PISCATAWAY, NJ -- The East Brunswick girls basketball team advanced in the Greater Middlesex Conference Tournament with a 61-27 victory over Timothy Christian Wednesday in the first round.

Alyssa Bondi sanki five 3-pointers and scored 23 points for East Brunswick (16-7), which erupted for a 28-7 lead after just one quarter.

Brianna Sliwinski and Bianca Nakar each finished with 11 points for the Bears, who advance to the quarterfinal round for a game Saturday, time and opponent to be announced.