GLEN RIDGE, NJ (updated Tuesday Jan. 31, 1:33 p.m.) – The Glen Ridge High School girls’ varsity basketball team defeated Golda Och Academy and Boonton to raise its overall record to 11-4.
Meghan Marhan had 15 points and six rebounds and Juliann Lisovicz had 10 points and 10 rebounds to lead the Ridgers to a 53-35 win over Golda Och Academy on Jan. 26 in a Super Essex Conference-Independence game. Leslie Jaiyesimi had 13 points and seven rebounds and Gabby Kinzler had six points and five rebounds. Galen Lew posted four points, five rebounds and five assists and Claire McMahon had three points and five rebounds as the Ridgers improved to 9-1 in the division.
Lew scored 13 points to lead the Ridgers to a 51-47 win over Boonton on Friday, Jan. 27, in Boonton in a non-conference game. Kinzler had 10 points; Jaiyesimi had eight points; Juliann Lisovicz and McMahon each had seven points; Marhan had four points and Jenny Lisovicz added two points.
The Ridgers had their five-game winning streak snapped with a tough 41-36 loss at Immaculate Conception on Jan. 24 in Montclair in a SEC non-division game. Jaiyesimi scored seven points and Kinzler, McMahon and Lisovicz each had six points.
GRHS, seeded No. 21, will host No. 24 seed Cedar Grove in the Essex County Tournament preliminary round on Saturday, Feb. 4, at 3 p.m., following the GRHS girls’ ECT game at 1:30 p.m. against Newark Central.