SPOTSWOOD, NJ - The Spotswood High School girls varsity basketball team lost to New Egypt High School 39-24 on Senior Day. Spotswood was down by three points at the half, but was outscored 21-9 by New Egypt in the final two quarters of Saturday's game. The Chargers only scored three points in the final eight minutes. Sarah Weber netted 19 points for New Egypt. Jessica Addesso scored 12 for Spotswood and Maddie Hellerich had six points and grabbed six rebounds. Allison Clarke added five points and Cat Riley, Jackie Gialanella and Kirti Craig all chipped in two.
Senior Day is a Spotswood High School tradition where seniors are celebrated for their contributions to the team during their time as Chargers. Addesso, Hellerich, Gialanella, Riley and Megan Devlin are all seniors and are playing their final season for the Chargers girls varsity basketball program.
Spotswood takes the court on Presidents' Day for the preliminary round of the Greater Middlesex Conference Tournament. The Chargers are the 18th seed in the 30 team draw. Spotswood faces 14th seeded South Brunswick High School on Monday at South Brunswick High School. St. Thomas Aquinas is the top seed in the county tournament. The winner of Monday's game between Spotswood and South Brunswick takes on second seeded Middlesex High School in the first round.
The Vikings have won the last five meetings between the two teams over the years including a 53-47 victory last week. The February 12 game was the first meeting between the two teams in four years. South Brunswick has struggled this season and has an overall record of 6-14. The Vikings are 4-10 in GMC games. Spotswood is 12-12 going into Monday's matchup and has a GMC record of 8-11.
Tip off for the Presidents' Day preliminary round game is at 11 a.m. at South Brunswick High School in Monmouth Junction.