Newspaper article The Record (Bergen County, NJ)

Ridgefield Park Sinks Bergen Tech from Line

Newspaper article The Record (Bergen County, NJ)

Ridgefield Park Sinks Bergen Tech from Line

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RIDGEFIELD PARK -- Ridgefield Park hit some key free throws down the stretch, and the 12th seeded Lady Scarlets needed every one to hold off No. 21 Bergen Tech, 50-48, in Saturday's opening round of the Bergen County girls basketball tournament.

"It wasn't that way until the fourth quarter," said Ridgefield Park coach Nicole Pucciarelli. "They kind of snuck up on us at the end."

The Lady Scarlets pushed their lead to seven points with 50 seconds remaining, and a three-point field goal by Bergen Tech's Njaire McKoy, who scored a game-high 24 points, made it a two-point game with 2.7 seconds to play.

Senior Kellie Lane scored 19 points, including seven free throws, for the Lady Scarlets. Junior center Katherine Haines added 17 points, capping off a week where she averaged 19.7 points in three games.

TENAFLY 41, MAHWAH 36 (at Mahwah): The No. 19 Tigers scored the biggest upset of the day, stopping the No. 14 Thunderbirds behind Jackie Clifford (18 points, eight assists, six steals, six rebounds). Samantha Henderson added 12 points for Tenafly, and Christina Costantino led Mahwah with 15 points.

MIDLAND PARK 39, BERGENFIELD 30 (at Midland Park): The No. 16 Panthers had to stage a 17-7 fourth-quarter run to hold off the No. 17 Bears to earn a date with top seed IHA. Junior guard Rebecca Rabeiro paced Midland Park with 13 points, while Kate McCue scored 12 for Bergenfield.

NO. HIGHLANDS 64, WALLINGTON 29 (at Allendale): Sophomore Melissa Heath, who is starting to become more of an offensive force for the No. 2 Highlanders, scored a season-high 19 points. Senior center Jackie Reyneke added 12.

RAMAPO 55, CRESSKILL 33 (at Franklin Lakes): Senior Kaitlyn Amato had a season-high 16 points to go along with six rebounds and four assists for the No. 7 Green Raiders. Ava Skinner scored a game-high 28 points for the No. …

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