South Jersey Group II first round

(2)Middle Township 54,

(15) West Deptford 24

Middle's Lauren Legler and Lauryn Fields scored 19 and 18 points, respectively, in a first-round win.

Fields had eight steals and four assists, and Legler had four assists and four rebounds. The Panthers led 29-7 at halftime. Tina Furfari scored 10 points for West Deptford.

Middle, the No. 2 seed, will host seventh seeded Woodstown at 6 p.m. Wednesday in a second-round game. Woodstown beat 10th-seeded Haddonfield 57-45 Monday.

West Deptford 4 3 15 2-24

Middle Township 12 17 20 5-54

WD-Diggs 0 0-2 0, Furfari 4 1-3 10, Ajamu 0 2-2 2, Carrero 4 1-1 9, Bower 1 0-0 2, Minnite 0 1-2 1. Totals-9 5-10 24.

MT-Schwartz 1 2-2 4, Legler 6 4-5 19, Fields 7 2-4 18, McKaig 3 1-2 7, Crowding 1 0-0 2, Salvo 2 0-0 4. Totals-20 9-13 54.

3-pointers-Furfari WD. Legler (3), Fields (2) MT.

Records-W.D. 5-22; Middle 17-9.