WARREN, NJ - Watchung Hills celebrated youth sports, honored the girls basketball seniors and defeated the Hillsborough Raiders on Thursday, 58-26.

Seniors Julia Cunningham and Alyssa Killeen were recognized along with their parents. 

“A special night for our Seniors and the youth that came out to see us play,” said WHRHS Head coach Reese Kirchofer. “I think our senior leadership really showed itself in a beautifully played first half.  The play was just mesmerizing.  I could not be prouder of Julia Cunningham and Alyssa Killeen who I have worked with on the court and in the classroom.  They are responsible for the ascension and success of Watchung Hills Lady Warriors basketball.  They are selfless individuals who give back to their school and do things the right way.  They deserve all the praise in the world for how then conduct themselves, on and off the court.  Just a great night for two great kids!"

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Cunningham stuffed the stat sheet on the Warriors’ Senior Night, scoring 16 points while adding 13 rebounds, 9 assists and 7 steals. Killeen led the scoring for Watchung Hills with 17 points and pulled down 6 rebounds. Sophomore Mahogany Jenkins pitched in 14 points and 9 rebounds as the Warriors improved to 15-1 on the season. Dani Pescatore paced the Raiders with 22 points.

“Congratulations to Coach Kirchhofer, his staff, and our Lady Warriors on their terrific win tonight on  senior night,” said WHRHS Director of Athletics Chris Van Vliet. “A special congratulations to our two seniors Alissa and Julia. Way to go girls!”

Junior McKenna Frey spoke about Killeen

And Sophomore Jayden Baltuch spoke about Cunningham.


Sophomore Sarah Marreiros sang the National Anthem


Senior cheerleaders Jheisy Urgilez and Sarah Zuhle were also honored along with their parents.


Watchung Hills next plays Hunterdon Central in Flemington on Tuesday.