Girls Fall in County Tourney


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The Verona Girls’ Basketball team lost to Science Park High School in the preliminary round of the Essex County Tournament in Newark yesterday, 71-66. Despite the fact that Science Park’s Division One-bound senior guard Ezinne Kalu exploded for a career-high 53 points, the Verona girls held their own and were in the game until the last minute. With 51 seconds left and Science Park up by one basket at 68 to 66 and Science Park in possession, a foul was called on Michelle Petronaci against Kalu. With Petronaci out of the game with 5 fouls, Kalu sunk a  foul shot and her team gained possession to score again and seal the win. Kalu, the leading scorer in Essex County, had 16 of her 53 points from the foul line, along with 10 steals and 10 rebounds. Petronaci was high scorer for Verona with 27; Amanda Langan had 24.

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Julia Martin Langan
Julia Martin Langan
Julia Martin Langan moved to Verona in 1989. A long-time journalist, she has been on the staff of Money, Sports Illustrated, Bride’s and Redbook magazines. Her articles on health and parenting appear in a variety of national publications, including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Newsday, Parents, Good Housekeeping, Harper’s Bazaar, Self and Family Circle. She and her husband Greg have three school-aged children, and are members of Our Lady of the Lake Church. You can reach Julia at [email protected]


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