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Basketball - Girls' Varsity

Pennington Girls’ Basketball Coach Jeff Eckerson has a humble philosophy for the sport: success comes with strong teamwork and the appreciation that all players are valuable assets.

“I am passionate about basketball because it is so team-oriented. All of the players must work together for a common goal; one cannot do it alone,” says Eckerson, who played basketball at Ursinus College in Collegeville, PA. “Scoring is important, but a team will not win without defense and rebounding, as well.”

Following this philosophy, the team has won two consecutive Prep B State Championships with wins over Newark Academy in 2016 and Morristown-Beard School in the 2017 championship. The 2017-18 season was a record-setting one as the team captured the NJISAA Prep A state championship for the first time in School history.

“Success comes when the time we spend together as a team is both productive and enjoyable, and we are all working toward a common goal,” Eckerson says. “If the players take pride in what they are doing and believe in one another, we have succeeded.”

Results and Schedule

Team Opponent Date Time Location Advantage Result Score
Basketball - Girls' Varsity vs.
Blair Academy
Home Loss 50-61
Basketball - Girls' Varsity
The Mecca Tournament vs. Durham Elite (Canada)
Gauchos Gym Away Win 63-41
Basketball - Girls' Varsity vs.
Tournament at Life Center Academy, Toms River North H.S.
Life Center Academy Away Loss 47-56
Basketball - Girls' Varsity vs.
Ursuline Academy
Ursuline Academy Away Win 53-49
Basketball - Girls' Varsity vs.
Hun School of Princeton
Home Win 78-41
Basketball - Girls' Varsity vs.
Bound Brook High School
Home Loss 58-62
Basketball - Girls' Varsity vs.
Life Center Academy
Home Win 46-33
Basketball - Girls' Varsity vs.
NJISAA Prep A States, Peddie School
Home Win 54-31
Basketball - Girls' Varsity vs.
Mercer County Tournament, Robbinsville High School
Home Win 50-23
Basketball - Girls' Varsity vs.
Mercer County Tournament Quarterfinal, Princeton High School
Home Win 66-50
Basketball - Girls' Varsity vs.
NJISAA Prep A States Semifinal, Lawrenceville School
Home Win 64-52
Basketball - Girls' Varsity vs.
Mercer County Tournament Semifinal, Stuart Country Day School
Cure Insurance Arena Home Win 54-44
Basketball - Girls' Varsity vs.
Mercer County Tournament Championship Game, Trenton Catholic Academy
Cure Insurance Arena Away Loss 45-64
Basketball - Girls' Varsity vs.
NC - Independent Schools Championships at Talbert Rec Center Mooresville, NC, Arborbrook Christian School
Talbert Rec Center Away Win 68-49
Basketball - Girls' Varsity vs.
North Carolina - Independent Schools Championships, Comenius School
Talbert Rec Center Away Win 62-37
Basketball - Girls' Varsity
North Carolina - Independent Schools Championships
Empower Academy Away Win 74-69 in OT
Basketball - Girls' Varsity vs.
NJISAA Prep A Championship Game, Blair Academy
Blair Academy Away Win 72-68

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Jeff Eckerson

Head Coach

Holly Jones

Assistant Coach