BERNARDSVILLE, NJ - The Bernards girls basketball team advanced in the first round of the Somerset County Tournament with a 68-24 victory over Manville Saturday afternoon.

Ninth-seeded Bernards (11-8) broke out to a 24-5 lead after one quarter and ended up outscoring the Mustangs in each of the first three quarters.

Caroline Baratta led the Mountaineers with 15 points. Annie Thomas and Jenna Whalen each netted 11 points in the victory and Bridget Cawley finished with nine points. Bernards will play eighth-seeded Immaculata in the second round Tuesday night in Somerville.