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Middlesex 49, Timothy Christian 48: Victoria Schweyher grabbed her own rebound off a long 3-point attempt from the top of the key and swished an off-balance 3-pointer with three seconds left in regulation to erase a two-point deficit and lift Middlesex. The Blue Jays (2-0) were paced by Zakiya Beckles, who scored 13 points and dished out five assists. Rosie Guarino added 12 points nine rebounds in the win. Michaela Csorny led all scorers with 19 points for reigning Gold Division champ Timothy Christian (0-2).
South Plainfield 57, Bishop Ahr 52: Kate McLaughlin tallied 16 points and seven rebounds, while Shannon Shughes added 12 points and eight boards to power South Plainfield. Amanda Harper added 12 points for the Tigers (2-0), including nine in the fourth quarter, while Sarah Cargill chipped in 10 points in the victory. Jenna Harsh led all scorers with 21 points for Bishop Ahr (0-2), while led 22-21 at halftime.
Governor Livingston 59, Scotch Plains-Fanwood 42: Junior guard Hayley Berliner posted 15 points, and senior Patrice DiTommaso added 13 points, including three 3 pointers, as Governor Livingston improved to 2-0. Sara Dilly and Jen Pires each added six points and 10 rebounds for the Highlanders, who used a 15-4 third-quarter run to pull away. Micciah Battle posted 16 points for Scotch Plains-Fanwood (0-2).
Cardinal McCarrick 38, South Amboy 34: Madison McNally and Brittany Clayton each scored nine points and Shannon McLeery added eight to lead Cardinal McCarrick (1-0). Amanda Lavigne led all scorers with 11 points for South Amboy (0-2).
Bound Brook 58, Kings Christian 12: Freshman Janeea’ Summers netted 22 points and pulled in 11 rebounds to lead Bound Brook (2-0). Marianne Riquelme added 11 points, while Jordan McDuffie and Kara Smiegocki each chipped in eight points for the Crusaders.
Spotswood 41, Dunellen 19: Ashley Pina netted 19 points to lead all scorers, as Spotswood build a 14-point first-quarter lead and cruised to 2-0. Jackie Von Itter tallied eight points to pace Dunellen (1-1).
69, Linden 63: Senior Breana Spencer netted 30 points, while sophomore Asia Hill and junior Janaia Simmons each came off the bench to chip in 11 points and Plainfield improved to 1-1. Keajah Hall scored 22 points to pace Linden (0-2).
Union Catholic 48, Dayton 33: Emily Garno posted 18 points and five rebounds, while Samirah Henderson hit for 15 points to send Union Catholic. Donnae Days added seven rebounds and five blocks for the Vikings (1-1).
66, Hillside 35: Junior guard Lillian Scott had 22 points and five rebounds, while Jacqueline Knapp added 19 points and 8 rebounds to pace Westfield over Hillside (1-1).
Neptune 68, New Providence 53: Sophomore Sydney Morang netted 26 points and grabbed nine rebounds, but New Providence fell to Neptune at the 9th annual Festival of the Phoenix Basketball Classic at University High School. Katie Kinum finished with 14 points for the Pioneers (0-1).