Go Panthers: Boys & Girls Basketball Advance in State Tournament
● By Rebecca K. Abma
The basketball programs at Midland Park High School are hot this season, with both the boys and girls varsity teams in the North 1, Group 1 Section of the State Basketball Tournament.
On Tuesday, the Panther boys played one of the most exciting games this season, defeating Waldwick 66-60 in over time.
A 16-point MP lead was wiped out primarily by Doug Palmadessa of Waldwick who ended up with 42 points, sending the game to OT.Midland Park hit important foul shots and played good team defense to come out on top. Ron Kruis had 23, Ryan Coughlin 18, Jack Hansen 17 and excellent defensive efforts turned in by James Kennedy and Matt Genao all important factors in the game.
The Lady Panthers will face Boonton Wednesday at home 7PM in the 2nd round. Please come out and support the Lady Panthers.