BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Turnovers plagued Gov. Livingston girls basketball team in a high-energy battle Friday, as the Highlanders fell to Watchung Hills Regional High School, 62-38.

Despite the loss, GL’s Lindsay Gerrato, once again, stood out with a team high 18-points. Head coach Vin Gulbin said, “Tonight Lindsay Gerrato led the team. She really stepped up.”

After a slow start, GL picked up the pace and was able to get thirteen points on the scoreboard, making the score by the end of the first 14-13.

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Gerrato opened the second quarter with a basket for a Highlander lead. However, the Warriors were able to quickly snag it back with their speed and agility. Erica Abitante hit a three to put the Warriors on top, 25-21, at half time.

The Highlanders lost steam in the second half giving up 21 points in the third and 16 in the fourth quarter to GL's 13 and 4 points scored, respectively. 

The Highlanders struggled to control the ball, recording 17 turnovers, "which is high," said Gulbin. "If we keep our turn overs in the 8, 9, or 10 area, then we’re usually in the game.” 

Julia Cunningham scored a game-high 21 points and six rebounds to lead the Lady Warriors in the 62-38 victory, Maddy Kirchofer scored 18 points and Erica Abitante finished with 14 points.

Next, the Lady Highlanders travel to Linden on Monday, Feb. 1 at 4 p.m.