Sophomore forward Adreana Miller poured in 16 points Saturday afternoon to lead four double-figure scorers for the Franklin High School girls basketball team during its 66-51 victory against Hillside in the final of the Wardlaw-Hartridge Tournament.
Amiya Rankins (12), Jaeda Wildgoose (10) and Alexandra Jackson (10) combined for 32 points. Miller and Wildgoose were named to the All-Tournament Team after posting double-doubles in both games. Franklin (4-1) jumped out to a 15-6 lead and never was threatened.
Wardlaw-Hartridge 38, Highland Park 23: Taylor Gerhart filled up the stat sheet against Highland Park on Saturday scoring 16 points, grabbing 10 rebounds, compiling six steals and tallying four assists as Wardlaw-Hartridge improved to 2-3. Lexus Blocker scored a team-high 16 points for Highland Park (1-5).
A.L. Johnsnon 39, Metuchen 37: Cassie Smith posted 11 points, eight rebounds and four steals while Jamie Wooding scored eight points and grabbed 13 rebounds for host Metuchen (5-2) which fell just shy of capturing the tournament title.
Brunswick Holiday Classic
East Brunswick 42, New Brunswick 28: Dayna Sclafani led the East Brunswick (1-5) charge with 12 Points, five assists and seven steals en route to a consolation round victory. Allie Warren added six points and six rebounds for the Bears and Samaiya Sanders scored a team-high nine points for New Brunswick (0-6).
Colonia 41, Monroe 36: Gina Barrett scored 10 points and Miranda Rasmus netted nine points to lead Colonia (3-3). Kyla Somerville was named to the all-tournament team for the Patriots. Nichole Tatte and Cindy Foresta each scored eight points for Monroe (2-4).
Linden 52, Westfield 38: Jada Lewis led Linden (4-2) with 17 points while Keejah Hall and Destiny Jenkins each added 10. Jaqueline Knapp scored 17 points to lead Westfield (3-4) while Lillian Scott recorded 15.
Mount Olive Tournament
Olive 49, South Plainfield 45: South Plainfield held a 38-35 lead heading into the fourth quarter but was outscored 14-6 in the final period, dropping to 3-3 on the season. Kate McLaughlin led the way for South Plainfield scoring a game high 16 points.
Spotswood 44, Mater Dei 42: Ashley Pina scored 15 points, including nine from downtown, and Gwynn Moratta chipped in with 10 points as Spotswood (4-2) was victorious in the consolation game.
Scotch Plains-Fanwood Tournament
Woodbridge 45, Pope John 38: Taylor Stanley poured in a game-high 23 points while Brianna Valdes contributed a dozen points for Woodbridge (3-2).
With the score deadlocked at 21 to open the third quarter, the Barrons outscored Pope John 19-8 during the period to take command of the ball game.
Mount St. Dominic’s Festival
Bloomfield Tech 51, Piscataway 39: 10 Ashley Opitz scored 11 points and Kiki Bynes added 10 for Piscataway (2-4).
Bloomfield Tech led by as many at 17 points in the third quarter before the Chiefs made their run, ultimately tying the score at 37 with six minutes to play.
Poor shooting and turnovers doomed Piscataway down the stretch however, as the Spartans closed out on a 14-2 run.