BARNEGAT — Coach Tammy Nicolini's Barnegat Girls Basketball squad opened their season with a tough 30-24 loss to Pinelands on Tuesday evening. 

The Lady Bengals were behind 12-5 at halftime. They rallied in the third quarter with a 15-6 run in the third period. Pinelands responded with a 12-5 run in the fourth quarter to secure the victory.

Bridget Dudas led Pinelands with 15 points and Sunni DiElmo had 10. Ashley Pringle led Barnegat with six points.