WARREN, NJ - Watchung Hills Lady Warriors basketball celebrated their seniors and then topped Scotch Plains-Fanwood in the first round of the NJSIAA North Jersey Section 2 Group 4 tournament on Tuesday, 58-31. 

Prior to the game, the seniors were recognized along with their parents. ( see video here)

Senior Jayden Baltuch posted a double-double with 12 points and 10 assists, and sophomore  Bella Murray and senior Scarlett Glasser-Nehls each had 12 points for the Warriors. Senior Mahogany Jenkins added 9 points, 9 rebounds and 4 blocks for Watchung Hills, who improved to 21-5 with the win. Emily Friscia paced the Raiders with 9 points.

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“We’re very happy we could top off Senior Night with a solid, convincing win to start our run in the state playoffs,” said WHRHS assistant coach Jeff Dealaman. “Our eight seniors have worked hard for and deserve all of the accolades they’ve earned over the past four years. It was fun to celebrate them tonight. We didn’t play our best game but we eventually got rolling and it was great to see all of the seniors that played score and contribute to the win tonight. With Coach K missing the game being under the weather and Lex Santo out with an injury, this win was for them tonight.

We worked hard all year to earn the #1 seed and play on our home court throughout the state tournament so we look forward to our second round game with North Hunterdon on Thursday.”

Watchung Hills (21-5) faces North Hunterdon in the quarterfinals at home on Thursday. Watchung Hills defeated North Hunterdon 54-30 in the regular season.