CEDAR GROVE, NJ - Elyse Fearon scored the game-winning layup with eight seconds left to give No. 2 seed Cedar Grove a 34-33 win over No. 6 seed Saddle Brook in the semifinals of the North 1 Group 1 tournament in Cedar Grove on Saturday.
Saddle Brook started off strong ending the first quarter with an 11-4 advantage. The Panthers cut the lead to one point in the second quarter and tied it up 24-24 in the third. They were neck in neck in the fourth until Fearon's layup sealed the deal for the Panthers and advanced them to their first-ever sectional final.
Fearon led for Cedar Grove with a game-high 21 points and 12 rebounds. Brianna Brook led for Saddle Brook with a team-high 12 points.
Cedar Grove will host No. 4 seed Emerson on Tuesday at 7 p.m.