SAYREVILLE, NJ – The South Brunswick girls basketball team got by the Sayreville Bombers Thursday, 57-53, to head to the Central Jersey, Group 4 semifinal game.

The two evenly matched teams, with South Brunswick at 18-6 and Sayreville at 19-7, went back and forth for much of the 32 minutes of regulation.

The Vikings outscored the Bombers, 10-9, in the first period, only to be outdone in the second period, 15-8, by Sayreville, giving the home team a 24-18 advantage at the half.

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South Brunswick, however, turned on the offense in the second half by outscoring Sayreville, 41-29, giving the Vikings a 57-53 victory.

Amber Brown led South Brunswick with 25 points and Natalia Louhisdon with 19. Brown and Louhisdon were also effective on the boards, pulling down seven and eight rebounds respectively.

Alexis Adams grabbed nine rebounds, Samia Baig and Leeannah Hunter each pulled down six rebounds for the Vikings defense.

On the other side of the ball, Patrice Harding led Sayreville scoring with 21 points, followed by Morenike Akinrefon with 10 and Isi Enahoro with nine.

The Vikings now face rival Monroe tomorrow night at 5 p.m. in the semifinal game, with the winner going on to the State Championship match.

Monroe’s Falcons played spoiler to the Vikings in the GMC semifinal game last week, ending the Vikings hopes for the GMC crown.

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