Back-To-Back Titles For Lady Panthers
● By Rebecca K. Abma
Photo by Rich Formicola
Game synopsis from Tom Carey of the Boosters:
On Tuesday Night at a sold out Midland Park High School the Lady Panthers of Midland Park won their 2nd consecutive Group 1 Section 1 Championship with a 49-39 win over 2nd seeded Verona High School.
It was a close contest where the Lady Panthers stretched a 9-6 first quarter lead to a 21-15 halftime lead. The Hillbillies from Verona wouldn’t go away easily as they cut the lead to 34-29 after 3 periods on some sharp 3 point shooting.
In the 4th quarter the Lady Panthers outscored the Hillbillies 15-10 to capture the 49-39 win. The Panthers were led offensively by Rebecca Rabeiro 19 points 10 steals and 4 assists, and Nicole Cartaino with 18 Points and 14 rebounds. Thalia Ghalam chipped in with 7 points and 6 rebounds and Amanda Parker contributed 5 points in the win. With the win the Lady Panthers improved to 25-2 on the season.
On Thursday Night the Lady Panther will be playing Shabazz in the Group 1 North Jersey Final at 5:00PM at Ramapo High School. The winner will advance to the Group 1 State Championship Game at Toms River. Please come out and support the Lady Panthers.
For a great wrap up video and synopsis of the game, check out Jersey Sports Now. For game anaylsis, visit northjersey.com.