WEST ORANGE, NJ - West Orange pulled off another nail-biter on March 1, defeating Ridgewood 37-35 in the quarterfinal round of the North Jersey, Section 1, Group 4 NJSIAA Tournament.
Both teams were well matched from the first quarter, with both flip-flopping the lead and staying within five points throughout the game. In the final minute of the game, Jewel Burnett landed two free throws to give the edge to West Orange.
Mya Bembry recorded another double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds. Jewel Burnett was West Orange's top scorer with 16 points. Three-pointers from Bembry, Burnett, Kaija Jones and Nathali Simpson added to the Mountaineers' score.