|VIDEO: MKA pulls out tight win over Cedar Grove in opener|
Montclair Kimberley erased a 10-point deficit in the third quarter, then held on down the stretch to win its season-opening girls' basketball contest. The Cougars pulled out a 49-46 road victory over Cedar Grove.
Kerri McGuire led MKA with 18 points. Erin Nicholson added 13, including a three-point bomb just before the buzzer to end the third period that gave the Cougars the lead for good.
Amanda Mack added nine points for MKA, including a pair of clutch free throws in the final seconds.
Cedar Grove led 28-21 at halftime, and stretched the lead to 10 in the opening moments after the break. Alyssa Lever was the leading scorer for the Panthers with 16 points, including four three-pointers.
Jessica Sinisi scored 10 points for Cedar Grove, while Ava Mandala had seven points and nine assists.
Both teams are part of the Colonial Division of the Super Essex Conference.
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