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Grace Hanuscin breaks record in Moorestown's South Jersey Group 3 playoff win over Highland

Moorestown's Grace Hanuscun (45) is congratulated by a teammate in the Quakers' 43-32 win over Highland in the South Jersey Group 3 girls' basketball quarterfinals played at Moorestown High School in Moorestown, New Jersey on February 27, 2024. Collin Conway/D2 Sports Network

MOORESTOWN - The second-seeded Moorestown High School girls' basketball team defeated seventh-seeded Highland, 43-32, in the South Jersey Group 3 quarterfinals on Tuesday. The Quakers improved their record to 25-5 and advanced to the S.J. Group 3 semifinals for the second consecutive season.

Moorestown has won 13 out of its last 15 games.

Analyse Intenzo scored 18 points and grabbed 10 rebounds in the triumph. She also tallied three assists, three steals and a block. Grace Hanuscin scored seven points and set a new school record with 20 rebounds. The senior forward also blocked eight shots and charted three assists. Rima Takla finished with nine points and six rebounds. Ellia Oteri charted five points, three rebounds and three blocks.

Alonsa Thomas led the Tartans with nine points in the loss. Breelyn Leary added eight, and Dacia Mack and Hanilyah Williams each finished with six. Highland concluded its campaign with a 16-12 record. The Blackwood program has won a playoff game in each of the past two seasons.

The Quakers will host sixth-seeded Absegami in the sectional semifinals on Thursday at 7 pm. Intenzo and Takla each finished with 12 points in a playoff win against the Braves last season. Hanuscin grabbed a game-high seven rebounds. Moorestown is seeking its first sectional final appearance since 2011.

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