EDISON, NJ -- Although it took place early in the evening, last Friday’s Laidlaw Lights had the feel and atmosphere of the Midnight Madness sessions many basketball teams use to kick off their seasons.

The boys’ basketball teams made a grand entrance into a darkened Laidlaw Gym, with the cheerleaders providing spirit and the fans going wild. The fun included the players and cheerleaders showing off their skills, a half-court challenge, skills contests, intra-squad scrimmages and more.

The Wardlaw+Hartridge School is Central Jersey’s premier PreK-12 independent school. The campus is located at 1295 Inman Ave. in North Edison, near the Scotch Plains border and just five miles from downtown Westfield. It is a private, nonsectarian, coeducational day school that prepares students to lead and succeed in a world of global interconnection. Wardlaw+Hartridge provides an educational atmosphere characterized by academic challenge, support for individual excellence, diversity, and a familial sense of community.