RANDOLPH, NJ- The Randolph Rams girls basketball team hosted the Morristown Colonials in the NJSIAA North 1 Group 4 state sectional semifinals on Saturday Mar. 7. It was the first meeting of the season for the border town teams, and Randolph took home bragging rights with a 38-34 victory to put them into the sectional finals.
The Colonials put their defensive efforts into stopping the Rams leading scorers, Angeleen Mulero and Sara Bona.
“Morristown has always been one of the best defensive clubs and their 4 seniors are defined by that play,” said Rams coach Pete Torres. “They shut Angeleen and Sarah down, but I’ve always said that we are “team” in the true sense of the word. We have had multiple people lead us in scoring this year.”
But all that did was open the floodgates for the Rams inside game, where Ellie Sciancalepore and Olivia Turner went to town.
"Ellie and Olivia stepped up big time in this game," said Torres. "Ellie had 16 points, 10 rebounds and 3 blocks, while Olivia had 13 points and 8 Rebounds. It was a drag out defensive battle and one good stretch to start the 4th paved our way to the finals."
Randolph (24-3) will now host second-seeded Hackensack in the sectional final on Monday at RHS, at 5:30 pm.