Sports

Gov. Livingston Lady Highlanders Defeat Arthur L. Johnson, 34-20

dabf20d39f15b35e4cec_Lindsay_Gerrato__44.JPG
Sophomore Lindsay Gerrato #44 scored a career high 17 points with seven rebounds in the 34-20 victory over Arthur L. Johnson.  Credits: Tom Soranno
0a50d11ac9eb3caf410d_Junior_Amanda_Bostwick_gets_by_defender.jpg
Junior Amanda Bostwick gets by defender. Credits: Tom Soranno
6d16c2ceb8b4a1b8fbcf_Junior_Lauren_Soranno__12_.jpg
Junior Laurent Soranno #12. Credits: Tom Soranno
aecf7b6816f72d3dcd88_Junior_Lauren_Soranno__12_attempts_a_floater.jpg
Junior Lauren Soranno #12 attempts a floater. Credits: Tom Soranno
7450f30b8ae2bbbf246d_Junior_Lindsay_DiStaso__24.jpg
Junior Lindsay DiStaso #24 Credits: Tom Soranno
a1cdc84e41cc1a9c1580_Junior_Lindsay_DiStaso_at_the_free_throw_line_.jpg
Junior Lindsay DiStaso at the free throw line. Credits: Tom Soranno
5e9b2b3db51ef748ea59_Senior_Hayley_Berliner__13_gets_a_layup.jpg
Senior Hayley Berliner #13 gets a layup. Credits: Tom Soranno
8b2afde0797408317232_Senior_Hayley_Berliner__13_drives_to_the_paint.jpg
Senior Hayley Berliner #13 drives to the paint. Credits: Tom Soranno
cd970d95e5df379b58b2_Senior_Courtney_Osieja_at_the_foul_line.JPG
Senior Courtney Osieja at the foul ine. Credits: Tom Soranno
91bd7fe2b7b4d5d8070d_Lindsay_DiStaso__24.JPG
Junior Lindsay DiStaso #24. Credits: Tom Soranno
35f24aedd3d498467822_Sophomore_Lindsay_Gerrato__44.jpg
Sophomore Lindsay Gerrato Credits: Tom Soranno
f113a28af7cd2c541bdd_Sophomore_Lara_Romano__25_looks_for_an_open_teammate.jpg
Sophomore Lara Romano looks for an open teammate. Credits: Tom Soranno
817391f9c2fe73b11ad6_Senior_Sara_Dilly_moves_ball_across_half_court.jpg
Senior Sara Dilly moves the ball half court. Credits: Tom Soranno
10ef6ab4b150c70f96db_Senior_Sara_Dilly__21.jpg
Senior Sara Dilly #21. Credits: Tom Soranno
dabf20d39f15b35e4cec_Lindsay_Gerrato__44.JPG

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The Governor Livingston girls basketball team beat Johnson on Saturday, 34-20, the team clinching a win over the Crusaders for the second time this season.

Sophomore Lindsay Gerrato led the Highlanders with 17 points, dominating in the post and inside lane. Gerrato's height and effortless shots helped her add to the scoreboard. Stephanie Visconti led the Crusaders with 10 points.

Gerrato commented on the team's effort, "The game was exciting to play in. We were in a lull in the beginning but all we needed was a spark, then we got the lead and held it throughout the game - so I'm very proud."

Sign Up for E-News

The first quarter was characterized by scrappy, low-scoring basketball. By the end of the first, the score was only 4-4, a back and forth battle for possession. The first basket by GL did not come until the last 3 minutes of the first quarter, when Sara Dilly put the Highlanders on the board.

In the second quarter, a few GL turnovers caused open shots for ALJ. GL needed to control rebounds and settle down with possession. It was not until the final minutes of the second quarter that the Highlanders began to pull away from the Crusaders.

Lindsay Gerrato added points and foul shots resulting in a halftime score of 19-12, Highlanders. Sara Dilly and Lindsay DiStaso played incredible defense during the first half, and for entire game, especially Dilly executing several steals and putting pressure on ALJs guards before they could set their offensive plays.

Hayley Berliner opened up the second half with a three pointer and added two more baskets to the tally, limiting ALJ's ability to come back offensively.

With five minutes left in the third quarter, GL was up 26-14. By the end of the third quarter, the score was 34-16- the Highlanders had more than doubled the score on the Crusaders and began to dominate. 

ALJ's Lauren Beck [point guard] and Deserae Sequeira [guard] were good ball handlers for the Crusaders, but could not maintain steady ball movement with the strong opposing defense. Dilly was all over the floor fighting for loose balls, often which ended up in the possession of the Highlanders.

With five minutes left in the fourth quarter, Johnson had only scored 4 points since half time. The Lady Highlanders maintained their control, working the ball for the most optimal shot.

GL and ALJ both showed aggression and fight throughout the game, but the Highlanders emerged with the victory, 34-20. 

"We have rebounded quickly from our loss against New Prov at Super Saturday," said coach Vin Gulbin.

The Lady Highlanders face a critical week playing three Union County league match-ups. "

"If we want to earn respect in the county, we must beat these teams.  Saturday we will go up against Summit and try to avenge our 2-point loss to Summit," said Gulbin.  

The Highlander's next game will be home on Tuesday, Jan. 20, where they will take on Cranford at 7 PM .

TAP Into Another Town's News:

Sign Up for E-News

Berkeley Heights

The Mayor Addresses a Question on Tax Credits for Businesses

April 25, 2018

Some citizens have suggested that Berkeley Heights and any other New Jersey municipality can and should grant “tax breaks” or “tax credits” in the hopes of enticing businesses downtown. However, the law is clear and it does NOT allow municipalities to give “tax credits” to businesses.

Article VIII of the New Jersey State Constitution, Section 1 states, ...

Politics IS Government in Union County

After Bruce Patrson of Garwood was stopped from speaking at the Union County freeholder meeting of March 22 regarding the politics behind refusing to give the party line to a sitting freeholder I thought this brazen suppression of free speech could not go unanswered. A the the April 19 meeting I answered with these comments.

After ten years of following government in Union County I conclude ...

Shape up This Summer! Take it to the Next Level with a YMCA Personal Trainer.

April 26, 2018

Don't wait! Summer will be here in no time!  Now's the perfect time to SHAPE UP FOR SUMMER with our Personal Training Specials  -- only available during the month of May!

One-to-One sessions with our highly trained and encouraging staff give you the benefit of having a customized and productive experience.  We tailor your routine to your schedule and work ...

Reduce Your Risk for Colorectal Cancer

Morristown Medical Center’s Carol G. Simon Cancer Center presents “Protecting Your Colorectal Health” on Tuesday, May 1from 6:00 to 8:00pm at the Morristown Medical Center Health Pavilion, 333 Mount Hope Avenue in Rockaway. Admission is free.

This popular, educational program presents an opportunity to hear up-to-date presentations from leading ...

Union County College’s Drama Club to Present “12 Angry Jurors”

CRANFORD – Union County College’s Drama Club will be performing for their spring show the play, “12 Angry Jurors,” as adapted by Sherman L. Sergel and based on the Emmy award-winning television movie by Reginald Rose. The play is based on the same plot as “12 Twelve Angry Men,” but by being named “12 Angry Jurors” both men and women appear in the ...

Student Led #Rally4 Action to Protest Gun Violence Held Friday in Springfield

April 21, 2018

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - Fueled partially by their disappointment that students were not allowed to leave school for the nationwide student protest last month, student leaders planned a rally Friday on the nineteenth anniversary of the Columbine massacre in Colorado. At 4:30 p.m., students, parents, families, community members met at Chisholm Community Center to register voters, make ...

Student Led #Rally4 Action to Protest Gun Violence Held Friday in Springfield

April 21, 2018

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - Fueled partially by their disappointment that students were not allowed to leave school for the nationwide student protest last month, student leaders planned a rally Friday on the nineteenth anniversary of the Columbine massacre in Colorado. At 4:30 p.m., students, parents, families, community members met at Chisholm Community Center to register voters, make ...