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Roxbury Girls Basketball Wins a Squeaker over Mt. Olive

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ROXBURY, NJ -  In a victory that couldn't get any closer, the Roxbury High School girls basketball team on Wednesday defeated the team from Mount Olive.

The home court scoreboard read 42-41 when the buzzer sounded. The win brought the Gaels' record to 6-13.

Senior Giovanna Harrigan racked up 16 points, making her Roxbury's highest scorer in the game. But Sarah Olivero wasn't far behind, sinking enough baskets to give the Gaels 11 points, and Jaclyn Katzenberger notched seven.

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The game began well for Roxbury, which led 8-5 after the first period. But the Marauders kept coming, outscoring the Gaels 11-10 in both the second and third quarters. Both teams scored 14 points in the final frame.

Roxbury next plays Thursday against Parsippany Hills in an away game at 7 p.m.

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