NEWARK, NJ - Cedar Grove opened the season with a 59-50 win over North Star in Newark on Friday night.  

Dennis Mitola led the Panthers with 20 points and Mike Pronesti tacked on another 14 points.  Shane Benson had eight rebounds in the win.

Jocquai Burton led for North Star with 23 points.

Cedar Grove will host Shabazz on Thursday at 4 p.m.