WARREN, NJ - The Watchung Hills girls basketball team got off to a slow start but ended strong to double Hunterdon Central in the Warriors home opener Friday, 48-22. And the boys beat Central away, 57-46.
Senior Jayden Baltuch led the way for the Lady Warriors with 14 points, 8 rebounds and 6 steals and Alexa Santo chipped in 10 points to help the team improve to 5-0 on the season. Sophomore Bella Murray contributed 8 points and senior Mahogany Jenkins added 5 points and 9 rebounds while Scarlett Glasser-Nehls pitched in 6 points, 4 assists and 4 steals for Watchung Hills. Mackenzie Lalor was the Red Devils leading scorer with 6 points.
And in Flemington, the Watchung Hills boys pulled away from Central 57-46 and remain unbeaten at 7-0. Michael Bressler and Trevor Bokash each had 18 points, Chad Martini added 6 points and 10 rebounds, and Pat Stefurak chipped in 7 points for Watchung Hills.
“Proud of the boys for finding and earning a victory at a tough place to play,” said WHRHS head coach Justin Salton. “We certainly did not play perfect basketball, but we were able to make winning plays and we continue to be a strong family. We love coaching our boys every day.”
The boys next play Orange at home on Saturday at 1 pm, and the girls face Montville away on Monday.