The Ridge High School girls basketball team celebrated their senior athletes Friday night in a game against neighbors from Bernards High School. After a slow start by both teams, Ridge pulled together an outstanding 28-point third quarter to ice the game.1st 2nd 3rd 4th FINAL Bernards (5-15) 9 13 15 11 48 Ridge (7-14) 8 7 28 13 56
Although starting the second half down by seven points, the Ridge girls rallied for a great 3rd quarter, fueled by 10 points from Monica Schumacher and 5 points from Sam Mohan who went 5-6 from the free throw line.
"The first half we came out a little sluggish," said Ridge coach Eric Schroeder. "The second half, we had some key steals and Monica Schumacher shot the ball well."
Bernard's sophmore Sarah Ryan scored a game high of 29 points. "She is a very good player," said Schroeder. "Our goal was to try to shut her out; she scored 29 points with double and triple teams."
"It was a great win," Schroeder added. "I was happy for the seniors to get a win for their last home game."
Ridge will play Lenepe Valley Saturday at Ridge beginning at noon.
Bernards will face South Hunterdon home on 2/19 at 7 p.m.