WARREN, NJ - The Watchung Hills girls basketball team dominated Bridgewater on Tuesday, 72-20.
The Warriors held the Panthers scoreless in the first quarter.
Senior Mahogany Jenkins was a perfect 7-for-7 from the field on her way to tallying 15 points, 5 rebounds and 3 blocks to lead the Warriors over the Panthers in Warren. Watchung Hills jumped out to a 19-0 lead after the first quarter and never looked back to improve to 12-1 on the season. Senior Alexa Santo added 11 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists while Sophomore Bella Murray pitched in 10 points and 5 rebounds for the Warriors. Seniors Jayden Baltuch and Scarlett Glasser-Nehls each added 8 points for Watchung Hills. Danielle Orecchio paced Bridgewater-Raritan with 5 points.
“First off, we’re sorry Coach K was under the weather today and had to miss such a great performance by the Lady Warriors! “ said WHRHS assistant coach Jeff Dealaman. “This one was for him and goes down as his 100th win since taking over the program six years ago. Congratulations to Reese!
I’m very proud of the senior leadership and effort. The girls were fired up and ready to go from the opening tip. Their level of play has just been off the charts tonight... outscoring them 19-0 first quarter set an incredible tone and when we’re playing defense with that intensity and playing such good team basketball offensively, it’s just hard to imagine a team looking any better than that. We have relied on lockdown defense all season and knew it was only a matter of time before we started to break out on the offensive end. After slumping from outside over the past few weeks, we had 7 three pointers yesterday against Summit and 8 tonight and when we pair that with our ability to attack the basket, we can really put on a fun show to watch! As long as we can continue to play that style of basketball we know we’re in for a very special season.”
The Warriors improve to 12-1 on the season and next travel to Hunterdon Central on Thursday.