Eastern Regional High School
(This New Jersey School in the Eastern Section of
Camden County Serves Berlin Borough,
Gibbsboro Borough and Voorhees Township)
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| Feb. 28, 2020, will go
down as the quite the date in Eastern's boys basketball history.
The Vikings hosted Gloucester Catholic for the final game of the regular season and rolled to a 79-47 win.
Senior guard Noah Klinewski needed 28 points to reach 1,000. He hit the number with about three minutes left in the third quarter, ended his stint with 29/1,001 and witnessed the final 11 minutes from the bench as substitutes received major playing time.
Point totals for the other Vikings: Zubair Lee 10, Teddy Drinkwater 7, Shane Stauffer 6, Noah Payne 6, Moe Howard 5, Eric Dahan 5, Colin Ems 4, Nick Zellner 3, Myles Cosby 2, Zayd Lee 2.
Noah's brother, Matt ('14), scored 1,576 career points, No. 3 in Eastern history, The guys' mom, then Joyce Moffett, starred at Cherry Hill West (2,085 points).
When asked to comment on Noah's impact on Eastern's program, coach Kevin Crawford (right, with Noah), noted, "Noah has been a pleasure to coach. Plays as hard as anyone I have ever coached. He sticks his nose in harms way for 32 minutes every game. He will be missed, but we we hope to enjoy the (playoff) ride he takes us on this March."
Oh, almost forgot.
This game was played in Gym 2, normally the home to the freshman team's games.
Gym 4 was unavaailable. Look below to see why . . .
| Shown above is one end
of the basketball court in Gym 4, the usual home for Eastern's boys
In warmups before the game vs. Gloucester Catholic, before the refs appeared, senior forward Colin Ems (shown at right in a January practice) stormed toward the basket and uncorked a dunk with such power . . .
He shattered the backboard!!!
Soon, the journey was on. Make a right into one hallway. Make a left into another hallway. Make a right into one more hallway. Let the game begin!
Quite the combo of events. Noah Klinewski reaches 1,000 points in a secondary gym after classmate Colin Ems shatters a backboard in the main gym.
Can't imagine that has happened too often anywhere, if at all.
-- The Klinewskis are a salt-of-the-earth family that knows how to
pepper the hoop. Noah, a senior guard for South Jersey's Eastern Regional,
on Thursday finished his career with 1,033 points. Brother Matt preceded
him by six years and their mom, then Joyce Moffett, was prominent enough
at Cherry Hill West to earn the first full scholarship awarded to a female
athlete at Drexel. Just last year, she was inducted into the South Jersey
basketball HOF. I first met the family in 2014 after the championship game
in the Donofrio Classic, in Conshohocken. Matt made the all-tournament
team and -- not a surprise -- received the sportsmanship award. Eastern coach
Kevin Crawford recently said of Noah, "Noah has been a pleasure to coach.
Plays as hard as anyone I have ever coached. He sticks his nose in harm's way
for 32 minutes every game. He will be missed." Below is the scoring breakdown
for Joyce/Matt/Noah. 7,163 points so far with more to come. Best of luck at
|Mom Joyce||Son Matt||Son Noah|
|C. Hill West||2,085||Eastern||1,576||Eastern||1,033|