MORRISTOWN, NJ- The Morristown Colonials snapped a 2-game losing streak, with a dominating 54-27 win over Newton on Senior Day at Morristown High School. Tara O’Neill, Morgan O’Neill, Kolby Lynch, Katie McGuinness and Louise Gehsmann, got the start on Senior Night for head coach Jim Pisciotto. Stephanie Ona, the 6th senior on the veteran Colonial squad played as well as Morristown improved to 8-5. 

“Our girls continue to get better as the season goes on,” said coach Pisciotto. “We played great on both ends of the floor and this win gives us confidence.”

Tara O’Neill finished as the game’s highest scorer, with 19 points. Nine of those points came in a dominant Morristown 1st quarter where she knocked down ¾ from deep. Tara and her senior running-mate in the backcourt, Morgan O’Neill, caused havoc in the Newton backcourt all night long. 

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“I can’t be happier for these girls,” said Pisciotto. “This win means the world to us, and it shows the toughness and grit of this Senior class.”

After Newton scored the opening 2 points, Morristown went on a 18-0 run to finish a dominant 1st quarter. 

“We fed off our defense and got into a rhythm on offense,” said Pisciotto. “The girls really moved the ball around well and we got into our offense quickly, leading to good shots.”

The Colonials outscored Newton 14-13 in the 2nd quarter, taking a 32-17 into the locker-room. 

Morristown used a balanced attack to maintain their lead in the 2nd half. 

The Colonial defense only grew stronger late on, holding Newton to a mere 10 2nd half points. 

Morristown will look to build on tonight’s performance against Parsippany in the Morris County Tournament opener on Saturday.