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.

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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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