JERSEY CITY, NJ - Lincoln pulled away in the third quarter and went on to a 54-48 victory over Bernards in the first round of the NJSIAA Central Jersey, Group 2 girls basketball tournament Monday.

Lincoln outscored the Mountaineers, 12-4, in the third quarter to take a 37-28 lead. Bernards (14-12) scored 20 points in the final quarter to make an effort at chipping away at the Jersey City team's lead.

Caroline Baratta wrapped up a stellar career for Bernards with 22 points, four rebounds and four steals. Jenna Whalen finished with 16 points, seven rebounds and three assists in the loss. Bernards also got five boards from Abby Cawley, and three assists and three steals from Annie Thomas.