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Boys Basketball: Montville Defeats Cedar Grove on Senior Night

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Montville Seniors Joe DelloStritto, Tyler Coan, Marc Tsukroff, Matt McHale, Nick Bio, Liam Cassidy, Tyler Sia, Zach Warech Credits: Courtesy of MTHS Athletics
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Montville's eight seniors with their parents on Senior Night Credits: Hope White
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Montville senior Matt McHale and his parents on senior night Credits: Hope White
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Montville senior Tyler Coan and his parents on senior night Credits: Hope White
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Montville senior Tyler Sia and his parents on senior night Credits: Hope White
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Montville senior Nick Bio and his parents on senior night Credits: Hope White
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Montville senior Marc Tsukroff and his parents on senior night Credits: Hope White
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Montville senior Zach Warech and his parents on senior night Credits: Hope White
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Montville senior Liam Cassidy and his mom on senior night Credits: Hope White
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Montville senior Joe DelloStritto and his parents on senior night Credits: Hope White
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Montville and The Stampede before the Mustang's senior night Credits: Hope White
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Montville's Marc Tsukroff wins the tip-off against Cedar Grove Credits: Hope White
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Montville's Matt McHale with the jump shot against Cedar Grove Credits: Hope White
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Montville's Liam Cassidy on defense against Cedar Grove Credits: Hope White
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Montville's Zach Warech with the layup against Cedar Grove Credits: Hope White
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Montville's Joe DelloStritto controls the offense against Cedar Grove Credits: Hope White
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Montville's Tyler Sia fights for the ball against Cedar Grove Credits: Hope White
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Montville's Matt McHale with the jump shot against Cedar Grove Credits: Hope White
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Montville's Tyler Coan with the ball against Cedar Grove Credits: Hope White
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Montville's Liam Cassidy with the shot against Cedar Grove Credits: Hope White
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Montville's Nick Bio on defense against Cedar Grove Credits: Hope White
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Montville's Joe DelloStritto with the jump shot against Cedar Grove Credits: Hope White
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Five of eight Montville seniors on defense against Cedar Grove on senior night Credits: Hope White
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Montville's Marc Tsukroff with the shot against Cedar Grove Credits: Hope White
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Montville senior Marc Tsukroff on defense against Cedar Grove Credits: Hope White
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Montville senior Joe DelloStritto surprised Tianna Groelly with a promposal during half time of his Senior Night game Credits: Courtesy of Mike DelloStritto
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The Montville Mustangs Stampede Credits: Hope White
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MONTVILLE, NJ - The Montville boys basketball team celebrated its seniors on Thursday night before the team went on the defeat Cedar Grove, 54-37.

Montville​​​​​​'s head coach Bill Medina introduced each senior with inspiring words as he bid farewell to eight players who each took the opportunity during their last regular season game to come out strong and put points on the board. 

Montville finished the first quarter up 20-8 and went into the half with a score of 37-17 over Cedar Grove. Regardless of the healthy lead, the Mustangs continued to work hard in the second half holding Cedar Grove to 20 points, just over Montville's 17 to end the game. 

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The lead scorer for the Mustangs was Liam Cassidy with 12 points, followed by Joe DelloStritto with 9 and Marc Tsukroff with 8. Each of the other five Montville seniors, Zach Warech, Matt McHale, Nick Bio, Tyler Sia and Tyler Coan all contributed to the win over Cedar Grove both on offense and defense.

Cedar Grove's top scorer was John Guiamano with 9 points.

At halftime, Montville held a half court shooting competition which was led-off by Tianna Groelly who was surprised at center court with a promposal by senior player Joe DelloStritto.

Montville (seeded 12) travels to fifth seed Sparta on Monday to play the first round of the NJSIAA North 1, Group 3 State Tournament at 7 p.m.

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