SPOTSWOOD, NJ - The Spotswood High School girls varsity basketball team dominated the first-ever matchup with Hamilton West High School on Saturday, winning 44-18. Spotswood's defense kept Hamilton West off the scoreboard for the first quarter and outscored the Hornets by a 21-10 margin in the opening half. The Chargers victory brings the team up to the .500 mark with a 6-6 overall record.

Allison Clarke was Spotswood's hot hand with 10 points. Clarke also grabbed seven rebounds and had three steals. Julia Masucci scored eight points for Spotswood and senior Jessica Addesso netted seven. Sophomore Kirti Craig scored six points and pulled down five rebounds. Megan Devlin added five points and Giana Oelkers put up four. Cat Riley and Ava Hellerich both chipped in two. Martina Fedor was the top scorer for the Hornets with nine.

Spotswood travels to Carteret High School on Wednesday to face the Ramblers at 6 p.m. The Chargers won the last meeting between the two teams earlier this month. Carteret has dropped its last five games. Spotswood is 2-3 in its last five outings.