OLD BRIDGE, NJ -- The East Brunswick girls basketball team advanced in the Greater Middlesex Conference Tournament with a 46-32 victory over Calvary Christian in the first round Thursday night.

Brianna Sliwinski scored 13 points to lead the Bears (11-12), who outscored Calvary Christian, 16-5, in the third quarter to take a 38-26 lead.

Erin Cosio finished with 10 points, Julia Perez scored nine and Rebecca Perez netted eight in the victory, which sends ninth-seeded East Brunswick to the quarterfinal round for a game against top-seeded St. Thomas Aquinas Saturday at Middlesex County College.