Ridge Boys Hoops Head to County Tournament on Saturday

Ridge boys hoops defeated Watchung Regional High School 66-45 in a Somerset County quarter-final game on Feb. 19. Padraic Brady (no. 21) is in the foreground. Credits: By Brenda Nemcek

BERNARDS TOWNSHIP, NJ - With a 20-2 season record under their belts, the Ridge boys basketball teams heads on Saturday to face rival Gill St.-Bernards in the final game for the Somerset County championship, scheduled for 3 p.m. on Saturday at Franklin High School in Somerset.

The Red Devils team soundly defeated Montgomery High School 55-30 in the county semi-final game on Tuesday night, according to the Ridge Hoops website. Top scorers were Max Mahoney, with 19 points, Padraic Brady with 14 points, and Derek Lyons, who contributed 10 points toward the victory, according to box scores on the website.

Ridge already had defeated nearby Watchung Hills Regional High School 66-45 last week, as the team steadily moved closer to the county championship. 

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In that game, the Red Devils took the court with a 15-4 lead before the Watchung Hills Warriors cut the Ridge lead to 4 with 1:20 to go in the first half. Ridge regained a sound lead by scoring 22 points in the third quarter to pull away from Watchung Hills in front of a boisterous crowd.
Mahoney, a junior, also scored 19 points to lead Ridge in that game.

Franklin High School is at 500 Elizabeth Ave. in the Somerset section of Franklin Township.
The team took the Somerset County championship in the 2013 season.

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