Millburn Girls Basketball Trounces Livingston 54-22


MILLBURN, NJ- In the first game of an afternoon of a Millburn double-header, the Lady Millers set the tone early in a 54-22 win shutting down the Livingston offense. Rachel Hubertus and Amelia Chen paved the way with 8 points apiece while Gina Saggio and Kayla Wolf chipped in 7 each. Ashley Reuter led the Lancers scoring with 8 points.

Millburn started the game strong as Angie Saggio scored four of her six points in the opening minute. They ran off with an 8-0 lead before Livingston's Coach Buddy Wolfe was assessed a technical foul. The Millers defense forced the Lancers outside the whole game, as A.J. Dansky, the leading scorer for Livingston coming into today, couldn't find the bottom of the basket on several 3 point attempts. The Millers got off to this solid start without Hubertus scoring. She struggled from the field in the first quarter as she often went to her post game and Livingston double teamed her. The Lancers opened their scoring when Kayla Parsons hit a mid-range jump shot and the quarter ended 12-4 advantage for Millburn.

The Millers continued their dominance in the second quarter outscoring Livingston 17-4. Millburn's leading scorer, sophomore Leila Dean Stansberry, was held to a point in the first quarter and responded out of the gate with a 3 pointer at the beginning of the period. The Millers showed their team depth with no player scoring over 3 points in the quarter, and seven players scored. The Millers remained solid on defense, especially down in the paint with Hubertus and Ally Langendorff blocking shots. Livingston's biggest player, Desi Brower was significantly outmatched by the Millburn frontcourt and size was the biggest reason. Brower came into the game averaging nine rebounds per game and only got four tonight. Millburn led 29-8 at the break.

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After putting the game out of reach in the first half, Millburn put their bench players in for the second half. They kept the momentum against Livingston's starters were still in the game. Amelia Chen broke out in the second half, as the lefty knocked down two 3 pointers and a deep 2 pointer. Hubertus who only had 2 points at the half scored 6 in the third quarter as she relied on her mid-range jumper rather than posting up. Peri Lamkin and Kate Madrawski were also energy players off the bench as each added many steals to the Millburn total. The Millers came into today averaging 12.3 turnovers forced per game, and after today's effort, that number jumped. Jeryl Witherspoon also contributed off the bench, and although she didn't accumulate any offensive stats, she racked up steals, blocks and rebounds.

Millburn's performance gives them the look of a team that can make a deep run when county and state tournaments came around. They advanced to 10-2 today, and Livingston dropped to 0-11. Millburn next squares off against 10-2 Cedar Grove on Tuesday.

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