SPRINGFIELD, NJ - In a final tuneup before the state tournament, the Bernards girls basketball team lost to a tough Dayton High School team on the road, 48-43.

Jenna Whelan scored 15 points for Bernards (17-7), which led by three at halftime before Dayton (20-3) had a big third quarter to surge to a 37-29 lead.

Jenna Scarpa scored 12 points and Abby Cawley finished with 10 points for the Mountaineers, who host Madison in the first round of the Group 2 state tournament on Tuesday.