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Saddle River Day, Teaneck advance to Bergen County Girls Basketball Semi-Finals

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(3) Saddle River Day 53, (6) Pascack Valley 21

The Saddle River Day Rebels continued to roll in the Bergen County Tournament crushing the Pascack Valley Indians. 53-21, in the quarterfinals at Fair Lawn High School. Freshman sensation Michelle Sidor led the Rebels in scoring with a game-high 19 points. Saddle River Day put this game away early, outscoring the Indians 20-2 and take a commanding 34-6 lead at halftime. The Rebels will meet Old Tappan in the first semifinal game at Ramapo College on Sunday, February 14 at 2:00 p.m.

“You have a few freshman in the lineup and they give us such quickness and athleticism it’s hard to beat that,” said Saddle River Day Head Coach Danny Brown. “I think the key to the game was Kayla Oge and way we entrust her to handle the back end of the press. This year is a completely different look because you have a weapon in Michelle and opens up looks for other players.”

(4) Teaneck 61, (5) Ramapo 39

Coming out of halftime, the Teaneck Highwaywomen held a comfortable lead, 30-17, and broke the game wide open in the third quarter outscoring Ramapo 17-9 to take a 47-30 en route to a 61-39 victory. Teaneck had balanced scoring as senior guard Milan Johnson led the way with 18 points while Cedeja James contributed 17 points and Hannah Jones added 14 points. The Highwaywomen hit seven three-pointers in the game.

“They understand what they are playing for and playing with such heart,” said Teaneck Head Coach Shenee Clarke. “I stressed discipline, unity and defense plus players are playing so selfless which helps us perform. We were ranked fourth and said let’s prove ourselves and that’s what we are doing.”

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Sunil Sunder Raj

Since July of 2014 Sunil Sunder Raj has been with In The Zone. Sunil has experience covering minor league baseball, high school and college sports. A beat writer for the Rockland Boulders for six years, Ramapo College men’s basketball for four years, NJIT men’s basketball and Seton Hall women’s basketball. Now focusing on feature articles about athletes, coaches and sports media professionals. A graduate of Ramapo College of New Jersey with a bachelor of arts degree in journalism.
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