The South Plainfield Girls’ Basketball team is starting to peak at the right time of the season. This past week the Lady Tigers won all three games they played. On Tuesday, South Plainfield defeated Woodbridge by a score of 57-36. Thursday the Lady Tigers had a rematch against North Brunswick. This time South Plainfield dominated them 45-24. Then in another divisional game Saturday afternoon, the Lady Tigers defeated the Mustangs of John F. Kennedy 49-36. South Plainfield has won five straight games to bring their record on the season to 12-8. This year’s success has a lot to do with senior captain Mackenzie O’Brien’s play.
This past week in the win against Woodbridge Mackenzie scored 28 points and had 17 rebounds. In the rematch against North Brunswick, she notched 20 points and 14 rebounds. Then against JFK, she had 14 points and 10 rebounds. This season Mackenzie has been dominating on the court, leading the team in scoring and rebounding. She is averaging over 15 points and 14 rebounds per game. Mackenzie is top of the team in all categories including assists, blocks, and steals. With the GMC Tournament and NJSIAA State Tournament beginning in a few weeks, South Plainfield will look to Mackenzie O’Brien to continue to lead and guide them.