SPARTA, NJ – The Sparta High School girls basketball team lost a close one to Hanover Park on Saturday 39-34.  Erin Scott put up 14 points.  Erin Walsh contributed eight points and 10 rebounds. It just was not enough to overcome the Hornets.

The girls dominated Morris Knolls on Friday night winning 43-34.  The Spartans held the ball in their end much of the first half.  They sunk nearly every free throw.  It was a physical game but Sparta held their ground.

Emily Dilger was strong on offense and defense.  She put up 12 points and grabbed 14 rebounds.  Erin Walsh put up 13 points for Sparta with five free throws.

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Paige Smith had eight points with four free throws.  She also grabbed five rebounds.

“Tonight we out hustled the other team,” Smith said.  “We played tough in the first quarter.  We knew it was going to be tough.  We also made a few more lay ups this game.”

The girls are 6-3 and will go to Montville on Tuesday.