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South Jersey playoffs: Middle girls breeze, Lower girls and Middle boys each fall

Middle Township’s Maddie Barber pulls up for a shot in the top of the lane during her team’s South Jersey Group II playoff win over Pt. Pleasant Boro,

The Middle Township High School girls basketball team breezed to a victory while the girls team from Lower Cape May and the boys team from Middle Township each lost first-round contests as the state basketball tournament began Monday.

Middle jumped to a 21-9 after one quarter and rolled to a 66-36 win over Pt. Pleasant Boro in a South Jersey Group II game. Kira Sides poured in 21 points, Kate Herlihy added 17 points and Aubrey Hunter chipped in 12 points for Middle (22-5).

The Lady Panthers move on to face Cinnaminson in the second round on Wednesday. Cinnaminson was a 60-40 winner over Lower Cape May Monday. Winter Favre scored 20 points for the Lady Tigers, who finished at 8-19.

And in boys basketball, Middle dropped a tough 47-42 decision at Pennsauken Tech. Sophomore Marcus Pierce poured in 23 points in the loss for the Panthers (9-16).

Middle Township’s Sophia Terenik pushes the ball against Pt. Pleasant Boro.
Middle Township’s Logan Thomas looks to pass.
Kira Sides gets to the basket for two of her 21 points for Middle Township in the playoff win.