EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Junior forward Nicole Johnson scored 25 points and East Brunswick outlasted Colts Neck for a 53-45 overtime victory in the first round of the NJSIAA Central Jersey, Group 4 state tournament Monday night.

In a game that was close throughout, the Bears (13-11) erased a three-point deficit in the fourth quarter to force the extra session. Alyssa Bondi sank nine points in the victory.

East Brunswick will play the winner of the Middletown South-Trenton game Wednesday at a site and time to be announced.