DENVILLE, NJ – What would it take for 10-seed Morris Knolls to defeat two-seed Chatham in the quarterfinal round of the Morris County girls basketball tournament on Sat., Feb. 15, at Morris Knolls?
“Patience, patience, patience -- and keeping the score in the 30s,” according to Golden Eagles Head Coach Rob Moore. “Can we do that? I don’t know. We’ll see.”
Morris Knolls stuck to the script for most of the first quarter, leading the Cougars until the last minute and a half. Chatham ended the first quarter up, 7-4, and never looked back, earning its 40th point less than a minute into the fourth quarter.
The major producers of the game offensively were Chatham’s Maddie Hartnett and Shannon Donohoe with 12 and 11 points, respectively, and Morris Knolls’s Emily Mitarotonda with seven.
Chatham (17-4) advances to the semifinal round to face three-seed Randolph (18-2) at the County College of Morris in Randolph on Fri., Feb. 21, time to be determined.
In regular season play, the Lady Eagles (10-12) will host Lyndhurst (15-6) on Tue., Feb. 18, at 7 p.m.
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