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Friday, February 21, 2014
GIRLS BASKETBALL:Old Tappan tops Ramapo in state tournament preview
|Old Tappan's Emily Sullivan.
OLD TAPPAN – It is usually at this time of year that coaches are scrambling for game tape or scheduling scouting trips to far-flung places to get some eyes on potential state tournament opponents. Not so for the Ramapo and Northern Valley/Old Tappan girls basketball teams, which will play each other in the first round of the North 1, Group 3 state sectional playoffs on March 3, but got a live look at each other in a regular season game on Thursday afternoon in Old Tappan. Not that either one even needed the extra look at each other as both are well-established in what they do and that is to play solid defense for the full 32 minutes and hope to be able to put enough shots in to nudge in front late. Neither team led by more than six points in the second half and neither had larger than a three-point edge in the fourth quarter until Old Tappan's Emily Sullivan made a free throw with 11 seconds left to seal the Golden Knights' 34-30 win. “We are going to see them again in the [state tournament] and it is probably going to be another game just like this. It is going to come down to whoever plays better in the last few minutes just like it did today,” said Old Tappan head coach Brian Dunn. MORE...
NVOT HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS COVERAGE
|Old Tappan's Troy McLaughlin.
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GIRLS BASKETBALL:Tenafly's county tournament prospects improve in Old Tappan
FOOTBALL:In the clutch, Alpher kicks Paramus into section final
GIRLS VOLLEYBALL:Old Tappan pulls off a miracle in Group 3 state final
GIRLS SOCCER:Persistence pays off as Old Tappan tops Paramus in second OT
GIRLS VOLLEYBALL:Paramus clears Old Tappan, a perennial hurdle
GIRLS VOLLEYBALL:Ramapo pulls a shocker as it goes on the road to sweep
FOOTBALL:Demarest gets its rival's attention; Old Tappan gets its fifth win
GIRLS SOCCER:Reshuffled Old Tappan holds off Bergen Tech
BOYS SOCCER:Indian Hills gets a much-needed win in Old Tappan
GIRLS VOLLEYBALL:Old Tappan hands Paramus its first loss
GIRLS TENNIS:Old Tappan gets a win at upstart Bergenfield
GIRLS SOCCER:Young and unbeaten, Old Tappan knocks off Paramus Catholic
GIRLS SOCCER:Old Tappan opens with a win at Pascack Valley