WARREN, NJ - Ridge stayed close with Watchung Hills for four quarters but came up short in a 59-51 loss in the first round of the NJSIAA Central Jersey, Group 4 state tournament Monday night.

Watchung Hillls led by just four, 39-35, going into the fourth quarter. Julia Cunningham led the Warriors with 23 points, 14 rebounds and nine assists.

Sophie Beneventine led Ridge (12-15) with 18 points, including four 3-point baskets. Sam Weyrauch finished with eight points in the loss.