NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - After having the team's three game win steak stopped by Dunellen on Friday, the Spotswood High School girls varsity basketball team bounced back with a 47-24 victory over New Brunswick High School. Spotswood's Allison Clarke earned a double-double in the win, netting a dozen points and pulling down 10 rebounds. The sophomore also had four blocks, two steals and two assists in the game. Clarke has dropped 122 points in 14 games for the Chargers.
Julia Masucci netted eight points and grabbed five rebounds for the Chargers while Kirti Craig scored eight and had six steals. Gianna Perez put up seven points on the scoreboard while Giana Oelkers had six points, six rebounds and five steals. Ismel Martinez netted 13 for the struggling Zebras.
The Chargers took a 23-11 lead into the halftime break and Spotswood's defense held New Brunswick to only two points in the third quarter. Spotswood's victory puts the team back over the .500 mark with an 8-7 overall record. The Chargers host their chief rival South River High School on Monday at 7 p.m. South River has won the previous four meetings between the two teams including one earlier this season. The Rams have an overall record of 12-3 and are currently second in the Greater Middlesex Conference Blue Division. Spotswood is fifth in the Blue Division.