DENVILLE, NJ – In a competitive first outing of the season, Morris Knolls girls basketball fell to Montville, 42-37, at home on Fri., Dec. 20.

Off to an impressive start, Morris Knolls ended the first half just one point down, 25-24, putting in their best effort of the game during the first quarter, outscoring Montville 16 to 12. Montville managed to keep the Golden Eagles in single-digit scoring for the remaining quarters, however, while earning double digits in three of four quarters.

Plagued by fouls in the second half of the game, Emily Mitarotonda, one of Knolls’s leading scorer of the night, fouled out late in the second half.

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Five players put points on the scoreboard for Morris Knolls. Mitarotonda and Kate Walsh were the only ones to get double digits with 10 points each. Brielle Gavito earned eight. Brianna Mennella and Gabby Perna’s three-point shooting garnered six and three points, respectively.

Montville’s Grace Kowalski was the game’s leading scorer with 13, which included a three-pointer. Emma Wax’s two three-point shots contributed to her 12 points for the game.

The Lady Eagles will host Sparta (0-1) on Mon., Dec., 23, at 1 p.m.


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