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Mahwah High School JV defeats Ridgefield Park High School JV

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Mahwah High School's JV girls' basketball team defeated Ridgefield Park's JV team in overtime, 40-38.

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Ridgefield Park had a great jump on the game in the first quarter. At the end of the quarter they led, 11-0.

In the second quarter they continued to gain momentum, scoring 7 more points to Mahwah's 4. At the half-time the score was 19-4.

In the second half, Mahwah pressured the ball more and looked to fast break. They went hard to the basket for rebounds and finished second shots. They trailed only be one point at the end of the third quarter, 27-26.

With 4 minutes remaining in the game, Mahwah tied up the score, 28-28.

The game ended with a tie score of 36-36, which led to overtime.

Mahwah entered the overtime the same way they played the second half. They continued to push the ball and draw fouls until they took the lead. With 30 seconds remaining in the game they led, 40-36. With :17.4 seconds remaining Ridgefield Park drew a foul and made both foul shots. They did steal the ball off an inbounds play during the final seconds of the game, but were unable to score.

Both Mahwah's JV and Ridgefield Park's JV have strong, athletic players who are able to dribble, shoot, and pass. They also have a few players who contribute to their varsity as well.

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