DENVILLE, NJ – Morris Knolls girls and boys basketball, boys wrestling and boys ice hockey saw action over the weekend, with opponent Montville dominating three of the four events.

Both basketball teams were unable to pull off a victory in their season openers against Montville on Fri., Dec. 20. Playing at home, the Lady Eagles kept the game within reach but ultimately fell, 42-37 in the waning seconds of the game. Emily Mitarotonda and Kate Walsh were the team’s leading scorers with 10 points apiece. The Lady Eagles will host Sparta (0-1) on Mon., Dec., 23, at 1 p.m.

Morris Knolls boys basketball underperformed against Montville, 57-38, at Montville on Fri., Dec. 20. After trading baskets in the first quarter, Montville eventually found its stride and ended the first half with a 38-16 lead and never looked back. The Golden Eagles will face Passaic Valley Regional (0-1) at 3 p.m. on Fri., Dec. 27, at Vernon Township High School.

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The Morris Knolls wrestling team hosted its annual tournament on Sat., Dec. 21. Montville won with 171.5 points. South Plainfield (168 points), Watchung Hills (138 points), Morris Knolls (124 points) and Perth Amboy (103 points) rounded out the top five schools. The Golden Eagles’s David Turner had the team’s best performance, pinning Wayne Hills's Emre Gormus in 1:29. Morris Knolls’s next match is scheduled for Mon., Dec. 23, at 9 a.m. at Boonton High School. It is a tri-match.

Boys ice hockey shut out Morristown, 3-0, with a hat trick from Andrew Ryan on Sat., Dec. 21, at the Mennen Sports Arena. Morris Knolls (3-2-2) will play Ridgewood (2-3) on Fri., Dec. 27, at 5:15 p.m. at the Ice Vault Arena in Wayne.


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