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WHRHS Girls Basketball: Watchung Hills Tops Bridgewater in Opener, 69-59

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WHRHS Girls Basketball: Watchung Hills Tops Bridgewater in Opener, 69-59 Credits: B. Nemcek
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WHRHS Girls Basketball: Watchung Hills Tops Bridgewater in Opener, 69-59 Credits: B. Nemcek
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WHRHS Girls Basketball: Watchung Hills Tops Bridgewater in Opener, 69-59 Credits: B. Nemcek
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WHRHS Girls Basketball: Watchung Hills Tops Bridgewater in Opener, 69-59 Credits: B. Nemcek
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WHRHS Girls Basketball: Watchung Hills Tops Bridgewater in Opener, 69-59 Credits: B. Nemcek
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WHRHS Girls Basketball: Watchung Hills Tops Bridgewater in Opener, 69-59 Credits: B. Nemcek
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WHRHS Girls Basketball: Watchung Hills Tops Bridgewater in Opener, 69-59 Credits: B. Nemcek
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WARREN, NJ - Senior Julia Cunningham scored 34 points, going 15-for-15 from the free throw line, and also dished out five assists to lead the Watchung Hills over Bridgewater-Raritan on opening night Friday, 69-59. 

Bridgewater took the early lead 14-10 after the first, but the Warriors outscored the Panthers 27-14 in the second to take the lead into the half. Watchung Hills never trailed again.

“Great opening Friday night for our girls! “ said WHRHS Head coach Reese Kirchofer. “Bridgewater always a great opponent who handed us 2 of our 5 losses last year, so the vindication was sweet. Great atmosphere in the gym, girls hard work and preparation payed off big tonight. Excited to see how this season unfolds.”

Sophomores Jayden Baltuch (11 points) and Mahogany Jenkins (7 points and 8 rebounds) had strong efforts to lead the supporting cast for the Warriors. Keiko Fox led the way for the Panthers with 17 points.

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