WARREN, NJ - Watchung Hills Lady Warriors varsity basketball team fell to Ridge, 48-43 in front of a packed Senior Night house on Tuesday night.
The Lady Warriors took the early lead, 19-14, at the end of the first half, but were outscored 34-24 in the second half. Tuesday was also Senior Night honoring seniors Marly Blajsa, Remy Borinsky, Julia Burke, Christine "Chrissy" Panella and statistician Cathy Mott.
"To all of the wonderful seniors- Best of luck to all of you. Thank you for being a part of the Lady Warrior basketball program for the last four years. Your hard work, dedication and leadership are so appreciated. You all mean so much to the program and all of the girls. You will be missed. Wishing you much success and happiness in college," from the Booster Club.
Remy Borinsky, sidelined all season with an ACL injury, took the tip. Maddy Kirchofer led the way for Watchung Hills with 13 points, 10 rebounds and three steals, while Julia Cunningham added 12 points, 10 rebounds and three steals.
Sam Mahon scored a game-high 20 points for Ridge. Chrissy Weyrauch scored 16 points and had a game-high 11 rebounds.
About the seniors, Coach Kirchofer and the staff wrote, "Thanks Marly-For your service and dedication to the Lady Warrior basketball program. Your protection of the basket has been vital to the teams' defensive success! Thanks Julia- You exemplify what every coach hopes for in a student athlete. Your quiet leadership by example on and off the court makes you beloved by your teammates. Thanks Remy - Despite an injury that sidelined you for your senior year, you are greatly appreciated for continuing to bring outstanding leadership and effort to practice this season. Thanks Chrissy - For your enthusiasm and exemplary leadership in teaching our younger players the " Warrior Way." Your hustle, desire and true grit are constant attributes and serve as a model to how the game should be played."
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