Girls Basketball Roundup: Daily results from the Skyland, GMC and area Union County Conf.

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Monday, March 7

Non-Public B South semifinals

Rutgers Prep 64, St. Rose 34: Katie Ledden dropped 20 points and grabbed eight rebounds, and Mikayla Blakes tallied 19 points, five rebounds and six assists and top-seeded Rutgers Prep cruised into the final. Morgan Ryan chipped in eight points for the Argonauts, who will face second-seeded Wildwood Catholic at 5 p.m. Wednesday at Long Branch High School.

GIRLS BASKETBALL: South Hunterdon washed out by Shore in Central 1 final

Non-Public A South semifinals

Saddle River Day 62, Gill St. Bernard's 35: The Knights fell to the top seed, finishing their season 18-6.

Saturday, March 5

Central Group 1

South Hunterdon 47, Burlington City 23: Reghan Bice led with 22 points as third-seeded South Hunterdon (18-9) defeated No. 7 Burlington City (14-13). Sophie Hinman finished with eight points. Tylar Cloyd contributed six points. Kylee Conner, Eve Durkee-Neumann, Kadie Fleming and Mayce Fleming combined for 11 points.

South Hunterdon will host fifth-seeded Shore in the final on Monday.

GIRLS BASKETBALL: Colonia makes history with sectional final berth

Friday, March 4

Central Group 2

New Providence 57, Rumson-Fair Haven 51 (OT): Jasmine Miller posted a double-double with 11 rebounds, 10 points, four blocks and two steals as second-seeded New Providence (26-2) outscored third-seeded Rumson-Fair Haven (19-10) 11-5 in overtime for the win.

Grace Kinum recorded 25 points, including 11 free throws, seven rebounds, five assists and two steals. Grace Kelly added seven points, five rebounds, four assists and one block. Brenna Slattery contributed seven points, four rebounds, four assists and one block. Meghan Lamanna chipped in six points and one rebound, while Megan Slattery totaled five rebounds, two points and one block.

New Providence will travel to top-seeded Manasquan in the final on Tuesday.

GIRLS BASKETBALL: No. 6 Hillsborough headed to sectional final

Central Group 4

Jackson Memorial 46, Monroe 44: Haley Higgens finished with 18 points and six rebounds as third-seeded Monroe (18-6) fell to second-seeded Jackson Memorial (21-5). Hally Cottrell contributed nine points and Nicole Turco chipped in eight points. Katelyn Louro and Sydney Wolven combined for nine points.

North 2 Group 4

Westfield 64, Bayonne 48: Grace Klag posted a double-double with 22 points, 18 rebounds, five blocks, two assists and one steal as top-seeded Westfield (25-5) defeated fourth-seeded Bayonne (18-8).

Annie Ryan finished with 16 points. Paige Gorczyca contributed 10 points, seven rebounds and two assists. Sutton Factor recorded eight points, five rebounds, four assists, one block and one steal. Chloe Kreusser totaled eight points, four rebounds, three assists and two steals.

Westfield will host sixth-seeded Hillsborough in the final on Tuesday.

North Non-Public B

Gill St. Bernard's 53, Lodi Immaculate 38: Maya Abramson recorded 17 points, eight rebounds, two assists and two steals as fourth-seeded Gill St. Bernard's (18-5) defeated fifth-seeded Lodi Immaculate (16-7).

Jennah Johnson totaled 13 points, three assists, two steals and one rebound. Sidney Quinn contributed 11 points, four assists, two rebounds and one block. Tessa Lozner added seven points, four rebounds, one assist, one block and one steal. Brooke Baisley totaled nine rebounds, two points, two steals, one assist and one block.

Gill St. Bernard's will travel to top-seeded Saddle River Day in the semifinals on Monday.

South Non-Public A

St. John Vianney 95, Immaculata 30: Julia Vasquez finished with eight points, three rebounds and two assists as eighth-seeded Immaculata (15-12) fell to top-seeded St. John Vianney (27-1). Giovanna Drajin totaled five points, three rebounds and one assist. Abigail Lawrence added five points and three assists. Julia Pinckert contributed four rebounds, three points and three assists.

Camden Catholic 64, St. Thomas Aquinas 55: Nia Clemons led with 15 points, six rebounds, three assists and one steal as fourth-seeded St. Thomas Aquinas (22-4) fell to fifth-seeded Camden Catholic (22-5).

Kayla Perez totaled 14 points, five steals, four rebounds and two assists. Jessica Cooper added 12 points, eight rebounds, two assists and one steal. Amarilis Schubick contributed nine points on three 3-pointers, two steals, two rebounds and one assist. Leah Crosby chipped in five points, five rebounds and one steal.

Paul VI 69, Mount St. Mary 29: Olivia LaBruno recorded 12 points as seventh-seeded Mount St. Mary (16-11) fell to second-seeded Paul VI (23-3). Rachel Castela scored seven points and Mia Gestosani added six points. Ella Reed chipped in four points.

South Non-Public B

Rutgers Prep 75, Holy Spirit 15: Morgan Ryan scored 17 points as top-seeded Rutgers Prep (24-2) advanced over eighth-seeded Holy Spirit (14-10). Chloe Escanillas and Zahra Alexander each finished with 14 points. Katie Ledden posted 11 points. Mikayla Blakes totaled eight points. Antonia Bates, Julia Parmelee, Taylor Repollet and Gabby Langrin combined for 11 points.

Rutgers Prep will host fifth-seeded St. Rose in the semifinals on Monday.

Thursday, March 3

Central Group I

South Hunterdon 69, Florence 41: Reghan Bice dropped in 22 points and Tylar Cloyd scored 16 points and third-seeded South Hunterdon rolled into the semifinals. Kadie Fleming chipped in 15 points for the Eagles, who will play host to seventh-seeded Burlington City on Saturday.

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Burlington City 38, Woodbridge Academy 32: Isabella Bielinski collected 18 points, while Hena Thakkar netted eight points, but No. 2 seed Woodbridge Academy (16-8) was eliminated by the No. 7 seed.

Central Group 3

Colonia 47, Neptune 39: Mattison Chiera took the lead with 21 points, while Taylor Derkack added 12 points and 11 rebounds and second-seeded Colonia moved into the semifinals and a Saturday date with No. 3 seed Wall. Kennedy Goncalves pitched in six points and 10 boards for the Patriots.

North 2 Group 3

Randolph 50, Voorhees 35: Alina Staten and Lindsay Kinsky each scored eight points, but seventh-seeded Voorhees fell to the No. 2 seed, finishing its season 18-8.

Wednesday, March 2

NJSIAA TOURNAMENT

Public quarterfinals – winners play Friday in the semifinals

North 2 Group 4

Westfield 68, Phillipsburg 38: Paige Gorczyca and Chloe Kreusser each scored 19 points, and Annie Ryan pitched in 10 points to propel top-seeded Westfield into the semifinals. Grace Klag turned in nine points and eight rebounds and Sutton Factor contributed five points, eight rebounds and five assists for the Blue Devils, who will play host to fourth-seeded Bayonne on Friday.

Franklin 66, Hunterdon Central 49: Christina Midgette totaled 24 points and Iyanna Cotton pitched in 22 points and second-seeded four-time defending champion Franklin rolled on. The Warriors will play host to sixth-seeded Hillsborough on Friday, marking the season’s fourth meeting between the teams. Franklin won both regular-season affairs, before the Raiders got their revenge with an upset win in the county quarterfinals. Anna Hansson scored 18 points and Jessica Mastriano added 10 for No. 10 seed Hunterdon Central (12-14).

GAME STORY: Sixth-seeded Hillsborough wears out No. 3 Scotch Plains-Fanwood

Bayonne 44, Ridge 27: Nancy Puthenpurayil notched 10 points and Emma Landes collected seven points and 10 rebounds, but the fifth-seeded Red Devils fell to the fourth-seeded Bees, finishing its season 14-14.

Central Group 4

Jackson Memorial 66, South Brunswick 57: Alexa Lease-Springer scored 16 points and Meher Vig finished with 12 points, but seventh-seeded South Brunswick couldn’t over come the No. 2 seed. Carla Seyfarth and Katie Rausch each finished with 11 points for the Vikings (19-8).

GAME STORY: Monroe bests East Brunswick

Hightstown 50, North Brunswick 47 (OT): Niyell McCargo delivered 24 points and 14 rebounds, and Anne Marie Quagliata notched 11 points, but North Brunswick’s fourth-quarter rally was for naught, as the eight-seeded Raiders couldn’t close out the upset, falling to top-seeded Hightstown in overtime. North Brunswick (16-10) trailed by five points headed into the fourth quarter before rallying to tie.

Central Group 2

Rumson-Fair Haven 57, Bound Brook 34: Brenae Jones and T.K. Pugh each scored 11 points for sixth-seeded Bound Brook, but the Crusaders had their string of five consecutive sectional title snapped, falling to the No. 3 seeded Shore Conference power. Bound Brook finishes 19-8.

Holmdel 67, Middlesex 53: Neysa Aguilar poured in 23 points and Jessica Devine added 10 points, but fifth-seeded Middlesex was eliminated by the No. 4 seed. Madison Robel pitched in seven points, 13 rebounds and six assists for the Blue Jays, who finish 21-5.

New Providence 57, Governor Livingston 30: Grace Kinum notched 18 points, five steals, five rebounds and six assists, and Megan Slattery added 12 points and nine boards and second-seeded New Providence rolled into the semifinals. Meghan Lamanna pitched in 10 points for the Pioneers, who will take on third-seeded Rumson-Fair Haven on Friday. Dani Kang netted 10 points to pace the seventh-seeded Highlanders (16-7).

Non-Public first round – winners play Friday in quarterfinals

Non-Public A South

Immaculata 54, Notre Dame 52: Sarah Zarzycki's two free throws with six seconds left in regulation proved the difference, as eight-seeded Immaculata pulled one out against the No. 9 seed to advance. The Spartans were paced by Gigi Drajin, who scored 13 points. Abby Lawrence (12 points, 20 rebounds) and Julia Pinckert (10 + 10) each recorded double-doubles in the win. Immaculata heads to top-seeded St. John Vianney on Friday to square off with the state’s top-ranked team.

St. Thomas Aquinas 85, Princeton Day 16: Jessica Cooper notched 18 points, while Amarilis Shubick added 16 points and eight assists and fourth-seeded St. Thomas rolled. Kayla Perez scored 15 points and Leah Crosby went for 11 points and 10 rebounds for the Trojans, who will play host to fifth-seeded Camden Catholic at 4 p.m. Friday in the quarterfinals.

Camden Catholic 67, Union Catholic 35: Danielle Peralta scored 18 points and Kayla Riley notched 10 points, but No. 12 seed Union Catholic was eliminated.

Mount St. Mary 62, Our Lady of Mercy 45: Olivia LaBruno put in 18 points and pulled down six rebounds, and Phoebe Costalos finished with 15 points and seven boards and No. 7 seed Mount St. Mary advanced to a Friday’s quarterfinals date with second-seeded Paul VI. Rachel Castela went for 14 points and 13 boards in the win.

Non-Public B South

Calvary Christian 48, Timothy Christian 23: Raegan Fogarty tallied 16 points, seven rebounds and five assists, and Hannah Raike added 12 points, five assists and five steals and No. 7 seed Calvary Christian moved into Friday’s quarterfinals and a trip to second-seeded Wildwood Catholic. Hannah McNulty netted nine points to pace the 10th-seeded Tigers (7-11).

Non-Public A North

Hudson Catholic 57, Pingry 41: Bella Goodwin scored 13 points and Ngozi Nnaeto added 10 points, but eight-seeded Pingry fell to the No. 9 seed, finishing its season 9-15.

Staff writer Simeon Pincus can be reached CNGirlsHoops@aol.com. Follow him on Twitter @SimeonPincus and on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/SimeonPincusCN

Tuesday, March 1

NJSIAA TOURNMENT FIRST ROUND – winners play Thursday at higher seed

North 2 Group 3

Voorhees 48, Nutley 35: Alina Staten notched 17 points and Ainsley O’Sullivan went for 13 points and eight rebounds and No. 7 Voorhees advanced. Ali Leibensperger pitched in eight points and Sarah Pettegrove went for five points and nine rebounds for the Vikings, who will visit No. 2 Randolph or No. 7 Millburn on Thursday.

Warren Hills 55, North Hunterdon 36: Jaelyn Morris put in 14 points and Bella Soto added 12 points and No. 8 seed Warren Hills moved on. Sami Schander pitched in 10 points and Kelly McDermott nabbed 11 rebounds for the Blue Streaks, who head to top-seeded Chatham on Thursday. Jessica McLaughlin scored 12 points and Emma Miller added seven points to pace ninth-seeded North Hunterdon (11-16).

Colonia 60, Steinert 23: Mattison Chierra poured in 26 points and Taylor Derkack netted 16 points and second-seeded Colonia rolled into the quarterfinals. Mya Patino pitched in eight points for the Patriots, who play host to No. 7 seed Neptune on Thursday.

Central Group 1

South Hunterdon 60, Henry Hudson 22: Sophie Hinman scored 14 points and Reghan Bice added 13 points and third-seeded South Hunterdon moved into the quarterfinals. Aaliyah Smith pitched in 11 points for the Eagles, who will play host to No. 6 Florence on Thursday.

Florence 40, Manville 32: Valentina Barrios netted 14 points and Kiara Vazquez notched five points and six rebounds, but No. 11 seed Manville (6-16) fell to the sixth-seeded Flashes.

Keansburg 51, Somerset Tech 31: Maeva O’Sullivan netted 20 points and Megan Norz grabbed eight rebounds, but fourth-seeded Somerset Tech was toppled by the No. 13 seed to finish its season 13-10.

Woodbridge Academy 28, Roselle Park 26: Vidisha Maharana and Hena Thakkar each scored eight points and second-seeded Woodbridge Academy advanced to Thursday’s quarterfinals, playing host to No. 10 Dunellen or No. 7 Burlington City.

Burlington City 53, Dunellen 32: Alexa Castro posted 10 points and 11 rebounds, but it wasn’t enough, as No. 10 Dunellen fell to the No. 7 seed, finishing its season 7-20.

Point Pleasant Beach 44, Perth Amboy Tech 26: Arlette Batista netted 13 points and Amanda Batista notched eight points, but No. 9 seed Perth Amboy Tech finishes 8-15.

Shore 76, Highland Park 32: The No. 12 seed Owls finish their season 10-15.

Central Group 3

Neptune 65, Somerville 50: Madison Briganti scored 16 points and Meghan Pedrani wrapped up her career with a 14-point outing as No. 10 seed Somerville was eliminated. The Pioneers finish 15-11.

Robbinsville 45, South Plainfield 24: Brianna Harris scored 14 points in what proved to be the season finale, as No. 9 seeded South Plainfield fell to the No. 8 seed. The Tigers finish the campaign 14-13.

Colts Neck 67, J.F. Kennedy 34: Sofia Hindy paced No. 13 J.F. Kennedy with eight points and Sidney de Voogd notched seven rebounds for the Mustangs (16-12).

Staff writer Simeon Pincus can be reached CNGirlsHoops@aol.com. Follow him on Twitter @SimeonPincus and on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/SimeonPincusCN

Monday, Feb. 28

NJSIAA TOURNAMENT, PUBLIC FIRST ROUND - winners play in Wednesday's quarterfinals

Central Group 2

Bound Brook 64, Delaware Valley 44: Senior T.K. Pugh opened the playoffs with a 22-point effort, while sophomore Brenae Jones turned in a double-double with 11 points and 10 rebounds and sixth-seeded Bound Brook began its trek through its first playoffs as a Group 2 with a win.

Casey Miller totaled nine points, five boards and six assists and Brooke Cooper notched nine points for the Crusaders, who will head to third-seeded Rumson-Fair Haven in Wednesday for the quarterfinals.

Bound Brook has won five straight sectional titles and is the reigning state Group 1 co-champ.

Carol Anne Bredeson finished with 12 points and Elana Falkenstein posted 10 points for the 11th-seeded Terriers (11-16).

Governor Livingston 58, Spotswood 20: Gianna Cicimarra tallied 16 points, five rebounds and six assists, and Dani Kang notched 15 points to fuel No. 7 Governor Livingston. Allie Post chipped in nine points and Reagan Hopeck grabbed 10 rebounds for the Highlanders, who will visit second-seeded rival New Providence in Wednesday’s quarterfinals. Giana Oelkers scored seven points for No. 10 Spotswood, which finishes its season 15-10.

New Providence 68, Bordentown 13: Meghan Lamanna posted 21 points and five steals and Grace Henn added 10 points and six rebounds as newly minted Union County champion New Providence advanced. Jasmine Miller tallied eight points and 11 rebounds for the second-seeded Pioneers, who play host to seventh-seeded Governor Livingston on Wednesday.

Middlesex 65, Metuchen 38: Jessica Devine went for 19 points and Neysa Aguilar dropped in 16 points and fifth-seeded Middlesex rolled into the quarterfinals. Ashley Knuth tallied 10 points and seven rebounds and Madison Robel grabbed 12 boards for the Blue Jays, who head to No. 4 Holmdel on Wednesday. Aurelie Germain netted nine points and Molly Malague notched eight points for No. 12 Metuchen, which finished its season at 14-12.

A.L. Johnson 54, South River 51: Madison Vitucci scored 18 points and Tiffany Fischer added 13 points, but No. 8 South River fell to the No. 9 seed, finishing the season 17-10.

Central Group 4

North Brunswick 59, Montgomery 55: Niyell McCargo takes the Raiders on her back in win

Monroe 62, West Windsor-Plainsboro North 26: Avery Labaska scored 15 points and Haley Higgins netted 14 points to spark third-seeded Monroe. Katleyn Louro pitched in 10 points for the Falcons, who will play host to sixth-seeded East Brunswick on Wednesday.

South Brunswick 43, Old Bridge 40: Katie Rausch scored 14 points and Alexis Lease-Springer delivered 10 points and seven rebounds and seventh-seeded South Brunswick won the rubber match of what proved to be a three-game season series between these teams, prevailing in a back-and-forth affair. Meher Vig helped out with nine points and six rebounds for the Vikings, who will visit second-seeded Jackson Memorial on Wednesday. Gabrielle Walker finished with 14 points and Abby Jazmin added 12 points and nine rebounds for the No. 10 seed Knights, who finish the season 13-9.

East Brunswick 70, Howell 56: Tamea El poured in 21 points and Julia Perez netted 16 points to propel No. 6 seed East Brunswick into Wednesday’s quarterfinals. Annie Nezaria scored 11 points for the Bears, who visit No. 3 seed Monroe next.

North 2 Group 2

Hanover Park 58, Bernards 38: Sydney Incarnato scored seven points and Ella Damratoski added six points, but No. 10 seed Bernards fell at the No. 7 seed, finishing its season 8-16.

North 2 Group 4

Hunterdon Central 62, Woodbridge 37: Anna Hansson scored 20 points and Jessica Mastriano tossed in 18 more and No. 10 seed Hunterdon Central opened the state tournament with a road victory. Tabitha DeVries helped out with 12 points for the Red Devils, who will head to No. 2 seed Franklin for Wednesday’s quarterfinals. Bailey Timinski netted nine points and Aviva Palms notched eight points for the No. 7 seed Barrons (15-9).

Scotch Plains-Fanwood 66, Union 26: Alicia Murphy scored 17 points and Ashley DeFrancesco netted 13 points and third-seeded Scotch Plains-Fanwood rolled. Amanda Baylock scored 11 points for the Raiders, who will play host to sixth-seeded Hillsborough on Wednesday.

Phillipsburg 70, Watchung Hills 65 (OT): Monet Gonda led No. 8 seed Phillipsburg with 19 points, and Amanda Rapel added 18 points, and the Stateliners advanced to face No. 1 seed Westfield in the quarterfinals. Senior Bella Murray finished her high school career with a 21-point effort for Watchung Hills, which included scoring her 1000th point in the fourth quarter. Junior Ava Lobozzo added 14 points and 11 rebounds for the Warriors (11-13).

Hillsborough 65, Newark East Side 37: Amy Rachilla led the way with 17 points, one of four players in double digits, and sixth-seeded Hillsborough moved into the quarterfinals and a Wednesday trip to third-seeded Scotch Plains-Fanwood. Tanya Shah, Francesca Schiro and Olivia Gaspar each scored 11 points in the win. Gaspar also grabbed 11 rebounds.

Westfield 30, Bridgewater-Raritan 13: Chloe Kreusser led the way for top-seeded Westfield, scoring 10 points, while Grace Klag notched nine points and six rebounds in the win. The Blue Devils will play host to No. 8 Phillipsburg in Wednesday’s quarterfinals. Audrey Bartolotto scored 10 points for No. 16 seed Bridgewater-Raritan, which finishes its season 5-22.

Ridge 41, Elizabeth 34: The fifth-seeded Red Devils advance to face either No. 4 Bayonne in Wednesday’s quarterfinals.

Franklin 64, J.P. Stevens 34: The second-seeded and three-time defending champion Warriors rolled into the quarterfinals and a Wednesday meeting with 10th-seeded Hunterdon Central.

Saturday, Feb. 26

Dunellen 46, Keansburg 30: Alexa Castro notched 14 points, seven rebounds and five steals, and Maria Woll pitched in eight points and six boards to power Dunellen (7-19). Kayla Roberts also scored eight points in the win.

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Chatham 61, Watchung Hills 48: Junior Morgan Groff paced Watchung Hills (11-12) with 19 points and 6 rebounds, while Giana Lobozzo notched nine points.

Cranford 47, South Plainfield 40: Brianna Harris scored a team-high nine points, while Emily Davis pitched in seven points and nine rebounds, but South Plainfield fell to 14-12.

Friday, Feb. 25

Bound Brook 53, Middlesex 37: Brenae Jones went for 17 points, 18 rebounds and 10 blocked shots, while Sophia Larsen pitched in 17 points and six boards and Bound Brook rolled to 18-7. Casey Miller delivered 13 points, six rebounds and five assists in the win. Neysa Aguilar notched 18 points and Madison Robel scored 14 points for Middlesex (20-4).

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J.F. Kennedy 50, J.P. Stevens 49: Sidney deVoogd was good for 14 points and 10 rebounds and Sofia Hindy finished with nine points and seven boards and J.F. Kennedy won a nail biter in Edison. Michelle Solano totaled eight points in for the Mustangs (13-11). Katherine Bogutskyy finished with 15 points and six rebounds for the Hawks (7-18).

South Plainfield 56, New Brunswick 23: Brianna Harris posted 15 points and five steals, while Lindsay Oller and Sydney Loiacono each went for 13 points and six rebounds to send South Plainfield (14-11). Alyna Hosein chipped in eight points in the win. The Zebras fell to 1-16.

Metuchen 53, Calvary Christian 31: Molly Malague led the way with 15 points and Carly Pichalski was good for 10 points and 13 rebounds to power Metuchen (14-11). Aurelie Germain pulled down 11 rebounds in the win. Regan Fogarty netted 12 points and Rachel Schafer tallied seven points, 15 rebounds and five blocks for Calvary (15-8).

Thursday, Feb. 24

SOMERSET COUNTY TOURNAMENT SEMIFINALS

Gill St. Bernard’s 41, Hillsborough 33: Maya Abramson scored 10 points and Tessa Lozner notched seven points to lead a balanced attack that helped second-seeded Gill St. Bernard’s advance. Brooke Baisely, who also added five rebounds, was one of six players to finish with six points for the Knights, who will battle No. 1 Rutgers Prep at 1 p.m. Saturday in the Somerset County Tournament final at Montgomery High School. Mya Loniewski netted 10 points and Olivia Gaspar scored seven for sixth-seeded Hillsborough.

Rutgers Prep 86, Bound Brook 42: Antonia Bates notched 17 points and five rebounds and Katie Ledden went for 15 points and seven boards and top-seeded defending champion Rutgers Prep moved on to its seventh consecutive county final. Zahra Alexander and Morgan Ryan each scored 12 points for the Argonauts, who will take on second-seeded Gill St. Bernard’s for the title at 1 p.m. Saturday at Montgomery High School. Casey Miller netted 10 points and T.K. Pugh notched nine points and six rebounds for the fifth-seeded Crusaders.

REGULAR SEASON

Watchung Hills 69, Colonia 56: Julia Puglisi poured in 29 points and grabbed seven rebounds, and Bella Murray lit up the scoreboard with 28 more points and five boards as the two-woman wrecking crew helped score Watchung Hills (11-11) a much-needed win against a good team. Mattison Chiera went for 24 points and Taylor Derkack added 19 points for Colonia (22-4), which has dropped two in a row. The Warriors had won just once in their previous nine games.

Highland Park 52, Keyport 32: Vanessa Kohler led the way with 15 points, and Anasia Kambitsis added 12 points and Highland Park rolled to 10-14. Ozioma Odikanwa helped out with 10 points for the Owls.

North Hunterdon 52, St. Elizabeth 39: Jessica McLaughlin scored 13 points and Emma Hall netted 11 points to power North Hunterdon (11-15) Taylor Joshi and Gabrielle Santiago each contributed eight points to the Lions’ effort.

Somerville 38, Newark Collegiate 20: Meghan Pedrani posted 18 points and six rebounds, while Makhia Robinson notched six points and 12 boards and Somerville improved to 15-10.

Woodbridge 50, South River 31: Bailey Timinski went for 15 points and five assists and Aviva Palms notched 14 points and nine boards to spark Woodbridge (15-8). Sadie Deoraj helped out with eight points for the Barrons. Tiffany Fischer netted 15 points to pace South River (17-9).

Bridgewater-Raritan 44, West Windsor-Plainsboro South 16: Erin Collins netted 13 points and Gianna Lentini scored nine points to fuel Bridgewater-Raritan (5-21). Aubrey Bartolotto, Emily Leppert and Brianna Soto each notched six points in the win.

J.F. Kennedy 47, Dunellen 30: Paula Antunas notched 10 points and five assists, while Sidney deVoogd posted eight points and eight rebounds to propel J.F. Kennedy (12-11). Sofia Hindy pitched in 11 rebounds and six assists in the win. Alexa Castro led Dunellen (6-19) with 19 points.

Henry Hudson 41, Perth Amboy Tech 25: Jalena Santiago netted 12 points and Amanda Batista added 11 points for Perth Amboy Tech (8-14).

Monroe 59, Allentown 41: Katelyn Louro scored 17 points and Hally Cottell netted 10 points to send Monroe (16-5). Haley Higgins pitched in nine points and Avery Labaska added eight points for the Falcons.

Hunterdon Central 58, North Brunswick 29: Anna Hansson netted 14 points and Kylee Siebert went for 13 points and Hunterdon Central (11-13) grabbed a non-conference win. Niyell McCargo’s 16 points led all scorers for North Brunswick (15-9)

Warren Hills 47, Immaculata 41: Maddie Morgan scored 21 points and Jaelyn Morris tallied 13 points and Warren Hills grabbed a crossover victory. Kelly McDermott hauled in 13 rebounds for the Blue Streaks (13-12). Julia Vazquez totaled 14 points for Immaculata (14-11).

Wednesday, Feb. 23

Highland Park 60, Academy for Urban Leadership 9: Janiya Mitchell notched 11 points and eight steals and Ozioma Odikanwa pitched in nine points and eight rebounds for Highland Park (9-14). Zaniya Smith scored nine points and Vanessa Kohler added eight points and nine boards in the win.

J.P. Stevens 44, Metuchen 35: Katherine Bogutskyy dropped in 17 points and Karly Wittenbauer scored 12 points to propel J.P. Stevens (7-17). Molly Malague tallied 13 points and nine rebounds and Cassidy Connors notched 12 points and five boards for the Bulldogs (13-11).

Linden 45, Somerset Tech 41: Maeve O’Sullivan finished with 16 points and eight rebounds and Megan Norz notched six points and 10 boards for Somerset Tech (13-9).

Perth Amboy Tech 31, South Amboy 21: Jalena Santiago netted 11 points and Jazmine Quiroga notched seven points to boost Perth Amboy Tech (8-13). Faith Nemeth scored 11 points for the Guvs (1-19).

Tuesday, Feb. 22

SOMERSET COUNTY TOURNAMENT QUARTERFINALS

Hillsborough 56, Franklin 53: Olivia Gaspar finished with 23 points and Tanya Shah added nine points and sixth-seeded Hillsborough pulled off the upset, avenging two regular-season losses against the third-seeded Warriors. Amy Rachilla pitched in eight points for the Raiders, who will visit No. 2 Gill St. Bernard’s in Thursday’s semifinals. The Knights and Boro split a pair of regular-season games. Christina Midgette finished with 27 points for the Franklin, while Iyanna Cotton pitched in 10 points.

Bound Brook 62, Watchung Hills 44: Brenae Jones poured in 28 points, hauled in 20 rebounds and blocked six shots, and Jamaiya Rogers added 12 points and six boards and fifth-seeded Bound Brook knocked off No. 4 Watchung Hills. Casey Miller turned in five points, 10 assists and eight steals for the Crusaders, who will face top-seeded Rutgers Prep in Thursday’s semifinals. Senior Bella Murray led the Warriors with 15 points and eight rebounds and Morgan Groff added 13 points.

Rutgers Prep 69, Immaculata 28: Katie Ledden went for 17 points and nine rebounds and Antonia Bates finished with 16 points and seven boards and top-seeded Rutgers Prep moved into the semifinals. Mikayla Blakes went for 15 points and seven assists for the Argonauts, who play host to fifth-seeded Bound Brook in Thursday’s semifinals.

Gill St. Bernard’s 50, Montgomery 37: Brooke Baisly delivered 14 points and nine rebounds and Jennah Johnson pitched in 13 points and six assists to power second-seeded Gill St. Bernard’s. Sidney Quinn helped out with 10 points for the Knights, who face Hillsborough in Thursday’s semis. Kay Donahue paced No. 10 seed Montgomery with 17 points, while Carey Smith chipped in nine points.

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UNION COUNTY TOURNAMENT SEMIFINALS

Westfield 59, Scotch Plains-Fanwood 24: Chloe Kreusser finished with 20 points and Grace Klag delivered 13 points and 11 rebounds and second-seeded defending champion Westfield advanced to Saturday’s final at Kean University. Sutton Factor notched eight points, five assists and five rebounds in the win. Alicia Murphy netted 10 points to pace the third-seeded Raiders.

New Providence 66, Summit 28: Meghan Lamanna totaled 19 points and Grace Kinum notched 16 points and seven rebounds and top-seeded New Providence rolled into the Union County final for the first time this century. Grace Kelly helped out with seven points for the Pioneers, who will take on Westfield in Saturday’s final at Kean University.

GREATER MIDDLESEX CONFERENCE TOURNAMENT SEMIFINALS

St. Thomas Aquinas 72, East Brunswick 55: Kayla Perez poured in 27 points, dished out 12 assists and pulled down five rebounds and top-seeded St. Thomas advanced to the final, looking for its third straight title. Jessica Cooper chipped in 17 points and 11 boards and Leah Crosby totaled 15 points, 17 rebounds and five blocks for the Trojans, who will battle No. 7 South Brunswick in Friday night’s final. Tamea El scored 14 points and Sam Lederman notched 12 points for the fifth-seeded Bears.

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REGULAR SEASON

Ridge 39, Bridgewater-Raritan 25: Emma Landes netted 16 points and Nancy Puthenpurayil added nine points to send Ridge (13-13). Aubrey Bartolotto scored 10 points to lead Bridgewater-Raritan (4-21).

Somerville 48, South Plainfield 37: Meghan Pedrani dropped in 28 points and Makhia Robinson added six points to power Somerville (13-10). Brianna Harris netted 15 points and Sara McNelly added eight points for South Plainfield (14-10).

Mount St. Mary 49, Ocean Township 45: Olivia LaBruno went for 14 points and six rebounds and Rachel Castela added 11 points and five boards to spark Mount St. Mary (15-8). Phoebe Costalos also scored 11 for the Mount Lions, adding five assists. Avery Longstreet went for six points and eight boards in the win.

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South Hunterdon 48, Lawrence 27: Sophie Hinman scored 11 points, while Tylar Cloyd and Aaliyah Smith each scored nine points to propel South Hunterdon (14-9). Eve Durkee-Neumann chipped in eight points for the Eagles.

Delaware Valley 46, Warren Hills 42: Carol Anne Bredeson scored 19 points and Kaitlyn O’Boyle added 13 points and Delaware Valley scored an impressive Skyland crossover win. The Terriers improved to 11-15.

North Hunterdon 45, Newton 21: Emma Miller notched 14 points and Gabrielle Santiago scored 11 points to power North Hunterdon (10-15). Emma Hall added eight points for the Lions.

Bernards 53, Newark Lab 19: Sydney Incarnato and Gina Mahlik each scored 11 points and Bernards rolled to 8-14. Malaika Pierre and Maggie Dolan each chipped in nine points in the win.

Roselle Park 32, Somerset Tech 24: Fiona Shanahan netted 10 points and Megan Norz chipped in seven points for Somerset Tech (13-8).

Metuchen 58, Woodbridge 46: Cassidy Connors posted 15 points, seven rebounds, five assists and five steals, and Kaitlyn Connors rallied 12 points, seven boards, six assists and eight steals and Metuchen scored an impressive win to improve to 13-10. Molly Malague chipped in 10 points and eight rebounds for the Bulldogs. Bailey Timinski netted 19 points for the Barrons (14-8).

Monday, Feb. 21

Voorhees 49, Somerville 30: Alina Staten scored 17 points and Ainsley O’Sullivan delivered six points and 11 rebounds as Voorhees stayed alive in its quest to share the Skyland Valley title. Ali Leibensperger chipped in nine points for the Vikings (16-7), who can earn a co-championship with a win over Mount St. Mary on Thursday. Nicole Rinaldi netted 11 points and Meghan Pedrani scored eight points for Somerville (13-10).

New Egypt 46, North Plainfield 32: Chelsea Scott scored 11 points and Yasmen Zafar added 10 points – all from the free-throw line – and grabbed five rebounds, but North Plainfield fell to 8-14.

Union Catholic 35, St. Dominic 22: Kayla Riley netted 11 points and Adela Rakoski notched nine points and Union Catholic scored coach Kathy Matthews’ 750th career victory. Daniela Peralta chipped in eight points for the Vikings (3-16).

Mount St. Mary 65, Bernards 33: Rachel Castela went for 21 points and Oliva LaBruno added 19 points and Mount St. Mary clinched at least a share of the Skyland Valley title. Mia Gestosani pitched in seven points and 10 steals for the Mount Lions (14-8), who can win the title outright with a win over Voorhees on Thursday. Gina Mahlik scored 16 points to pace Bernards (7-14).

Staff writer Simeon Pincus can be reached CNGirlsHoops@aol.com. Follow him on Twitter @SimeonPincus and on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/SimeonPincusCN

Saturday, Feb. 19

GREATER MIDDLESEX CONFERENCE TOURNAMENT QUARTERFINALS

At Middlesex County College

East Brunswick 58, Old Bridge 42: Rebecca Perez finished with 15 points and Tamea El added 12 points and fifth-seeded East Brunswick toppled No. 4 Old Bridge to move into the semifinals. Sam Lederman contributed nine points for the Bears, who will face No. 1 St. Thomas in Tuesday’s semis at Monroe. Leena Tran tallied 11 points and five rebounds and Abby Jazmin chipped in nine points for the Knights.

Colonia 56, Middlesex 44: Mattison Chiera netted 21 points and Taylor Derkack added 19 points and third0-seeded Colonia advanced to Tuesday’s semifinals. Francesca Rosario pitched in nine points for the Patriots, who will play seventh-seeded South Brunswick on Tuesday at Monroe HS. Madison Robel paced No. 6 seed Middlesex with 13 points and 12 rebounds.

South Brunswick 58, Monroe 56: Katie Rausch notched 16 points and six rebounds and Carla Seyfarth added 14 points and eight boards and seventh-seeded South Brunswick knocked off No. 2 Monroe to move into the semifinals and a Tuesday date with Colonia. Meher Vig helped out with 10 points for the Vikings.

St. Thomas Aquinas 78, North Brunswick 56: The top-seeded Trojans move past No. 9 North Brunswick and into Tuesday's semifinals against East Brunswick.

SOMERSET COUNTY TOURNAMENT SECOND ROUND

Montgomery 36, Mount St. Mary 29: The No. 10 seed Cougars knock off seventh-seeded Mount St. Mary. Montgomery will take on No. 2 Gill St. Bernard's in Tuesday's quarterfinals. Oliva LaBruno notched eight points to pace the Mount Lions.

Immaculata 43, Ridge 29: Abby Lawrence scored 18 points and Julia Vazquez added 15 points to propel eighth-seeded Immaculata into the county quarterfinals. Julia Pinckert chipped in five boards, five assists and six steals for the Spartans, who will take on top-seeded defending champion Rutgers Prep on Tuesday. Nancy Puthenpurayil led No. 9 Ridge with 13 points.

Bound Brook 44, Bridgewater-Raritan 29: Jamaiya Rogers totaled 15 points and Casey Miller finished with 11 points, five assists and five steals and fifth-seeded Bound Brook advanced. Sophia Larsen pitched in 10 points for the Crusaders, who will visit No. 4 Watchung Hills on Tuesday. Erin Collins netted 13 points to pace the No. 13 seed Panthers.

Hillsborough 73, Pingry 55: Francesca Schiro delivered 24 points and five rebounds, while Amy Rachilla helped out with 16 points and five assists and sixth-seeded Hillsborough advanced. Melissa Dorrler pitched in 11 points and seven boards for the Raiders, who will visit third-seeded Franklin on Tuesday. Bella Goodwin poured in 25 points and Taylor Francis chipped in 11 points for 11th-seeded Pingry.

REGULAR SEASON

Watchung Hills 72, Howell 63: Junior Julia Puglisi exploded for a career-high 31 points, including burying six 3-pointers, and added she added six rebounds propel Watchung Hills. Morgan Groff added 17 points, 10 rebounds, six assists and six steals, while senior Bella Murray pitched in 10 points, six rebounds and five assists for the Warriors (10-10). Junior Kendall Lee also set a career high with 10 points for Watchung Hills.

Westfield 48, Oak Knoll 26: Catie Carayannopoulos notched eight points and eight rebounds and Sutton Factor pitched in eight more points and Westfield grabbed a regular-season win. Sara Rooney notched seven points and seven rebounds for the Blue Devils (21-4).

Rutgers Prep 79, St. Joseph by the Sea (NY) 55: Katie Ledden went off for 29 points and Mikayla Blakes erupted for 25 points, five rebounds and five assists and Rutgers Prep grabbed an out-of-state win. Antonia Bates chipped in 10 points and seven rebounds for the Argonauts (20-2).

Manville 48, Perth Amboy Tech 26: Valentina Barrios notched 12 points and 12 rebounds, while Kiara Vazquez totaled 11 points and Manville rolled to 6-15. Kathryn Sanders pitched in 10 points and five assists in the win. Jalena Santiago scored 12 points to pace Perth Amboy Tech (7-13).

Mount St. Dominic 44, North Hunterdon 35: Jessica McLaughlin netted 10 points and Emma Hall added eight points, but North Hunterdon fell to 9-15.

Staff writer Simeon Pincus can be reached CNGirlsHoops@aol.com. Follow him on Twitter @SimeonPincus and on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/SimeonPincusCN

Friday, Feb. 18

UNION COUNTY TOURNAMENT QUARTERFINALS

At Rahway High School

Scotch Plains-Fanwood 48, Oak Knoll 22: Emily Friscia and Ashley Defrancesco each scored 13 points and third-seeded Scotch Plains-Fanwood moved into the semifinals. Alicia Murphy finished with six points for the Raiders, who will seek their first trip to the final since 2007 when they battle No. 2 seed Westfield in Wednesday’s semifinals at Kean University.

Westfield 68, Roselle Catholic 39: Paige Gorczyca delivered 18 points and Sutton Factor figured in with 15 points, 10 rebounds, eight assists and five steals and second-seeded defending champion Westfield advanced to the semis. Grace Klag pitched in 11 points and 10 boards and Chloe Kreusser added 11 points and eight rebounds for the Blue Devils, who will face Scotch Plains-Fanwood on Wednesday at Kean.

At A.L. Johnson High School

New Providence 70, Elizabeth 26: Meghan Lamanna totaled 26 points, while Brenna Slattery added nine points to fuel top-seeded New Providence. Jasmine Miller notched eight points and five rebounds and Grace Henn pitched in eight more points for the Pioneers, who will take on No. 4 Summit at Kean on Wednesday looking for their first trip to the final this century.

Summit 47, Governor Livingston 40: Allie Post finished with 15 points and Dani Kang scored nine points, but fifth-seeded Governor Livingston fell to No. 4 Summit.

REGULAR SEASON

Dunellen 49, Woodbridge Academy 40: Alexa Castro tallied 14 points, seven rebounds and eight steals, and Kayla Roberts pitched in 13 points and Dunellen scored a nice crossover win. Maria Woll pitched in 11 points and five rebounds for the Destroyers (6-17). Isabella Bielinski notched 15 points and six rebounds and Maya Fenyk went for five points and 11 boards, adding five blocked shots for Woodbridge Academy (15-5).

Metuchen 59, South Amboy 29: Molly Malague’s 10 points paced Metuchen, which improved to 12-10, Leslie Flaherty pitched in nine points and five rebounds, while Kaitlyn Connors also finished with nine points in the win. Taylor Gliese scored 13 points and Faith Nemeth notched seven points for the Guvs (1-18).

Gill St. Bernard’s 73, Kinnelon 50: Brooke Baisley tallied 16 points, five rebounds and five assists, and Jennah Johnson added 14 points and Gill St. Bernard’s rolled to 15-4. Sidney Quinn chipped in 10 points and five rebounds and Aniyah Boston went for 10 points and five assists in the win.

Delaware Valley 53, Belvidere 47: Bridget Daunton poured in 20 points and Carol Anne Bredeson delivered 14 points to spark Delaware Valley (10-14). Nora Dornich finished with 22 points and Carlie Gubitosi scored 12 points, but Belvidere slid to 12-12.

Bernards 44, Brearley 36: Maggie Dolan paced Bernards with 14 points and Sydney Incarnato notched seven points and the Mountaineers moved to 7-13.

Kittatinny 41, Voorhees 23: Alina Staten’s five points was good for team high for Voorhees (15-7).

Thursday, Feb. 17

SOMERSET COUNTY TOURNAMENT FIRST ROUND

Bridgewater-Raritan 41, Somerville 20: Gianna Lentini finished with 14 points and Aubrey Bartolotto notched 13 points and No. 13 Bridgewater-Raritan knocked off No. 12 Somerville, avenging an overtime loss earlier this season. Erin Collins helped out with seven points for the Panthers, who will visit No. 5 Bound Brook on Saturday. Charlotte Taylor scored seven points to lead the Pioneers.

Montgomery 58, North Plainfield 25: Carey Smith netted 18 points and Kay Donahue finished with 16 points, seven rebound and seven assists to propel No. 10 Montgomery. Erin Howard chipped in nine points for the Cougars, who will visit No. 7 Mount St. Mary in the second round. Nyla Felton scored 11 points to pace No. 15 North Plainfield.

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Pingry 64, Bernards 19: Caitlin Schwarz dropped in 22 points, while Ngozi Nnaeto and Taylor Francis each added eight points and No. 11 seed Pingry advanced. The Big Blue will visit No. 6 Hillsborough on Saturday. Sydney Incarnato totaled eight points for No. 14 seed Bernards.

Ridge 57, Manville 40: Nancy Puthenpurayil went for 16 points and Emma Landes notched 15 points and No. 9 Ridge moved on. Lily Donohoe netted 11 points for the Red Devils, who will visit No. 8 Immaculata on Saturday. Valentina Barrios scored 17 points and grabbed nine rebounds for No. 16 Manville, which also got five points and seven boards from Hailey Bentz.

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REGULAR SEASON

Sayreville 39, Linden 32: Brooke Holland scored 13 points and Faith Smith notched 10 points and Sayreville improved to 8-14.

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Freehold Boro 48, New Brunswick 25: Kiajah Smith scored seven points and Niamarra McFarlane added six points for New Brunswick (1-14).

Red Bank Regional 62, Watchung Hills 47: Senior Bella Murray paced Watchung Hills with 17 points and Morgan Groff added 16 points for the Warriors (9-10).

Voorhees 52, South Hunterdon 22: Sarah Pettegrove posted 10 points and Ainsley O’Sullivan added eight points, five rebounds and eight assists to fuel Voorhees (15-6). Ali Leibensperger also scored eight points for the Vikings. Sophie Hinman and Reghan Bice each netted six points for South Hunterdon (12-9).

Rutgers Prep 61, North Hunterdon 15: Antonia Bates scored 17 points and grabbed five rebounds, while Katie Ledden notched 16 points and eight boards and Rutgers Prep wrapped up its perfect Raritan Division schedule. Mikayla Blakes pitched in 11 points and six assists for the Argonauts (19-2). North is 9-14

Wednesday, Feb. 16

GREATER MIDDLESEX CONFERENCE TOURNAMENT THI ROUND

St. Thomas Aquinas 79, J.F. Kennedy 35: Amarilis Shubick netted 23 points and Kayla Perez tallied 18 points and 13 rebounds and top-seeded St. Thomas moved into the quarterfinals. Leah Crosby helped out with 18 points and six rebounds for the Trojans, who will play host to No. 9 seed North Brunswick on Saturday. Lorelei Lorentzen finished with 13 points and Sofia Hindy notched five points and eight rebounds for the No. 17 seed Mustangs.

Colonia 44, Metuchen 31: Taylor Derkack notched 18 points and Mattison Chiera added 13 points to propel No. 3 seed Colonia. Francesca Rosario pitched in seven points for the Patriots, who will play host to No. 6 Middlesex in Friday’s quarterfinals. Molly Malague’s 20 points paced No. 19 seed Metuchen.

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South Brunswick 62, Woodbridge 40: Katie Rausch netted 16 points and Meher Vig added 13 points and No.7 seed South Brunswick moved on. Carla Seyfarth delivered nine points and six rebounds for the Vikings, who visit No. 2 Monroe on Friday. Bailey Timinski notched 18 points and Isabel Reyes scored 12 points for No. 10 Woodbridge.

Monroe 53, South Plainfield 43: Haley Higgins turned in 17 points and Katelyn Louro was good for 16 points and second-seeded Monroe moved into the quarterfinals and a Friday meeting with No. 7 South Brunswick. Hally Cottrell helped out with 12 points in the win. Sara McNelly scored 12 points, Stella Sweeney netted 11 points, and Brianna Harris and Olivia Kapolka dropped in 10 apiece for the 18th-seeded Tigers.

Old Bridge 50, Spotswood 26: Leena Tran tallied 23 points, five rebounds and five steals, and Abby Jazmin helped out with nine points and eight boards to spark No. 4 seed Old Bridge. The Knights will play host to No. 5 East Brunswick in Friday’s quarterfinals. Allison Clarke scored seven points to pace the 13th-seeded Chargers.

From Tuesday

North Brunswick 71, Woodbridge Academy 38: Niyell McCargo dropped in 25 points and Anne Marie Quagliata added 14 points and No. 9 seed North Brunswick got a jump on the rest of the tournament, winning its third-round game a day before the rest of the field takes the court. Megan Farrell finished with 13 points and Tiana Cipot scored 11 points for the Raiders, who will face No. 1 St. Thomas in Saturday’s quarterfinals. Hena Thakkar scored 15 points and Maya Fenyk totaled 10 points and 11 rebounds for No. 8 Woodbridge Academy.

UNION COUNTY TOURNAMENT SECOND ROUND

Governor Livingston 37, Dayton 20: Gianna Ciccimarra scored 11 points, while Allie Post finished with 10 points and 10 rebounds and fifth-seeded Governor Livingston advanced. Dani Kang pitched in 10 points for the Highlanders, who head to fourth-seeded Summit on Friday.

Scotch Plains-Fanwood 72, Roselle 28: Amanda Blaylock dropped in 22 points and Maggie MCNulty contributed 17 points to power third-seeded Scotch Plains-Fanwood. Ashley Defrancesco helped out with nine points for the Raiders, who will play host to No. 6 Oak Knoll in Friday’s quarterfinals.

New Providence 65, Union 25: Meghan Lamanna netted 21 points and Grace Kinum added 13 points and top-seeded New Providence rolled past the No. 16 seed Farmers and into the quarterfinals. Grace Henn pitched in eight points for the Pioneers, who will take on No. 9 Elizabeth on Friday.

Westfield 64, Kent Place 12: Paige Gorczyca took a turn pacing No. 2 seed Westfield, netting 13 points and grabbing seven rebounds and the Blue Devils moved into the quarterfinals and a Friday meeting with No. 7 seed Roselle Catholic. Grace Klag delivered 12 points and eight rebounds in the win, while Chloe Kreusser added 12 points, five boards and eight steals. Catie Carayannopoulos aided Westfield with 10 points and seven rebounds.

Roselle Catholic 56, Union Catholic 42: Kayla Riley scored 12 points and Daniela Perlata added 10 points, but No. 10 seed Union Catholic fell to No. 7 Roselle Catholic.

Other UCT results

Summit 67, Plainfield 35

Oak Knoll 39, A.L. Johnson 18

Elizabeth 38, Cranford 25

REGULAR SEASON

Mother Seton 35, South Amboy 16: Jalia Camacho notched 18 points and Robyn Martel added six points to fuel Mother Seton (6-6). Faith Nemeth scored 10 points for South Amboy (1-17).

Carteret 29, Perth Amboy Tech 25: Fiza Khan led the way with 14 points as Carteret improved to 4-15. Amanda Batista netted 12 points for Perth Amboy Tech (7-12).

Keansburg 43, Somerset Tech 35: Fiona Shanahan scored 14 points and Alyssa Schuster grabbed 10 rebound for Somerset Tech (13-7). Maeve O’Sullivan notched nine points and seven boards for the Jags.

Edison 49, Perth Amboy 41: Tianna Ehitney poured in 29 points and Ghlesey Go added eight points to send Edison (5-16). The Panthers are 2-17.

Staff writer Simeon Pincus can be reached CNGirlsHoops@aol.com. Follow him on Twitter @SimeonPincus and on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/SimeonPincusCN

Tuesday, Feb. 15

Mount St. Mary 61, Bound Brook 50: The Mount St. Mary Academy girls basketball team has handled its business in the Skyland Conference’s Raritan Division and are a win away from clinching the title. But if the Mount Lions are to even have a chance to hold their own in a state tournament section that lands them in Non-Public A South with some of the most elite teams in the state, they’re going to need to get used to a game speed that only playing the best the regular season has to offer can provide.

Mount St. Mary has done a good job scheduling out of division, playing some of the top out-of-area teams in the state beyond -- like Montville, University, Mater Dei and Pope John -- to non-divisional Skyland powers like Watchung Hills and Montgomery. Tuesday’s night’s trip to Bound Brook was another such contest, and the Mount Lions handled their meeting with the reigning state Group I champs quite well – a team that’s won five straight sectional titles.

Sophomore Rachel Castela notched 19 points and junior Phoebe Costalos added 15 points and eight rebounds, as Mount St. Mary connected on 11 from beyond the 3-point arc -- including Castela setting a program record -- and the Lions handled Bound Brook 61-50.

“Losing seven seniors last year, we are an inexperienced team,” said Mount coach Ryan Shellhammer, who returns only senior Avery Longstreet among players who saw any kind of regular time in 2020 – the last time there was a state tournament.

“Playing these types of games, it speeds us up. When you’re going to be going up against (the state’s No. 1 team) St. John Vianney, you have to play fast. We know we could see teams like that and Red Bank Catholic down the road, and we know it’s going to take a lot to go right to be in those games, but our kids come out and compete every day, no matter who we’re playing.”

Mount St. Mary (13-7) is used to taking a ton of shots and hitting a ton of shots – especially from long range -- but it took the club a little while to find its groove Tuesday night. The Mount Lions shot just 1-for-8 from 3-point territory in the opening quarter, before sinking 3-of-6 in the second period, finishing 7-for-13 in the second half. Castela, who buried four 3s for the game, set the Mount St. Mary single-season program record with her 55th of the year, breaking the mark of 52 set by graduated star Natalie Mathern last season.

“We do shoot the ball a lot, it is part of our game plan,” Shellhammer said. “It wasn’t falling (early), but we told the girls to keep shooting. And better passes equal better shots, and I thought we started moving the ball batter in the second half and that opened things up.”

Mount’s shooting touch was no surprise, but when a team that doesn’t exactly overwhelm with its size also dominates on the boards, and it’s going to be hard to beat, and that was certainly part of the issue for Bound Brook on Tuesday night. The Crusaders (15-6) were without their leading rebounder in sophomore Brenae Jones, who missed her second straight game, and her presence was certainly missed, especially early, as Mount outrebounded Bound Brook 12-7 in the first quarter and 19-12 in the first half.

“We are well aware that we are an undersized team, and I think we do a rebounding drill in every practice,” Shellhammer said. “They don’t love it, but it’s something they have really bought into. They really did a tremendous job high-pointing the ball tonight.”

Despite the dominance on the board, Bound Brook was able to take advantage of Mount’s slow shooting start and the teams played a relatively even first quarter, exchanging leads until the Mount Lions posted an 11-10 advantage headed into the second period.

But that’s where Mount St. Mary pulled ahead and stayed ahead, despite the Crusaders turning up the heat on defense and being able to stay within reach until Mount opened the fourth quarter with four 3s to pull away for good.

Olivia LaBruno pitched in 11 points and eight boards in the win, while Mia Gestosani pitched in seven points. Casey Miller paced Bound Brook with 13 points and five rebounds, while T.K. Pugh pitched in 12 points and Jamaiya Rogers added seven points and five boards. Sophia Larsen scored seven more points for the Crusaders.

Rutgers Prep 65, Montgomery 21: Katie Ledden netted 20 points and grabbed six rebounds, and Mikayla Blakes finished with 12 points and five steals to propel Rutgers Prep (18-2). Mikayla Blakes notched 12 points and five steals for the Argonauts, while Mackenzie Anderson pitched in eight points. Adriana Santiago scored eight points to pace the Cougars (10-10).

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Hillsborough 58, Immaculata 44: Melissa Borrler scored 14 points, Francesca Schiro notched 13 points, and Amy Rachilla totaled 12 points and Hillsborough won a crossover game. Olivia Gaspar helped out with eight points for the Raiders (13-7). Giovanna Drajin poured in 20 points for the Spartans (13-9).

Manville 51, Academy for Urban Leadership 11: Vanessa Thompson led the way with 10 points and five rebounds and Kiara Vazquez added 10 more points to power Manville. Hannah Janes pitched in eight points for the Mustangs (5-14).

North Hunterdon 37, Voorhees 34: Emma Hall went for 11 points and five rebounds and Jessica McLaughlin notched 10 points and North Hunterdon beat its neighborhood rival. Gabrielle Santiago scored seven points for the Lions (9-13). Alina Staten scored 10 points to pace Voorhees (14-6).

Somerville 47, South Hunterdon 40: Meghan Pedrani turned in 26 points and 12 rebounds, while Nicole Rinaldi pitched in nine points and 11 boards to fuel Somerville. Charlotte Taylor tallied eight points, five assists and five steals for the Pioneers (13-8). Kylee Conner scored nine points and Sophie Hinman netted eight points for the Eagles (12-8).

Hunterdon Central 58, Delaware Valley 32: Jessica Mastriano netted 21 points and Kylee Siebert helped out with 12 points and Hunterdon Central rolled. Anna Hansson added 10 points for the Red Devils (10-13). Carol Anne Bredeson notched 10 points and Elana Falkenstein added eight points for the Terriers (8-14).

Gill St. Bernard’s 51, West Essex 15: Anna Gnapp finished with 11 point and five assists, while Jenah Johnson posted seven points and five rebounds to send Gill St. Bernard’s to 14-4.

Carteret 36, New Brunswick 28: Fiza Khan scored 14 points and Jakya McClendon notched nine points and Carteret improved to 3-15. Alejandra Giron-Cabrera and Ashley Jaquez each netted eight points for New Brunswick (1-13).

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GREATER MIDDLESEX CONFERENCE TOURNAMENT THIRD ROUND

North Brunswick 71, Woodbridge Academy 38: Niyell McCargo dropped in 25 points and Anne Marie Quagliata added 14 points and No, 9 seed North Brunswick got a jump on the rest of the tournament, winning its third-round game a day before the rest of the field takes the court. Megan Farrell finished with 13 points and Tiana Cipot scored 11 points for the Raiders, who will face No. 1 St. Thomas or No. 17 J.F. Kennedy in Saturday’s quarterfinals. Hena Thakkar scored 15 points and Maya Fenyk totaled 10 points and 11 rebounds for No. 8 Woodbridge Academy.

Staff writer Simeon Pincus can be reached CNGirlsHoops@aol.com. Follow him on Twitter @SimeonPincus and on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/SimeonPincusCN

MONDAY, FEB. 14

GREATER MIDDLESEX CONFERENCE TOURNAMENT SECOND ROUND

South Plainfield 48, Piscataway 28: Stella Sweeney and Brianna Harris each netted 14 points, while Sara McNelly scored 10 points and No. 18 seed South Plainfield knocked off No. 15 Piscataway. The Tigers will face No. 2 Monroe in Wednesday’s third round. Alyssa Rice scored 12 points and Makayla Williams notched nine for the Chiefs.

J.P. Stevens 59, Highland Park 37: Karly Wittenbauer went for 13 points, five rebounds and nine steals, and Trisha Nair added 13 points and No. 12 seed J.P. Stevens moved on. Katherine Bogutskyy chipped in 11 points and Rhea Gupta added 10 points for the Hawks, who will visit No. 5 East Brunswick on Wednesday. Ozioma Odikanwa scored 13 points and Vanessa Kohler chipped in 11 points for 21st-seeded Highland Park.

J.F. Kennedy 43, Sayreville 16: Sidney deVoogd popped in 12 points and pulled down 11 rebounds, and Paula Antunes contributed 11 points, six boards and five steals to propel No. 17 J.F. Kennedy over the 16th-seeded Bombers. Sofia Hindy helped out with nine points and seven rebounds for the Mustangs, who will visit top-seeded St. Thomas on Wednesday. Janai Negroni scored seven points and Brooke Holland grabbed 11 rebounds for Sayreville.

Woodbridge 72, Timothy Christian 30: Bailey Timinski led the way with 18 points and Aviva Palms added 13 points and seven steals as No. 10 seed Woodbridge rolled. Amaya Green pitched in nine points for the Barrons, who head to No. 7 South Brunswick next. Holly Medina scored 12 points to pace the No. 26 seed Tigers.

South River 59, Perth Amboy 44: Amanda Gil totaled 21 points and Tiffany Fischer tossed in 18 points, five rebounds and five steals and 11th-seeded South River advanced. Gianna Rodriguez hauled in eight rebounds for the Rams, who visit No. 6 Middlesex on Wednesday. Kyara Marquez finished with 23 points and Vanessa Rivas scored 16 points for the No. 22 seed Panthers.

North Brunswick 58, Dunellen 32: Niyell McCargo scored 19 points and Anne Marie Quagliata netted 14 points and No. 9 seed North Brunswick moved into the third round. Tiana Cipot posted eight points for the Raiders, who will head to No. 8 Woodbridge Academy on Wednesday. Alexa Castro scored 16 points and Kayla Roberts added nine points for No. 25 Dunellen.

Metuchen 55, Edison 34: Molly Malague posted 15 points, seven rebounds and five assists, and Cassidy Connors added 12 points and eight boards to send No. 19 seed Metuchen to the upset win over No. 14 Edison. Aurelie Germain helped out with six points and seven rebounds for the Bulldogs, who will travel to No. 3 Colonia on Wednesday. Tianna Whitney netted 18 points for the Eagles.

Spotswood 47, Calvary Christian 23: The 13th-seeded Chargers will face No. 4 Old Bridge on Wednesday.

REGULAR SEASON

St. Thomas Aquinas 66, Watchung Hills 62: Jessica Cooper notched 18 points and Amarilis Shubick added 16 points as St. Thomas Aquinas won a hard-fought cross-conference affair to move to 17-3. Junior Morgan Groff paced the Warriors with 18 points while Julia Puglisi and Bella Murray pitched in 13 and 12 points, respectively, for Watchung Hills (9-9).

Middlesex 50, Scotch Plains-Fanwood 47: Neysa Aguilar finished with 18 points and five steals, and Madison Robel grabbed 14 rebounds and dished out six assists and Middlesex rallied from a 32-17 halftime deficit to score the win. Jessica Devine pitched in 12 points for the Blue Jays, who improved to 18-2. Amanda Baylock netted 19 points and Alicia Murphy scored eight points for the Raiders (16-4).

Warren Hills 65, Pingry 40: Jaelyn Morris notched 16 points, while Maddie Morgan pitched in 14 points and 11 rebounds to send Warren Hills. Sami Schander also tallied 14 points as the Blue Streaks improved to 10-10. The Big Blue are 8-12.

Somerville 58, Bernards 32: Meghan Pedrani went for 14 points and seven rebounds, while Nicole Rinaldi posted 10 points and 10 boards and Somerville rolled. Emily Kolodziej, who returned to the lineup Saturday after missing several weeks, tallied 10 points and nine rebounds for the Pioneers (12-8). Sidney Incarnato notched 14 points and Gina Mahlik went for nine points for Bernards (6-12).

New Providence 53, Oak Knoll 43: Grace Kinum poured in 29 points and Grace Kelly added eight points and New Providence moved to 18-2.

Saturday, Feb. 12

GREATER MIDDLESEX CONFERENCE

GMC Tournament first round

Highland Park 77, South Amboy 36: Janiya Mitchell led a group of five double-digit scorers with 21 points and five steals, and Anasia Kambitsis finished with 13 points and No. 21 seed Highland Park advanced. Vanessa Kohler (12 points, 5 rebounds, 5 assists, 7 steals), Alexia Valenta (11 points, 11 rebounds) and Ozioma Odikanwa (10 points, 11 boards) all aided the effort for the Owls, who will visit No. 12 J.P. Stevens in Monday’s second round. Faith Nemeth scored 14 points and Taylor Gliese posted 12 points for the 28th-seeded Guvs.

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Calvary Christian 40, New Brunswick 29: Reagan Fogarty notched 17 points and 11 rebounds and Rachel Schafer added 11 points and 13 boards and No. 20 seed Calvary Christian handled the 29th-seeded Zebras. Hannah Raike helped out with eight points an six rebounds in the win, while Zoe Walker hauled in 13 rebounds. Calvary takes on 13th-seeded

Dunellen 36, Somerset Tech 32: Alexa Castro posted 17 points and Brooke Newland netted seven points and No. 25 seed Dunellen got past No. 26 Somerset Tech in the GMCT opener. The Destroyers will visit No. 9 North Brunswick in Monday’s second round. Maeva O’Sullivan led the Jags with 10 points and seven rebounds.

J.F. Kennedy 75, Wardlaw-Hartridge 23: Sidney deVoogd poured in 33 points and pulled down 10 rebounds, and Paula Antunes helped out with 12 points and No. 17 seed J.F. Kennedy moved into the second round. Sofia Hindy and Ja’nya Davis pitched in nine points each for the Mustangs, who will visit No. 16 Sayreville on Monday. Sarah Alves scored 13 points and Kayla Martel added eight points for the No. 32 seeded Rams.

South Plainfield 49, Carteret 19: Stella Sweeney scored 11 points and Brianna Harris notched 10 points and No. 18 South Plainfield rolled into the second round. Olivia Kapolka chopped in nine points for the Tigers, who will head to No. 15 Piscataway on Monday. Jahaysia Ledesma scored eight points for No. 31 Carteret.

Metuchen 60, Perth Amboy Tech 25: Molly Malague tallied 15 points and five rebounds and Aurelie Germain added 12 points and five boards and No 19 Metuchen rolled. Katie Gray chipped in eight points and eight rebounds for the Bulldogs, who will head to No. 14 Edison on Monday. Arlette Batista and Jalena Santiago each scored eight points to pace No. 30 Perth Amboy Tech.

Perth Amboy 66, PIscataway Tech 23: The No. 22 seed Panthers advance to face No. 11 South River in Monday's second round.

Regular season

J.P. Stevens 64, Piscataway 36: Karly Wittenbauer went for 21 points, seven rebounds and five assists, and Chloe Chan added 12 points and five boards and J.P. Stevens cruised to a Red Division win. Katherine Bogutskyy pitched in 11 points and Rhea Gupta scored 10 points for the Hawks (5-16). Alyssa Rice netted 13 points and Courtney Edmondo scored eight points for the Chiefs (4-13).

Red Bank 50, Monroe 48: Hally Cottrell scored 15 points and Haley Higgins added 10 points, but Monroe dropped a heartbreaker at home to fall to 14-4.

SKYLAND CONFERENCE

Somerville 54, Plainfield 32: Meghan Pedrani notched 22 points and seven rebounds, while Makhia Robinson pitched in eight points and nine boards to propel Somerville (11-8). Emily Kolodziej grabbed 11 rebounds in the win. Ma’Ziyah Richards scored 10 points to pace the Cardinals (4-10).

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Hillsborough 64, Robbinsville 45: Francesca Schiro and Amy Rachilla scored 16 points apiece, and Tanya Shah dropped in 11 points and Hillsborough rolled to 12-7. Olivia Gaspar helped out with nine points for the Raiders.

North Hunterdon 47, Hudson Catholic 29: Emma Hall collected 18 points and Gabrielle Santiago pitched in eight points and North Hunterdon improved to 8-13. Jessica McLaughlin’s seven points aided the Lions’ cause.

Sussex Tech 44, Manville 40: Valentina Barrios went for 19 points and five rebounds and Kiara Vazquez notched nine points, but Manville fell to 4-14. Kathryn Sanders chipped in seven points and five rebounds for the Mustangs.

Mount St. Mary 55, Watchung Hills 52: Rachel Castela and Phoebe Costalos each posted 14 points, and Mia Gestosani added 12 points, and Mount St. Mary (12-7) scored a huge crossover win, likely securing itself a Top 4 seed in the upcoming Somerset County Tournament. Junior Julia Puglisi led the Warriors with 18 points while Bella Murray added 16 points and seven rebounds for Watchung Hills (9-8).

Montgomery 50, West Windsor-Plainsboro North 26: Kay Donahue totaled 11 points and six assists, and Carey Smith added 11 points of her own and Montgomery rolled to 10-9, Erin Howard and Adriana Santiago each chipped in seven points for the Cougars.

Woodbury 61, Bound Brook 53: Casey Miller scored 16 points and grabbed five rebounds and Sophia Larsen added 10 points and eight assists, but Bound Brook fell to 15-5. Jamaiya Rogers helped out with 10 points and seven boards and Sara Thiessen went for eight points and six rebounds for the Crusaders.

Gill St. Bernard’s 41, Bayonne 40: Brooke Baisley finished with 14 points and 15 rebounds, while Jennah Johnson chipped in 11 points and Gill St. Bernard’s held off a fierce second-half rally to improve to 13-4.

Mendham 29, Bridgewater-Raritan 21: Aubrey Bartolotto scored six points to pace Bridgewater-Raritan (3-19).

Ridge 52, Bernards 35: Nancy Puthenpurayil scored 22 points and Emma Landes netted 13 points to send Ridge (11-12). Sydney Incarnato netted 10 points and Gina Mahlik scored eight points for Bernards (6-11).

Hunterdon/Warren/Sussex Tournament quarterfinals

Warren Hills 71, South Hunterdon 39: Jaelyn Morris posted 13 points and Bella Soto finished with 12 points and fourth-seeded Warren Hills moved into the semifinals. The Blue Streaks will face top-seeded Sparta next Saturday. Sophia Hinman scored 10 points to lead fifth-seeded South Hunterdon.

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Pope John XXIII 49, Hunterdon Central 36: Emily Walsh scored 11 points and Jessica Mastriano netted eight points but 10th-seeded Hunterdon Central fell to the No. 2 seed.

UNION COUNTY CONFERENCE

Scotch Plains-Fanwood 56, Union Catholic 40: Amanda Baylock totaled 18 points, while Alicia Murphy, Emily Friscia and Maggie McNulty each helped out with six points to fuel Scotch Plains-Fanwood (16-3). Kayla Riley notched 12 points, six rebounds and five assists, and Adela Rakoski added 10 points for the Vikings (2-15).

New Providence 63, Governor Livingston 30: Meghan Lamanna poured in 25 points, while Brianna Slattery and Jasmine Miller each notched 10 points and New Providence stayed perfect in county. Grace Kinum chipped in eight points and nine assists for the Pioneers (18-2). Dani Kang scored 11 points and Reagan Hopeck netted eight points for the Highlanders (14-3).

Westfield 59, Elizabeth 51: Annie Ryan notched 18 points and six rebounds and Grace Klag added 17 points, 14 boards and five blocked shots and Westfield won a UCC crossover. The Blue Devils improved to 18-4.

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Friday, Feb. 11

South River 58, East Brunswick 45: Tiffany Fischer finished with 20 points, five rebounds and seven steals, and Natalia Vera Cruz notched 16 points and 10 boards and unranked South River toppled No. 4 East Brunswick. Gianna Rodriguez also put forth a double-double for the Rams (15-5), notching 10 points and 11 rebounds. Madison Vitucci also scored 10 points in the win. Julia Perez netted 14 points and Sam Lederman scored 11 points for the Bears (14-7).

Shore 66, Sayreville 55: Brooke Holland netted 17 points and Chisom Ejikeme notched 11 points and eight rebound for Sayreville (7-13).

Somerville 49, Woodbridge Academy 24: Meghan Pedrani notched 20 points and eight rebounds and Makhia Robinson posted eight points and 11 boards to fuel Somerville (10-8). Hena Thakkar scored 16 points and Maya Fenyk finished with 13 rebounds for Woodbridge Academy (15-3).

Immaculata 46, Pingry 44: Julia Pinckert sunk a 3-pointer from the corner put Immaculata ahead late in the fourth quarter, as the Spartans completed a rally that saw them trail by as many as seven points in the final frame. Julia Vazquez, Sarah Zarzycki, Abby Lawrence and Gigi Drajin each finished with 10 points in the win, with Drajin adding 10 rebounds and Lawrence grabbed six as Immaculata improved to 13-8. Taylor Francis led all scorers with 17 points for Pingry (8-11).

Voorhees 44, Whippany Park 21: Alina Staten paced Voorhees with 16 points and Ainsley O’Sullivan chipped in four points and 12 rebounds to boost the Vikings (14-5). Lindsay Kinsky helped out with six points and seven boards in the win.

Ridge 50, Union 31: Nancy Puthenpurayil scored 13 points and Emma Landes finished with 12 points and seven rebounds to spark Ridge (10-12). Carly Cambria helped the Red Devils’ cause with seven points and nine boards.

THURSDAY, FEB. 10

SKYLAND CONFERENCE

Gill St. Bernards 60, Watchung Hills 52: Maya Abramson notched 18 points and Brooke Baisley chipped in 17 points and Gill St. Bernard’s clinched the championship of the Skyland Conference Delaware Division. The Knights improved to 12-4 overall and 8-2 in the division, winning the tiebreaker with Franklin on the strength of a pair of head-to-head wins. Junior Morgan Groff led Watchung Hills (9-4) with 20 points, while senior Bella Murray finished with 13 points.

North Hunterdon 50, Warren Hills 41: Emma Hall paced North Hunterdon with 19 points and Jessica McLaughlin pitched in 12 points and the Lions grabbed a crossover win, improving to 7-13. Gabriele Santiago pitched in 10 points in the win. Maddie Morgan went for 21 points and 11 rebounds for the Blue Streaks (8-10).

Old Bridge 39, Bridgewater-Raritan 34: Payton Alcorn finished with 11 points and Abby Jazmin scored 10 points and grabbed six rebounds to help power Old Bridge (12-6). Lenna Tran contributed nine points for the Knights. Amanda Smith scored 13 points and Erin Collins tallied 11 points for the Panthers (3-18).

North Plainfield 48, Dover 34: Tori Wicker led the way with 13 points and five rebounds, and Yasmen Zafar helped out with 11 points and North Plainfield moved to 8-10. Nyla Felton notched 120 points and eight rebounds for the Canucks.

Hillsborough 70, Delaware Valley 26: Francesca Schiro and Amy Rachilla netted 15 points apiece, and Olivia Gaspar scored 11 points to propel Hillsborough (11-7). Marisa Jensen and Elana Falkenstein each scored six points for the Del Val (7-13).

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Montville 51, Immaculata 38: Julia Pinckert netted 10 points and Julia Vazquez scored seven for Immaculata (12-8).

Princeton 36, Mount St. Mary 33: Phoebe Costalos notched 16 points and Rachel Castela added eight points, but Mount St. Mary fell to 11-7

Madison 37, Voorhees 31: Ainsley O’Sullivan scored 10 points to pace Voorhees (13-5).

Phillipsburg 53, Montgomery 46: Amanda Rapel scored 19 points and Brenna Hezel put in 11 points to fuel Phillipsburg (8-11). Erin Howard and Key Donahue scored 15 points each for Montgomery (9-9).

South Hunterdon 54, Duenllen 36: The Eagles improved to 12-6

Bernards 43, Lawrence 35: The Mountaineers moved to 5-10.

GREATER MIDDLESEX CONFERENCE

South Plainfield 54, J.F. Kennedy 31: Sara McNelly notched 187 points, nine rebounds, five assists and five steals, and Brianna Harris chipped in 11 points to propel South Plainfield (11-8). Stella Sweeney chipped in seven points and five assists in the win. Lorelei Lorentzen dropped in 10 points, while Sidney deVoogd added seven points and five rebounds for the Mustangs (9-9).

South Brunswick 72, East Brunswick 55: Meher Vig netted 20 points and Leilani Pinder totaled 14 points, seven rebounds and seven assists and sixth-ranked South Brunswick toppled No. 4 East Brunswick. Alexis Lease-Springer pitched in 12 points, five boards, five steals and nine assists in the win, while Katie Rausch added 10 points for the Vikes (15-6). Annie Nezaria scored 14 points and Rebecca Perez turned in nine points of the Bears (14-6).

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St. Thomas Aquinas 90, J.P. Stevens 46: Amarilis Shubick posted 26 points and seven assists, and Nia Clemons went for 15 points and St. Thomas rolled to 14-3. Jessica Cooper pitched in 13 points and 10 rebounds and Toni Polvere notched 10 points for the Trojans. Rhea Gupta scored 11 points and Karly Wittenbauer netted 10 points for the Hawks (4-16).

Colonia 68, New Brunswick 23: Mattison Chiera netted 22 points and Taylor Derkack totaled 15 points to help spark Colonia (20-2). Mya Patino went for 12 points in the win. Kiajah Smith netted nine points to pace the Zebras (1-10).

Old Bridge 39, Bridgewater-Raritan 34: Payton Alcorn finished with 11 points and Abby Jazmin scored 10 points and grabbed six rebounds to help power Old Bridge (12-6). Lenna Tran contributed nine points for the Knights. Amanda Smith scored 13 points and Erin Collins tallied 11 points for the Panthers (3-18).

Piscataway 51, Perth Amboy 38: Alyssa Rice totaled 15 points and six rebounds and Julia Stewart put forth 14 points and five assists to power Piscataway (4-12). Sky Johnson chipped in 12 points and six boards for the Chiefs. Vanessa Rivas scored 15 points and Kyara Marquez finished with 13 points for Perth Amboy (1-15).

Carteret 34, Piscataway Tech 27: Fiza Kha and Kahaysia Ledesma each finished with 10 points, and Bethel Nwane scored eight points to boost Carteret (2-14). Mattie Miller scored 10 points and Jalissa Santana netted nine points for Piscataway Tech (8-11).

South Amboy 52, Keyport 47 (OT): Taylor Gliese poured in 32 points and Faith Nemeth finished with 11 points and South Amboy rallied to force overtime, claiming its first win in the extra session. Emma Kalantis pitched in seven points for the Guvs (1-15).

Woodbridge 54, Spotswood 43: Amaya Green scored 13 points to lead the way as Woodbridge improved to 13-6. Aviva Palms notched 12 points and six rebounds, Sadie Deoraj totaled 12 points and five boards, and Bailey Timinski pitched in 12 more points for the Barrons. Spotswood is 12-8.

UNION COUNTY CONFERENCE

Scotch Plains-Fanwood 74, Hillside 19: Emily Friscia netted 14 points and Ashley Defrancesco helped out with 11 points to send Scotch Plains-Fanwood to 15-3. Maggie McNulty added 10 points for the Raiders.

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Governor Livingston 47, A.L. Johnson 41: Allie Post poured in 26 points and Dani Kang scored nine points to power Governor Livingston (14-2). Reagan Hopeck nabbed six rebounds to aid the Highlanders’ cause.

Sparta 51, New Providence 35: Grace Kinum finished with 14 points, five assists and five rebounds, and Meghan Lamanna notched 11 points, but New Providence had its 16-game winning streak snapped by a fellow state Top 20 team. The Pioneers (17-2) trailed 10-0 after one quarter, but fought back to close the gap to 35-30 headed into the final period.

Roselle Catholic 52, Union Catholic 41: Danielle Peralta posted 18 points and eight rebounds and Brianna Hutchinson added eight points and eight boards for Union Catholic (8-9).

Westfield 71, Summit 21: Grace Klag tallied 14 points and 16 rebounds, and Annie Ryan added 13 points, five rebounds and five assists as Westfield moved to 17-4. Chloe Kreusser pitched in 12 points in the win, while Catie Carayannopoulos helped out with nine points and 14 boards for the Blue Devils.

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Wednesday, Feb. 9

GREATER MIDDLESEX CONFERENCE

North Brunswick 63, South Plainfield 49: Niyell McCargo’s 18 points edged Anne Maria Quagliata’s 17 points for top scorer for North Brunswick, which improved to 12-7. Sara McNelly posted 17 points and seven rebounds and Brianna Harris notched 12 points for the Tigers (10-8), who also got 12 rebounds from Olivia Kapolka.

Colonia 48, J.F. Kennedy 30: Mattison Chiera posted 17 points and Mya Patrino scored 14 points to boost Colonia (19-2). Sidney deVoogd tallied nine points and six rebounds and Sofia Hindy added eight points and five boards for the Mustangs (9-8).

Piscataway Tech 30, Wardlaw-Hartridge 28: Lacie Franklin scored 13 points and Jalissa Santana put in 10 points and Piscataway Tech escaped with the win, improving to 8-10. Kayla Martel finished with 15 points and 12 rebounds and Sarah Alves scored 13 points for the Rams (1-14).

South River 47, Dunellen 26: Tiffany Fischer scored 13 points and Madison Vitucci netted 10 points to propel South River (14-5). Alexa Castro tallied 17 points and 10 rebounds for Dunellen (4-14).

Metuchen 57, Timothy Christian 6: Sam Pfeiffer netted 11 points and Carly Pichalski hauled in 10 rebounds to help fuel Metuchen (9-9). Hailee Medina scored five points to pace the Tigers (6-9).

Highland Park 52, Manville 29: Janiya Mitchell scored 17 points for Highland Park, which led 24-7 after one quarter. Vanessa Kohler, Anasia Kambitsis and Ozioma Odikanwa each finished with 10 points for the Owls (6-13). Valentina Barrios totaled 10 points and six rebounds for the Mustangs (4-13).

SKYLAND CONFERENCE

Bound Brook 48, Hunterdon Central 47: Casey Miller sunk a runner at the buzzer from just above the foul line and Bound Brook won a wild back-and-forth affair over Group IV Hunterdon Central. Miller finished with 21 points, seven assists and six steals, while T.K. Pugh notched nine points and six rebounds for the Crusaders (15-4). Brenae Jones chipped in six points and 15 boards in the win. Lucianna Allorto and Anna Hansson each netted 12 points for Central (9-12), which also got 11 points from Jessica Mastriano.

Pingry 53, Somerville 39: Bella Goodwin was good for 18 points and Taylor Francis popped in 13 points and Pingry evened its season series with the Pioneers. Ngozi Nnaeto chipped in 11 points for the Big Blue (8-10). Meghan Pedrani netted 19 points for Somerville (9-8).

Rutgers Prep 76, St. Benedicts 34: Mikayla Blakes netted 21 points and Katie Ledden pitched in 13 points, seven rebounds and six steals and Rutgers Prep rolled. Chloe Escanillas helped out with 11 points for the Argonauts (17-1).

Mount St. Mary 59, Pope John 37: Olivia LaBruno posted 20 points and Rachel Castela added 16 points to power Mount St. Mary (11-6). Phoebe Costalos notched 14 points in the win.

Highland Park 52, Manville 29: Janiya Mitchell scored 17 points for Highland Park, which led 24-7 after one quarter. Vanessa Kohler, Anasia Kambitsis and Ozioma Odikanwa each finished with 10 points for the Owls (6-13). Valentina Barrios totaled 10 points and six rebounds for the Mustangs (4-13).

Tuesday, Feb. 8

SKYLAND CONFERENCE

Rutgers Prep 75, Ridge 27: Morgan Ryan paced Rutgers Prep with 14 points, while Mikayla Blakes added 13 points and five assists and the Argonauts remained perfect in Skyland Conference play. Chloe Escanillas chipped in 11 points and five assists for Rutgers Prep (16-1), while Katie Ledden added 10 points, six boards and five steals. Ridge fell to 9-12.

Warren Hills 37, Bridgewater-Raritan 19: Maddie Morgan dropped in 16 points and Kaelyn Morris notched 11 points and six steals and Warren Hills moved to 8-9. Gianna Lentini scored six points to pace the Panthers (3-17).

High Point 55, North Plainfield 24: Nyla Felton posted nine points and eight rebounds to pace North Plainfield (7-10).

Somerville 55, Newton 33: Meghan Pedrani poured in 30 points and pulled down 11 rebounds, and Charlotte Taylor netted 15 points and Somerville cruised to a road win. Nicole Rinaldi pitched in six points and six boards for the Pioneers (9-7).

Voorhees 47, Montgomery 45: Alina State scored 12 points, while Sarah Pettegrove notched 11 points and six rebounds as Voorhees held off a fourth-quarter rally to score the crossover victory. Ali Leibensperger also contributed 11 points in the win, while Ainsley O’Sullivan notched eight points and 10 boards for the Vikings (13-4). Kay Donahue and Carey Smith scored 15 points apiece for Montgomery (9-8).

Hillsborough 63, Rancocas Valley 41: Amy Rachilla netted 26 points and Tanya Shah sunk 14 points and Hillsborough rolled to 10-7. Francesca Schiro helped out with 10 points and Melissa Dorrler contributed eight points for the Raiders.

Sparta 78, Gill St. Bernard’s 34: Sidney Quinn put in 12 points and Jennah Johnson netted 10 points but Gill St. Bernard’s fell to 11-4.

Franklin 67, North Hunterdon 46: Christina Midgette scored 29 points and Iyanna Cotton dropped in 20 points to power Franklin (13-3). Jessica McLaughlin’s 17 points and Emma Hall’s 15 points paced the Lions (6-13).

Snyder 57, Watchung Hills 51: Senior Bella Murray paced Watchung Hills with 19 points, while Morgan Groff added 13 points, but the Warriors dropped their third straight. Giana Lobozzo chipped in eight points and eight steals for Watchung Hills (9-6).

South Hunterdon 51, Bernards 30: Reghan Bice netted 22 points and Tylar Cloyd added 10 points and South Hunterdon notched a crossover win. Kadie Fleming scored eight points for the Eagles (11-6). Maggie Dolan scored six points to pace Bernards (5-10).

Phillipsburg 48, Delaware Valley 35: Brenna Hazel netted 14 points and grabbed eight rebounds, and Nilaja Wiltshire pitched in 10 points to power Phillipsburg (7-11). Carol Anne Bredeson scored 12 points for the Terriers (7-12).

Immaculata 55, Roxbury 33: Asha Toczek delivered 15 points and Julia Pinckert notched 14 points nine steals and five assists and Immaculata rolled to 12-7.

UNION COUNTY CONFERENCE

New Providence 57, Cranford 27: Grace Kinum led the way with 19 points and five steals, while Meghan Lamanna posted 13 points and New Providence rolled. Jasmine Miller chipped in eight points for the Pioneers (17-1).

Westfield 55, Roselle Catholic 42: Sutton Factor finished with 18 points and Paige Gorczyca scored 10 of her game-high 19 points in the first quarter, finishing with seven rebounds and five assists, as Westfield seized a 22-10 lead after the opening stanza and the Blue Devils moved to 16-4. and Chloe Kreusser netted 11 points in the win, grabbing five rebounds, while Grace Klag delivered eight points and eight assists for the county’s newly minted No. 2 seed.

Scotch Plains-Fanwood 76, Plainfield 33: Emily Friscia scored 16 points and Amanda Baylock notched 13 points and five rebounds to propel Scotch Plains-Fanwood (14-3). Ashley Defrancesco helped out with eight points, five boards and five steals in the win. Stephanie Barbosa scored 13 points for Plainfield (3-9).

Oak Knoll 46, Union Catholic 25: Kayla Riley scored nine points and Danielle Peralta netted seven points for Union Catholic (2-13).

Governor Livingston 47, Kent Place 20: Gianna Ciccimarra scored 13 points and grabbed five rebounds, and Dani Kang added 13 more points to support the winning effort. Allie Post chipped in 10 points, five rebounds, five blocks and eight steals for Governor Livingston (13-2).

GREATER MIDDLESEX CONFERENCE

St. Thomas Aquinas 55, East Brunswick 48: Kayla Perez scored 20 points and Leah Crosby notched 12 points and St. Thomas improved to 15-3. Jessica Cooper helped out with nine points and Nia Clemons scored eight for the Trojans. Julia Perez netted 13 points and Rebecca Perez scored 10 points for the Bears (14-5).

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Mother Seton 39, Wardlaw-Hartridge 23: Morgan Miranda notched 16 points and Devon Moses added 10 points to spark Mother Seton (3-5). Kayla Martel tallied 17 points and five rebounds and Aastha Patel chipped in six points for the Rams (1-13).

East Brunswick Tech 38, Academy for Urban Leadership 13: Camila Garcia notched 14 points and nine steals, and Kamilah Smith added 11 points and five rebounds to send East Brunswick Tech to 2-13. Christine Leveille chipped in seven points in the win.

South Brunswick 59, Old Bridge 46: Alexis Lease-Springer notched 16 points and five assists, and Carla Seyfarth went for 12 points and 10 rebounds to spark South Brunswick (14-6). Meher Vig totaled 11 points in the win. Leena Tran scored 13 points and Payton Alcom added nine points and six boards for the Knights (11-6).

Monroe 57, Piscataway 42: Hally Cottrell netted 24 points and Katelyn Louro finished with 17 points to propel Monroe (13-3). Alyssa Rice scored 14 points, Sky Johnson notched 11 points and Julia Stewart netted 10 points for the Chiefs (3-12).

Spotswood 57, Roselle 45: Allison Clarke went for 16 points and 10 rebounds, while Giana Oelkers notched 13 points and six boards to send Spotswood (12-7).

Monday, Feb. 7

GREATER MIDDLESEX CONFERENCE

South Plainfield 49, Sayreville 39: Sara McNelly netted 18 points and Olivia Kapolka finished with 10 points to fuel South Plainfield (10-7). Ashley Ament tallied six points and seven rebounds and Chisom Ejikeme totaled five points and nine boards for Sayreville (6-12).

Colonia 68, New Brunswick 29: Mattison Chiera poured in 34 points and Taylor Derkack added 14 points to deliver Colonia (18-2). Mya Patino helped out with nine points in the win. Gabriela Torbio-Ortega’s 11 points led New Brunswick (1-8).

Calvary Christian 51, Timothy Christian 32: Hannah Raike finished with 18 pointsa and five assists and Rachel Shafer’s double-double consisted of 12 points and 18 rebounds and Calvary Christian rolled to 13-2. Raegan Fogarty delivered 17 points, five rebounds and nine bocks in the win. The Tigers are 6-8.

North Plainfield 67, Piscataway Tech 30: Yasmen Zafar delivered 19 points and Nyla Felton tallied 11 points and eight rebounds and North Plainfield moved to 7-9. Brianne Presley chipped in six points and eight boards for the Canucks. Jaylin Locacio and Mattie Miller each scored seven points for Piscataway Tech (7-10).

Manville 48, Somerset Tech 44: Valentina Barrios notched 16 points and five rebounds and Vanessa Thompson scored 11 points to spark Manville (4-12). Caitlin Brennan added seven points and eight rebounds and Hailey Bentz tallied seven points and seven boards for the Mustangs. Kayla Worthy went for 16 points, nine rebounds and five steals and Fiona Shanahan added 15 points for Somerset Tech (11-5). Megan Norz helped the Jags with eight points and 13 rebounds.

Middlesex 54, South Amboy 30: Makenzie Marsh paced Middlesex with 12 points, while Neysa Aguilar and Jessica Devine were each good for 11 points and the Blue Jays improved to 15-2. Taylor Gliese scored 15 points and Faith Nemeth tallied 10 points for South Amboy (0-14).

Dunellen 37, Keyport 27: Kayla Roberts netted eight points and Kahzara McLaughlin added six points and 10 rebounds to power Dunellen (3-10).

Metuchen 47, Perth Amboy 28: Molly Malague totaled 17 points and five rebounds, and Kaitlyn Connors notched 12 points and Metuchen improved to 8-9. Kyara Marquez scored 11 points and Vanessa Rivas netted 10 points for the Panthers (1-14).

Roselle 48, Highland Park 41: Vanessa Kohler posted 17 points and six rebounds and Anasia Kambitsis scored nine points for Highland Park (5-13). Zaniya Smith helped out with six points and 12 boards for the Owls.

SKYLAND CONFERENCE

Bound Brook 67, Warren Hills 36: Brenae Jones led Bound Brook with 16 points, 15 rebounds, four assists and six steals, and T.K. Pugh dropped in 15 points and the Crusaders scored a much-needed crossover win. Sophia Larsen helped out with 11 points and Casey Miller went for nine points, 10 boards, five assists and five steals for Bound Brook (14-4). Emma Smith netted 10 points to pace the Blue Streaks (7-9).

North Plainfield 67, Piscataway Tech 30: Yasmen Zafar delivered 19 points and Nyla Felton tallied 11 points and eight rebounds and North Plainfield moved to 7-9. Brianne Presley chipped in six points and eight boards for the Canucks. Jaylin Locacio and Mattie Miller each scored seven points for Piscataway Tech (7-10).

Manville 48, Somerset Tech 44: Valentina Barrios notched 16 points and five rebounds and Vanessa Thompson scored 11 points to spark Manville (4-12). Caitlin Brennan added seven points and eight rebounds and Hailey Bentz tallied seven points and seven boards for the Mustangs. Kayla Worthy went for 16 points, nine rebounds and five steals and Fiona Shanahan added 15 points for Somerset Tech (11-5). Megan Norz helped the Jags with eight points and 13 rebounds.

Montgomery 45, Allentown 43 (OT): Carey Smith went for 13 points and Erin Howard notched 12 points and nine rebounds and Montgomery won a hard-fought victory in overtime. Kay Donahue chipped in nine points for the Cougars (9-7).

Pingry 68, Hun 59: Caitlin Schwarz notched 24 points and Bella Goodwin added 18 points and Pingry improved to 7-10. Taylor Francis pitched in 14 points and Becca Kirschner chipped in eight points for the Big Blue.

Summit 65, Watchung Hills 50: Senior Bella Murray led Watchung Hills with 23 points, while Ava Lobozzo and Giana Lobozzo each added eight points, but the Warriors slid to 9-5.

Scotch Plains-Fanwood 41, Ridge 36: Amanda Blaylock scored 14 points and Emily Friscia added 10 points and Scotch Plains-Fanwood scored an impressive non-conference win. Maggie McNulty picked up eight points for the Raiders (13-3). Carly Cambria led all scorers with 17 points for Ridge (9-11).

Hunterdon Central 48, West Morris 32: Central is 9-11.

UNION COUNTY CONFERENCE

Westfield 57, Cranford 20: Grace Klag finished with 14 points and 12 rebounds and Annie Ryan netted 14 points and Westfield rolled to 15-4. Catie Carayannopoulos posted seven points and eight rebounds and Sutton Factor added seven points, six boards and five steals in the win.

Scotch Plains-Fanwood 41, Ridge 36: Amanda Blaylock scored 14 points and Emily Friscia added 10 points and Scotch Plains-Fanwood scored an impressive non-conference win. Maggie McNulty picked up eight points for the Raiders (13-3). Carly Cambria led all scorers with 17 points for Ridge (9-11).

Staff writer Simeon Pincus can be reached CNGirlsHoops@aol.com. Follow him on Twitter @SimeonPincus and on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/SimeonPincusCN

Saturday, Feb. 5

HUNTERDON/WARREN/SUSSEX TOURNAMENT SECOND ROUND

Hunterdon Central 48, North Hunterdon 31: Jessica Mastriano finished with 16 points and Anna Hansson scored 14 points and No. 10 seed Hunterdon Central knocked off the seventh-seeded Lions. Lucianna Allorto notched eight points for the Red Devils, who will visit second-seeded Pope John XXIII in next weekend’s quarterfinals. Emma Hall scored 11 points and Emma Miller added nine points for North Hunterdon.

Hackettstown 51, Voorhees 44: Ainsley O’Sullivan scored 16 points and Sarah Pettegrove notched 15 points, but third-seeded Voorhees was toppled by 14th-seeded Hackettstown. The Vikings (12-4) have now lost three of five games after a 10-game winning streak.

South Hunterdon 48, High Points 42: Kadie Fleming scored 22 points and Reghan Bice notched 11 points and fifth-seeded South Hunterdon held off the No. 12 seed to advance. Sophie Hinman chipped in eight points for the Eagles, who will visit fourth-seeded Warren Hills in Saturday’s quarterfinals.

Warren Hills 47, Delaware Valley 17: Jaelyn Morris and Bella Soto scored 12 points apiece, and Sami Schander added eight points and eight rebounds to send fourth-seeded Warren Hills into the quarterfinals. Carol Anne Bredeson netted seven points to pace No. 13 seed Delaware Valley.

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Middlesex 63, North Brunswick 39: Jessica Devine delivered 21 points and Madison Robel went for 12 points and 13 rebounds and eighth-ranked Middlesex upended No. 7 North Brunswick. Kaylin Nepton chipped in 12 points and nine rebounds fore the Blue Jays (14-2), while Neysa Aguilar totaled seven assists and six steals in the win. Kelly DeGaetano scored 12 point and Megan Farrell notched nine points for the Raiders (10-7).

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J.P. Stevens 46, Piscataway 39: Karly Wittenbauer netted 19 points and Trisha Nair added 11 points and J.P. Stevens improved to 3-15. Rhea Gupta notched 10 points in the win. Alyssa Rice scored 16 points to pace the Chiefs (3-10).

South River 53, Sayreville 31: Tiffany Fischer poured in 24 points and Madison Vitucci helped out with 11 points and South River rolled to 12-5. Gianna Rodriguez and Natalia Vera Cruz each added nine points for the Rams. Brooke Holland tallied 20 points and 14 rebounds and Chisom Ejikeme added six points and 12 boards for the Bombers (6-11), who also got 10 rebounds from Ashley Ament.

Woodbridge Academy 55, East Brunswick Tech 24: Maya Fenyk delivered 12 points and 14 rebounds, and Isabella Bielinski notched 11 points and five boards to propel Woodbridge Academy to 13-2. Vidisha Maharana chipped in 10 points in the win. Camila Garcia scored 11 points and Kamilah Smith notched seven for East Brunswick Tech (1-13).

South Brunswick 61, Steinert 27: Leilani Pinder scored 15 points, while Carla Seyfarth and Katie Rausch netted eight points apiece to fuel South Brunswick (12-6). The Vikings got scoring contributions from 12 different players in the win.

East Brunswick 50, Edison 41: Tamea El scored 11 points and Sam Lederman netted nine points to power East Brunswick (14-4). Julia Perez and Rebecca Perez each chipped in eight points for the Bears. Tianna Whitney poured in 27 points for Edison (4-12).

Woodbridge 61, New Brunswick 24: Sadie Deoraj led a balanced attack with 14 points and six rebounds, while Bailey Timinski contributed 13 points and eight assists and Woodbridge rolled. Aviva Palms went for 12 points and seven rebounds and Amaya Green notched 11 points and eight boards for the Barrons (11-6). Kiajah Smith scored 12 points to lead the Zebras (1-7).

Metuchen 53, Brearley 30: Molly Malague notched 10 points and seven steals and Kaitlyn Connors delivered 10 points and six steals and Metuchen moved to 7-9. Sam Pfeiffer’s nine points and Aurelie Germain’s eight points and eight rebounds also aided the Bulldogs cause.

North Plainfield 54, Dunellen 24: Yasmen Zafar netted 18 points and Nyla Felton tallied 16 points and eight rebounds to send North Plainfield (6-9). Brianne Presley finished with eight rebounds for the Canucks, while Tori Wicker contribute seven assists in the win. Emily Chalecki scored eight points to pace Dunellen (3-13).

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Somerville 40, Bridgewater-Raritan 37 (OT): Meghan Pedrani finished with 27 points and 11 rebounds, and Charlotte Taylor pitched in eight points and Somerville (8-7) rallied from an eight-point deficit headed to the fourth quarter, forcing overtime and grabbing the win. Gianna Lentini scored 10 points and Aubrey Bartolotto added nine points for the Panthers (3-16).

North Plainfield 54, Dunellen 24: Yasmen Zafar netted 18 points and Nyla Felton tallied 16 points and eight rebounds to send North Plainfield (6-9). Brianne Presley finished with eight rebounds for the Canucks, while Tori Wicker contribute seven assists in the win. Emily Chalecki scored eight points to pace Dunellen (3-13).

Immaculata 38, Hopewell Valley 25: Julia Pinckert totaled 18 points and seven rebounds and Julia Vazquez went for seven points and five boards to spark Immaculata (11-7). Giovanna Drajin and Eliana Jaskolski each pitched in eight rebounds in the win.

Franklin 46, Neptune 44: Christina Midgette dropped in 20 points and Keira Clark scoeed eight points and Franklin rallied with a 15-7 fourth-quarter run to improve to 12-3.

Montgomery 50, Pingry 43: The Cougars improved to 8-7.

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Scotch Plains-Fanwood 50, Elizabeth 43: Amanda Baylock notched 22 points and Ashley Defrancesco chipped in nine points to propel Scotch Plains-Fanwood (12-3). Alicia Murphy helped out with eight points for the Raiders.

New Providence 56, Summit 30: Meghan Lamanna scored 18 points and Grace Kinum tallied 12 points and seven assists and New Providence stayed perfect in Union County. Grace Kelly netted eight points for the Pioneers (15-1), who haven’t lost since Dec. 19.

Union Catholic 51, A.L. Johnson 39: Amaia Onque-Shabazz led the way with 14 points and nine rebounds, and Brianna Hutchinson added a double-double with 10 points and 11 boards and Union Catholic improved to 2-12. Kayla Riley helped out with 12 points, six rebounds and seven assists, while Daniele Peralta tallied seven points, seven rebounds and seven assists for the Vikings.

Staff writer Simeon Pincus can be reached CNGirlsHoops@aol.com. Follow him on Twitter @SimeonPincus and on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/SimeonPincusCN

Friday, Feb. 4

Middlesex 63, Highland Park 49: Neysa Aguilar poured in 20 points and Madison Robel scored 16 points and Middlesex moved to 13-2. Jessica Devine chopped in 14 points for the Blue Jays. Janiya Mitchell tallied 16 points and five rebounds and Ozioma Odikanwa notched 14 points and 10 boards for Highland Park (5-12).

J.F. Kennedy 52, Carteret 27: Sidney deVoogd delivered 20 points and seven rebounds and Paula Antunes notched 13 points and J.F. Kennedy rolled. Sofia Hindy pitched in 12 points and five boards for the Mustangs (8-7). Fiza Khan scored 11 points to pace Carteret (1-12).

Thursday, Feb. 3

SKYLAND CONFERENCE

Bound Brook 54, Monroe 31: Casey Miller notched 17 points, eight assists, five rebounds and five steals, and Jamaiya Rogers chipped in 16 points and Bound Brook scored a hugely impressive non-conference win over Middlesex County’s second-ranked team. Brenae Jones totaled eight points, 14 rebounds and five blocks for the Crusaders (13-4). Haley Higgins tallied nine points and Katelyn Louro scored seven for the Falcons (11-3).

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Franklin 45, Montgomery 36: Christina Midgette netted 16 points and Iyanna Cotton notched 14 points and Franklin improved to 11-3. Precious Wheeler posted 11 points in the win. Kay Donahue went for 17 points, 13 rebounds and five steals for Montgomery (7-7), which also got 10 points from Carey Smith.

Hillsborough 60, North Hunterdon 44: Francesca Schiro netted 19 points and Tanya Shah scored 13 points to send Hillsborough to a crossover win. Amy Rachilla helped out with nine points for the Raiders (9-7). Jessica McLaughlin scored 16 points and Emma Hall added nine points for North Hunterdon (6-11).

Keansburg 45, Manville 36: Valentina Barrios finished with 11 points and five rebounds and Caitlin Brennan posted six points and nine boards but Manville fell to 3-12.

Rutgers Prep 69, Bridgewater-Raritan 21: Mikayla Blakes tallied 21 points and five steals and Katie Ledden notched 13 points and six steals and Rutgers Prep rolled. Chloe Escanillas chipped in nine points and five steals and Zahara Alexander pitched in nine more points for the Argonauts (14-1). The Panthers fell to 3-15.

Immaculata 57, Watchung Hills 47: Giovanna Drajin dropped in 16 points and pulled down 10 rebounds, and Sara Zarzycki scored 10 points and grabbed five steals and unranked Immaculata surprised the fifth-ranked Warriors. Abigail Lawrence posted nine points and 12 boards in the win, while Julia Pinckert notched nine points, five rebounds, five assists and five steals for the Spartans (10-7). Bella Murray finished with 17 points, while Morgan Groff and Julia Puglisi scored 10 points each for Watchung Hills (9-4).

Bernards 50, North Plainfield 30: Maggie Dolan and Sydney Incarnato scored 14 points each to power Bernards (4-9). Nyla Felton netted 12 points to pace the Canucks (5-9).

Hunterdon Central 49, Ridge 38: Jessica Mastriano scored 17 points and Anna Hansson tallied 14 points for Hunterdon Central (7-11). Carly Cambria notched 23 points and 12 rebounds and Nancy Puthenpurayil added 10 points for Ridge (9-10).

West Morris 34, Voorhees 31: Alina Staten scored nine points and Ainsley O’Sullivan posted six points and five rebounds for Voorhees (12-3).

North Warren 44, Delaware Valley 26: Bridget Daunton netted 12 points and Carol Anne Vredeson notched nine points for Delaware Valley (7-10).

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Perth Amboy 31, J.P. Stevens 29: Vanessa Rivas finished with 15 points and Kyara Marquez chipped in eight points and Perth Amboy rallied to reach the win column. The Panthers (1-12) trailed 19-15 at halftime, using an 11-6 run in fourth quarter to claim the win. Rhea Gupta paced the Hawks (2-15) with eight points and Katherine Bogutskyy posted seven points and nine rebounds.

East Brunswick 52, Piscataway 25: Julia Perez and Tamea El netted nine points apiece, and seven other scorers helped out and East Brunswick rolled to 13-4. Sky Johnson notched 10 points and 12 rebounds to pace the Chiefs (3-9).

North Brunswick 50, J.F. Kennedy 30: Niyell McCargo scored 19 points and Anne Marie Qualiata netted 13 points to propel North Brunswick (10-6). Megan Farrell added 11 points in the win. The Mustangs (7-7) got eight points each from Lorelei Lorentzen and Paula Antunes.

Sayreville 42, Carteret 22: Brooke Holland totaled 25 points and 10 rebounds and Chisom Ejikeme chimed in with eight points and 10 rebounds to spark Sayreville (6-10). Fiza Kahn scored 13 points and Angela Montauban scored seven for Carteret (1-11).

South Plainfield 63, New Brunswick 21: Brianna Harris went for 12 points Olivia Kapolka came with 10 points and eight rebounds to send South Plainfield (9-7). Lindsay Oller also netted 10 points for the Tigers, while Kiajah Smith scored 11 points for the Zebras (1-6).

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New Providence 60, Union Catholic 26: Meghan Lamanna scored 15 points and Grace Kinum added 11 points to power New Providence (15-1). Brenna Slattery pitched in 10 points in the win. Daniela Peralta posted nine points and seven rebounds and Kayla Riley added nine more points for the Vikings (1-12).

Scotch Plains-Fanwood 47, Cranford 25: Emily Friscia scored 14 points and Amanda Baylock notched nine points and Scotch Plains-Fanwood moved to 11-3. Ashley Defrancesco pitched in eight points in the win.

Westfield 61, Oak Knoll 36: Grace Klag led the way with 16 points and seven rebounds and Annie Ryan pitched in 14 points and five assists to spark Westfield (14-4). Paige Gorczyca scored nine points in the win.

Governor Livingston 38, Elizabeth 29: Allie Post notched 16 points, six rebounds and five steals, and Dani Kang added 10 points and Governor Livingston improved to 12-2. Gianna Ciccimarra pitched in six points and 10 steals in the win.

Wednesday, Feb. 2

Voorhees 45, Pingry 42: Maya Wurst scored 16 points and Alina Staten netted 15 points as Voorhees escaped with a Valley Division win, keeping itself alive in the race for the title. Christina Sullivan totaled 10 points for the Vikings (12-2). Caitlin Schwarz and Ngozi Nnaeto each scored 13 points for the Big Blue (6-9).

North Warren 45, South Hunterdon 29: Kadie Fleming scored eight points, and Tylar Cloyd and Reghan Bice each finished with seven points for South Hunterdon (9-6).

Woodbridge Academy 66, Wardlaw-Hartridge 28: Hena Thakkar posted 26 points, nine rebounds and seven assists, and Maya Fenyk finished with 10 points and 14 rebounds and Woodbridge Academy rolled to 12-2. Vidisha Maharana helped out with 12 points and six boards in the win. Kayla Martel went for 15 points and 12 rebounds for the Rams (1-12).

Middlesex 75, South Amboy 33: Jessica Devine scored 24 points and Neysa Aguilar added 20 points and Middlesex rolled. Jackie Deshields pitched in 10 points and five rebounds for the Blue Jays (12-2). Taylor Gliese netted 12 points and Faith Nemeth scored 11 points for South Amboy (0-13).

Metuchen 33, Mother Seton 22: Leslie Flaherty paced Metuchen with eight points, while Aurelie Germain went for six points and nine rebounds and Metuchen improved to 6-9. Molly Malague helped out with seven points and eight boards for the Bulldogs. Morgan Miranda netted eight points and Robyn Martel scored six points for the Setters (2-5).

Somerset Tech 48, East Brunswick Tech 13: Maeve O’Sullivan went for 15 points and Kayla Worthy came with 14 points to spark Somerset Tech (11-4). Camila Garcia’s nine points pace East Brunswick Tech (1-12).

South River 60, Highland Park 37: Tiffany Fischer scored 26 points, grabbed eight rebounds and swiped seven steals, and Madison Vitucci kicked in 10 points and five assists to propel South River (11-5). Natalia Vera Cruz added nine points and five boards for the Rams. Vanessa Kohler notched 13 points and Anasia Kambitsis scored eight points for the Owls (5-11).

Gill St. Bernard’s 57, St. Benedicts 49: Brooke Baisley netted 19 points and Sidney Quinn added 13 points to fuel Gill St. Bernard’s (11-3). Tessa Lozner added eight points for the Knights.

Spotswood 40, Dunellen 21: Gianna Perez notched 12 points and nine rebounds and Allison Clark tallied five points and five boards to power Spotswood (10-6). Alexa Castro scored 11 points for Dunellen (3-12).

Tuesday, Feb. 1

UNION COUNTY CONFERENCE

New Providence 56, Westfield 34: Meghan Lamanna and Grace Kinum each finished with 12 points and five rebounds and New Providence scored a huge Union County Watchung Division victory. The Pioneers (14-1) not only took a two-game lead in the division, sewing up the tiebreaker against the other primary contender with their second win of the season over Westfield, but also likely secured the No. 1 seed in the county tournament that tips off in two weeks. Paige Gorczyca paced the Blue Devils (13-4), scoring 12 points and adding five rebounds, while Grace Klag notched 10 points and 12 boards for Westfield.

Scotch Plains-Fanwood 47, A.L. Johnson 29: Emily Friscia scored 18 points, and Alicia Murphy and Ashley Defrancesco each finished with eight points to fuel Scotch Plains-Fanwood (10-3). Maggie McNulty added seven points for the Raiders.

Cranford 39, Union Catholic 35: Kayla Riley totalled 13 points and Daniela Peralta scored nine points for Union Catholic (1-11).

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Watchung Hills 67, Hillsborough 65: Senior Bella Murray led all scorers with 25 points, including the game-winner at the buzzer – her second in as many games -- and added eight rebounds as Watchung Hill scored a big Delaware Division win. Juniors Julia Puglisi and Morgan Groff pitched in 20 and 12 points, respectively, for the Warriors (9-3). Amy Rachilla paced Hillsborough (8-7) with 20 points.

Immaculata 53, Montgomery 22: Julia Pinkert netted 16 points and Julia Vazquez notched 15 points and Immaculata avenged an earlier-season overtime loss. Abigail Lawrence finished with eight points for the Spartans (9-7). Kay Donahue went for 12 points and 10 rebounds for the Cougars (7-6).

Manville 35, Keyport 12: Kathryn Sanders tallied seven points and 12 rebounds and Hailey Bentz notched seven points and seven boards and Manville rolled. Caitlin Brennan pitched in seven rebounds and seven assists for the Mustangs (3-11).

Bayonne 47, Bound Brook 37: Brenae Jones notched 12 points and 12 rebounds and Sophia Larsen tallied 11 points and five boards for Bound Brook (12-4). Casey Miller pitched in 10 points and seven rebounds for the Crusaders.

Franklin 42, Bridgewater-Raritan 34: Christina Midgette scored 20 points and Precious Wheeler netted eight points and Franklin improved to 10-3. Alyssa Pecorella and Iyanna Cotton each added seven points in the win. Lauren Sullivan notched 10 points and Amanda Smith went for eight points for the Panthers (3-14).

North Hunterdon 51, Ridge 43 (OT): Emma Hall and Gabrielle Santiago scored 13 points and apiece and North Hunterdon used overtime to score an impressive Raritan Division win. Jessica McLaughlin pitched in 12 points for the Lions (6-10). Carly Cambria netted 18 points and Lilly Donohoe went for nine points for Ridge (9-9).

Rutgers Prep 73, Phillipsburg 17: Katie Ledden posted 14 points and five steals, and Antonia Bates notched 13 points and eight steals to deliver Rutgers Prep (13-1). Mikayla Blakes went for 13 points in the win, while Zahara Alexander totaled 11 points for the Argos.

Mount St. Mary 59, Mater Dei 39: Rachel Castela scored 17 points and Olivia LoBruno notched 15 points to spark Mount St. Mary (10-5). Phoebe Costalos helped out with 12 points in the win.

Gill St. Bernard’s 38, Hunterdon Central 33: Jennah Johnson led the way with eight points and Sidney Quinn dropped in seven points to propel Gill St. Bernard’s (10-3). Brooke Baisley posted six points and nine rebounds in the win. Jessica Mastriano scored nine points and Lucianna Allorto netted seven points for Central (6-11).

Delaware Valley 44, Bernards 33: Bridget Daunton put in 14 points and took down nine rebounds, and Carol Anne Bredeson also scored 14 points to power Delaware Valley (7-9). Gina Mahlik went for 12 points and Alexa Paterno scored nine points for Bernards (3-9).

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Sayreville 43, J.F. Kennedy 41: Brooke Holland notched 24 points and 10 rebounds, and Faith Smith netted 11 points and Sayreville won a back-and-forth affair. The Bombers (5-10), trailed 10-4 after one quarter, before rallying to take a 19-13 lead at halftime. J.F. Kennedy went up by four headed to the fourth quarter, before Sayreville went on a 14-8 run to win. Chisom Ejikeme pitched in six points and 15 rebounds in the victory. Sofia Hindy tallied 10 points and five rebounds and Sidney deVoogd posted nine points and 10 rebounds for the Mustangs (7-6).

Old Bridge 51, Piscataway 37: Lenna Tran delivered 18 points and Payton Alcorn notched 16 points and Old Bridge improved to 10-4. Malvina Sullivan helped out with seven points and seven rebounds for the Knights. Alyssa Rice scored 16 points and Makayla Williams netted eight points for Piscataway (3-8).

South Plainfield 55, Carteret 10: Brianna Harris and Sara McNelly each netted 11 points, and Sydney Loiacono added nine points and five rebounds to propel South Plainfield (8-7). Lindsay Oller helped out with eight points and eight rebounds for the Tigers. Paulina Dzierzanowska and Jakya McClendon led Carteret (1-10) in scoring.

Colonia 59, North Brunswick 42: Mattison Chiera netted 26 points, while Francesca Rosario and Taylor Derkack each scored 11 points to propel Colonia (16-2). Niyell McCargo finished with 26 points with North Brunswick (9-6), while Megan Farrell scored 12 points for the Raiders.

East Brunswick 66, Perth Amboy 25: Sam Lederman netted 18 points and Rebecca Perez chipped in 12 points to power East Brunswick (12-4). Neha Gahunia helped out with nine points in the win.

Staff writer Simeon Pincus can be reached CNGirlsHoops@aol.com. Follow him on Twitter @SimeonPincus and on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/SimeonPincusCN

Monday, Jan. 31

UNION COUNTY CONFERENCE

Scotch Plains-Fanwood 53, A.L. Johnson 24: Alicia Murphy scored 17 points and Emily Friscia netted 16 points and Scotch Plains-Fanwood improved to 9-3. Maggie McNulty notched nine points in the win.

Governor Livingston 50, Milburn 32: Allie Post totalled 14 points, seven rebounds, six assists and eight steals, and Dani Kang pitched in 11 points to fuel Governor Livingston (11-2). Caroline Freer netted 10 points for the Highlanders.

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Woodbridge Academy 39, Carteret 32: Vidisha Maharana finished with 18 points and Maya Fenyk pitched in 10 rebounds to send Woodbridge Academy to 11-2. Isabella Nielinski tallied nine points and five boards in the win. Jakya McClendon netted 14 points and Jahaysia Ledesma posted 10 points for the Ramblers (1-9).

East Brunswick 54, Piscataway 23: Rebecca Perez netted 12 points and Sam Lederman added seven points as 12 different players scored buckets in East Brunswick’s win. Tamea El and Julia Theil chipped in six points apiece for the Bears (11-4). Alyssa Rice, Sky Johnson and Makayla Williams each picked up five points for the Chiefs (3-7).

South Plainfield 54, Metuchen 38: Brianna Harris finished with 16 points and eight rebounds, while Sara McNelly notched 11 points and South Plainfield moved to 7-7. Olivia Kapolka aided the Tigers’ cause with 10 points and six boards, while Lindsay Oller went for six points and 16 rebounds. Aurelie Germain posted 10 points and seven rebounds, and Sam Pfeiffer notched nine points for Metuchen (5-9).

Calvary Christian 50, Wardlaw-Hartridge 23: Rachel Schafer went for 18 points and 18 rebounds, and Reagan Fogarty added 16 points and six assists to propel Calvary Christian (10-2). Hannah Raike pitched in 14 points in the win. Kayla Martel tallied 11 points, six rebounds and five steals, and Sarah Alves netted eight points for the Rams (1-11).

South River 63, South Amboy 19: Tiffany Fischer scored 20 points and Gianna Rodriguez went for 13 points and South River rolled. Natalia Vera Cruz and Madison Vitucci each pitched in 10 points for the Rams (10-5). Taylor Gliese scored eight points and Faith Nemeth notched six points for South Amboy (0-12).

Bridgewater-Raritan 33, Spotswood 27: Aubrey Bartolotto scored 12 points and Amanda Smith added seven points to spark Bridgewater-Raritan (3-13). Giana Oelkers scored eight points and Allison Clark netted seven points for the Chargers (9-6).

North Plainfield 53, Highland Park 49 (OT): Nyla Felton finished with 14 points and Tori Wicker scored 11 points and North Plainfield’s second-half rally forced overtime where it picked up the win. Brianne Presley totaled 10 points and Ariana Vira scored nine points for the Canucks (5-8). Anasia Kambitsis scored 16 points and Alexis Valenta notched eight points and 12 rebounds for the Owls (5-10).

Monroe 65, South Brunswick 58: Hally Cottrell finished with 18 points and Nicole Turco helped out with 12 points to power Monroe (10-2). Sydney Wolven pitched in 11 points and Katelyn Louro netted nine points for the Falcons. Meher Vig totaled 20 points and Alexis Lease-Springer notched 14 points and seven rebounds for South Brunswick (10-5), which also got 10 points and five boards from Leilani Pinder.

St. Thomas Aquinas 71, Perth Amboy 23: Gianna Chuffo netted 22 points and Kayla Perez added 13 points to propel St. Thomas. Jess Cooper helped out with nine points and 10 boards for the Trojans (12-1). Vanessa Rivas notched eight points for the Panthers (0-11).

Timothy Christian 58, Piscataway Tech 57: The Tigers (5-7) trailed by 14 points at halftime, closing the gap to 10 after three quarters and then using a 22-11 fourth-quarter charge to win it. Jaylin Locacio dropped in 25 points and Lacie Franklin notched 18 points for Piscataway Tech (7-8).

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Pingry 50, Bernards 29: Bella Goodwin scored 16 points and Ngozi Nnaeto helped out with 13 points and Pingry rolled to 6-8. Sydney Incarnato and Maggie Dolan each scored six points to pace Bernards (3-8).

Voorhees 42, Belvidere 26: Alina Staten went for 15 points and five rebounds, and Sarah Pettegrove put in seven points and pulled down six rebounds and Voorhees rolled. Lindsay Kinsky also helped out with seven points for the Vikings (11-2). Nora Dornich scored 10 points and Kylie Graham added nine points for Belvidere (9-7).

Bridgewater-Raritan 33, Spotswood 27: Aubrey Bartolotto scored 12 points and Amanda Smith added seven points to spark Bridgewater-Raritan (3-13). Giana Oelkers scored eight points and Allison Clark netted seven points for the Chargers (9-6).

North Plainfield 53, Highland Park 49 (OT): Nyla Felton finished with 14 points and Tori Wicker scored 11 points and North Plainfield’s second-half rally forced overtime where it picked up the win. Brianne Presley totaled 10 points and Ariana Vira scored nine points for the Canucks (5-8). Anasia Kambitsis scored 16 points and Alexis Valenta notched eight points and 12 rebounds for the Owls (5-10).

Somerville 45, Newark Central 34: Meghan Pedrani returned from a three-game absence with 24 points and eight rebounds, including sinking 16 free throws, and Somerville improved to 6-4. Makiah Robinson posted eight points, 11 rebounds and five steals in the victory.

Kittatinny 47, South Hunterdon 39: Eve Durkee-Neumann scored 15 points and Kadie Fleming netted nine points for South Hunterdon (9-5).

Ridge 42, Morris Hills 39: Emma Lendes scored 15 points and Carly Cambria delivered 13 points and 1o rebounds to power Ridge (9-8).

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Hunterdon Central 65, Vernon 17: Jessica Mastriano netted 13 points and Anna Hansson added 12 points and 10th-seeded Hunterdon Central advanced. Kylee Siebert pitched in 11 points for the Red Devils, who will travel to seventh-seeded North Hunterdon on Saturday.

Friday, Jan. 28

New Providence 46, Columbia 34: Jasmine Miller led the way with 12 points and eight rebounds and New Providence went to 13-1. Grace Kinum added 12 points and five assists and Meghan Lamanna turned in 12 points for the Pioneers.

Somerset Tech 39, Timothy Christian 33: Kayla Worthy notched 17 points, 13 rebounds and five steals and Maeva O’Sullivan chipped in 13 points and seven boards to fuel Somerset Tech (9-4). The Tigers are 4-7.

Piscataway Tech 54, East Brunswick Tech 21: Jaylin Locacio netted 19 points and Mattie Miller added 16 points to power Piscataway Tech. Lacie Franklin helped out with 12 points for the Raiders (7-7). Camila Garcia and Kamilah Smith scored six points apiece for East Brunswick Tech (1-11).

Spotswood 53, Highland Park 37: Allison Clarke led Spotswood with 17 points, while Kirti Craig added 12 points and Giana Oelkers chipped in 10 points and the Chargers improved to 9-5. Janiya Mitchell posted nine points for Highland Park (5-9), which also got seven points and nine rebounds from Alexis Valenta and seven points and eight boards from Ozioma Odikanwa.

Metuchen 51, Dunellen 18: Kaitlyn Connors scored 10 points, adding five rebounds, six assists and five steals and Metuchen rolled to 5-8. Aurelie Germain notched seven points and 10 rebounds for the Bulldogs. Alexa Castro scored seven points and grabbed 13 r for Dunellen (3-10).

Perth Amboy Tech 49, Wardlaw-Hartridge 19: Arlette Batista dropped in 21 points and Amanda Batista netted 17 points and Perth Amboy Tech rolled to 6-5. Jalena Santiago pitched in 10 points in the win. Kayla Martel posted nine points to lead the Rams (1-10).

Scotch Plains-Fanwood 61, Kent Place 22: Emily Friscia scored 15 points and Amanda Baylock added 12 points to spark Scotch Plains-Fanwood (8-3).

Hunterdon/Warren/Sussex Tournament first round

Delaware Valley 55, Wallkill Valley 40: No. 13 seeded Delaware Valley will visit No. 4 Warren Hills in next Saturday’s second round

Belvidere 56, Sussex Tech 40: No. 11 seeded Belvidere heads to No. 6 Kittatinny next weekend.

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Thursday, Jan. 27

SKYLAND CONFERENCE

Gill St. Bernard’s 35, Franklin 33: Brooke Baisley finished with nine points and 12 rebounds, including the game-winner, as second-ranked Gill St. Bernard’s held off No. 3 Franklin in a hard-fought Delaware Division affair. Sidney Quinn and Jennah Johnson each chipped in six points for the Knights (9-3), whose victory gives head coach Mark Gnapp his 300th career varsity victory and propels Gill into first place in the division. Iyanna Cotton finished with a game-high 13 points for the Warriors (9-3), while Alyssa Pecorella chipped in nine points and Precious Wheeler grabbed eight rebounds.

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South Hunterdon 40, Pingry 33: Reghan Bice scored 12 points and Tylar Cloyd added 11 points as South Hunterdon scored an impressive crossover win. Kadie Fleming pitched in eight points for the Eagles (9-4). Pingry slides to 5-8.

Bound Brook 58, Belvidere 36: Brooke Cooper scored 15 points and Jamaiya Rogers turned in 12 points, eight rebounds and five blocks as Bound Brook completed its sixth straight perfect season in the Mountain Division. Sara Thiesen helped out with 15 rebounds for the Crusaders (12-3), who have won 57 straight divisional games and six straight Mountain Division championships. Their last loss in a divisional game was Feb. 20, 2016 vs. Bernards, a team no longer in the Mountain. Last loss to a team currently in the division came Feb. 15, 2015 at Belvidere. Nora Dornich finished with 18 points and Kylie Graham scored 11 points for the County Seaters (8-6).

Manville 28, Dunellen 23: Hailey Bentz scored eight points and Valentina Barrios tallied five points and nine rebounds to deliver Manville (2-11). Katheryn Sanders helped out with six points and Caitlin Brennan yanked down eight rebounds for the Mustangs. Brooke Newland scored six points to pace Dunellen (3-9).

Hillsborough 52, Bridgewater-Raritan 43: Mya Loniewski notched 19 points and Amy Rachilla scored 16 points and Hillsborough claimed a Delaware Division win. Tanya Shah helped out with 10 points for the Raiders (8-6). Maggie Ousouljoglou scored 12 points and Amanda Smith added 10 points for the Panthers (2-13).

Watchung Hills 65, Hunterdon Central 53: Junior Morgan Groff set a career high with 26 points, and senior Bella Murray added 19 points, five rebounds and five assists to fuel Watchung Hills to a road win. Julia Puglisi pitched in 11 points and seven rebounds and Ava Lobozzo added eight points and five rebounds for the Warriors (8-3). Jessica Mastriano paced Hunterdon Central with 22 points, while Lucianna Allorto and Anna Hansson chipped in 11 points apiece for the Red Devils (5-10).

Phillipsburg 39, North Hunterdon 36: Jessica McLaughlin scored 18 points, but North Hunterdon fell to 5-10. Keya Gulati netted 11 points to pace Phillipsburg (5-9).

Somerville 39, Delaware Valley 31: Makhia Robinson posted 10 points, 13 rebounds and five blocked shots, and Nicole Rinaldi went for seven points and 12 rebounds and Somerville won a crossover game. Charlotte Taylor helped out with nine points for the Pioneers (6-7). The Terriers fell to 5-9.

Rutgers Prep 67, Immaculata 21: Mikayla Blakes set the pace for Rutgers Prep with 18 points, while Katie Ledden chipped in 14 points and Rutgers Prep stayed perfect in the Raritan Division. Zahra Alexander netted 11 points for the Argonauts (11-1). Julia Pinckert scored seven points to lead Immaculata (8-7), which also got 12 rebounds from Sarah Zarzycki.

Bernards 30, Boonton 27: Gina Mahlik scored 11 points and Ella Damratoski added 10 points and Bernards won its third straight after an 0-7 start.

Montgomery 49, Ridge 46 (OT): Kay Donahue finished with 23 points and Carey Smith scored 13 and Montgomery rallied from an 11-point halftime deficit to force overtime and claim the win, improving to 7-5. Nany Puthenpurayil notched 14 points and seven rebounds and Carly Cambria went for 12 points and 14 boards for Ridge (8-8). Emma Landes added 12 points and six rebounds for the Red Devils.

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Colonia 55, Sayreville 26: Colonia got 20 points from Taylor Derkack and 16 points from Mattison Chiera and rolled to 15-2. Mya Patino pitched in 10 points in the win. Chisom Ejikeme posted 10 points and 14 rebound for the Bombers (4-10).

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South Brunswick 44, Piscataway 34: Carla Seyfarth poured in 24 points and South Brunswick built a 10-point halftime lead and never looked back, improving to 10-4. Alyssa Rice netted 14 points and Julia Stewart added 13 points for Piscataway (3-6).

Monroe 55, East Brunswick 39: Sydney Wolven scored 15 points and Katelyn Louro added 14 points and second-ranked Monroe handled the fourth-ranked Bears.Hally Cottrell pitched in 12 points for the Falcons (9-2). Annie Nezaria posted 11 points and Tamea El went for nine points for East Brunswick (10-4).

St. Thomas Aquinas 83, Edison 46: Kayla Perez led the way with 17 points, five assists and six steals to send top-ranked St. Thomas (11-1). Toni Polvere scored 14 points and Nia Clemons added 13 points for the Trojans. Keisha Ortiz scored 14 points and Tianna Whitney dropped in 13 points for Edison. Ghelsey Go went for 10 points for the Eagles (4-9)

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Westfield 43, Cranford 30: Chloe Kreusser tallied 18 points, 11 rebounds and five steals, and Grace Klag contributed a second double-double for Westfield with 15 points and 16 boards and the Blue Devils cruised to 13-3. Paige Gorczyca notched six points and five rebounds in the victory.

Governor Livingston 54, Hillside 19: Dani Kang scored 12 points, and Erin Hilongos went for 11 points and 10 rebounds and Governor Livingston rolled. Mia Firdman also scored 11 points for the Highlanders (10-2), while Gianna Ciccimarra chipped in 10 points in the win.

Scotch Plains-Fanwood 57, Kent Place 22: Amanda Baylock 15 netted 15 points and Marin Pecarsky helped out with 14 points and Scotch Plains-Fanwood moved to 7-3. Ashley DeFrancesco chipped in nine points for the Raiders.

New Providence 46, Summit 39: Grace Kinum netted 18 points and Meghan Lamanna put in 16 points to send New Providence (12-1).

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Wednesday, Jan. 26

Woodbridge Academy 53, Peth Amboy Tech 46: Hena Thakkar posted 26 points, seven rebounds and seven steals, and Maya Fenyk delivered a triple-double with 10 points, 20 boards and 10 blocks to power Woodbridge Academy (9-2). Arlette Batista scored 16 points, Amanda Batista netted 14 points, and Jalena Santiago notched 12 points for Perth Amboy Tech (5-5).

Colonia 46, South Plainfield 34: Mattison Chiera finished with 18 points and Taylor Derkack pitched in 13 points and Colonia moved to 14-2. Olivia Kapolka tallied 11 points and five rebounds and Sara McNelly went for 10 points, 11 boards and six steals for the Tigers (6-6).

Somerset Tech 48, Wardlaw-Hartridge 20: Jayla Worthey went for 27 points, 14 rebounds and six steals, and Amanda Kralovich tallied seven points and 12 rebounds to spark Somerset Tech (8-4). Megan Norz and Alyssa Schuster nabbed 11 rebounds apiece in the win. Kayla Martel notched 11 points and 10 rebounds for the Rams (1-9).

South River 52, South Amboy 25: Tiffany Fischer led South River with 25 points and 10 rebounds, while Natalia Vera Cruz chipped in 10 points and six rebounds and the Rams moved to 9-4. Faith Nemeth netted 14 points and Taylor Gliese scored eight points for the Guvs (0-11).

Calvary Christian 36, East Brunswick Tech 8: Reagan Fogarty posted 25 points and seven steals and Zoe Walker added 11 rebounds and Calvary Christian (9-1) rolled. Alexa Ortolano chipped in 11 steals in the win. Kamilah Smith notched four points and six rebounds for East Brunswick Tech (1-10).

Highland Park 59, Metuchen 53: Vanessa Kohler notched 23 points and 12 rebounds and Ozioma Odikanwa chipped in 13 points and 13 boards to propel Highland Park (5-8). Alexia Valenta helped out with 11 points and nine rebounds for the Owls. Katlyn Connors notched 11 points and 11 steals and Aurelie Germain added 10 points and six rebounds for the Bulldogs (4-8).

Tuesday, Jan. 25

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Mount St. Mary 49, Pingry 44: Mia Gestosani poured in 21 points and Rachel Castela added 10 points to send Mount St. Mary to a suddenly crucial Valley Division win. Phoebe Costalos added eight points for the Mount Lions, who improved to 9-5 overall and 7-1 in the division. Bella Goodwin scored 12 points for Pingry (5-7), which also got 10 points each from Taylor Francis and Caitlin Schwarz.

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Rutgers Prep 67, North Hunterdon 54: Katie Ledden tallied 21 points, six rebounds and five steals and Mikayla Blakes went for 19 points, five rebounds, six assists and five steals as top-ranked Rutgers Prep remained undefeated in the Skyland Conference. Antonia Bates helped out with 12 points for the Argonauts (10-1). North Hunterdon fell to 5-9.

Warren Hills 59, Voorhees 49: Bella Soto netted 19 points and Sami Schander went for 14 points and nine rebounds as Warren Hills stunned Voorhees in a Valley Division game, snapping the Vikings 10-game winning streak. Maddie Morgan scored 12 points and grabbed six rebounds for the Blue Streaks (6-6), who also got 10 points for Jaelyn Morris. Ainsley O’Sullivan scored 19 points and Sarah Pettegrove added nine points for Voorhees (10-2).

Bound Brook 79, North Plainfield 31: Casey Miller posted 19 points, six assists and seven steals, and Melanie Porras notched 12 points and Bound Brook remained undefeated in the Mountain Division. Brenae Jones pitched in nine points and 10 rebound for the Crusaders (11-3). Yasmen Zafar scored 11 points and Brianne Presley added 10 points for the Canucks (4-8).

Phillipsburg 51, Montgomery 49: Kay Donahue went for 19 points, 12 rebounds and six assists, and Carey Smith helped Montgomery with 17 points, but Phillipsburg used a 17-11 fourth-quarter run to sink the Cougars (6-5). Monet Gonda scored 14 points and Nilaja Wiltshire notched 11 points for the Stateliners (4-9).

Ridge 62, Immaculata 58: Nancy Puthenpurayil finished with 17 points and Carly Cambira netted 14 points and Ridge used a 23-9 fourth-quarter run to rally back from a 41-26 halftime deficit and score the Raritan Division win. Emma Landes helped out with 12 points for the Red Devils (8-7). Julia Vazquez tallied 15 points, six rebounds and five assists, and Julia Pinckert netted 11 points for Immaculata (8-6). Giovanna Drajin and Abigail Lawrence each pitched in 10 points for the Spartans, with Lawrence also grabbing seven boards.

South Hunterdon 49, Belvidere 38: Reghan Bice netted 18 points and Kadie Fleming put in 12 points to propel South Hunterdon (8-4). Nora Dornich scored 15 points for Belvidere (8-5).

Bernards 39, Somerville 26: Gina Mahlik scored 13 points and Ella Damratoski added eight points and Bernards scored an impressive Valley Division victory, improving to 2-7. Nicole Rinaldi and Emma Carman scored eight points each to pace Somerville (5-7), which was without star Meghan Pedrani for the second straight game.

Watchung Hills 52, Bridgewater-Raritan 51: Senior Bella Murray buried the game-winner at buzzer and finished with 19 points as Watchung Hills escaped with a one-point Delaware Division win. Morgan Groff added 15 points for the Warriors (7-3), while junior Julia Puglisi pitched in 10 points and sophomore Sofia Squizziato racked up seven steals. Erin Collins paced Bridgewater-Raritan (2-12) with 16 points, while Gianna Lentini netted 15 points for BR.

Delaware Valley 48, Manville 15: Bridget Daunton and Marisa Kensen scored eight points each to pace Delaware Valley (5-8). Valentina Barrios scored seven points for Manville (1-11).

Franklin 52, Hunterdon Central 36: The Warriors improved to 8-2. Central is 5-9.

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Monroe 48, Old Bridge 36: Hally Cottrell scored 18 points and Katelyn Louro went for 12 points and 13 rebounds and second-ranked Monroe dispatched No. 3 Old Bridge. Haley Higgins netted 11 points for the Falcons, who improved to 8-2. Leena Tran notched 13 points and Abby Jazmin posted nine points and five boards for the Knights (8-4).

Middlesex 63, Edison 30: Neysa Aguilar posted 20 points, seven rebounds and six assists, and Jessica Devine added 16 points, five boards, five assists and five steals to power Middlesex (9-2). Makenzie Marsh chipped in 12 points for the Blue Jays. Keisha Ortiz netted 11 points to lead Edison (4-8).

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East Brunswick 61, J.P. Stevens 53: Tamea El delivered 19 points and Sam Lederman scored 15 points to fuel fourth-ranked East Brunswick (10-3). Rebecca Perez helped out with 14 points for the Bears – 14 of which came from the free-throw line. Trisha Nair led all scorers with 20 points for the Hawks (2-13), adding five rebounds. Katherine Bogutskyy notched 12 points and five rebounds and Rhea Gupta went for 11 points for J.P. Stevens.

Colonia 46, South Plainfield 34: Mattison Chiera took the lead for No. 4 Colonia, netting 18 points, and Taylor Derkack helped out with 12 points to send the Patriots to 14-2. Olivia Kapolka paced No. 10 South Plainfield with 11 points and five rebounds, while Sara McNelly went for 10 points, 11 boards and six steals for the Tigers (6-6), who also got 12 rebounds from Lindsay Oller.

St. Thomas Aquinas 64, Piscataway 29: Kayla Perez netted 18 points and Amarilis Shubick added 16 points and top-ranked St. Thomas rolled to 10-1. Autumn John tallied 13 points and five rebounds and Sky Johnson went for six points and seven boards for the Chiefs (3-5).

Woodbridge 46, Sayreville 25: Aviva Palms dropped in 14 points and Vanessa Morales scored 11 points to spark Woodbridge. Bailey Timinsky helped out with 10 points for the Barrons (9-4). Chisom Ejikeme notched 12 points and 12 rebound for the Bombers (4-9).

South Brunswick 72, Perth Amboy 23: Meher Vig reeled off 16 points and Katie Rausch dropped in 13 points and South Brunswick rolled. Carla Seyfarth posted nine points and six rebounds for the Vikings (9-4). The Panthers fell to 0-9.

J.F. Kennedy 39, Carteret 14: Sidney DeVoogd went for 14 points, 19 rebounds and five blocked shots, and Lorelei Lorentzen pitched in 12 points to propel J.F. Kennedy (6-5). Jahaysia Ledesma scored six points to pace Carteret (1-8).

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Westfield 59, Union Catholic 20: Annie Ryan turned in 15 points and five steals and Chloe Kreusser helped Westfield’s effort with nine points and six rebounds to send the Blue Devils to 12-3. Paige Gorczyca and Sutton Factor delivered nine points apiece in the win, while Grace Klag aided the cause with eight points and 11 boards. Amaia Onque-Shabazz tallied six points and five rebounds and Daniela Peralta scored six more for the Vikings (1-10).

Governor Livingston 58, Plainfield 23: Allie Post was good for 18 points and five assists, while Caroline Freer pitched in 11 points and Governor Livingston moved to 9-2. Mia Firdman helped out with nine points in the win. Angelina Almonte scored seven points to pace Plainfield (3-5).

Scotch Plains-Fanwood 35, Elizabeth 28: Alicia Murphy and Emily Friscia each scored 10 points and Scotch Plains-Fanwood moved to 6-3.

New Providence 56, Roselle Catholic 18: Grace Kinum poured in 11 of her 14 points in the first half to help stake New Providence to a 16-point lead at the intermission and the Pioneers improved to 11-1. Jasmine Miller netted nine of her 13 points in the third quarter for the Pioneers.

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Monday, Jan, 24

GREATER MIDDLESEX CONFERENCE

Carteret 35, Academy for Urban Leadership 9: Angela Montauban led the way with seven points, and Beauty Nwanzee and Jakya McClendon each notched six points to send Carteret to its first victory. The Ramblers improved to 1-7.

Piscataway Tech 48, Wardlaw-Hartridge 23: Lacie Franklin netted 19 points and Mattie Miller scored 14 points to propel Piscataway Tech (6-6). Jaylin Locacio chipped in nine points for the Raiders. Kayla Martel scored 10 points, grabbed 13 rebounds and swiped five steals to pace the Rams (1-8).

Calvary Christian 38, Perth Amboy Tech 30: Reagan Fogarty tallied 18 points and five rebounds, and Rachel Schafer notched 10 points and seven boards to fuel Calvary Christian (8-1). Perth Amboy Tech is 5-4.

Timothy Christian 29, East Brunswick Tech 18: Hailee Medina scored 12 points and Shannon McLaughlin chipped in eight points to send Timothy Christian to 3-6. Camila Garcia notched nine points and eight steals for East Brunswick Tech (1-9).

Woodbridge Academy 53, Somerset Tech 40: Hena Thakkar finished with 19 points and Maya Fenyk put forth 12 points and 10 rebounds as Woodbridge Academy won the Gold Division showdown, improving to 8-2. Kristy Chereath notched eight points and six boards in the win, while Vidisha Maharana helped out with eight points and five rebounds. Maeve O’Sullivan tallied 14 points and 12 rebounds and Jayla Worthey added 12 points, 11 rebounds and eight steals for the Runnin’ Jags (7-4). Megan Norz chipped in eight points and 12 boards for Somerset Tech.

Edison 41, Metuchen 35: Tianna Whtiney put in 21 points and Ghelsey Go went for 11 points and Edison won a crossover game to improve to 4-7. Molly Malague scored 17 points and Aurelie Germain notched seven points and five rebounds for Metuchen (4-7).

Highland Park 68, Keansburg 30: Vanessa Kohler poured in 22 points and pulled down seven rebounds, and Janiya Mitchell went for 15 points, seven assists and seven steals and Highland Park rolled. Anasia Kambitsis also scored 15 points for the Owls (4-8).

North Plainfield 59, South Amboy 31: Nyla Fenton posted 17 points and seven rebounds and Brianne Presley finished with 11 boards and North Plainfield moved to 4-7. Saionni Patrick pitched in six points an nine rebounds for the Canucks. Faith Nemeth turned in 17 points and Evalise Perez scored nine points for the Guvs (0-10).

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Pingry 58, Mount St, Mary 54: Taylor Francis went for 27 points and Bella Goodwin notched 17 points and Pingry toppled Mount St. Mary, dealing the Valley Division’s top team its first conference loss. Caitlin schwarz chipped in eight points for the Big Blue (5-6). Mia Gestosani scored 19 points and Rachel Castela notched 17 for the Mount Lions (8-5).

Bernards 42, Roselle 39: Maggie Dolan delivewred 17 points and Gina Mahlik notched 10 points and Bernards reached the win column with a home victory. Emily Romano netted six points for the Mountaineers (1-7).

Somerville 59, Trenton Catholic 26: Makhia Robinson poured in 20 points and yanked down 18 rebounds and Somerville rolled to a non-conference win. Emma Carman notched 13 points and Nicole Rinaldi grabbed 11 rebounds for the Pioneers (5-6).

North Plainfield 59, South Amboy 31: Nyla Fenton posted 17 points and seven rebounds and Brianne Presley finished with 11 boards and North Plainfield moved to 4-7. Saionni Patrick pitched in six points an nine rebounds for the Canucks. Faith Nemeth turned in 17 points and Evalise Perez scored nine points for the Guvs (0-10).

Delaware Valley 44, Mountain Lakes 33: Carol Ann Bredeson notched 17 points and Kaitlyn O’Boyle went for 11 points to power Delaware Valley (6-5). Elana Falkenstein chipped in eight points for the Terriers.

Saturday, Jan. 22

SKYLAND CONFERENCE

Ridge 50, Pingry 49: Carly Cambria finished with 18 points and Emma Landes scored 12 points as Ridge overcame an eight-point halftime deficit, using a 15-8 fourth-quarter run to rally for the win, improving to 7-7. Caitlin Schwarz scored 18 points and Taylor Francis notched 11 points for Pingry (4-6).

Rutgers Prep 72, Montclair Immaculate 53: Mikayla Blakes went for 28 points, five assists and six steals, and Katie Ledden dropped in 18 points and pulled down 11 rebounds and Rutgers Prep scored a big win over a fellow state power. Zahra Alexander and Antonia Bates each netted nine points for the Argonauts (9-1).

Franklin 45, St. Rose 29: Christina Midgette continued her torrid week with a 30-point performance Saturday as Franklin scored a statement victory over state juggernaut St. Rose. Tarae Jackson helped out with eight points for the Warriors (8-2). The Roses are 8-3.

Somerville 46, Sayreville 25: Meghan Pedrai scored 16 points and Emma Carmen chipped in eight points to fuel Somerville (4-6). Charlotte Taylor helped out with seven points in the victory. Janai Negroni netted 15 points for Sayreville (3-8).

Montgomery 53, Princeton 31: Kay Donahue netted 18 points and Carey Smith notched 13 points to send Montgomery to 6-4. Samantha Orlando helped out with 11 points for the Cougars.

Bound Brook 60, Newark Central 39: Brenae Jones posted 15 points and 16 rebounds, and Jamaiya Rogers made it two double-doubles for Bound Brook with 14 points and 12 boards. Casey Miller helped out with 15 points and seven assists for the Crusaders (10-3), who also got 12 points from T.K. Pugh.

Westfield 49, Bridgewater-Raritan 26: Annie Ryan netted 11 points and Sutton Factor and Grace Klag each tallied eight points to propel Westfield (11-3). Brianna Soto scored eight points and Aubrey Bartolotto netted seven points for the Panthers (2-11).

North Plainfield 56, Warren Tech 6: Nyla Felton posted 13 points and Ariana Vira scored 11 points to spark North Plainfield (3-7). Yasmen Zafar aided with the Canucks’ cause with nine points and five assists.

North Hunterdon 47, Hopewell Valley 33: Emma Hall tallied 22 points and nine rebounds, and Jessica McLaughlin put in 18 points and pulled down five boards as North Hunterdon rolled to 5-8.

Warren Hills 64, Bernards 37: Maggie Dolan scored 12 points for Bernards (0-7), but the Mountaineers fell to Warren Hills for the second time in as many days. Maddie Morgan posted 13 points and 10 boards for the Blue Streaks (5-6).

Columbia 45, Delaware Valley 33: Carol Anne Bredeson scored 11 points and Bridget Daunton added nine points for Delaware Valley (3-8).

Immaculata 56, South Hunterdon 44: Asha Toczek and Abby Lawrence each scored 10 points to fuel Immaculata (8-5). Julia Pinckert grabbed 11 boards to go with six assists and eight steals, and Julia Vazquez turned in eight assists for the Spartans. Tylar Cloyd and KAdie Fleming each scored 12 points for South Hunterdon (7-4), which also got 11 points from Reghan Bice.

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Middlesex 64, Woodbridge 36: Neysa Aguilar went for 20 points, five assists, six steals and four rebounds and ninth-ranked Middlesex scored an impressive inter-division victory over the eighth-ranked Barrons. Jessica Devine helped out with 18 points, seven rebounds, six assists and six steals for the Blue Jays (8-2), while Madison Robel contributed 11 points and 11 boards in the win. Amaya Green scored 12 points and Abigail Rodriguez added 10 for Woodbridge (8-4).

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North Brunswick 64, Edison 46: Niyell McCargo poured in 26 points, including 16 from the free-throw line, and Anne Marie Quagliata went for 10 points and seventh-ranked North Brunswick handled No. 10 Edison. Kelly DeGaetano totaled nine points and Tiana Robison pitched in eight points for the Raiders (8-5). Tianny Whitney scored 17 points and Ghelsey Go added 10 points for the Eagles (3-7).

Old Bridge 70, J.P. Stevens 40: Leena Tran scored 20 points and Payton Alcorn pitched in 16 points as Old Bridge rolled. Sabrina Huezo went for 11 points and Gabby Walker tallied six points, six rebounds and 12 assists for the Knights (8-3). Katherine Bogutskyy netted 22 points and Trisha Nair added nine points for the Hawks (2-12).

J.F. Kennedy 46, Highland Park 39: Sofia Hindy notched 20 points, eight rebounds and six tals, and Sidney deVoogd added 13 points and 10 rebounds to deliver J.F. Kennedy (4-5). Vanessa Kohler posted 16 points and 10 boards and Ozioma Odikanwa added 10 rebounds for the Owls (3-8).

Colonia 43, Millburn 28: Taylor Derkack posted a triple-double with 12 points, 10 blocks and 10 steals, adding six rebounds, and Colonia cruised to a non-conference victory. Mattison Chiera chipped in 10 points and seven rebounds in the win, while Kennedy Goncalves hauled in seven more boards for the Patriots (13-2).

Metuchen 43, Mother Seton 20: Molly Malague netted 14 points and Aureile Germain notched six points and six rebounds to power Metuchen (4-6). Morgan Miranda scored seven points to pace the Setters (1-3).

Piscataway 51, Passaic 27: Autumn John went for 22 points and nine rebounds, and Julia Stewart added 10 points to send Piscataway to 3-3.

Somerville 46, Sayreville 25: Meghan Pedrai scored 16 points and Emma Carmen chipped in eight points to fuel Somerville (4-6). Charlotte Taylor helped out with seven points in the victory. Janai Negroni netted 15 points for Sayreville (3-8).

St. Thomas Aquinas 89, Perth Amboy 29: Nia Clemons was one of five double-digit scorers for St. Thomas, notching 17 points and eight rebounds, as the GMC’s top-ranked team rolled to 8-1. Amarilis Shubick (15 points), Kayla Perez (14 points, 5 assists), Jessica Cooper (12 points, 8 boards) and Leah Crosby (10 points, 11 rebounds) all had a hand in the win. Vanessa Rivas scored 10 points and Kyara Marquez notched eight points to pace Perth Amboy (0-8).

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Governor Livingston 46, Scotch Plains-Fanwood 39: Allie Post posted 18 points, five assists and six steals, and Dani Kang kicked in 11 points and Governor Livingston improved to 8-2. Gianna Ciccimarra chipped in eight points and five steals for the Highlanders. Emily Friscia scored 13 points and Ashley Defrancesco and Amanda Baylock each added eight points for the Raiders (5-3).

Westfield 49, Bridgewater-Raritan 26: Annie Ryan netted 11 points and Sutton Factor and Grace Klag each tallied eight points to propel Westfield (11-3). Brianna Soto scored eight points and Aubrey Bartolotto netted seven points for the Panthers (2-11).

New Providence 53, Oak Knoll 27: Grace Kinum led the way for New Providence, scoring 15 points, and Meghan Lamanna pitched in 13 points and the Pioneers improved to 10-1.

Summit 70, Union Catholic 39: Kayla Riley scored 22 points and Daniele Peralta added nine points for Union Catholic (1-9).

Plainfield 40, Kent Place 35: Ma’Ziyah Richards netted 16 points and grabbed 10 rebounds, and Stephanie Barbosa chipped in six points and 14 boards to lead Plainfield (3-4).

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Friday, Jan. 21

GREATER MIDDLESEX CONFERENCE

Somerset Tech 54, Perth Amboy Tech 30: Jayla Worthy put in 22 points, pulled down six rebounds and dished out seven assists and Somerset Tech improved to 7-3. Maeve O’Sullivan tallied 12 points and five steals and Fiona Shanahan notched 10 points and five steals for the Jags. Perth Amboy Tech falls to 4-3.

Wardlaw-Hartridge 24, East Brunswick Tech 13: Kayla Martel posted 14 points, nine rebounds and five assists, and Loveleen Sindhar grabbed 10 rebounds and resilient Wardlaw-Hartridge finally reached the win column on its seventh try. Camila Garcia scored 10 points to pace East Brunswick Tech (1-8).

Calvary Christian 42, Timothy Christian 26: Hannah Raike tallied 17 points, five rebounds and eight steals, and Rachel Schafer went for 10 points and nine rebounds to propel Calvary Christian to 7-1. The Tigers fell to 2-6.

Middlesex 59, Metuchen 43: Neysa Aguilar and Jessica Devine scored 17 points each, and Madison Robel totaled five points and 13 rebounds to power Middlesex. Makenzie Marsh helped out with eight points, five assists and five steals as the Blue Jays improved to 7-2. Molly Malague scored 11 points and Carly Pichalsku pulled down 10 rebounds for Metuchen (3-6).

South Plainfield 60, Carteret 11: Stella Sweeney went for 14 points and six assists and Sara McNelly added 14 points to send South Plainfield (6-5). Brianna Harris chipped in seven points and eight assists and Olivia Kapolka contributed eight points and five rebounds in the win. Carteret is 0-7.

Mother Seton 38, Highland Park 34: Robyn Martel scored 16 points and Jalia Camacho netted 11 points to boost Mother Seton (1-2). Alexia Valenta notched 12 points and five rebounds for Highland Park (3-7).

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Warren Hills 70, Bernards 40: Gina Mahlik scored 11 points, but Bernards remained winless, falling to 0-6. Maddie Morgan scored 15 points and Jaelyn Morris added 12 points to lead Warren Hills (4-6).

North Warren 45, Hunterdon Central 27: Jessica Mastriano netted eight points and Margaret D’Alessandro notched seven points for Hunterdon Central (5-8).

Thursday, Jan. 20

SKYLAND CONFERENCE

Watchung Hills 54, Gill St. Bernards 52: Senior Bella Murray led the way with 19 points and seven assists, and Junior Julia Puglisi pitched in 15 points as sixth-ranked Watchung Hills rallied from an 11-point halftime deficit, using a 17-8 fourth-quarter run to secure the Delaware Division win over second-ranked Gill St. Bernard’s. Junior Ava Lobozzo added six points and six rebounds for the Warriors (6-3). Brooke Baisley paced the Knights (7-3) with 18 points, while Maya Adramson and Jenna Johnson each scored 12 points.

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Bound Brook 74, South Hunterdon 44: T.K. Pugh dropped in 17 points and grabbed five rebounds, and Brenae Jones notched 14 points and 12 boards to power Bound Brook (9-3). Brooke Cooper assisted the Crusaders’ effort with 12 points. The Eagles fell to 7-3.

North Plainfield 46, Manville 41: Yasmen Zafar dropped in 18 points and Nyla Felton delivered 11 points and 10 rebounds to propel North Plainfield (2-7). Brianne Presley grabbed 15 boards for the Canucks. Hailey Bentz netted 10 points, while Valentina Barrios and Hannah Jones each added nine points for Manville (1-10).

Franklin 64, Hillsborough 58: Christina Midgette exploded for 32 points and Alyssa Pecorella helped out with 10 points and third-ranked Franklin (7-2) scored its second victory of the season over the Raiders. Iyanna Cotton and Morgan Lewish each pitched in eight points in the win. Amy Rachilla scored 23 points and Francesca Shiro added 14 points for Hillsborough (7-5).

Voorhees 66, Pingry 44: Ainsley O’Sullivan went for 18 points, 14 rebounds and seven assists, and Sarah Pettegrove pushed in 14 points and pulled down seven boards to propel No. 10 ranked (10-1). Alina Staten pitched in 11 points for the Vikings, who also got nine points from Ali Leibensperger. Bella Goodwin paced Pingry with 14 points, while Ngozi Nnaeto added 10 for the Big Blue (4-5).

Ridge 50, Phillipsburg 42: Amanda Rapel netted 18 points and Monet Gonda tallied eight points and 11 rebounds and Ridge moved to 6-7. Brena Hezel also scored eight points for the Red Devils.

Rutgers Prep 80, Montgomery 18: Antonia Bates tallied 14 points and five rebounds, and Mikayla Blakes added 13 points and five assists to fuel Rutgers Prep (8-1). Katie Ledden also scored 13 points for the Argos, while Zahra Alexander chipped in 11 points. Carey Smith scored five points to lead Montgomery (5-4).

Mount St. Mary 39, Somerville 34: Olivia LoBruno hit the go-ahead 3-pointer with just under a minute left, responding to a 3-pointer from Somerville’s Meghan Pedrani that had put her team ahead, and Mount St. Mary went on for the Valley Division win. Rachel Costalos finished with 12 points to lead the Mount Lions (8-3), while LoBruno and Mia Gestosani each turned in 11 points in the win. Pedrani notched 27 points and grabbed eight rebounds and Nicole Rinaldi added five points and 10 boards for the Pioneers (3-6).

Hunterdon Central 39, Bridgewater-Raritan 30: Jessica Mastriano netted 11 points and Anna Hansson scored 10 points to send Hunterdon Central (5-7). Gianna Lentini posted 12 points for the Panthers (2-10).

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South Brunswick 69, J.P. Stevens 52: Katie Rausch scored 18 points and Carla Seyfarth finished with 17 points to spark South Brunswick (8-3). Meher Vig pitched in 15 points for the Vikings. Katherine Bogutskyy scored 13 points and Rhea Gupta added 11 points for the Hawks (2-11).

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South Plainfield 60, Piscataway 56 (OT): Sara McNelly went for 26 points and Brianna Harris added nine points, as South Plainfield rallied to tie it ion the fourth quarter and then outscored the Chiefs 4-0 in overtime to win it, improving to 5-5. Olivia Kapolka scored eight points in the win. Autumn John tallied 29 points and 11 rebounds for Piscataway (2-3).

Spotswood 68, South Amboy 26: Allison Clarke reeled off 13 points and 11 rebounds, and Gianna Perez kicked in 11 points to send Spotswood (8-2). Taylor Gliese scored 18 points and Faith Nemeth netted eight for South Amboy (0-8).

Old Bridge 69, East Brunswick 63 (OT): Leena Tran finished with 20 points and Abby Jazmin pushed in 15 more and third-ranked Old Bridge won a neck-and-neck affair to improve to 7-3. Gabby Walker pitched in 13 points for the Knights. Brooke Motusesky poured in 26 points for fifth-ranked East Brunswick (9-3(, while Rebecca Perez helped the Bears with 12 points.

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Governor Livingston 62, A.L. Johnson 30: Mia Firdman led the way with 17 points, and Allie Post and Dani Kang each chipped in 13 points and Governor Livingston rolled. Gianna Cicimarra pitched in 11 points and five assists for the Highlanders (7-2). Post also notched six assists.

Scotch Plains-Fanwood 66, Hillside 26: Amanda Baylock netted 23 points and dished out five assists, and Ashley Defrancesco aided the cause with 14 points and eight steals as Scotch Plains-Fanwood improved to 5-2. Alicia Murphy delivered 10 points and six rebounds in the win.

Westfield 60, Summit 35: Chloe Kreusser netted 17 points, while Annie Ryan and Paige Gorczyca each scored 15 points to boost Westfield. The Blue Devils improved to 10-3.

Roselle Catholic 43, Union Catholic 40: Daniela Peralta scored 13 points and Amaia Ongue-Shabazz added 10 points, but Union Catholic slid to 1-8.

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Wednesday, Jan. 19

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Highland Park 54, Dunellen 49: Anasia Kambitsis, Ozioma Odikanwa and Alexis Valenta each finished with 12 points to pace Highland Park (3-6). Vanessa Kohler recorded 11 points. Janiya Mitchell and Zaniya Smith combined for seven points.

Alexa Castro posted a double-double for Dunellen (2-7) with 22 points, 18 rebounds, two assists, two blocks and two steals. Maria Woll contributed 10 points, four rebounds and one steal. Emily Chalecki contributed five points, two rebounds, one assist and one steal.

South River 45, Metuchen 37: Tiffany Fischer led South River (6-4) with 13 points. Madison Vitucci totaled 12 points and Natalia Vera Cruz chipped in 11 points. Ashley Pereira, Gianna Rodriguez, Tatiana Pittman and Amanda Gil combined for nine points.

Molly Malague finished with 16 points, six assists, two rebounds and two steals for Metuchen (3-5). Sam Pfeiffer added six points and three rebounds. Aurelie Germain recorded seven rebounds, four points and one steal. Kaitlyn Connors posted seven rebounds, four assists and two points.

Woodbridge Academy 42, East Brunswick Tech 17: Hena Thakkar paced Woodbridge Academy (6-2) with 18 points, three assists, three steals, one rebound and one block. Maya Fenyk finished with 10 rebounds, eight points and two blocks. Dhanashri Balamurugan contributed five points, five rebounds and three steals. Isabella Bielinski added seven rebounds, three points, two steals and one assist.

For East Brunswick Tech (1-7), Camila Garcia recorded five steals, four points, four rebounds, two blocks and one assist. Samyah Brown-Hamilton totaled four points, three rebounds, one block and one steal. E'Myah Bartee chipped in four points, two rebounds, one block and one steal. Kamilah Smith had six rebounds, three steals, two blocks and one point.

Calvary Christian 40, Somerset Tech 34: Raegan Fogarty led Calvary Christian (6-1) with 14 points, including eight free throws, four rebounds, one assist and one steal. Rachel Schafer finished with 13 rebounds, eight points and one block. Hannah Raike added eight points, four steals, three rebounds and one assist. Zoe Walker contributed six rebounds and four points.

For Somerset Tech (6-3), Jayla Worthey totaled 19 points, including nine free throws, five rebounds and two steals. Maeve O'Sullivan recorded seven points, six rebounds, two steals and one assist. Fiona Shanahan chipped in five points, two assists and one steal. Megan Norz had seven rebounds and one steal.

Timothy Christian 42, Wardlaw-Hartridge 29: Hannah McNulty scored 18 points to lead Timothy Christian (2-5). Holly Medina finished with 12 points. Hailee Medina chipped in eight points and Shannon McLaughlin added four points.

Kayla Martel led Wardlaw-Hartridge (0-6) with 12 points and six rebounds. Aastha Patel contributed nine points, five rebounds, one assist and one steal. Sarah Alves totaled eight rebounds, four points and one steal.

Piscataway Tech 31, Perth Amboy Tech 19: Mattie Miller netted 12 points to pace Piscataway Tech (5-5). Jalissa Santana finished with nine points. Jaylin Locacio, Briana Collier and Ce'Ontae Baity combined for six points.

Arlette Batista recorded 15 points for Perth Amboy Tech (4-2). Amanda Batista and Jalena Santiago combined for four points.

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Hillside 43, Linden 35: Nalimata Karamoka recorded 14 points, four rebounds, one assist and one steal for Linden (1-5). Jaylah Boyd contributed 13 rebounds, eight points, two assists, one block and one steal. Jaedyn Boyd added seven points, three rebounds, two assists, two steals and one block. Zuhirah Kelley totaled seven rebounds, four points, three steals and one assist.

Tuesday, Jan.18

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Pingry 60, Warren Hills 57: Taylor Francis led the way with 21 points and Bella Goodwin was good for 18 more and Pingry won a big Valley Division meeting, improving to 4-4. Becca Kirschner helped out with 11 points for the Big Blue. Maddie Morgan went for 30 points and eight rebounds and Sami Schander added 10 and 10 for the Blue Streaks (3-6).

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South Hunterdon 59, Manville 37: Kadie Fleming and Reghan Bice each scored 14 points, and Mayce Fleming chipped in 11 points to fuel South Hunterdon (7-2). Kathryn Sanders tallied 18 points and seven boards to pace Manville (1-9).

Hillsborough 69, Hunterdon Central 58: Francesca Shiro dropped in 27 points and Amy Rachilla pitched in 17 points and eighth-ranked Hillsborough avenged an early-season loss, improving to 7-4. Tanya Shah scored 15 points and Mya Loniewski added 12 points for the Raiders (4-7).

Montgomery 41, North Hunterdon 36: Carey Smith led the way with 11 points and Kay Donahue added nine points to spark Montgomery (5-3). Jessica McLaughlin notched 13 points and Emma Hall added 11 points for North (4-7).

Immaculata 53, Phillipsburg 35: Julia Pinckert led Immaculata with 19 points and Gigi Drajin contributed a double-double with 11 points and 10 rebounds to send the Spartans to 6-5. Julia Vazquez added 12 points in the win, while Tayler Rapel paced Phillipsburg (3-7) with 14 points.

Franklin 66, Watchung Hills 63: Christina Midgette scored 27 points and Iyanna Cotton added 19 points as Franklin improved to 6-2. Senior Bella Murray paced Watchung Hills (5-3) with 28 points, seven rebounds and five steals, while unior Morgan Groff added 19 points.

Voorhees 37, Somerville 35: Sarah Pettegrove finished with nine points and 10 rebounds, and Ainsley O’Sullivan added five points and 13 boards and Voorhees (9-1) won a back-and-forth Valley Division affair. Meghan Pedrani scored 18 points and nabbed six rebounds for Somerville (3-5).

Gill St. Bernard’s 44, Bridgewater-Raritan 27: Brooke Baisley netted 15 points and grabbed five rebounds, and Jennah Johnson kicked in 13 points and Gill St. Bernard’s rolled. Aniyah Boston chipped in eight points for the Knights (7-2). Lauren Sullivan scored 12 points and Brianna Soto netted seven points for Bridgewater-Raritan (2-9).

Mount St. Mary 55, Bernards 33: Rachel Castela totalled 25 points and Phoebe Costalos chipped in 11 points and 10 rebounds to send Mount St. Mary. Mia Gestosani added 11 points for the Mount Lions, who improved to 7-3. Gina Mahlik scored 12 points and Maggie Dolan pitched in 10 points for Bernards (0-5).

Rutgers Prep 93, Ridge 37: Mikayla Blakes finished with 25 points and five steals, and Chloe Escanilas and Morgan Ryan each scored 15 points and Rutgers Prep (7-1) rolled. Ridge is 5-7.

Delaware Valley 52, North Plainfield 30: Carol Anne Bredeson scored 14 points and Elana Falkenstein chipped in nine points for Delaware Valley (3-7).

For North Plainfield (1-7), Nyla Felton led with 15 points, seven rebounds and two assists. Yasmen Zafar finished with nine points, seven rebounds and four assists. Brianne Presley added six rebounds and two points.

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South Plainfield 44, Woodbridge 33: Stella Sweeny finished with 15 points and five rebounds and Brianna Harris added 11 points as unranked South Plainfield built a 28-17 lead by halftime, extending the advantage to 15 points headed to the final quarter to upsend the eighth-seeded Barrons. Sara McNelly pitched in seven points and 12 boards for the Tigers (4-5), while Lindsay Oller delivered 14 rebounds. Isabel Reyes, Aviva Palms and Sadie Deoraj each scored seven points for5 Woodbridge (8-3).

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St. Thomas Aquinas 59, J.P. Stevens 34: Jessica Cooper led the way with 16 points and Kayla Perez helped out with 13 points to fuel undefeated St. Thomas. Amarilis Shubick chipped in 12 points and Lead Crosby added nine points for the No. 1 ranked Trojans (7-0). Rhea Gupta netted seven points and Chloe Chan added five points and nine rebounds for the Hawks (2-10).

J.F. Kennedy 67, New Brunswick 21: Lorelei Lorentzen posted 12 points and Paula Antunes notched 10 points and J.F. Kennedy rolled. Abigail Vendrell pitched in five points and five rebounds for the Mustangs (3-5). Kiajah Smith scored 14 points for the Zebras (0-3).

Piscataway Tech 54, South Amboy 51: Mattie Miller poured in 24 points and Lacie Franklin threw in 15 more and Piscataway Tech held off a fourth-quarter rally to improve to 4-5. Briana Collier netted 10 points to aid the Raiders’ cause. Taylor Gliese went for 30 points and Faith Nemeth scored 13 points for the Guvs (0-7).

North Brunswick 54, Sayreville 24: Niyell McCargo added 26 more points to her ledger and Anne Marie Quagliata pitched in 12 points to send North Brunswick to 7-5. Janai Negroni and Chisom Ejikeme each scored 10 points for the Bombers (3-7).

Perth Amboy Tech 44, East Brunswick Tech 31: Amanda Batista scored 18 points and Arlette Batista added 13 points and Perth Amboy Tech improved to 4-1. Camila Garcia notched 13 points, five rebounds and seven steals, and Isis Gragg went for eight points for East Brunswick Tech (1-6).

Somerset Tech 43, Wardlaw-Hartridge 9: Jayla Worthey scored 15 points and Fiona Shanahan added 11 points to send Somerset Tech (6-2). Kayla Martel notched three points and six rebounds for the Rams (0-5).

East Brunswick 58, South Brunswick 50: Tamea El netted 15 points and fifth-ranked East Brunswick turned an eight-point halftime lead into a win over the fourth-ranked Vikings. Annie Nezaria, Sam Lederman and Rebecca Perez each finished with nine points in the win, as the Bears moved to 9-2. Meher Vig and Katie Rausch each netted 17 points for South Brunswick (7-3).

Colonia 46, Carteret 13: Mattison Chiera scoeed 12 points and Taylor Derkack and Kennedy Goncalves each added nine points to propel No. 2 Colonia (12-2). Jahaysia Ledesma scored five points to pace the Ramblers (0-5).

Piscataway 43, Perth Amboy 35: Autumn John tallied 10 points and 11 rebounds, and Alyssa Rice posted nine points and Piscataway improved to 2-2. Vanessa Rivas dropped in 26 points for the Panthers (0-7).

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Westfield 62, Governor Livingston 21: Grace Klag exploded for 20 points and 21 rebounds, and Annie Ryan pitched in 11 points and Westfield rolled to 9-3. Sara Rooney pitched in eight points and six rebounds for the Blue Devils, who led 30-14 at halftime. Gianna Ciccimarra’s five points paced the Highlanders (6-2).

Mendham 42, Scotch Plains-Fanwood 37: Alicia Murphy scored 13 points and Amanda Baylock added 10 points, but Scotch Plains-Fanwood fell to 4-2.

Union Catholic 46, Dayton 34: Kayla Riley scored 13 points and Amaia Ongue-Shabazz added 10 points and five rebounds as Union Catholic won its first. Brianna Hutchinson chopped in six points, 12 rebounds and five assists for the Vikings (1-7).

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Monday, Jan. 17

New Providence 52, Westfield 47: Grace Kinum finished with 19 points and five rebounds and New Providence came from behind in the final quarter to score a huge Union County Conference Watchung Division win. Meghan Lamanna pitched in 13 points for the Pioneers (9-1), while Megan Slattery notched 12 points and nine rebounds in the win. Grace Klagg went for 15 points and 12 rebounds for Westfield (8-3), which also got 13 points and six boards from Paige Gorczyca. New Providence led 27-23 at halftime, before Westfield went up 41-36 headed to the fourth quarter, necessitating the Pioneers’ rally.

Woodbridge 72, Highland Park 50: Abigail Rodriguez scored 18 points and Isabel Reyes added 11 points, two of five Woodbridge players to reach double figures in scoring Monday. Amaya Green, Aviva Palms and Saie Deoraj each contributed 10 points for the Barrons, who moved to 8-2. Vanessa Kohler tallied 18 points and nine rebounds and Anasia Kambitsis scored 15 points for the Owls (2-6).

Spotswood 57, Sayreville 37: Gianna Perez netted 18 points and Allison Clarke added 11 points, 10 rebounds and six blocks to deliver Spotswood (7-2). Giana Oelkers aided the Chargers’ cause with nine points and 10 assists. Brooke Holland scored 27 points for the Bombers (3-6).

Colonia 64, Metuchen 35: Taylor Derkack finished with 22 points and Mattison Chiera helped out with 18 points and Colonia took a 30-7 first-quarter lead and never looked back. Mya Patrino finished with 13 points for the Patriots (11-2). Sam Pfeiffer scored netted seven points to pace Metuchen (3-4).

St. Joseph by the Sea (NY) 67, Bound Brook 41: Brenae Jones netted 14 points, grabbed 15 rebounds and blocked eight shots, but Bound Brook lost its second straight. Sophia Larson added 10 points and Jamaiya Rogers tallied nine points and five boards for the Crusaders (8-3).

Calvary Christian 32, Dunellen 26: Raegan Fogarty netted 17 points and Hannah Raike scored 13 points and grabbed five steals to send Calvary Christian to 5-1. Rachel Schafer nabbed 10 rebounds and blocked five shots in the win. Dunellen is 2-6.

Saturday, Jan. 15

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Sayreville 47, Carteret 27: Brooke Holland scored 30 points and Chisom Ejkeme helped out with eight points and Sayreville rolled to 3-5. Beauty Nwanzee scored 12 points to lead Carteret (0-4).

Edison 36, Piscataway 22: Ghelsey Go notched 14 points and Keisha Ortiz added seven points and Edison moved to 3-5. Alyssa Rice and Autumn John each scored six points for the Chiefs (1-2).

South Plainfield 65, J.P. Stevens 43: Sara McNelly went for 20 points and 11 rebounds and Stella Sweeny tallied 19 points, six boards and 10 assists to propel South Plainfield (3-5). Lindsay Oller helped out with nine points and 12 boards for the Tigers. Rhea Gupta notched 14 points and Trisha Nair finished with nine points for J.P. Stevens (2-9).

Metuchen 54, Highland Park 40: Molly Malague totaled 16 points and six rebounds and Kaitlyn Collins added 10 points and six steals to power Metuchen (3-3). Aurelie Germain also scored 10 points for the Bulldogs. Janiya Mitchell put up 11 points, five assists and seven steals for Highland Park (2-5), which also got eight points from Vanessa Kohler.

East Brunswick Tech 20, Wardlaw-Hartridge 11: Camila Garcia netted 12 points and grabbed six steals as East Brunswick Tech got into the win column, improving to 1-5. Sarah Alves scored nine points for the Rams (0-4).

Colonia 39, Delaware Valley 27: Taylor Derkack notched 17 points, 17 rebounds and eight steals, and Mattison Chiera gave Colonia its second double-double of the day with 10 points and 10 boards, moving the Patriots to 10-2. Carol Anne Bredeson scored 10 points for the Terriers (2-7).

East Brunswick 58, Middlesex 48: Rebecca Perez led the way with 11 points and Brooke Motusesky chipped in 210 points and East Brunswick rolled. Julia Perez, Sam Lederman and Nicole Motusesky each contributed nine points for the Bears (5-2). Neysa Aguilar tallied 17 points, five assists and five steals, and Madison Robel went for eight points and 16 rebounds for Middlesex (8-2).

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Franklin 57, Somerville 49: Christina Midgette netted 17 points and Iyanna Cotton pitched in 12 points to spark Franklin (5-2). Alyssa Pecorella helped out with eight points for the Warriors. Meghan Pedrani scored 22 points and Maddie Scheier added 18 points, five assists and six steals for Somerville (3-4), which turned in a solid effort against the area’s second-ranked team and the reigning state champion.

Manville 46, Henry Hudson 13: Hailey Bentz led the way with 11 points and Kiara Vazquez aided the cause with 10 points and five rebounds as Manville got into the win column. Valentina Barrios chipped in nine points and five boards and Kathryn Sanders posted eight points and five assists for the Mustangs (1-8).

Watchung Hills 56, Robbinsville 46: Senior Bella Murray poured in a career-high 30 points, adding five rebounds and five steals to fuel Watchung Hills. Junior Julia Puglisi pitched in 12 points for the Warriors.

North Warren 52, Pingry 48: Caitlin Schwarz and Bell Goodwin each scored 15 points, and Taylor Francis dropped in 13 points, but Pingry slid to 3-4.

Colonia 39, Delaware Valley 27: Taylor Derkack notched 17 points, 17 rebounds and eight steals, and Mattison Chiera gave Colonia its second double-double of the day with 10 points and 10 boards, moving the Patriots to 10-2. Carol Anne Bredeson scored 10 points for the Terriers (2-7).

Westfield 57, Bound Brook 45: Paige Gorczyca went for 17 points and eight rebounds, and Grace Klag notched 15 points and 22 rebounds and eighth-ranked Westfield scored a big cross-conference win over the seventh-ranked Crusaders. Annie Ryan helped out with 11 points for the Blue Devils (8-2), which led throughout. Sophia Larson scored 16 points and Casey Miller added 10 points and six assists for Bound Brook (8-2), which also got eight points and 14 rebound from Brenae Jones.

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Voorhees 35, Bridgewater-Raritan 30: Ainsley O’Sullivan posted 13 points and 12 rebounds, and Sarah Pettegrove notched 11 points and six boards to send Voorhees to 8-1. Aubrey Bartolotto scores eight of her team-high 14 points in fourth quarter, but the Bridgewater-Raritan rally fell short after the Panthers led by seven at halftime. BR is 2-8.

Hillsborough 64, Elizabeth 52: Francesca Schiro netted 22 points, and Tanya Shah and Amy Rachilla each added 16 points to send Hillsborough to 6-4.

Morristown 54, Immaculata 39: Giovanna Drajin scored 16 points, while Julia Pinckert added eight points, eight rebounds, five assists and five steals, but Immaculata fell to 5-5. The Spartans have dropped three straight after a five-game winning streak.

Mount St. Mary 50, Montgomery 41: Rachel Castela notched 13 points and seven rebounds to lead a balanced attack, as Mount St. Mary won a inter-divisional game. Avery Longstreet notched 10 points and seven rebounds, Phoebe Costalos finished with 10 points and six rebounds, and Olivia LaBruno tallied 10 points and five boards for the Mount Lions (6-3). Kay Donahue led all scorers with 22 points for Montgomery (4-3).

Belvidere 42, Bernards 40: Kelly Graham scored 15 points and Nora Dornich added 14 points as Belvidere escaped on the road, improving to 8-4. Ella Damratoski, Sydney Incarnato and Gina Mahlik each scored for Bernards (0-4), but the Mountaineers’ fourth-quarter rally came up short.

Columbia 48, Ridge 37: Emma Landes and Carly Cambria each scored nine points, but Ridge fell to 5-6.

Gill St. Bernard’s 74, Monsignor Clancy 41 (NY): Brook Baisley netted 20 points and grabbed six rebounds to send Gill St. Bernard’s (6-2). Jennah Johnson added 10 points and six assists for the Knights, while Sidney Quinn and Maya Abramson pitched in 10 points apiece in the win.

Mendham 35, North Hunterdon 31: Jessica McLaughlin scored 14 points to pace North Hunterdon (4-6).

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Westfield 57, Bound Brook 45: Paige Gorczyca went for 17 points and eight rebounds, and Grace Klag notched 15 points and 22 rebounds and Westfield scored a big cross-conference win. Annie Ryan helped out with 11 points for the Blue Devils (8-2), which led throughout. Sophia Larson scored 16 points and Casey Miller added 10 points and six assists for Bound Brook (8-2), which also got eight points and 14 rebound from Brenae Jones.

Scotch Plains-Fanwood 54, Summit 47: Amanda Baylock poured in 26 points and Emily Friscia scored 11 points as Scotch Plains-Fanwood (4-1) dealt Summit (7-2) just its second loss of the season. The Raiders led 30-13 at halftime and held off a fierce fourth-quarter rally to secure the win.

Governor Livingston 43, Oak Knoll 40: Dani Kang netted 14 points and Allie Post tallied 12 points and seven assists to power Governor Livingston, which overcame a 21-12 halftime deficit. Gianna Ciccimarra scored eight points and nabbed five rebounds for the Highlanders (6-1).

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Friday, Jan. 14

Edison 57, J.P. Stevens 51: Tianna Whitney scored 24 points and Ghelsey Go netted 16 points to propel Edison (2-5). Katherine Bogutskyy scored 12 points, while Rhea Gupta and Karly Witenbauer each scored 10 points each to pace the Hawks (2-8).

Spotswood 55, Metuchen 44: Lizzie Calandruccio turned in 16 points and five rebounds, and Gianna Perez netted 12 points and Spotswood improved to 6-2. Allison Clarke notched eight points, 12 rebounds and five blocks for the Chargers. Aurelie Germain scored 13 points and Carly Pichalski tallied 10 points and 11 rebounds for the Bulldogs (2-3).

Woodbridge Academy 59, Timothy Christian 51: Hena Thakkar poured in 22 points and grabbed six rebounds to send Woodbridge Academy (5-2). Kristy Chereath chipped in 13 points and five boards and Isabella Bielinski went for 10 points and seven rebounds in the win. Hailee Medina netted 17 points and Holly Medina scored 15 for Timothy Christian (0-5).

Highland Park 58, South Amboy 38: Janiya Mitchell scored 14 points and swiped seven steals, and Vanessa Kohler pitched in 12 points and seven rebounds. Alexis Valenta tossed in 10 points and pulled down eight rebounds in the win, while Anasia Kambitsis also scored 10 for the Owls (2-4). Faith Nemeth scored 19 points and Taylor Gliese notched 14 points for the Guvs (0-6).

Somerset Tech 49, Piscataway Tech 38: Jayla Worthy posted 18 points, 11 rebounds and five steals, and Fiona Shanahan added 13 points, six rebounds, six assists and seven steals to lead Somerset Tech (5-2). Maeve O’Sullivan notched 12 points, nine boards and six steals in the win. Mattie Miller scored 27 points and Lacie Franklin netted 10 points for the Raiders (3-5).

Middlesex 53, Dunellen 16: Madison Robel tallied 16 points and 12 rebounds and Jessica Devin notched 13 points and Middlesex improved to 5-1. Neysa Aguilar helped out with nine points and five steals for the Blue Jays. Maria Woll scored five points and Alexa Castro grabbed 10 rebounds for Dunellen (2-5).

Rutgers Prep 80, Blair Academy 58: Mikayla Blakes poured in 27 points and grabbed five steals, and Katie Ledden added 21 points and seven rebounds to propel Rutgers Prep (6-1). Morgan Ryan helped out with 11 points for the Argonauts.

Thursday, Jan. 13

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Watchung Hills 54, Hillsborough 50: Junior Julia Puglisi finished with 16 points and nine rebounds, and senior Bella Murray added 14 points, seven rebounds and four assists as Watchung Hills improved won a key Skyland Delaware affair in Warren. Junior Kendall Lee pitched in 10 points while Morgan Groff helped out with eight points and eight boards for the Warriors (1-0). Tanya Shah paced the Raiders with 15 points and Amy Rachilla added 12 points for Hillsborough (5-4).ell to 1-6. Nora Dornich and Kylie Graham each scored 16 points for Belvidere (7-4).

Rutgers Prep 86, Phillipsburg 42: Katie LEdden and Mikayla Blakes netted 16 points apiece and Rutgers Prep stayed perfect in the conference. Chloe Escanillas and Antonia Bates each contributed 13 points for the Argonauts (5-1). Amanda Rapel scored 11 points to pace the Liners (3-2).

Mount St. Mary 68, Warren Hills 66 (2 OTs): Rachel Castella finished with 24 points and 11 rebounds and Mia Gestosani added 18 points and Mount St. Mary outlasted Warren Hills to grab a key Valley Division win. Olivia LaBruno hit a big game-tying 3-pointer with a minute left in the second OT, before Phoebe Costalos, who finished 12-of-14 from the line, hit the go-ahead free throws to put the game away for the Mount Lions (5-3).

Bound Brook 67, Manville 22: Casey Miller tallied 15 points, five assists and five steals, and Brenae Jones added 11 points, 11 boards and seven steals and Bound Brook rolled. T.K. Pugh chipped in 12 points and five rebounds and Brooke Cooper delivered 11 points for the Crusaders (8-1). Valentina Berrios scored eight points and Kathryn Sanders netted seven points for Manville (0-8).

Belvidere 60, North Plainfield 39: Yasmen Zafar scored 18 points and Nyla Felton added eight points but North Plainfield fell to 1-6. Nora Dornich and Kylie Graham each scored 16 points for Belvidere (7-4).

Somerville 52, Pingry 47: Meghan Pedrani finished with 22 points and eight rebounds, and Maddie Scheier pitched in nine points, six assists and six steals to fuel Somerville (3-3). Makhia Robinson tallied eight points and 11 rebounds and Nicole Rinaldi went for eight points and eight rebounds for the Pioneers. Caitlin Schwarz and Bella Goodwin each scored 15 points for Pingry, who fell to 3-3.

Delaware Valley 57, South Hunterdon 47: Bridget Daunton led the way in her second appearance of the season, scoring 17 points, and Delaware Valley toppled South Hunterdon for a Mountain Division win. Carol Anne Bredeson helped out with 13 points for the Terriers (2-6), while Mia Jones aided the winning cause with 11 points. Mayce Fleming scored 16 points to pace the Eagles (6-2), who also got 11 points from Eve Durkee-Neumann and 10 from Tylar Cloyd.

Gill St. Bernard’s 42, Hunterdon Central 32: Aniyah Boston scored 11 points and Maya Abramson notched nine points and Gill St. Bernard’s improved to 5-2. Jessica Mastriano netted 16 points for Central (4-6).

Voorhees 51, Bernards 33: Alina Staten led Voorhees with 13 points and Ainsley O’Sullivan delivered 10 points and 13 rebounds to send the Vikings to 7-1. Sarah Pettegrove helped out with 11 points in the win. Gina Mahlik scored eight points for Bernards (0-3).

Ridge 49, North Hunterdon 36: Emma Landes tallied 13 points and six rebounds and Carly Cambria turned in 10 points and nine boards to fuel Ridge (5-5). Giovanna Guiditta added 10 points in the win. Emma Hall scored 12 points and Jessica McLaughlin added 11 points for North (4-5).

Franklin 51, Bridgewater-Raritan 26: Iyanna Cotton scored 15 points and Christina Midgette pitched in 14 points to lift Franklin (4-2). Brianna Soto scored 11 points to pace the Panthers (2-7).

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Montgomery 53, Immaculata 50 (OT)

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Woodbridge 61, Carteret 23: Bailey Timinski scored 23 points and Aviva Palms tallied 12 points and 13 rebounds and Woodbridge moved to 7-2. Sadie Deoraj pitched in seven points and six boards for the Barrons. Beauty Nwanzaa scored 11 points to pace Carteret (0-3).

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Calvary Christian 40, Wardlaw-Hartridge 16: Reagan Fogarty notched 14 points and nine reboiunds, and Hannah Raike posted 10 points and seven steals to send Calvary Christian (4-1). The Rams fell to 0-3.

Calvary Christian 40, Wardlaw-Hartridge 16: Reagan Fogarty notched 14 points and nine rebounds, and Hannah Raike posted 10 points and seven steals to send Calvary Christian (4-1). Kayla Martel scored seven points for the Rams 0-3), who also got 10 rebounds from Sarah Alves.

St. Thomas Aquinas 61, East Brunswick 53: Jessica Cooper netted 19 points and Kayla Perez notched 18 points and St. Thomas remained undefeated. Leah Crosby and Hailey Thompson scored nine each for the Trojans (5-0). Sam Lederman scored 17 points and Nicole Motusesky added 10 points for the Bears (7-2).

North Brunswick 49, South Plainfield 45: Niyell McCargo scored 22 points and Anne Marie Quagliata added 14 points to send North Brunswick (6-5). Stella Sweeney scored 13 points for the Tigers (2-5), while Brianna Harris chipped in 11 points and Sara McNelly netted 10 points.

Monroe 55, South River 23: Haley Higgins scored 18 points and Hally Cottrell notched 14 points to fuel Monroe (3-2). Avery Labaska helped out with eight points in the win. Tiffany Fischer scored 11 points to pace South River (4-4).

Colonia 48, J.F. Kennedy 19: Taylor Derkack scored 20 points and Mattison Chiera netted 15 points to deliver Colonia (9-3). Sofia Hindy notched four points and 12 rebounds for the Mustangs (1-5).

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Perth Amboy Tech 32, East Brunswick Tech 15

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New Providence 58, Cranford 19: Meghan Lamanna added 24 points to her season total and Grace Kinum helped out with 10 points and New Providence rolled. Brenna Slatterty pitched in seven points for the Pioneers (8-1).

Westfield 63, Roselle Catholic 27: Annie Ryan netted 13 points, while Grace Klag went for 10 points and eight rebounds to spark Westfield (7-2). Paige Gorczyca helped out with 10 points for the Blue Devils.

Governor Livingston 42, Kent Place 22: Gianna Ciccimarra netted 17 points and grabbed eight steals to help propel Governor Livingston (5-1). Dani Kang chipped in 16 points for the Highlanders.

Scotch Plains-Fanwood 77, Plainfield 27: Amanda Vaylock led the way with 17 points and Maggie McNulty helped out with 15 points and Scotch Plains-Fanwood improved to 3-1. Emily Friscia chipped in nine points for the Raiders. Haszah Ward scored eight points to pace the Cardinals (2-3).

Oak Knoll 67, Union Catholic 40: Amaia Onque-Shabazz scored 16 points and Daniela Peralta netted 13 points but Union Catholic slid to 0-7. Kayla Riley scored 11 points for the Vikings.

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Wednesday, Jan. 12

Westfield 79, Colonia 52: Annie Ryan netted 23 points, and Grace Klag dropped in 18 points and pulled down 15 rebounds and Westfield won an inter-conference meeting. Paige Gorczyca chipped in 19 points and five rebounds for the Blue Devils (6-2). Taylor Derkack led Colonia with 23 points, while Mattison Chiera scored 13 for the Patriots (8-2).

South Brunswick 61, South Plainfield 29: Carla Seyfarth notched 13 points and 13 rebounds, and Leilani Pinder posted 10 points and eight boards to send South Brunswick (6-1). Katie Rausch chopped in eight points for the Vikings. Olivia Kapolka turned in 10 points and six rebounds and Lindsay Oller added eight points and 10 boards for the Tigers (2-4).

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Calvary Christian 52, Piscataway Tech 46: Reagan Fogarty notched 16 points and Hannah Raike netted 14 points to spark Calvary Christian (3-1). Rachel Schafer aided the winning cause with nine points and 13 rebounds. Mattie Millert scored 16 points, Jaylin Locacio dropped in 14 points, and Lacie Franklin finished with 10 points for the Raiders (3-4).

Middlesex 71, Highland Park 36: Neysa Aguilar scored 24 points and Kaylin Nepton dropped in 19 points as Middlesex improved to 4-1. Jessica Devine chipped in 10 points for the Blue Jays. Janiya Mitchell scored 13 points, while Vanessa Kohler and Alexis Valenta netted 10 points each for the Owls (1-4).

Governor Livingston 40, Elizabeth 26: Gianna Ciccimarra led the way with 11 points and Allie Post posted seven points and 10 assists to fuel Governor Livingston (4-1). Caroline Freer helped out with eight points and six rebounds for the Highlanders.

Metuchen 49, South Amboy 16: Aurelie Germaine went for 12 points and six rebounds and Molly Malague tallied 12 points and five boards and Metuchen rolled to 2-2. Kaitlyn Connors helped out with nine points and five steals for the Bulldogs. Taylor Gliese scored 12 points for the Guvs (0-5).

Woodbridge Academy 63, Wardlaw-Hartridge 9: Hena Thakkar notched 23 points and five rebounds and Maya Fenyk delivered eight points and 17 boards to propel Woodbridge Academy (4-2). Dhanashri Balamurugan pitched in 11 points in the win. Loveleen Sindhar scored six points to lead Wardlaw-Hartridge (0-2), which also got eight rebounds apiece from Sarah Alves and Rajwans Sindhar.

J.P. Stevens 66, Perth Amboy 36: Karly Wittenbauer poured in 30 points and Chloie Chan grabbed 10 rebounds and J.P. Stevens rolled to 2-7. Trisha Nair helped out with eight points for the Hawks. Kyara Marquez and Vanessa Rivas scored 15 points each for the Panthers (0-5).

South River 61, Dunellen 26: Tiffany Fischer went for 16 points, seven rebounds and seven steals, and Natalia Vera Cruz added 14 points and six boards and South River moved to 4-3. Gianna Rodriguez posted six points and 10 rebounds for the Rams. Alexa Castro tallied 14 points, 11 rebounds, four blocks and five steals for Dunellen (2-4).

OTHER SCORES

Perth Amboy Tech 47, Timothy Christian 35

Tuesday, Jan. 11

SKYLAND CONFERENCE

Gill St. Bernard’s 38, Franklin 35: Brooke Baisley scored 15 points and grabbed seven rebounds, and Tessa Lozner notched nine points as Gill St. Bernard’s scored a huge Delaware Division win, outlasting Franklin at home. Jennah Johnson helped out with eight points for the Knights, who improved to 4-2. Christina Midgette scored 15 points in the defensive struggle for Franklin (3-2).

Hunterdon Central 50, Watchung Hills 46: Anna Hansson netted 22 points, and Jessica Mastriano and Lucianna Allorto each added eight points as unranked Hunterdon Central improved to 4-5, scoring a surprising Delaware Division win over the fifth-ranked Warriors. Senior Bella Murray and sophomore Sofia Squizziato each netted 14 points for Watchung Hills (3-2), which has dropped two straight, both in division. Next up is surging Hillsborough on Thursday.

North Hunterdon 75, Phillipsburg 55: Jessica McLaughlin finished with 24 points and Emma Hall scored 17 points and North Hunterdon rode a 40-21 second-half outburst to claim the Raritan Division win. Emma Miller helped out with 14 points for the Lions (4-4). Keya Gulati (18 points, 8 rebounds), Amanda Rapel (17 points) and Brenna Hezel (15 and 9) paced Phillipsburg (3-4).

South Hunterdon 50, North Plainfield 36: Tylar Cloyd and Mayce Fleming scored 14 points apiece and South Hunterdon overcame a four-point halftime deficit, outscoring the upset-minded Canucks 30-12 in the second half and 21-10 in the fourth quarter to move to 6-1. Kylee Conner chipped in 10 points for the Eagles. Yasmen Zafar scored 12 points and Ariana Vira netted 10 points for North Plainfield (1-5).

Hillsborough 57, Bridgewater-Raritan 22: Amy Rachilla scored 13 points and Francesca Schiro added 11 points and Hillsborough rolled. Tanya Shah and Mya Loniewski each chipped in eight points for the Raiders (5-2). Amanda Smith scored six points to pace the Panthers (2-6).

Belvidere 44, Manville 21: Hannah Janes scored six points and Kiara Vazquez netted five points to lead Manville (0-7). Nora Dornich led all scorers with 24 points for Belvidere (6-4).

Somerville 39, Warren Hills 21: Meghan Pedrani tallied 15 points and seven rebounds and Emily Kolodziej came up with nine points and 14 rebounds as Somerville notched a key Raritan Division triumph. Maddie Scheier pitched in 11 points for the Pioneers (2-3), who also got 14 boards from Makhia Robinson. Maddie Morgan scored eight points to lead the Blue Streaks (2-4).

Rutgers Prep 83, Immaculata 40: Mikayla Blakes continued her 2022 reign of terror, betting 24 points and grabbing four steals and Rutgers Prep cruised to a Raritan Division win. Blakes is averaging over 27 points per game since the calendar turned, with her third straight 24-plus point contest. Katie Ledden notched 15 points and 11 rebounds in the win, while Morgan Ryan scored 14 points and Antonia Bates delivered 12 points for the Argos (4-1). Giovanna Drajin finished with 15 points and Asha Toczek scored seven points for the Spartans (5-3), who snapped their five-game winning streak.

Ridge 64, Montgomery 37: Emma Landes scored 17 points and Carly Cambria notched 11 points and Ridge rolled to a decisive divisional victory. Giovanna Guiditta netted nine points for the Red Devils (4-5). Erin Howard scored 15 points and Kay Donahue posted 12 points and seven rebounds for Montgomery (3-2).

Voorhees 54, Newton 28: Ainsley O’Sullivan scored 14 points and collected four rebounds and four assists to spark Voorhees (6-1). Alina Staten and Maya Wurst each helped out with 10 points in the win. Wurst also dished out six assists.

Bound Brook 54, Delaware Valley 45: T.K. Pugh returned to the lineup with 20 points and Casey Miller finished with 12 points and six assists and Bound Brook won its 53rd straight Mountain Division game. Brenae Jones notched 10 points, seven rebounds and five steals for the Crusaders (7-1). The Terriers are 1-6.

Pingry 50, Bernards 37: Taylor Francis scored 20 points and Bella Goodwin notched 15 points and Pingry moved to 3-2. Sydney Incarnato finished with 14 points and Maggie Dolan went for 11 points for Bernards (0-2), which was playing its first game since Dec. 21.

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St. Thomas Aquinas 59, Old Bridge 54: Amarilis Shubick delivered 18 points and seven assists, and Gianna Chuffo tallied 16 points and five rebounds and top-ranked St. Thomas held off a second-half rally to remain undefeated. Leah Crosby helped out with 10 points and 11 rebounds in the win, while Hailey Thompson spun triple 7s, with seven points, seven boards and seven assists for the Trojans (4-0). Payton Alcorn notched 13 points and seven rebounds and Gabby Walker added 12 points, five boards and six assists for fourth-ranked Old Bridge (5-1), while Malvina Sullivan went for 10 points and eight rebounds for the Knights.

Woodbridge 51, J.F. Kennedy 48: Isabel Reyes scored 14 points, and Amaya Green and Bailey Timinski each added 11 and Woodbridge used an 18-10 fourth-quarter run to rally for the win, improving to 6-2. Sidney deVoogd exploded for 24 points and 21 rebounds for the Mustangs, but it wasn’t enough to avoid the slide to 1-4.

East Brunswick 79, Edison 43: Sophia Winston took the lead, scoring 20 points, and Julia Perez aided the cause with 11 points to send East Brunswick to 7-1. Tamea El pitched in 10 points for the Bears. Tianna Whitney scored 15 points and Keisha Ortiz notched 11 points for the Eagles (1-5).

North Brunswick 55, Carteret 19: Anne Marie Quagliata and Niyell McCargo each sunk 14 points as North Brunswick rolled. Megan Farrell scored nine points for the Raiders, who improved to 5-5. Beauty Nwanzaa netted seven points for the Ramblers (0-2).

South Brunswick 61, South Plainfield 29: Meher Vig led the way with 15 points, and Carla Seyfarth delivered a double-double with 13 points and 13 rebounds and South Brunswick rolled. Leilani Pinder helped out with 10 points and eight boards for the Vikings (6-1). Olivia Kapolka scored nine points and Lindsay Oller notched eight for South Plainfield (2-4).

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New Providence 64, Union Catholic 33: Meghan Lamanna dropped in 20 points and Grace Kinum delivered 19 points and five assists to propel third-ranked New Providence (7-1). Brenna Slattery and Kyra Licari each chipped in seven points for the Pioneers. Daniela Peralta scored 15 points and Kayla Riley netted eight points for Union Catholic (0-6).

Monday, Jan. 10

Scotch Plains-Fanwood 61, South Plainfield 55: Emily Friscia poured in 21 points and Amanda Blaylock netted 18 points as Scotch Plains-Fanwood returned to the court for the first time since before Christmas and scored the victory. Alicia Murphy chipped in eight points for the Raiders (2-1), while Brianna Harris notched 16 points and Sara McNelly and Olivia Kapolka scored 12 apiece for the Tigers (2-3).

Somerset Tech 56, Timothy Christian 33: Jayla Worthey went for 20 points and eight rebounds and Maeve O’Sullivan added the double-double with 13 points and 10 rebounds to boost Somerset Tech. Fiona Shanahan chipped in 13 points for the Runnin’ Jags (3-2). The Tigers fell to 1-3.

Piscataway Tech 51, East Brunswick Tech 25: Mattie Miller netted 18 points and Jaylin Locacio scored 15 points as Piscataway Tech improved to 3-3. Kamilah Smith scored 12 points to pace East Brunswick Tech (0-3).

Spotswood 46, Dunellen 20: Gianna Perez netted 11 points and grabbed five rebounds, and Lizzie Calandruccio notched seven points to propel Spotswood (4-2). Alexa Castro went for 11 points and 11 rebounds for Dunellen (2-3).

South River 53, Highland Park 33: Tiffany Fischer notched 25 points and Natalia Vera Cruz helped out with eight points to deliver South River (3-3). Vanessa Kohler tallied 12 points and six rebounds and Ozioma Odikanwa added eight points and eight rebounds for the Owls (1-3).

Sunday, Jan. 9

Rutgers Prep 68, Long Island Lutheran (NY) 49: Mikayla Blakes chucked in 27 points and Katie Ledden deposited 17 points and grabbed eight rebounds to spark Rutgers Prep (3-1). Morgan Ryan scored seven points in the win.

Moore Catholic (NY) 56, Mount St. Mary 46: The Mount Lions fell to 4-3, with two of its three setbacks coming to out-of-state teams.

Saturday, Jan. 8

SKYLAND CONFERENCE

Franklin 78, Watchung Hills 60: Iyanna Cotton exploded for 27 points, including 17 in the fourth quarter, and Franklin scored a Skyland Conference Delaware Division victory. Christina Midgette added 15 points and Tiffany Pecorella chipped in 14 points for the visiting Warriors, who improved to 3-1. Junior Morgan Groff led Watchung Hills with 20 points, while Bella Murray added 17 points for the Warriors (3-1).

South Hunterdon 47, Hunterdon Central 44: Reghan Bice poured in 21 points and Sophie Hinman netted eight points as Group I South Hunterdon knocked off Group IV Hunterdon Central in a rare Skyland Conference Delaware-Mountain crossover. Kylee Conner chipped in eight boards for the Eagles, who improved to 5-1. Jessica Mastriano dropped in 22 points and Lucianna Allorto scored seven points to pace Central (3-5).

Rutgers Prep 76. Camden Catholic 46: Mikayla Blakes poured in 32 points and grabbed eight rebounds, and Katie Ledden continued her torrid start with 18 points and nine boards and Rutgers Prep rolled in its first game back since before Christmas. Antonia Bates helped out with 16 points and nine rebounds for the Argonauts (2-1).

Somerville 46, J.P. Stevens 39: Meghan Pedrani scored 24 points and Meddie Scheier added 13 points and Somerville reached the win column, improving to 1-3. Trisha Nair netted 11 points to pace the Hawks (1-7), who also got eight points each from Rhea Gupta and Karly Wittenbauer.

Governor Livingston 48, North Hunterdon 29: Dani Kang dropped in 16 points and Allie Post notched 12 points and six assists to fuel Governor Livingston. Gianna Ciccimarra contributed 11 points for the Highlanders (3-1). Emma Hall netted 17 points to pace North Hunterdon (3-4).

Voorhees 67, Lawrence 16: Alina Staten led the way with 13 points and Christina Sullivan chipped in 12 points and seven rebounds as Voorhees improved to 5-1. Katelyn York scored 10 points to support the Vikings’ cause.

Jefferson 48, Bound Brook 43 (OT): Jamaiya Rogers finished with 17 points and Brenae Jones scored 14 points and grabbed seven rebounds, but Bound Brook suffered its first loss. After an even first quarter, the Crusaders (6-1) by seven points at halftime and 38-28 headed to the fourth quarter, before a fierce 12-2 rally forced overtime. But Amanda Nwankwo scored six of her team-high 16 points in the extra session to lift Jefferson.

Brearley 38, Manville 33: Kathryn Sanders tallied 12 points and 10 rebounds, and Valentina Berrios hit for eight points and six boards, but Manville slid to 0-6.

Immaculata 50, Robbinsville 46: Gigi Drajin tallied 11 points and eight rebounds, and Julia Pinckert added 11 points and five assists as Immaculata won its fifth straight. Julia Vazquez helped out with 10 points and five rebounds for the Spartans (5-2).

Keansburg 45, North Plainfield 40: Ariana Vira posted 10 points and eight rebounds, and Tori Wicker notched 10 points and five boards, but North Plainfield fell to 1-4.

Chatham 32, Bridgewater-Raritan 28: Gianna Lentini scored 11 points and Erin Collins finished with eight points, but Bridgewater-Raritan fell to 2-5.

Ridge 52, Elizabeth 36: Giovanna Guditta netted 20 points and Emma Landes added 16 points and nine rebounds as Ridge improved to 3-5, winning at Summit High School.

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Old Bridge 61, Edison 34: Leena Tran finished with 18 points and Abby Jazmin pitched in 12 points to spark undefeated Old Bridge. Payton Alcorn netted nine points for the Knights (5-0). Tianna Whitney scored 15 points and Keisha Ortiz went for eight points for Edison (1-4).

Metuchen 49, Dunellen 25: Molly Malague tallied 18 points and eight rebounds, and Katie Gray went for six points and eight boards to deliver Metuchen its first win. Sam Pfeiffer helped out with seven points and five boards for the Bulldogs (1-2). Alexa Castro posted 12 points and 13 rebounds for Dunellen (2-2).

Colonia 50, Carteret 13: Mattison Chiera dropped in 15 points and Taylor Derkack netted 14 points to send Colonia to 8-1. The Patriots led 19-0 after one quarter and 33-9 by halftime. Fiza Khan scored four points to pace the Ramblers (0-1).

Spotswood 62, Highland Park 30: Allison Clarke turned in 15 points, eight rebounds, five blocks and six steals and Spotswood cruised to 3-2. Lizzie Calandruccio posted 12 points and Gianna Perez scored 10 points for the Chargers. Vanessa Kohler scored seven points and pulled in 10 rebounds, while Janiya Mitchell and Ozioma Odikanwa each added six points for the Highland Park (1-2).

Woodbridge 44, Roselle Park 16: Isabel Reyes netted 13 points and Amaya Green notched 12 points and seven rebounds to propel Woodbridge (5-2). Sadie Deoraj notched 10 points in the win.

J.F. Kennedy 42, Linden 28: Sidney deVoogd scored 18 points and grabbed eight rebounds, and Paula Antunes and Sharlyn Matos netted eight points apiece to send J.F. Kennedy (1-3).

Somerville 46, J.P. Stevens 39: Meghan Pedrani scored 24 points and Meddie Scheier added 13 points and Somerville reached the win column, improving to 1-3. Trisha Nair netted 11 points to pace the Hawks (1-7), who also got eight points each from Rhea Gupta and Karly Wittenbauer.

Cranford 45, North Brunswick 31: Niyell McCargo scored 12 points and Anne Marie Quagliata sunk eight points, but North Brunswick fell to 4-5.

St. Thomas 70, South Brunswick 56: Jessica Cooper delivered 19 points, 15 rebounds and five assists, and Hailey Thompson notched 16 points and St. Thomas rode a 23-10 first-quarter run and never looked back, winning the battle of unbeatens. Kayla Perez helped out with 14 points for the Trojans, who improved to 3-0. Carla Seyfarth and Katie Rausch each scored 15 points to pace South Brunswick (5-1), while Meher Vig chipped in 14 points.

South Plainfield 49, Union 39: Olivia Kapolka netted 14 points and grabbed five rebounds, and Brianna Harris scored 11 points as South Plainfield evened its record at 2-2. Sara McNelly chipped in six points, 17 boards and six steals for the Tigers.

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Governor Livingston 48, North Hunterdon 29: Dani Kang dropped in 16 points and Allie Post notched 12 points and six assists to fuel Governor Livingston. Gianna Ciccimarra contributed 11 points for the Highlanders (3-1). Emma Hall netted 17 points to pace North Hunterdon (3-4).

Sparta 52, Westfield 46: Grace Klag scored 19 points and Paige Gorczyca added 11 points, but Westfield fell to 5-2. Sutton Factor had eight points and Annie Ryan finished with seven for the Blue Devils.

Friday, Jan 7

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Montgomery 46, Hopewell Valley 23: Carey Smith scored 16 points and Kay Donahue added 11 points and five rebounds to propel the host Cougars. Adriana Santiago pitched in nine points for Montgomery, which improved to 3-1.

Hillsborough 72, Raritan 31: Francesca Schiro netted 17 points and Amy Rachilla sunk 12 points and Hillsborough rolled. Mya Loniewski chipped in 10 points and Tanya Shah added nine points for the Raiders (4-3).

OTHER GAMES

Calvary Christian 53, East Brunswick Tech 10: Reagan Fogarty tallied 20 points, five rebounds and six steals, and Rachel Schafer went for 13 points and 12 boards and Calvary rolled to 1-1. East Brunswick Tech is 0-2.

Thursday, Jan. 6

SKYLAND CONFERENCE

Hillsborough 45, Gill St. Bernard’s 42: Amy Rachilla dropped in 17 points and Francesca Schiro added 11 points and unranked Hillsborough shocked the CN area’s third-ranked club. Melissa Dorrler aided the cause with eight points for the Raiders (3-3). Brooke Baisley paced Gill St. Bernard’s with 16 points and Sidney Quinn scored nine for the Knights, who fell to 3-2.

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Delaware Valley 43, Manville 36: Carol Anne Bredeson deposited 22 points, while Marisa Jensen helped out with six points and Delaware Valley (1-5) put one in the win column. Kathryn Sanders tallied 15 points and 13 rebounds, and Valentina Berrios notched nine points and six boards for Manville (0-5).

Elizabeth 50, Somerville 48: Meghan Pedrani finished with 25 points and Maddie Scheier added 14 points for Somerville, but Elizabeth overcame an 11-point deficit headed into the fourth quarter to send the Pioneers to 0-3.

Bound Brook 54, North Plainfield 32: Casey Miller scored 16 points and distributed five assists, and Jamiya Rogers added 10 points and seven rebounds and Bound Brook remained undefeated. Brenae Jones chipped in nine points and 10 boards for the Crusaders (6-0). Arina Vira netted 13 points and grabbed six rebounds and Yasmen Zafar scored nine for the Canucks (1-3).

South Hunterdon 51, Belvidere 41: Mayce Fleming and Reghan Bice each scored 13 points and South Hunterdon improved to 4-1. Tylar Cloyd chipped in 11 points and Kadie Fleming delivered nine for the Eagles. Nora Dornick scored 23 for the County Seaters (5-4).

North Hunterdon 38, Summit 24: Jessica McLaughlin scored 16 points and Emma Hall added 12 points as North Hunterdon dealt Summit its first loss. Emma Miller helped out with seven points for the Lions (3-3).

Immaculata 54, Ridge 43: Julia Pinckert led Immaculata with 15 points, while Shannon Scally came off the bench and hit three 3-pointers in the second half to boost the Spartans to the comeback win. Immaculata was down six points at halftime, and down as much as nine in the third quarter before mounting the rally. Sophomore Gigi Drajin hit a pair of 3's en route to 14 points. Nancy Puthenpuroyil led all scorers with 21 points for Ridge (2-5). Immaculata is 4-2 after an 0-2 start.

Watchung Hills 60, Bridgewater-Raritan 50: Senior Bella Murray posted 18 points and seven rebounds, and junior Giana Lobozzo set a career high with 14 points, adding seven steals, as Watchung Hills improved to 3-0. Junior Morgan Groff added 16 points for the Warriors. Amanda Smith and Aubrey Bartolotto paced the Panthers (2-4) with 14 and 13 points, respectively.

Franklin 62, Hunterdon Central 41: Christina Midgette dropped in 25 points and Tiffany Pecorella notched 17 points and Franklin moved to 2-1. Jessica Mastriano scored 16 points and Kylee Siebert added seven points for Hunterdon Central (3-4).

Voorhees 45, Warren Hills 32: Ainsley O’Sullivan tallied 23 points and 10 rebounds and Sarah Pettegrove delivered seven points and 11 rebounds to spark Voorhees (4-1). Maddie Morgan scored 17 points to pace the Blue Streaks (1-3).

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Monroe 53, J.P. Stevens 40: Hally Cottrell netted 15 points and Katie Louro chipped in 14 points and Monroe improved to 1-2. Karly Wittenbauer tallied 19 points and five rebounds, and Rhea Gupta and Trisha Nair each added eight points for the Hawks (1-6).

North Brunswick 53, J.F. Kennedy 33: Anne Marie Quagliata poured in 28 points and Niyell McCargo pitched in 12 points and North Brunswick rolled to 4-4. Paula Antunes scored nine points and Sidney deVoogd netted eight points to lead the Mustangs (0-3).

East Brunswick 67, Perth Amboy 29: Tamea El netted 13 points and Sam Lederman contributed nine points and East Brunswick improved to 6-1. Brooke Motusesky chimed in with eight points for the Bears. The Panthers fell to 0-3.

South Plainfield 61, Woodbridge Academy 18: Brianna Harris rallied 14 points and Olivia Kapolka posted 12 points and 10 rebounds to deliver South Plainfield (1-2). Emily Davis aided the Tigers’ cause with 12 points. Hena Thakkar scored 13 points for Woodbridge Academy (3-1).

OTHER GMC SCORES

South Brunswick 55, Edison 53

Wednesday, Jan. 5

Ridge 51, Phillipsburg 47: Nancy Puthenpurayil netted 18 points and Emma Landes scored 16 points as Ridge (2-4) grabbed a Skyland Raritan win. Amanda Rapel scored 23 points for Phillipsburg (3-3).

Woodbridge Academy 51, Somerset Tech 48: Hena Thakkar scored 16 points, and grabbed seven rebounds and six steals, and Maya Fenyk went for 12 points, 15 boards and five blocked shots and Woodbridge Academy held off a second-half rally to improve to 3-0. Vidisha Maharana chipped in 12 points and seven rebounds and Isabella Bielinski added 10 points and seven rebounds in the win. Somerset Tech is 2-2.

Tuesday, Jan. 4

SKYLAND CONFERENCE

Mount St. Mary 47, Somerville 42: Rachel Castela scored 19 points and Phoebe Costalos netted 16 points and Mount St. Mary improved to 4-2. Ella Reed contributed eight points to the win. Emily Kolodziej scored 10 points and Mahkia Robinson went for nine points, 15 rebounds and six steals for Somerville (0-2), which took the court for the first time since opening day.

North Plainfield 46, Manville 44: Ariana Vira went for 18 points and Tori Wicker added 14 points as North Plainfield (1-2) overcame a halftime deficit to get into the win column. Hannah Janes scored 18 points and Kathryn Sanders went for 14 points and eight rebound to lead Manville (0-4).

Governor Livingston 54, Warren Hills 48: Allie Post scored 15 points, while Gianna Ciccimarra and Dani Kang each netted 13 points to power Governor Livingston (2-1). Caroline Freer helped out with 10 points for the Highlanders. Maddie Morgan paced Warren Hills with 15 points and six rebounds.

Bound Brook 57, South Hunterdon 44: Casey Miller led the Bound Brook attack with 20 points, eight rebounds and six assists, and Jamaiya Rogers helped out with 19 points and 12 boards and the Crusaders improved to 5-0. Brooke Cooper chipped in 12 points and Brenae Jones went for 11 rebounds in the win. Reghan Bice poured in 18 points for South Hunterdon, which fell to 3-1.

Immaculata 45, North Hunterdon 42: Julia Pinckert scored 10 points , grabbed five rebounds and dished out five assists, and Sarah Zarzycki added nine points and seven rebounds to fuel Immaculata to a home win. Giovanna Drajin helped out with eight points and Abby Lawrence chipped in nine boards for the Spartans (3-2). Jessica McLaughlin scored a game-high 21 points and Emma Hall added 11 p[oints and eight rebounds for North (2-3).

Franklin 68, Hillsborough 46: Tiffany Pecorella poured in 24 points, while Iyanna Cotton added 13 and Franklin returned to the court for the first time since opening night, improving to 1-1. Christina Midgette chipped in 12 points and Keira Clark contributed 11 points for the Warriors. Amy Rachilla netted 16 points and Francesca Schiro scored 13 points for Hillsborough (2-3).

Belvidere 42, Delaware Valley 35: Carol Anne Bredeson scored 15 points, but Delaware Valley fell to 0-5. Lindsey Ditmar pitched in eight points for the Terriers. Nora Dornich scored 12 points and Carlie Gubitosi netted 10 points for Belvidere (5-3).

Bridgewater-Raritan 36, Hunterdon Central 34: Aubrey Bartolotto scored 12 points and Amanda Smith netted nine points and Bridgewater-Raritan held off Hunterdon Central in a Skyland Delaware affair. Gianna Lentini pitched in eight points for the Panthers, who improved to 2-3. Jessica Mastriano’s nine points and Kylee Siebert’s eight points led the Red Devils (3-3).

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Sayreville 36, J.F. Kennedy 29: Brooke Holland scored 20 points to lead the way and send Sayreville to 2-5. Sidney deVoogd tallied nine points and nine rebounds and Sharlyn Matos notched seven points and 11 rebounds for the Mustangs (0-2).

East Brunswick 51, Monroe 36: Rebecca Perez netted 16 points and Sophia Winston scored nine points and East Brunswick (5-1) rolled. Katelyn Louro scored 12 points and Evangelina Francisco added nine points for the Falcons (0-2).

J.P. Stevens 43, South River 36: Karly Wittenbauer led the way with 17 points, and Trisha Nair added nine points and J.P. Stevens improved to 1-5. Tiffany Fischer went for 24 points and seven rebounds for South River (2-1).

St. Thomas 57, Edison 33: Jessica Cooper netted 15 points and grabbe and Amarilis Shubick helped out with 14 points and St. Thomas stayed undefeated. Leah Crosby chipped in 11 points for the Trojans. Tianna Whitney scored 12 points and Olivia Smart notched 10 points for the Eagles (1-2).

Colonia 49, North Brunswick 38: Taylor Derkack tallied 16 points and Mattison Chiera helped out with 15 points and Colonia cruised to 6-1. Niyell McCargo scored 16 points and an Anne Marie Quagliata notched 13 points for North Brunswick (3-4).

Sunday, Jan. 2

New Providence 47, Hudson Catholic 33: Meghan Lamanna netted 12 points and Jasmine Miller went for eight points and 12 rebounds as New Providence dealt Hudson Catholic its first loss. Grace Kinum chipped in eight points, six rebounds and seven assists for the Pioneers (6-1).

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Thursday, Dec., 30

LEN SEPANAK TOURNAMENT AT RIDGE

Westfield 52, Ridge 35: Annie Ryan dropped in 21 points and pulled own eight rebounds, and Paige Gorzcyca tallied 11 points and six boards and Westfield won the Len Sepanak Tournament crown. Grace Klag chipped in eight points and seven rebounds for the Blue Devils, who improved to 5-1. Amma Landes and Lilly Donahoe each netted 12 points for the host Red Devils (1-4).

Hunterdon Central 44, Pingry 31: Jessica Mastriano netted 18 points to lead Hunterdon Central in a consolation-round affair. Tabitha Devries and Anna Hansson each chipped in 10 points for the Red Devils (3-2). Taylor Francis scored 17 points to pace Pingry (2-2).

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South Brunswick 37, North Brunswick 35: Meher Vig and Carla Seyfarth scored 10 points apiece and South Brunswick (3-0) made it a two-game sweep at the Brunswick Tournament at North Brunswick. Niyell McCargo scored 20 points for the host Raiders (3-3).

East Brunswick 74, Union Catholic 38: Sam Lederman dropped in 20 points and Tamea El added 10 points to fuel East Brunswick (3-1) at North Brunswick. Kayla Riley scored 16 points and Daniela Peralta added 13 points to pace Union Catholic (0-4).

OTHER GAMES

Perth Amboy Tech 46, Piscataway Tech 44: Arlette Batista netted 18 points and Jalena Santiago scored 17 points to propel Perth Amboy Tech (1-1). Mattie Miller scored 18 points and Lacie Franklin chipped in 11 points for Piscataway Tech (2-2).

New Providence 52, Holmdel 29: Meghan Lamanna poured in 19 points and Grace Kinum added 13 points to send New Providence (5-1). Jasmine Miller helped out with nine points and seven rebounds in the win.

Colonia 46, Shore 37: Taylor Derkack scored 19 points and was named the Blue Devil Tournament MVP, and Mattison Chiera helped out with 18 points and Colonia (5-1) took down the title at Shore Regional.

Wednesday, Dec. 29

VOORHEES HOLIDAY CLASSIC

Voorhees 40, High Points 23: Ainsley O’Sullivan turned in another standout performance, this time with 14 points and Voorhees captured its inaugural holiday tournament title. Sarah Pettegrove chipped in eight points for the Vikings, who improved to 3-1.

Mount Olive 37, Delaware Valley 30: Marisa Jensen netted 10 points and Lindsey Ditmar added five points, but Delaware Valley (0-4) fell in the Voorhees Classic consolation game.

OTHER GAMES

North Hunterdon 55, A.L. Johnson 52: Jessica McLaughlin posted 21 points and Emma Hall added nine points and North Hunterdon (2-2) won at A.L. Johnson.

Freehold Township 50, Sayreville 33: Brooke Holland netted 25 points, but Sayreville (1-5) fell in the final of the Blue Devil Tournament final at Holmdel.

Pennington 55, Hillsborough 48: Francesca Schiro netted 24 points and Amy Rachilla scored 14 points, but Hillsborough (2-2) fell in the final of the Molinieri Tournament at Hopewell Valley.

Montville 52, Mount St. Mary 31: Rachel Castela scored 12 points and Olivia LaBruno totaled 10 points, but Mount St. Mary fell at Pequannock.

Tuesday, Dec. 28

Hillsborough 76, Lawrence 16: Amy Rachilla poured in 36 points and Francesca Schiro chipped in 13 points to propel Hillsborough (2-1) into the John Molinelli Tournament final at Hopewell Valley. Nicola Johnson and Melissa Dorrler helped out with eight points apiece for the Raiders, who will take on Pennington in Wednesday’s final.

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South Hunterdon 50, Lenape Valley 29: Eve Durkee-Neumann dropped in 12 points and Reghan Bice added eight points as South Hunterdon improved to 2-0.

Sussex Tech 43, Somerset Tech 23: Jayla Worthy scored 12 points and Fionna Shanahan added nine points, but Somerset Tech fell to 2-1. Alyssa Schuster pulled down 10 rebounds for the Jags.

Woodbridge 55, J.F. Kennedy 41: Bailey Timinski netted 16 points and Abigail Rodriguez went for 15 points, five rebounds, five assists and five steals to help power host Woodbridge in the opening round of its holiday tournament. Isabel Reyes chopped in 12 points for the Barrons, who improved to 3-1. Sydney deVoogd scored 18 points and hauled in seven rebounds for the Mustangs.

Colonia 35, Ocean Township 21: Taylor Derkack and Mattison Chiera each notched double-doubles and Colonia advanced to the Blue Devil Holiday Tournament final at Shore Regional. Dercack went for 14 points, 10 rebounds, five assists and seven steals, while Chiera notched 12 points and 10 boards for the Patriots, who will take on Shore at 7:30 p.m. Thursday for the title.

Bound Brook 39, Bridgewater-Raritan 30: Casey Miller delivered 13 points, five assists and six steals, and Jamaiya Rogers scored nine points, as Bound Brook built a 21-10 halftime lead and never looked back. Brenae Jones helped out with seven points and seven rebounds, while Sophia Larson grabbed 10 rebounds for the Crusaders (4-0) in the regular-season meeting. Varsity rookie Gianna Lentini continued her torrid start with a 17-point outing for the Panthers (1-3).

Henry Hudson 40, South Amboy 31: Taylor Gliese scored 16 points and Faith Nemeth added 15 points, but South Amboy (0-4) fell at to the host school.

New Providence 59, West Orange 25: Grace Kinum went for 14 points, five assists and six steals, and Megan Slattery chipped in 14 points of her own and New Providence moved to 4-1 in West Orange. Meghan Lamanna added 10 points for the Pioneers.

Mount St. Mary 59, West Milford 42: Phoebe Costalos led the way with 17 points and Mia Gestosani added 14 points and Mount St. Mary won its opener in the Blue and Gold Tournament at Pequannock. Rachel Castela chipped in 13 points and Olivia LaBruno scored 10 for the Mount Lions (4-1), who will face Montvillel for the title at 2 p.m. Wednesday.

Summit 64, J.P. Stevens 38: Karley Wittenbauer posted 20 points, 13 rebounds, and four assists, but J.P. Stevens fell in the first round of the Pete Tierney Memorial Holiday Tournament in Summit.

Immaculata 44, North Warren 32: Julia Vazquez scored a career-high 23 points, including five 3-pointers, and she won Most Valuable Player honors as Immaculata captured the Belvidere Holiday Tournament. Sophomore Giovanna Drajin added a double-double with 14 points and 13 rebounds.

Brunswick Classic at North Brunswick

East Brunswick 61, North Brunswick 44: Tamea El scored 15 points and Annie Nezaria added 14 points and East Brunswick rolled in the Brunswick Tournament opener. Rebecca Perez chipped in 10 points for the Bears (2-1). Niyell McCargo netted 24 points and Tiana Cipot scored 14 points for the host Raiders (3-2).

South Brunswick 58, Union Catholic 32: Katie Rausch dropped in 27 points and Carla Seyfarth added eight points and five rebounds as South Brunswick improved to 2-0. Union Catholic is 0-3.

Voorhees Holiday Classic

Voorhees 49, Mount Olive 44: Ainsley O’Sullivan netted 14 points and grabbed nine rebounds and Voorhees moved to the final of its inaugural event. Sarah Pettegrove helped out with 13 points and five boards for the Vikings (2-1), who will play host to High Point at 11 a.m. Wednesday for the title.

High Point 46, Delaware Valley 20: Mia Jones and Carly Christie scored four points apiece to lead Delaware Valley (0-3), which will take on Mount Olive at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday in the third-place game.

Len Sepanak Tournament at Ridge

Westfield 38, Randolph 29: Annie Ryan scored 11 points and Paige Gorczyca notched 10 points and Westfield advanced to the final. Grace Klag helped out with eight points for the Blue Devils, who will face host Ridge at 5:30 p.m. Thursday for the title.

Pingry 48, Villa Walsh 34: Caitlin Schwarz netted 24 points and Ngozi Nnaeto helped out with nine points to send Pingry (2-1) in the consolation round. The Big Blue will face Hunterdon Central at 2:30 p.m. Thursday.

Hunterdon Central 37, Ridge 28: Jessica Mastriano and Kylee Siebert each netted 11 points to propel Hunterdon Central (2-2). Anna Hansson chipped in eight points for the Red Devils, who will wrap up their 2021 against Pingry on Thursday. Ridge (1-3), which got six points and nine rebounds from Carly Cambria, will face Westfield for the title at 5:30 p.m. Thursday.

Staff writer Simeon Pincus can be reached CNGirlsHoops@aol.com. Follow him on Twitter @SimeonPincus and on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/SimeonPincusCN

Monday, Dec. 27

Len Sepanak Tournament at Ridge

Westfield 55, Pingry 38: Grace Klag went for 14 points and six rebounds, and Annie Ryan tallied 13 points, five rebounds and five assists, as Westfield opened its holiday tournament run with a win. Paige Gorczyca added 10 points for the Blue Devils (3-1), who will face Randolph at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday in the semifinals. Caitlin Schwarz scored 14 points and Taylor Francis added 11 points for Pingry (1-1), which will take on Villa Walsh at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the consolation semifinals.

Randolph 33, Hunterdon Central 22: Jessica Mastriano scored eight points to pace Hunterdon Central (1-2), which will meet Ridge at 4 p.m. Tuesday in the consolation semifinals.

Ridge 46, Villa Walsh 33: Emma Landes netted 13 points and Nancy Puthenpurayil added 11 points and Ridge advanced to the tournament final. Lilly Donahoe and Giovanna Guiditta each chipped in eight points for the host Red Devils, who will provide an opponent for Hunterdon Central in Tuesday’s outbracket game, before facing Tuesday’s Randolph-Westfield winner in Wednesday’s final.

Belvidere Tournament

Immaculata 57, Newton 22: Abby Lawrence led a balanced scoring attack with 10 points as Immaculata took a 17-0 first-quarter lead and never looked back in the opening round of the Belvidere Holiday Tournament. Kaitlyn Choy added eight points, while Julia Vazquez, Ellie Jaskolski and Ella Pombo each chipped in seven for the Spartans (1-2), who will face North Warren or the host County Seaters at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday for the title.

Other games

New Providence 65, Lincoln 13: Meghan Lamanna scored 17 points and Brenna Slattery notched 14 points and New Providence rolled at West Orange. Jasmine Miller chipped in 10 points for the Pioneers (3-1).

Thursday, Dec. 23

SKYLAND CONFERENCE

Gill St. Bernard’s 42, Bridgewater-Raritan 19: Brooke Baisley scored 10 points to lead a balanced attack and Gill St. Bernard’s overcame a slow start to improve to 3-1. Jennah Johnson, Anna Gnapp and Zyane Shepard each chipped in six points for the Knights, who were knotted 4-4 after one quarter and ahead 11-4 at halftime. Gianna Lentini scored six points to pace the Panthers (1-2).

Montgomery 53, North Hunterdon 32: Kat Donahue poured in 22 points and hauled in nine rebounds, and Carey Smith delivered 18 points and five assists to fuel Montgomery (2-1). Jessica McLaughlin notched 12 points and Emma Miller added eight points for North Hunterdon (1-2).

South Hunterdon 58, Manville 44: Eve Durkee-Neumann netted 12 points and Aaliyah Smith chipped in 11 points to propel South Hunterdon (2-0). Mayce Fleming helped out with eight points and Kadie Fleming scored seven points in the win. Hannah Janes posted 15 points and seven assists and Valentina Berrios went for 13 points and six rebounds for Manville (0-3), which also got seven points and 10 rebounds from Caitlin Brennan.and Hailey Bentz pitched in nine points each for Manville (0-3).

Bound Brook 62, Belvidere 41: Casey Miller dropped in 19 points and swiped seven steals, and Brenae Jones netted 16 points and reeled in eight rebounds and Bound Brook rolled to a Mountain Division win. Jamaiya Rogers chipped in 10 points and 13 boards for the Crusaders (3-0). Nora Dornich scored 21 points and Kylie Graham went for 16 points for the County Seaters (3-2).

Phillipsburg 59, Immaculata 39: Julia Vasquez scored 15 points and Giovanna Drajin bucketed seven points and grabbed 11 rebounds but Immaculata fell to 0-2.

Hunterdon Central 66, Hillsborough 45: Anna Hansson scored 14 points and Jessica Mastriano added 13 points to propel Hunterdon Central (1-1). Tabitha DeVries helped out with 11 points in the win, while Kylee Siebert pitched in 10 points. Amy Rachilla poured in 21 points and Melissa Dorrler netted nine points for Hillsborough (1-1).

GREATER MIDDLESEX CONFERENCE

North Brunswick 51, Woodbridge 44: Niyell McCargo dropped in 17 points and Anne Marie Quagliata netted 14 points and North Brunswick improved to 3-1. Kelly DeGaetano contributed 10 points in the win. Bailey Timinski scored 14 points and grabbed seven rebounds, while Aviva Palms totaled eight points and 11 boards and Abigail Rodriguez added eight points, seven rebounds and five assists for the Barrons (2-1).

East Brunswick 49, J.P. Stevens 34: Rebecca Perez went for 12 points, five steals and 11 rebounds, while Tamea El added 12 more points and eight rebounds and East Brunswick rolled to 1-1. Sam Lederman chipped in 11 points for the Bears. Katherine Bougutsky scored 10 points and Karly Wittenbauer chimed in with nine points for the Hawks (0-3).

Colonia 52, Sayreville 19: Taylor Derkack exploded for 25 points, 11 rebounds, eight steals and four assists, and Mattison Chiera added 15 points, seven boards and eight steals and Colonia rolled to 2-1. Brooke Holland scored 10 points to pace the Bombers (0-4).

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Westfield 46, Scotch Plains-Fanwood 37: Grace Klag finished with 13 points and 12 rebounds, and Annie Ryan led the way with 15 points as Westfield scored a win over its neighborhood rival. Sutton Factor figured in with seven points, five assists and five steals for the Blue Devils (2-1). Emily Friscia scored 12 points and Amanda Baylock went for 11 points for the Raiders (1-1).

Wednesday, Dec. 22

GREATER MIDDLESEX CONFERENCE

Somerset Tech 52, Calvary Christian 16: Jayla Worthey led with 16 points, seven rebounds, seven steals and three assists as Somerset Tech improved to 2-0. Fiona Shanahan finished with 10 points, five steals, three assists and two rebounds. Megan Norz chipped in 10 rebounds, six points and two steals. Alyssa Schuster totaled eight rebounds, six points, two assists and one steal. Maeve O'Sullivan added seven points, five steals, three rebounds, one assist and one block.

For Calvary Christian (0-1), Hannah Raike posted eight points, four rebounds, three steals and one block. Zoe Walker contributed six rebounds and four points. Ava Zielinkski pulled down five rebounds.

Dunellen 43, South Amboy 18: Alexa Castro finished with 18 points, five rebounds, five steals, two blocks and one assist to lead Dunellen (2-1). Emily Chalecki recorded eight points, five rebounds, two steals and one assist. Jahzara McLaughlin contributed six points, five rebounds, three steals and one block. Linda Pimpinella added eight rebounds, two blocks and one steal.

Faith Nemeth led South Amboy (0-3) with 13 points. Morgan Moskal and Evalise Perez combined for five points.

Piscataway Tech 38, Perth Amboy Tech 30: Mattie Miller finished with 13 points to pace Piscataway Tech (2-1). Jaylin Locacio totaled 10 points. Jalissa Santana added seven points. Briana Collier and Ce'Ontae Baity each netted four points.

For Perth Amboy Tech (0-1), Jalena Santiago led with a game-high 19 points. Amanda Batista scored six points and Arlette Batista recorded five points.

Tuesday, Dec. 21

SKYLAND CONFERENCE

Montgomery 40, Bridgewater-Raritan 30: Carey Smith tallied 18 points and five rebounds and Kay Donahue chipped in nine points and four boards and Montgomery used a 22-7 second-half surge to erase a five-point halftime deficit and score its first win. Erin Howard pitched in seven points and six rebounds for the Cougars (1-1). Gianna Lentini and Brianna Soto scored nine points each for the Panthers (1-1).

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Voorhees 46, Bernards 34: Ainsley O’Sullivan netted 15 points and Sarah Pettegrove added 10 points to fuel Voorhees (1-1). Sydney Incarnato scored 15 points for Bernards in its opener.

Bound Brook 79, Manville 31: Sophia Larson notched 16 points, five rebounds and six assists and Casey Miller posted 16 points, eight assists and five steals and Bound Brook rolled. Brooke Cooper chipped in 14 points, Jamaiya Rogers went for 12 points, seven rebounds, six assists and five steals, and Sara Thiessen came up with 10 points and six boards for the Crusaders (2-0). Kathryn Sanders posted 12 points and 12 rebounds to lead Manville (0-2).

Watchung Hills 56, Phillipsburg 40: Junior Morgan Groff posted 22 points, eight rebounds and four blocks, and Julia Puglisi added 15 points and six rebounds to help Watchung Hills improve to 2-0. Senior Bella Murray pitched in 12 points for the Warriors.

Mount St. Mary 49, Warren Hills 33: Oliva LaBruno led Mount St. Mary with 17 points, while Mia Gestosani added 14 points and the Mount Lions improved to 2-1. Phoebe Costalos contributed nine points and seven rebounds to the winning cause.

Belvidere 50, North Plainfield 37: Ariana Vira scored 17 points and Brianne Presley pulled down seven rebounds for North Plainfield (0-2).

Gill St. Bernard’s 50, Ridge 31: Tessa Lozner netted 12 points and Maya Abramson chipped in 10 points to send Gill St. Bernard’s (2-1). Brooke Baisley helped out with 10 more points for the Knights. Emma Landes posted right points and eight rebounds for Ridge (0-2).

GREATER MIDDLESEX CONFERENCE

Piscataway 49, Edison 41: Autumn John netted 15 points and Courtney Edmundo chipped in 10 points as Piscataway grabbed its first win. Alyssa Rice pitched in eight points for the Chiefs (1-1). Tianna Whitney went for 26 points for Edison (1-1).

Old Bridge 43, J.P. Stevens 30: Payton Alcorn scored 18 points and Leena Tran notched 14 points to boost Old Bridge (2-0). Trisha Nair netted 10 points and Karly Wittenbauer notched nine points and five boards to pace the Hawks (0-2).

Woodbridge 67, Sayreville 42: Abigail Rodriguez netted 18 points and Bailey Timinski pitched in 14 points as Woodbridge remained undefeated. Amaya Green helped out with 10 points for the Barrons (2-0). Brooke Holland posted 27 points for the Bombers (0-3).

Colonia 45, South Plainfield 33: Taylor Derkack tallied 20 points, nine rebounds and seven steals, and Mattison Chiera notched 13 points, 12 boards and five assists and Colonia moved to 1-1. Kennedy Goncalves chipped in nine points for the Patriots, who outscored South Plainfield 30-18 in the second half. Brianna Harris scored 11 points and Olivia Kapolka added nine points for the Tigers (0-2).

North Brunswick 70, New Brunswick 23: Niyell McCargo dropped in 21 points and Anne Marie Quagliata added 15 points to propel North Brunswick (2-1). Alexandria Tucker scored nine points to pace the Zebras in their opener.

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Governor Livingston 51, Mount St. Dominic 43: Allie Post and Dani Kang each scored 13 points, and Erin Hilongos added nine points as Governor Livingston improved to 1-1.

Westfield 64, Union Catholic 39: Sara Rooney delivered 21 points and seven rebounds, and Grace Klag went for 15 points and 15 boards and Westfield rolled. Sutton Factor chipped in 11 points and six steals for the Blue Devils (1-1). Kayla Riley scored 23 points for Union Catholic (0-2).

New Providence 72, Roselle Catholic 26: Meghan Lamanna poured in 26 points and Grace Kinum tallied 15 points and nine assists as New Providence stayed undefeated in the Union County Conference. Grace Kelly contributed 12 points for the Pioneers, who are 2-1 overall.

Monday, Dec. 20

Dunellen 44, Highland Park 40: Alexa Castro delivered 22 points and 23 rebounds, and Emily Chalecki added 13 points and Dunellen won a nail-biter on the road to improve to 1-1. Vanessa Kohler paced Highland Park (1-1), notching 15 points and nine rebounds. Janiya Mitchell helped out with eight points for the Owls.

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Woodbridge Academy 53, Timothy Christian 30: Hena Thakkar poured in 20 points, grabbed eight rebounds and five steals, and Vidisha Maharana went for 11 points and six boards to fuel Woodbridge Academy in its opener. Isabella Bielinski contributed 10 points and Maya Fenyk helped out with seven points and 10 rebounds in the victory. The Tigers fell to 0-2.

Somerset Tech 44, Piscataway Tech 31: Fiona Shanahan dropped in 15 points and Kayla Worthey tallied 13 points and 11 rebounds as Somerset Tech won its opener. Megan Norz chipped in four points and 12 boards for the Runnin’ Jags. Piscataway Tech fell to 1-1.

Spotswood 63, South Amboy 19: Gianna Perez scored 19 points and Allison Clarke totaled 14 points and 10 rebounds to propel Spotswood (2-0). Faith Nemeth scored 16 points for the Guvs (0-2).

Sunday, Dec. 19

Westtown (PA) 62, Rutgers Prep 51: Katie Ledden scored 16 points and grabbed five rebounds, while Mikayla Blakes chipped in nine points and five boards, but Rutgers Prep fell to 1-1.

Ramapo 54, New Providence 33: Grace Kinum netted 15 points for New Providence (1-1).

Ursuline (NY) 55, Mount St. Mary 24: Rachel Castela notched six points and five rebounds, and Olivia LoBrunno added five points and nine rebounds, but Mount St. Mary fell to 1-1.

Saturday, Dec. 18

North Hunterdon 48, Piscataway 30: Emma Hall netted 13 points and Taylor Joshi chipped in nine points and North Hunterdon got into the win column. Jessica McLaughlin helped out with eight points for the Lions (1-1). Piscataway fell to 0-1.

Rancocas Valley 49, Sayreville 34: Brooke Holland poured in 22 points for Sayreville, but the Bombers fell to 0-2.

Highland Park 55, South Amboy 28: Anasia Kambitsis netted 13 points and Vanessa Kohler tallied 12 points, 12 rebounds and seven assists to fuel Highland Park in the opener for both teams. Janiya Mitchell chipped in 11 points for the Owls. Faith Nemeth notched 15 points and Tyler Gliese scored 13 points for South Amboy.

Hopewell Valley 46, Delaware Valley 45 (OT): Carol Anne Bredeson scored 19 points and Mia Jones added seven points, as Delaware Valley overcame a seven-point halftimes deficit to force overtime, but the Terriers fell to 0-2.

Saddle River Day 78, Westfield 37: Grace Klag tallied 15 points and 13 rebounds, and Chloe Kreusser added six points and seven boards, but Westfield fell in its opener to the reigning three-time state Non-Public B champion.

OTHER SCORES

Chartier Valley (PA) 75, Gill St. Bernard's 50

FRIDAY, DEC. 17

SKYLAND CONFERENCE

Rutgers Prep 60, Franklin 34

FRANKLIN (Somerset) – The Rutgers Prep School girls basketball team went through a near-complete turnover to its starting lineup and regular rotation since last year’s undefeated campaign. But while the cast might have changed, as has the calendar pages, the sheer dominance has not.

Junior forward and University of Rhode Island commit Katie Ledden, who came off the bench last season, excelled in her first game as a regular starter, notching 20 points and 11 rebounds, while sophomore Mikayla Blakes, the lone returner from last year’s starting lineup, added 11 points and five boards, and top-ranked Rutgers Prep blasted conference and county rival Franklin, the area’s second-ranked team, 60-34 in their season opener Friday night at Franklin High School.

The Argonauts didn’t just beat teams en route to a perfect record last year, they decimated them, as no team got closer than 28 points, and Prep averaged a 73-31 margin of victory. It was more of the same Friday night, as Rutgers Prep built a 16-5 lead after one quarter, with the Warriors not getting their first points until there were 2:00 left in the period, and extended the advantage to 33-13 by halftime.

“I think the bar is always the bar, and we’re never going to lower the bar, even if it’s a new team,” said Rutgers Prep coach Mary Klinger, whose team lost four starters to graduation and another regular to transfer. “My expectation of kids coming into the program is they raise up. It’s either play harder or you don’t play. I don’t know how else to say it, and these kids understand that.”

“Everyone knows this year the goal is to get to the TOC and win that, so everyone is stepping up into their roles,” Blakes said. “Everyone is playing more minutes this year and more people are playing, so some are trying to find their way. We’ve been working through the kinks in the scrimmages and practices, and now it’s all coming together, which I’m excited about.”

Sophomore Chloe Escanillas chipped in 11 points in the victory, while senior Christian Midgette paced Franklin with 18 points and eight rebounds.

Watchung Hills 63, Ridge 40: Senior Bella Murray dropped in 23 points and junior Julia Puglisi added 17 points as Watchung Hills rolled on opening night at home. Morgan Groff pitched in 13 points for the Warriors, while Nancy Puthenpurayl paced the Red Devils with 22 points, while Emma Landes added 10.

South Hunterdon 56, North Plainfield 43: Kadie Fleming scored 17 points and Reghan Bice netted 12 points and South Hunterdon opened with a win. Eve Durkee-Neumann helped out with 10 points for the Eagles. Yasmen Zafar picked up where she left off after a strong freshman campaign, posting 22 points for North Plainfield, while Ariana Vira pitched in 13 points, as the Canucks begin their final season in the Skyland Conference before next fall’s move to the GMC.

Hillsborough 64, Montgomery 52: Mya Loniewski and Francesca Schiro each scored 16 points, and Amy Rachilla pitched in 13 points and Hillsborough scored a nice opening-night win. Tanya Smith pitched in 11 points for the Raiders. Carey Smith netted 17 points to pace Montgomery, which also got 14 points from Erin Howard.

Warren Hills 57, Somerville 51 (2 OTs): Meghan Pedrani hit a 3-pointer with 20 second left in regulation to tie it and secure overtime, and Somerville had a would-be game-winning shot go awry in the first OT, before Warren Hills pulled away in the final period. Pedrani finished with 28 points and Maddie Scheier notched 14 points for the Ville. The Pioneers led 25-13 at halftime, before Warren Hills launched an 18-7 third-quarter rally to pull within a point. Jaelyn Morris netted 15 points and five rebounds for the Blue Streaks.

Pingry 76, Timothy Christian 14: Caitlin Schwarz netted 15 points and Bella Goodwin scored 12 points as Pingry cruised to an opening-night road win. The Big Blue got 10 points from Debra Hill as part of the effort. Hailee Medina scored five points to pace the Tigers.

Belvidere 68, Manville 43: Lorelai Lopez scored 16 points and Caitlin Brennan tallied seven points and nine rebounds for Manville.

Bridgewater-Raritan 41, North Hunterdon 39: Rookie Gianna Lentini finished with 15 points and Amanda Smith scored 10 points and Bridgewater-Raritan held off a fierce second-half rally to escape with the opening-night win. Brianna Soto helped out with nine points for the Panthers, who led 20-10 at halftime and 31-22 after three quarters, before a 17-10 Lions run in the fourth quarter fell short. Emma Hall scored 14 points and Jessica McLaughlin added 13 points to pace North.

Gill St. Bernard’s 48, Immaculata 33: Jennah Johnson went for 15 points and eight rebounds and Brooke Baisley helped out with 12 points and eight boards as Gill St. Bernard’s opened a 29-12 lead by halftime and never looked back. Giovanna Brajin led Immaculata with nine points and six rebounds, while Julia Pinckert and Sara Zarzycki also scored nine apiece for the Spartans.

Bound Brook 58, Delaware Valley 31: T.K. Pugh posted 11 points and six rebounds and Sophia Larson scored 10 points and Bound Brook rolled to a Mountain Division win. Brenae Jones tallied nine points and nine rebounds in the win. Mia Jones scored 10 points to pace the Terriers.

Mount St. Mary 49, Voorhees 30: Rachel Castella scored 14 points and Olivia LaBruno netted 11 points to fuel Mount St. Mary. Phoebe Costalos helped out with 10 points and Mia Gestosani pitched in nine points for the Mount Lions. Ainsley O’Sullivan’s 11 points and Sarah Pettegrove’s eight points night paced the Vikings.

Phillipsburg 48, Hunterdon Central 41: Lucianna Allorto and Anna Hansson each scored 11 points to lead Hunterdon Central.

GREATER MIDDLESEX CONFERENCE

North Brunswick 51, Sayreville 19: Niyell McCargo opened her season with a 20-point effort, while Anne Marie Quagliata aided the North Brunswick effort with 19 points and the Raiders cruised to a road win. Brooke Holland tallied 15 points and seven rebounds and Ashley Ament yanked down 10 boards for Sayreville.

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Spotswood 42, Metuchen 38: Gianna Perez finished with 14 points and Allison Clarke added 11 points and six rebounds, as Spotswood held off a second-half rally to score the opening-night win. Lizzie Calandruccio pitched in nine points for the Chargers. Molly Malague scored 11 points and Carly Pichalski totaled seven points and five boards for Metuchen.

South River 43, Mother Seton 23: Tiffany Fischer poured in 29 points and grabbed 12 rebounds to fuel South River.

Piscataway Tech 51, Lakewood 25: Mattie Miller went for 20 points and Lacie Franklin notched 15 points as Piscataway Tech rolled at home.

Pingry 76, Timothy Christian 14: Caitlin Schwarz netted 15 points and Bella Goodwin scored 12 points as Pingry cruised to an opening-night road win. The Big Blue got 10 points from Debra Hill as part of the effort. Hailee Medina scored five points to pace the Tigers.

St. Thomas Aquinas 83, Monroe 45: Transfer Jessica Cooper went for 20 points and 18 rebounds and Leah Crosby pitched in nine points and 10 boards and top-ranked St. Thomas rolled in North Edison. Haley Higgins delivered 13 points and Hally Cottrell pitched in 11 points for the Falcons.

Woodbridge 48, South Plainfield 42: Abigail Rodriguez tallied 13 points, five rebounds and five steals, and Aviva Palms notched 10 points and 10 rebounds to spark Woodbridge. Bailey Timinski scored 11 points in the win.

Roselle Park 27, Wardlaw-Hartridge 12: Kayla Martel scored seven points to pace Wardlaw-Hartridge.

Middlesex 52, Dunellen 22: Jessica Devine scored 17 points and Neysa Aguilar added 11 points as Middlesex opened with a win. Madison Robel pitched in nine points for the Blue Jays. Diya Joura scored nine points and Alexa Castro posted eight points and seven rebounds for Dunellen.

Edison 62, Perth Amboy 47: Opening night for both teams.

UNION COUNTY CONFERENCE

New Providence 60, Nutley 19: Junior Meghan Lamanna notched 20 points and Grace Henn helped out with seven points and nine rebounds as New Providence had no trouble with visiting Nutley.

Plainfield 44, Hillside 26: Abria Durham notched 15 points and Stgephanie Barbosa tallied 13 points and 11 boards for Plainfield.

Summit 56, Union Catholic 44: Amaia Onque-Shabazz scored 15 points and grabbed six rebounds, and Kayla Riley notched 14 points for Union Catholic.

Scotch Plains-Fanwood 61, Governor Livingston 45: Amanda Baylock scored 20 points and Ashley Defrancesco added 13 to propel Scotch Plains-Fanwood. Emily Friscia notched 11 points and Marin Pecarsky helped out with 10 points for the Raiders. Caroline Freer led the way with 11 points for Governor Livingston.

Staff writer Simeon Pincus can be reached CNGirlsHoops@aol.com. Follow him on Twitter @SimeonPincus and on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/SimeonPincusCN

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