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River Dell defeated Tenafly in high school girls' basketball, 30-28. This game took place in the Autism 4 Hoops Tournament, hosted by River Dell, on December 22, 2013.

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Tenafly's Samantha Henderson is a real player! She contributed often throughout the game by bringing the ball up and going hard to the basket for rebounds. She dominated the boards, finishing with 15 rebounds. In the fourth quarter she showed how versatile she really is when she cut down to the block, posted up, and did a drop step, drawing a foul. Henderson also had 1 steal and 14 points, 10 of which came from the foul line.

Tenafly led at the end of the first quarter, 5-2. River Dell's Emily McGovern was also good at drawing fouls. She finished with 3 rebounds, 1 steal, 2 assists, and 14 points, 7 of which came from the foul line. She was the game's MVP.

At the half time, Tenafly led 14-11. At the end of the third quarter, Tenafly still held the lead at 23-18.

With 2:08 remaining, River Dell's Kayleen Melvin tied the game, 26-26. In under a minute the game was tied 28-28. With :24.3 seconds remaining, River Dell's Emily McGovern hit a long two point shot to give River Dell the lead, 30-28.

With :1.7 seconds remaining, Samantha Henderson drove hard to the basket and got fouled. She went to the foul line and missed the first she. She deliberately missed the second shot in order to create an opportunity to tie the game, but there was a lane violation.

Tenafly High School Stats
Name Not Listed, #3 - 1 DR, 1 OR, 2 S, 1 A
Samantha Henderson - 15 DR, 1 OR, 1 S, (10/17 FL), 14 PTS
Tess Fruchtman - 2 DR, 1 OR
Sofie Check - 2 DR, 1 OR, 2 S
Pheobe Hersh - 1 S, 1 DR
Isabella Greenstone - (0/1 FL)
Lanie Shalelk - 4 DR, 6 PTS (4/5 FL)
Name Not Listed, #4 - 1 DR
2Name Not Listed, #24 - 1 OR, 8 PTS

River Dell Stats
Kayleen Melvin - 7 DR, 1 OR, (5/9 FL), 9 PTS
Jeana Cappolla - 3 S, (1/2 FL), 1 PT
Christine Woods - 2 DR, 2 OR, 1 S, (1/2 FL), 1 PT
Kirsten Wozniak - 1 S, 1 A, (0/3 FL)
Jen Osterlof - 1 DR, 2 OR, 2 S, (2/2 FL), 2 PTS
Caton Henderson - 1 DR, (0/2 FL), 3 PTS
Emily McGovern- 2 DR, 1 OR, 1 S, 2 A, (7/12 FL), 14 PTS

Key
DR = Defensive Rebound
OR = Offensive Rebound
S = Steals
A = Assists
B = Blocked Shots
PTS = Points (total points scored)
FL = Foul Line (amount made, amount taken)

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