Girls basketball roundup for Monday, Feb. 16

Girls basketball roundup for Monday, Feb. 16

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Girls basketball roundup for Monday, Feb. 16

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GMC Tournament preliminary round

Colonia 60, Perth Amboy 49: Rachel Joe exploded for a career high 23 points to propel 16th-seeded Colonia (5-16), which carried a four point lead heading into the fourth quarter before outscoring Perth Amboy 21-14 over the final stanza. Ayanna Abdulahad also had a big game for the Patriots, scoring 17 points and grabbing 13 rebounds as Colonia will visit top-seeded Piscataway in Wednesday’s round of 16. Desirae Rivera knocked down five 3-pointers as she scored a team-high 17 points for the 17th-seeded Panthers while Derelis Valerio added 13 points.

Edison 46, Old Bridge 29: Ashley Hunt led all scorers with 21 points as 13th-seeded Edison (7-11) led 22-10 at the half. Natasha Audain and Bianca Newsom each added eight points for the Eagles, who will visit fourth-seeded South Brunswick in Wednesday’s round of 16. Amanda Carney led 20th-seeded Old Bridge (5-16) with 10 points and Meaghan Dowdell chipped in nine.

Middlesex 47, Metuchen 31: Zakiya Beckles scored a team-high 13 points to lead 10th-seeded Middlesex (18-2) in the win. Tori Schweyher, Rosie Guarino, Kirsten Helmstetter, and Christine Neu all added five points each for the Blue Jays, who will visit seventh-seeded South River in Wednesday’s round of 16. Samantha Streckfuss scored 13 points for 23rd-seeded Metuchen (10-9).

Spotswood 43, J.F. Kennedy 16: Gwynn Marotta recorded seven points and 10 rebounds while Caitlyn LeRoy, Paige Sheehy and Grace Mehr all had seven points as well as ninth-seeded Spotswood (17-5) rolled. The Chargers held J.F. Kennedy to just six first half points and outscored them 15-3 in the final quarter. Spotswood will visit eighth-seeded South Plainfield in Wednesday’s round of 16. Sofia Tahzib scored seven points for the 24th-seeded Mustangs (6-14).

Cardinal McCarrick 36, South Amboy 28: Samantha Napoli scored 11 points and Victoria Zayas netted 10 as 14th-seeded Cardinal McCarrick (11-8) advanced and will visit third-seeded East Brunswick in Wednesday’s round of 16. Amanda Lavigne led 19th-seeded South Amboy (13-8) with 13 points.

Woodbridge 52, North Brunswick 35: Gabraella Jones led all scorers with 16 points and Brianna Valdes and Jordan Vasquez each netted 11 to fuel 12th-seeded Woodbridge (12-8). The Barrons went on a 15-3 fourth quarter run to close out the game and will visit fifth-seeded Sayreville in Wednesday’s round of 16. Alexzandra Walker scored 11 points and Danielle Segerholm had 10 for 21st-seeded North Brunswick (3-18).

J.P. Stevens 34, New Brunswick 25: Rebecca DiSerio scored nine points as 11th-seeded J.P. Stevens (12-9) advanced. Molly Yelencsics and Kathy Tong each added six points for the Hawks, who led 21-11 at the half and will visit sixth-seeded Bishop Ahr in Wednesday’s round of 16. Imani Lue netted a game-high 11 points for 22nd-seeded New Brunswick (4-16).

Regular Season

Gill St. Bernard’s 42, Lodi Immaculate 36: Samantha Kramer scored 18 points to lead all scorers as Gill St. Bernard’s improved to 14-6. Morgan Rooks added eight points and 10 rebounds for the Knights and Alexia Allesch pulled down 11 boards.

Bernards 57, Bound Brook 40: Sarah Ryan led all scorers with 24 points to power Bernards (15-3), which outscored Bound Brook 16-6 over the seocnd quarter to enter halftime with a 10-point lead. Caroline Baratta, Maddie Fairhurst, and Samantha Mottes all chipped in eight points apiece for the Mountaineers. Janeea’ Summers carried Bound Brook (8-13) with 23 points and 11 rebounds.

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