EAST HANOVER, N.J.- From the first basket Alyssa Alfano sank in the first few minutes of the game, East Hanover Middle School took the lead over Pope John and never looked back. They won 59-50, earning the title, Morris County Group 2 Champs. 

"This was the result of an outstanding team effort all year long," coach Mike Hanley said. High scorer Alfano left 30 points on the board. Jadyn Mapura added seven points and Ava Torkos, six. Arianna Alonardo put up nine points and Nadia Casteneda added five. JV standout Mykayla Newell contributed to the win as well. 

 "The defensive player stand out was Torkos," added Hanley. The team record was 13-4.