BERNARDSVILLE, NJ - The Bernards girls basketball team advanced in the first round of the Section 2, Group 2 state tournament with a 50-24 victory over Madison on Tuesday.

Jenna Whelan scored 14 points for Bernards (19-7), which broke the game open with an 18-6 showing in the third quarter to extend its lead to 40-18.

Jenna McHale finished with eight points for the Mountaineers, who put nine different players in the scorer's column. Bernards will host Caldwell in the sectional quarterfinal at 5 p.m. Thursday.