FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ - Keona Schenck led the Lady Warriors with a game-high 15 points in a commanding performance to beat Bridgewater-Raritan in the quarterfinal round of the Somerset County Tournament Thursday night in Franklin.
Camille Gray contributed 14 points, Diamond Miller dropped 12 points and Monique Davis-Campbell added 11 points in a team oriented offensive onslaught. The Lady Warriors took the lead late in the first quarter and never gave it up.
"We played very well as a team we moved the ball we were controlled, we limited our turnovers they played excellently," Head Coach Audrey Taylor said. "Camille Gray stepped up big time today, made some big shots attacked the basket, I was happy to see her step up."
The Lady Warriors pulled away in the second quarter with a 13-0 run to bring their lead to 26-7. They also put on a defensive clinic in the quarter and did not allow Bridgewater-Raritan to score a point until the 2:05 mark.
As soon as Bridgewater-Raritan scored their first point of the quarter it was immediately answered with a 3-pointer from Diamond Miller who had to leave the game after a few minutes in the second half.
"She played a couple minutes [in the second half], then you could just tell her body was shutting down," Taylor said.
The Lady Warriors held Bridgewater-Raritan to only six points in the second quarter and finished their scoring on a solid play, Keona Schenck sent a nice bounce pass to her twin sister Kennady Schenck who hit a nice lay-up. The first half ended with the Lady Warriors up 34-13.
With the win, the Lady Warriors advance to face Gill St. Benard in the semifinal round on Saturday at 4 p.m. in Montgomery. Both teams faced each other during the regular season and the Lady Warriors came out ahead in that match up 65-40.
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