MILLBURN, NJ -The Millburn High School Girls Basketball team came out of the locker room at halftime motivated, but could not cut the deficit to less than five in 36-24 loss to Cedar Grove on Monday night.

Brooke Exelbert led all Millburn scorers with eight points in the loss. Claire Kirshenbaum had six points, and Sofia Momoli had five.

In the postgame, Millburn Head Coach Stacy Dinner said that despite the loss, she still saw some positives from her squad.

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"I am blown away with how much better the girls are playing," Dinner said. "I think that you always have to focus on the improvement and the positives, and where you were in the beginning to where you are at the end. And I think every piece of this game was an improvement from the beginning of the season when we played them."

Some improvements Dinner mentioned were that the team decreased its turnovers, increased its assists and rebounds, and spread out its scoring more evenly.

Millburn takes the court next on Thursday Feb. 13 against Livingston, where they will honor their graduating players on senior night. Tipoff is scheduled for 7:00 p.m.

  Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Final
Millburn 6 5 6 7 24
Cedar Grove 8 12 8 8 36