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Lady Lancers Host Autism Awareness Night and Lose to Hornets, 49-44

The Alternative Press Staff

Wednesday, February 12, 2014 • 12:58am

LIVINGSTON, NJ – The Livingston High Lady Lancers girls' basketball team lost to Hanover Park Hornets on Monday, 49-44.

The night was dedicated to Autism Awareness, a cause which the Livingston Girls Basketball program strongly supports. All three levels (Freshman, JV and Varsity) of the program were involved by selling Autism Awareness pins, soliciting donations and also by learning more about Autism through discussions with Varsity Head Coach, Patty Kaes. Coach Kaes opened the evening by addressing the audience about Autism and the efforts of her program to create more awareness.

The gym and halls were decorated and the Livingston Girls Varsity wore a special blue uniform for last night’s contests in support of teaching the community more about Autism. The Autism Awareness Night was a great success, as many fans filled the stands and purchased shirts, pins and made donations. 

The game was closely contested, with the Hornets led by Shannon Walsh holding a slim 21-19 halftime lead. The second half of the game was a back and forth affair with the Lady Lancers, led by senior Sam Rothenberger, keeping it close. Rothenberger led Livingston with 14 points and sophomore Sarosha Parsons added 10 points.

The Lady Lancers lost their next game on Tuesday to Newark Academy, 49-34. 

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