Girls Basketball Wins Playoff Opener


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Oneil-WaldwickThe Verona High School girls basketball team easily defeated Waldwick High School in the opening round of the North 1 Group 1 NJSIAA Tournament.

Playing at home, Verona–the number 2 seed coming into the state tournament–rolled up a 58-29 victory over Waldwick, which was the number 15 seed. Caroline Kirnan was the top scorer for the Hillbillies, putting up 15 points on the evening.Waldwick3

Sarah O’Neil did a stellar job of directing plays on the court and sinking some long shots to contribute 13 points to the victory. Brielle Cummings led the Verona squad in steals, with five.

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Verona gets right back on the court Wednesday night. In a 5 p.m. game at home, the girls will take on number 10 seed Emerson Boro, which scored a 1-point upset over seventh-seeded Cresskill yesterday. All of the other top seeds advanced as expected. Round 3 of the NJSIAA tournament will be Friday, with the finals next Tuesday, March 11.

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