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.

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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.