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Girls Basketball: Cedar Grove Advances to First-Ever Sectional Final with 34-33 Win Over Saddle Brook

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Elyse Fearon from the Essex County Final game. Credits: Joe Amati
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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. 

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