Tag: Arianna McCleod

Bound Brook girls take Skyland Gold pod title with victory over Watchung Hills

There may not have been a state tournament for Bound Brook to win its sixth straight Central Jersey Group 1 crown, but no matter. They went out as champions anyway.

In fact, for the second year in a row, the Lady Crusaders went out with a win.

Last year, their season was cut short by COVID, when the NJSIAA shut down the state tournament. Bound Brook found out when they got back from their Group 1 semifinal road win over Woodbury.

This year, the end was more definitive, and they were all smiles.

Senior guard Arianna McCleod capped her stellar career with a season-high 24 points, including a game-high 11 field goals, as top seed Bound Brook took the title in the Skyland Conference Tournament Gold Division Pod with a 60-49 win over 2nd-seed Watchung Hills.

The Crusaders finish the season 12-1; the Warriors fell to 7-8.

Click below to hear postgame reaction from Bound Brook head coach Jen Derevjanik and senior guard Arianna McCleod:

Bound Brook Head Coach Jen Derevjanik
Bound Brook senior guard Arianna McCleod.

Trio of Bound Brook standouts talk No. 6 Crusaders’ big season-opening win over Manville

It was all smiles in Bound Brook Thursday night, as the 6th-ranked Crusaders used a 26-0 first-half run to pull ahead early and beat Manville for the 16th straight time.

Senior Arianna McCleod led all scorers with 21 points in a 70-36 victory heard on Central Jersey Sports Radio, powered by Bellamy & Son Paving.

Sophomore point guard Casey Miller added 20 for Bound Brook, with three treys.

But it was the defense that fueled Bound Brook, and they got a good effort there in the paint from one of the newest Crusaders: 5-11 freshman Brenae Jones.

Click below to hear postgame reaction from the Crusaders, and head coach Jen Derevjanik.

Senior Guard Arianna McCleod
Sophomore Point Guard Casey Miller
Freshman Forward Bernae Jones
Bound Brook Head Coach Jen Dervejanik