For the second time in three years, the Lady Highlanders of West Morris Central have captured the North Jersey Section 2, Group 3 championship.
Central was led by Brielle Kelly with 27 points and nine rebounds. She was followed by Paige Burton and Ilissa Webb with 11 and 10 points, respectively, the box score showed.
Nutley star Blair Watson’s triple-double wasn’t enough to overcome the Lady Highlanders, despite pouring in 39 points, 10 rebounds and 11 blocks. She also added six assists.
Aside from a mid-fourth quarter tying layup by Nutley, Central led for most of the game. The girls will head to Ramapo to take on Northern Highlands in the Group 2 semifinals on Thursday at 7 p.m.