MONTVILLE, NJ - The Lady Mustangs advance to the second round of the Morris County Tournament after defeating Morristown-Beard 35-26 in the first round on Saturday, Feb. 4.

Montville came out strong in the first quarter scoring 15 points to Morristown-Beard's three and worked hard to hold onto the lead throughout the game.

Montville's leading scorer was Lauren Minardi with 10 points, six coming from the free-throw line, while Jordan Strickland had six points, six rebounds, four steals and three assists. Emma Wax finished with five rebounds, five assists, four blocks and three steals  and Jane Beiermeister scored nine points for Montville.

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The overall high-scorer of the game was Morristown-Beard's Bridget Monaghan who put up nine points from behind the 3-point arc, scoring 14 points for the game.

Montville plays Chatham in the next round on Saturday, Feb. 11 at 5 p.m. at Morris Knolls High School.