SOUTH PLAINFIELD, N.J. - Sarah Cargill nearly beat New Brunswick by herself.

 Cargill tied her career-high with 32 points as the South Plainfield girls basketball team crushed the New Brunswick Zebras (3-9) 66-36 Tuesday evening on senior night. The prolific scorer, who recorded her 1,000 point back on Jan. 7, also netted 32 points last season against North Brunswick. The senior was all over the court, finishing with five assists, five steals, and was dominant on the glass, racking up 11 rebounds for the Tigers (5-7).

Fellow senior Alexis Algarin didn’t fill up the stat sheet on the offensive end without scoring a point, but her hard work isn’t forgotten in other areas.

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“It’s always nice to play well on senior night,” South Plainfield head coach Kevin Hughes said. “Sarah and Alexis have meant a lot to our program and they both played well. Alexis with her defense and rebounding, and Sarah tied a career high with 32 points.”

South Plainfield jumped out to a 17-5 first quarter lead and led by 20 at halftime 36-16. After an even third quarter, the Tigers outscored the Zebras 16-6 in the fourth to ultimately win by 30 and get back in the win column.

Junior Caity Hughes poured in 16 points as the only other Tiger in double digits.

The Zebras fought back with two players finishing with double digit points. Aniyah Thomas totaled 13 points including three, three-pointers and Roshanna Lewis finished with 12.

South Plainfield next hits the road to face North Brunswick on Friday for a 5:30 p.m. tipoff. The Tigers have struggled on the road this season with a 1-5 record away from their home court, and Hughes is looking for improvement.

“We have played well at home and now we need to put together a complete game on the road,” Hughes said.

Team

1

2

3

4

Final

New Brunswick (3-9)

5

11

14

6

36

South Plainfield (5-7)

17

19

14

16

66

New Brunswick Team Stats

Rebounds

Assists

Blocks

Steals

0

0

0

0

New Brunswick Player Stats

Player

2pt

3pt

FT

Total Points

Rebounds

Assists

Blocks

Steals

Jayda Anderson

2

1

0

7

0

0

0

0

Roshanna Lewis

5

0

2

12

0

0

0

0

Aniyah Thomas

2

3

0

13

0

0

0

0

Brehanna Chang

1

0

0

2

0

0

0

0

Brenasia Chang

1

0

0

2

0

0

0

0

Total:

11

4

2

36

0

0

0

0

South Plainfield Team Stats

Rebounds

Assists

Blocks

Steals

0

0

0

0

South Plainfield Player Stats

Player

2pt

3pt

FT

Total Points

Rebounds

Assists

Blocks

Steals

Alexis Algarin

0

0

0

0

6

2

0

1

Sarah Cargill

11

2

4

32

11

5

0

5

Sydney Christian

0

0

1

1

2

0

0

0

Kayla Greenleaf

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Caity Hughes

6

1

1

16

3

6

0

2

Jenna Mahoney

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

Armani Mayers

2

0

2

6

4

1

0

1

Grace Ochoa

2

0

0

4

9

5

0

2

MaKayla Sosa

0

0

0

0

2

0

0

0

Bridgette Titus

0

0

0

0

1

0

0

0

Kayla Santiago

0

0

2

2

0

0

0

0

Syleen Reyes

1

1

0

5

4

1

0

1

Total:

22

4

10

66

42

20

1

12