NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ -- Although the New Providence girls basketball team has been lighting up Union County all winter with its stellar performance, the Pioneers have done so while being a relatively young group.
Just three New Providence players are 12th-graders, and they were honored Thursday on Senior Night prior to the team's 53-33 victory over Roselle Catholic.
Alexa Boyle, Kaitlyn Cumiskey and Juliana DeGeorge and their families participated in the Senior Night ceremonies. Katie McLuney, the manager and scorekeeper for the girls basketball team, also took part in the ceremonies.
On teams the last several years that have stressed defense and balance, Boyle has scored 303 points in her career, Cumiskey 560 and DeGeorge 166. Each of them have been key contributors in other sports at New Providence High school, as well. McLuney is a member of the Pioneers' golf program.
In the game, Amy Maurer scored 17 points and New Providence (20-1) opened a 32-11 halftime lead with a 21-6 second-quarter spurt. Freshman Meghan Lamanna finished with 12 points.
Among the Pioneer seniors, Cumiskey scored eight points, DeGeorge five and Boyle four.
New Providence will travel to Westfield for a game Saturday at 11:30 a.m. against Union County's top-ranked team, according to the recently released Union County Tournament seeds. Saturday's game is a regular-season matchup. The Pioneers begin play in the county tournament on Tuesday.