Watch highlights and post-game interviews of Middletown South’s girls basketball Group 3 state championship – a 50-42 win over Old Tappan

Middletown South 50 Old Tappan 42

The Lady Eagles used suffocating defense in the first half and gutsy play in the fourth quarter to score a 50-42 win over Old Tappan in the Group 3 girls state championship at Pine Belt Arena in Toms River.  Stephanie Karcz had 16 points and 16 rebounds, Haley Dalonzo added 10 and senior guard Angela DeBartolome had 9 in the victory.  The Lady Eagles had a 8-1 lead after one quarter and a 25-5 lead in the second quarter. Old Tappan made a 6-0 run at the end of the first half and a 9-0 run to get within 40-32 in the 4th quarter.  But the Lady Eagles never panicked even after Karcz fouled out at the two minute mark.  Watch all the highlights and post-game reaction here: