JERSEY CITY, NJ- The Arthur L. Johnson High School Crusaders took to the road as they continued in the state tournament, but were overpowered in every angle of the game, as the tenth-seeded Crusaders lost to the second-seeded Lincoln High School Lions (Jersey City) in the NJSIAA Central Jersey, Group 2 Quarterfinals 61-26 Thursday afternoon in Jersey City.
The Lions led the Crusaders 15-6 after the first quarter and led 30-17 at halftime, before effectively putting the game far out of reach in the third quarter.
Lincoln outscored Johnson 18-1 in the third quarter, leading 48-18 heading into the fourth quarter.
In the loss, Johnson senior Tina Palella scored ten points, while senior Amy Wysocki added nine points. Junior Bailey Rosenmeier scored seven points.
The Johnson Crusaders finish their 2017-18 season with an 8-18 record.
The Lincoln Lions (22-2) advance to the NJSIAA Central Jersey, Group 2 Semifinals. They will host third-seeded Rumson-Fair Haven HS Saturday afternoon with the time TBD.