Head coach David Mosconi doesn’t rely on one high scorer or one specific defensive specialist to keep the Glen Rock High School girls basketball program rolling.
The scoring has been balanced, and the defense has been a team-wide specialty, a formula that has allowed the girls to clinch at least a share of the NJIC Colonial Division title for the fourth straight year.
In order to put themselves into championship consideration, the Panthers had to subdue a Rutherford team that they had barely put away in their previous meeting on Jan. 20 — a tight, three-point win in double overtime for Glen Rock.
This time, in a meeting between two squads ranked in The Record Top 25, the No. 16 Panthers won with considerable ease, 49-35, over the No. 25 Bulldogs on Feb. 19.
And they did it in their usual style, with points reasonably balanced and a torrid press defense.
“This time, youth and experience came together,” Mosconi said.