Weehawken’s Oliver Molano (5) puts up the layup during a game against Ferris, Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015 at Weehawken High School. Weehawken won 57-36. Picture: Neil Barris | The Jersey Journal
By Yueh Ho | The Jersey Journal
February 17, 2015
WEEHAWKEN – Two different styles of basketball were on display during tonight’s matchup between Weehawken and Ferris in the first round of the Hudson County Boys Basketball Tournament.
While Ferris seemed comfortable aggressively attacking the basket on offense, Weehawken showed it wasn’t afraid to make the extra pass. The latter offensive philosophy prevailed, as the Indians won their 11th consecutive game with a 57-36 victory.
Senior McKay LeDuke was the catalyst for Weehawken on the offensive end of the floor, scoring a game-high 17 points and grabbing 16 rebounds. The 6-foot-7 forward dominated all facets of the game, from blocking shots and grabbing rebounds to shooting 3-pointers.
“It’s great, it feels great, especially for everyone,” LeDuke said in reference to the winning streak. “But we haven’t done anything yet, we got a lot of tough games ahead and that’s what really matters, finishing off strong.”
Weehawken has not lost in over a month, since it dropped a 64-50 verdict to St. Mary of Rutherford on Jan. 13. While the team has now won 11 straight, it has just one goal at the moment: a deep run in the county tournament.