BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Bridgewater-Raritan High School girls swimming team lost to Montgomery, 98-72, in the Public A final of the NJSIAA/Star-Ledger/Parisi state tournament Sunday.

Bridgewater's Alex Gebel took the team's only win of the meet, finishing first in the 100 free.

Despite the loss, the Panthers made history this year with its first North Jersey Section 2 Public A championship in 13 years, and its first time advancing to the Public A state finals in 23 years.