GLEN RIDGE, NJ - No. 24 Cedar Grove lost to No. 21 Glen Ridge 55-44 in the preliminary round of the Essex County Tournament on Saturday in Glen Ridge.  

The Ridgers took control early, outscoring the Panthers 27-12 in the first half.  Cedar Grove outscored Glen Ridge 15-11 in the third quarter, but could not overcome the Ridgers in the fourth.

Mike Pronesti had 11 points and Chris Wynne had 10 points for the Panthers.

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Cedar Grove will travel to Golda Och on Tuesday at 4:30 p.m.

All photos by Joe Amati.