NUTLEY – Senior guard and McDonald’s All-American Blair Watson scored 27 points and added 12 rebounds, eight blocks and five assists to lead the Nutley High School girls’ varsity basketball team to a 57-43 win at Metuchen on Feb. 25 in the final regular-season game.
Freshman Courtney Wilde had 19 points, sophomore forward Sydney Kunz had five; and freshman guard Rebecca Granata, sophomore Giovanna Modica and and freshman forward Mackenzie Moraski each had two for the Raiders, who moved to an 18-7 record.
The Raiders will look to defend their state North Jersey Section 2, Group 3 tournament title. NHS, seeded 11th, will visit sixth-seeded Cranford in the first round on Feb. 29.
In earlier action, Watson had 20 points, 16 rebounds, eight blocks and four assists to lead the Nutley High School girls’ varsity basketball team to a 39-36 home win over Westwood on Feb. 23. Wilde had 10 points ; Kunz had four points; Granata had three points and freshman forward Alaina Feaster added two points for the Raiders.
North Jersey Section 2, Group 3 tournament
16-Iselin Kennedy at 1-Voorhees
9-Warren Hills at 8-Orange
12-Barringer at 5-Mendham
13-Governor Livingston at 4-Chatham
14-Irvington at 3-West Morris
11-Nutley at 6-Cranford
10-Rahway at 7-Summit
15-Carteret at 2-Somerville
w/o Iselin Kennedy-Voorhees vs. w/o Warren Hills-Orange
w/o Barringer-Mendham vs. w/o Governor Livingston-Chatham
w/o Irvington-West Morris vs. w/o Nutley-Cranford
w/o Rahway-Summit vs. w/o Carteret-Somerville
Final, 7 p.m.