These three young women are not only incredible athletes; they are also role models to a group of younger girls in town who all aspire to be just like their idols. This adoring group of fifth grade fans first came to my attention after an early-season home game. While waiting for my daughter, Nikki, a sophomore on the team, I noticed a few young girls sprawled out on the gym floor making posters. I went closer and saw that they were creating “good luck” posters for the senior players, …
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Dayton Senior third girls hoops player to achieve career milestone this season.
The 1,000 point club has a new member. On Monday, Feb. 13, Dayton Senior Anna Lies became the third member of the Dayton girls basketball team to reach the milestone of 1,000 career points. Jen Kuczynski and Emily MacDonnell each hit that mark earlier this year. Big thanks go out once again to Dayton parent and Patch blogger Lisa Athan for the amazing photos and video of the game.
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
Second Dayton girls' basketball player to achieve that milestone this month.
The "1000" balloons didn't get much of a rest this month at the Dayton gym. The balloons were on display for Dayton Senior Jen Kuczynski, who scored her 1000th career point in a sound trouncing of Union Catholic, where Dayton took the game with a final score of 58-34. Kuczynski is the second lady Bulldog to reach the milennial milestone in 2012. Emily MacDonnell hit one thousand last week against New Providence. Big thanks go out once again to Dayton parent and Patch blogger Lisa Athan for the amazing photos and video.
Sunday, January 9, 2011
Kuczynski, MacDonnell, Lies and Weber key 68-39 decision
Friday night’s game against Rahway wasn’t a “must-win” by any stretch for Dayton, but the Lady Bulldogs certainly played like it was, turning in a sensational effort both offensively and defensively, to roll to a 68-39 victory over Rahway in Springfield. Junior forward Jen Kuczynski scored a career-high 24 points, along with five steals and four rebounds and junior guard Anna Lies (14 points, eight rebounds, eight assists, two steals) and Emily MacDonnell (15 points, five assists) keyed Dayton’s highest output of the season. Dayton was deadly from the perimeter as Kuczynski connected on six 3-pointers, MacDonnell had four and Lies had two. Defensively, Allie Weber led the way with 10 rebounds and was a constant force under the glass…
Monday, March 22, 2010
The future looks bright for the Bulldog squad after a historic postseason.
Now that the Dayton Bulldogs girl's basketball season has concluded, it's time to look back at what some cherished most about their respective season—and to also take a look into what they think the future holds for them. Below are recounts from some of the stars on the team. The Bulldogs [16-9] won a home playoff game—an easy 64-36 over Newark Central in the opening round—before succumbing to Glen Ridge, 43-28, two nights later at home. The loss certainly did not epitomize the season. If anything, it made the ladies on this team appreciate what they truly had. Dayton was led by a trio of sophomore phenoms—Anna Lies, Jen Kuczynski, and Emily MacDonnell—who mixed in well with the two seniors and a plethora of freshmen. As well as the …
Monday, March 8, 2010
After a victory over St. Thomas, St. James is primed for the prize.
On Sunday, March 7, St. James the Apostle's eighth grade Christian Youth Organization girls basketball team played in the semi-finals at St. Joe's in Maplewood. The Springfield squad won the game, besting Rahway's St. Thomas by a final score of 44-27. St. James' Giante Smooth scored 15 points, leading the team to victory. Her teammate Ricci Rajioppi scored 11 points to help the team. Kris Schaeffer scored eight points. Gianna Izzi and Nikki Athan both scored 5 points. Jaclyn Nardone and Sabrina Bibbo lead the team with a great defense effort. St. James take a 14-0 record into the game. On Saturday, March 13 St. James plays for the Championship of Union County CYO at Saint Mary Elizabeth Academy in Linden (170 Hussa Street, Linden, NJ (…
Tuesday, March 2, 2010
The girls bested Newark Central 66-53.
The Dayton girl's basketball team cruised to an easy 66-53 win over Newark Central in the opening round of the North Jersey, Section 2, Group 1 state playoffs. Fueled by guard Emily MacDonnell's team-high 22 points, the fourth-seeded Bulldogs proved to be too much for the 13th-seeded Blue Devils. MacDonnell, the sophomore sensation, had 13 points in the opening quarter, including a pair of threes, and was the catalyst for a Dayton squad that saw the lead balloon up to as many as 31 points. But before the Bulldogs [16-8] could really get rolling, they had to find a way to counter Newark Central's dominant post player, Destiny Walden, who registered a team-high 22 points. Walden, who also had three blocks, made sure the lead never got into …