RANDOLPH, NJ— The Randolph girls varsity basketball team used a dominating defense to take victory in a recent game against Morris Hills. The girls took the win on their home court at Randolph High School by the final score of 43-16.

The win was the seventh in a row for the girls’ varsity team to open the season, the latest they have had an undefeated record in 20 years.

“We started off rough in the beginning, but the defense picked up their game,” said head coach Pete Torres.

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At half-time Randolph was up 17-11 and they would only extend that lead from there.  Picking up their intensity in the second half, the Lady Rams ran away with the game in the third, using a 10-1 quarter to build a 16 point lead.  A 16-4 run in the fourth left no doubt that the game was in hand for the Rams.

“Overall today what got us out of our funk was Ellie and Ageleen” Torres said, referring to the top scorers for the game in captains Ellie Sciancalepore, with 12 points, and Angeleen Mulero with 8 points.  Sciancalepore added 10 rebounds and 6 steals, while Mulero was a force defensively with 9 steals.  Forward Sara Bona added five points and 12 rebounds.

The girls knocked off Warren Hills next with a 44-41 win to move to 8-0 behind Alyssa Alfiere’s 12 points, 6 rebounds, and 5 assists.  Bona added 15 points and 8 rebounds in the win.

Randolph suffered their first loss in their next game against Sparta, falling 42-37. They rebounded to defeat Parsippany in their next game, and their season record stands at 9-1.