Dina Barrett scored 15 points and Amber Tropeano chipped in eight points as the unranked Colonia High School girls basketball team knocked off No. 7 North Brunswick 38-34 on Thursday evening.
The Patriots (7-9) went 5-for-7 from the free-throw line during the fourth quarter and 10-for-13 for the game. Jacki Eisdorfer hit a pair of foul shots with under a minute left in the final period for her only points and seal the victory.
Senior guard Stephanie Guevara led North Brunswick with 12 points, but the Raiders fell to 12-4.
Perth Amboy 49, Edison 46: Nadira Wilson scored seven of her 18 points during the fourth quarter, and yanked down 12 rebounds, as top-ranked Perth Amboy rallied to improve to 12-1. Kenya Adams and Janaysia James each tallied nine points and eight rebounds for the Panthers, who trailed by as many as eight points during the fourth quarter before a 10-0 run pushed them over the top. Morgan Peacock’s 21 points led all scorers for unranked Edison (6-9), which couldn’t quite finish the would-be upset.
63, Piscataway 57: Gabby Jones netted 18 points and Brielle Bannister added 13 to power ninth-ranked Woodbridge (9-6). Kendrea Williams scored a career-high 26 points for fifth-ranked Piscataway (8-6).
South Brunswick 45, East Brunswick 29: Danielle Padovano scored 19 points and grabbed 14 rebounds to lead No. 3 South Brunswick. Ashley DeGroff posted 11 points in the victory, while Jackie Harrison yanked down 12 boards and dished out six assists for the Vikings (11-3). Celestine Thomore chipped in six points and 10 rebounds for East Brunswick (2-14).
Carteret 61, Mother Seton 40: Dominique Potter dropped in 26 points, including eight 3-pointers, and she dished out seven assists to lead Carteret. Courtney Hansen chipped in 21 points and five assists for the Ramblers (3-12). Lena Buccigrossi netted 13 points to pace Mother Seton (1-10).
Franklin 52, Hillsborough 27: Alexandra Jackson scored 10 points and Mary Trossi chipped in nine to send second-ranked Franklin (10-5).
Monroe 49, J.P. Stevens 31: Cindy Foresta netted 16 points as Monroe improved to 6-9. Freshmen Molly Yelencsics and Kathy Tong added 14 and 12 points, respectively, for J.P. Stevens (1-13).
Governor Livingston 52, Linden 36: Jada Lewis scored 21 points to pace eighth-ranked Linden (10-6).