NEWTON, NJ—The Newton High School girls basketball team won a close game 41-34 against the Boonton Bombers on Wednesday, when they played them away.
The Braves kept the score tight throughout the first half, going into halftime leading by only one point. They scored 14 points in the first quarter and nine in the second, while Boonton scored eight in the first and 14 in the second.
The third quarter was a small scoring quarter for both teams, with the Braves only adding two points to their score and Boonton only adding four points. The Braves came back in the final quarter, adding 17 points to Boonton’s eight, taking the victory.
Kaitlyn Lynch, the Braves’ top scorer this season, contributed 14 points to the score, with six 2-pointers and two foul shots. Jasmine Luciani followed Lynch up with 11 points, making three 2-pointers and five foul shots.
Emily Pappas added seven points for the Braves, as well as Jade Luciani with four, Courtney McHale and Irelee Ferguson with two and Jenny Boyer with one point.
Offensively, The Braves made 14 2-pointers, 13 foul shots, and had nine assists. Defensively against Boonton, they had 26 rebounds, of which Lynch had 13, the highest number throughout the game, as well as 10 steals and five blocks.
The Braves, who are 16-8 overall in the season and 3-0 in the conference division will take on High Point in the final round of the Hunterdon/Warren/Sussex tournament on Friday and New Milford in round one of the 2017 NJSIAA North 1, Group 2 Tournament on Monday, February 27.