oLIVINGSTON, NJ — Down by three in the fourth quarter and staring a three-game losing streak in the face, the Livingston girls basketball team dug deep to pull out a victory over Millburn, 33-24, on Saturday.
The Lady Lancers responded to the Millers’ efforts by going on an impressive 8-0 scoring run to take the lead. An unlikely hero in Sarah Cullen tipped the momentum.
After Cullen’s three-pointer, Livingston went to its staple in Scherr and Ashey Reuter to keep up the momentum and close out the game with a victory. Scherr finished with a double off of 10 points and 15 rebounds, making it the best game of her career.
Livingston was particularly impressive defensively in the first half. In what looked to be a low-scoring game from the onset, the Lady Lancers generated 18 first-half turnovers from the Millers in route to a 11-6 halftime lead.
The Lady Lancers achieved their main goal defensively of not only creating turnovers, but also shutting down key Millburn scorer Leila Stansberry. Stansberry finished the contest with a modest four points after being guarded by freshman Lauren Belcuore.