PHOTOS: Cherry Hill East Cougars Basketball defeats Pemberton 76-42 at the Ginny Whitaker Classic

The Cherry Hill East Boys Varsity Basketball team had another impressive showing as they took down Pemberton on December 27th at Cherry Hill East. Ryan Greene (‘20) scored a career high 32 points and led a potent offense for the East Cougars team that made over 30 shots from the floor.

East was able to run the show behind E.J. Matthews’ (‘22) ten points and five rebounds and Drew Greene’s (‘22) seven points and six assists. Additionally, six points each from Jake Green (‘22), Jarren Andrade (‘20) and Noah Rose (‘21) helped lead the team to success. Pemberton’s size advantage proved to be worth little as East played tight defense and forced 12 steals that led to lots of points in transition.

The game began slowly as neither team showed their cards early, but several minutes into the quarter, Ben Adler (‘21) knocked down a three-pointer that kicked off a hot streak from the East Cougars. East remained lethal in transition as Ryan Greene finished off many fastbreaks coming from steals. East finished the quarter with a 24-11 lead that would only expand.

In the second quarter, East continued their momentum with a barrage of three-pointers and layups kicked off by a no look pass by Drew Greene to Adler that got the crowd excited. Ryan Greene continued to compete down low with Pemberton’s bigs, taking several trips to the line this quarter as East headed into halftime with a 45-19 lead.

The third quarter was a passing clinic put on by East as they took time off of the clock and set up high percentage shots on each possession. Ryan Greene continued to dominate as he finished his three-quarter performance by burying a pair of three-pointers and finished another layup in traffic.

East expanded their 31-point lead and finished the game with a scoreline of 76-42. Humza Hussain (‘20), Zack Fry (‘20), Jaquon Ivey (‘21) and Ryan Bloom (‘21) were all key contributors down the stretch.

On Saturday December 28th, East took down Mastery Charter in round two of the Ginny Whitaker Classic with a score of 75 to 42. Jake Green scored 20 in his second 20-point showing of the year.

East hopes to get their record to 4-1 as they play crosstown rivals, Cherry Hill West, at the Dibart Gym on December 30th during the Dajuan Wagner Classic.