West Morris Central Edges Gov. Livingston, 40-38, in Final Minutes

December 23, 2013 at 7:44 PM

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The West Morris Central girls basketball team defeated Gov. Livingston, 40-38, Monday at Gov. Livingston.

Brielle Kelley, Madison Williams and Sarah Singer of West Morris sank three sets of foul shots in the fourth quarter to secure the victory for West Morris Central.

Lauren Soranno of Gov. Livingston came out in the first quarter hitting two three-pointers to help begin the offensive momentum for GL.

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The end of the first quarter looked promising for the Highlanders, who were leading the game 12-7.

West Morris outscored GL, 12-7, in the second quarter. Patrice DiTommaso contributed with a three-pointer to push Gov. Livingston ahead.

The offensive and defensive battles on both sides of the court continued, and the first half ended tied, 19-19.

The score remained tight throughout the third quarter, and West Morris Central's height worked to their advantage, helping them score ten points (six of them by Kelley, West Morris' leading point scorer). The two teams went into the fourth quarter with a score of 29-28 in favor of West Morris.

Senior Kelley of West Morris Central noted after the game, "I thought we were sloppy in the beginning, but by the end we began to work really hard. Gov. Livingston is a good team and we just kept working."

Fouls continued to dominate the game- seven of the eleven of West Morris' points in the fourth quarter were scored off foul shots, as were six of the Highlander's ten points.

The tension began to mount when the Wolfpack led 34-33 with five minutes to go. A steal and a layup by junior starter Sara Dilly brought the Highlanders on top, 35-34. Soon after, senior Jenny Pires was fouled on a shot and sunk both free throws, putting the Lady Highlanders in the lead 38-36 with 1:42 left in the game.

Leading scorer DiTommaso fouled out with one minute to go, ending her tremendous performance with thirteen points.

The game culminated when West Morris' Madison Williams made two foul shots to tie it at 38. The final points of the game were scored by Kelley, who followed with another set of two foul shots with one minute to go.

West Morris kept their offensive possession to end the game, 40-38.

Coach Silvagni of Gov. Livingston did not appear discouraged after the tough loss, "The girls played really hard. The ball just didn't bounce our way. West Morris is a strong team, and we should have a good future if we continue to work at it."

The Governor Livingston girls team will play next in Chatham High School's Cougar Classic tournament on Dec. 27-28.

West Morris Central will participate in the Sepanak Holiday Tournament at Ridge High School on on the 27th and 28th of December as well.

GL: Patrice DiTommaso (13); Hayley Berliner (9); Lauren Soranno (6); Jenny Pires (5); Sara Dilly (3); Lauryn DiStaso (1); Courtney Osieja (1).

WMC: Brielle Kelley (15); Sydney Sapir (12); Sarah Singer (5); Paige Burton (4); Beni Emiliano (2); Madison Williams (2).

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