SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ - Bridgewater-Raritan's Aaron Gao made 27 points to help lead the team to a 59-49 victory over Scotch Plains-Fanwood in the NJSIAA North Jersey Section 2 Group 4 quarterfinals Wednesday.

Bridgewater-Raritan took the lead in the game in the first quarter, and kept the lead until late in the second, when they were down, 10-4. Gao had eight of his points in that span, including a 3-pointer and 3-point play, and Dan Kaschak contributed his own 3-point play.

The team took back the lead in the second half, and Bridgewater-Raritan's Tony Colarusso contributed his own 16 points, and Sterling White contributed another 10 to the team.

The team, which is now 20-7 on the season, will face Newark East Side in the semifinals Friday.