SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ – Following a tough loss to Sayreville in the GMC finals, the lady Vikings basketball team won the two next games to move into the state championship semifinal game Friday.
South Brunswick lost 59-52 to the Sayreville Bombers on Feb. 24 in the final at the Rutgers Athletic Center in Piscataway.
In that game, Sayreville jumped on top with a 17-8 lead at the end of the first period, proving to be too big a lead for a Vikings rebound.
South Brunswick matched the Bombers in the second period with 17 points each, and then mounted a strong third period, outscoring Sayreville 16-8.
Going into the final period down by one, South Brunswick gave up six more points and ended up on the losing end.
The first game of the state championship tournament was a different story as the Vikings faced Princeton on Feb. 27.
South Brunswick dominated the game, blowing out Princeton 56-25.
Scoring sensation Amber Brown added to her record-setting season with another 21 points and eight rebounds during the game.
The bounce-back continued this week as South Brunswick slid by Marlboro 45-42 on Wednesday.
In the tightly contested game, Marlboro fought for a three-point lead going into the final quarter, but the Vikings finished strong in the last period, outscoring its opponent 15-9.
Brown put up another 21 points and six rebounds in that game.
Alexis Royal followed Brown with 10 points on the day.
South Brunswick now moves to the semifinal game on Friday night.
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