CEDAR GROVE, NJ - Sophomore Anthony Bilotta scored 16 points, including three 3-pointers, to help lead the Cedar Grove Panthers boys basketball team to a 54-49 come-from-behind victory on Senior Night in Cedar Grove on Monday.

Montville took an early lead outscoring Cedar Grove 18-9 in the first quarter and taking a 28-21 lead into the second half. However, the Panthers came out strong in the thrid quarter scoring 21 points to Montville's 11 to close the gap.  With a 42-39 advantage leading into the fourth quarter, the Panthers held the Mustangs off to clinch the win.

Senior Mike Lever had 15 points in the win, while sophomore Brandon Dietz chalked up nine.  Seniors Mike Lubrano and Jordan Amati tallied seven and five points respectively.

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The win improves the Panthers to 7-15 for the season.

All photos by Joe Amati

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