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VIDEO: Middle outlasts Manasquan in OT

LINWOOD — The Middle Township High School girls basketball team lost some close games to good teams in recent weeks.

The Lady Panthers reversed that trend Saturday afternoon at the War vs. The Shore showcase event at Mainland Regional High School.

Kira Sides gave her team the lead for good with a free throw as Middle outlasted Manasquan, 47-44, in overtime.

Kate Herlihy scored six points of her 16 points in overtime for Middle (15-4), going 4 for 4 from the foul line in the extra period. She also had seven rebounds and four assists.

Sides also scored 16 points and added seven rebounds. She made three three-pointers.

Maddie Barber, Middle’s shortest starter, collected a team-high 10 rebounds to go along with six points and two steals. And Aubrey Hunter chipped in six points and five rebounds.

Manasquan fell to 12-8.