Posted On: 02/27/21 10:39 PM

The Covid-19 pandemic has been a common opponent for all high school girls basketball programs in New Jersey this season, and unfortunately for North Hunterdon’s program, it forced the cancellation of its 2021 season.

North Hunterdon finished the regular season with a 2-8 record, but this team has the blueprint for success right in front of it and the Lions saw several breakout performances.

Junior guard Jessica McLaughlin led the team, averaging 12.0 PPG, 2.1 made threes a game, 3.9 RPG, 1.9 APG and 1.2 SPG.

McLaughlin was the team leader in scoring, three-pointers and assists and posted her highest season totals in all four of those categories in 2021.

This was also the first season that the junior averaged over one steal a game, showing her growth and maturity as a junior. After breaking the double-digit scoring average plateau, her ceiling is only rising.

Five Lions averaged above 4.0 PPG and four will be returning for the 2021-22 season. Sophomore forward Emma Hall nearly put up double-digit scoring averages and led North Hunterdon with 4.7 RPG and 0.6 RPG.

Hall and McLaughlin are going to form a dangerous guard/forward tandem that is more than capable of bringing

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