EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - The East Brunswick girls basketball team got the season off to a bright start with a strong finish Friday night.

The Lady Bears erased a one-point deficit after three quarters and went on to a 49-35 victory over Edison. East Brunswick outscored the Eagles, 18-3, over the final eight minutes.

Junior guard Nicole Johnson fired in 23 points to pace East Brunswick, which got seven points from Lauren Krinsky.