MOUNT OLIVE, NJ - The Sparta High School girls varsity basketball team defeated Mount Olive, 45-37, in their first round NJSIAA North Jersey, Section 1, Group 3 tournament game in Mount Olive on Tuesday. 

It was Jamie Melville that led the team, scoring 17 points and eight rebounds. Meghan Boryeskne made a significant contribution with 13 points and 15 rebounds. Maggie Jent had eight rebounds and put up 12 points. Emily Silberstein added three points. Sarah Wells of Mount Olive scored 18 points.

Sparta, seeded 13th, advances to the next round to play fifth-seeded Demarest  on the road Wednesday at 5 p.m..