HILLSBOROUGH, NJ – In an extremely tense and well played game, the Raiders of Hillsborough High School withstood a furious seventh inning rally by the Lady Bears of East Brunswick High School and ended East Brunswick’s dream of making the State Tournament. The top seeded Raiders defeated the second seeded Lady Bears on the Raiders home field, 6-4 in the championship game of the NJSIAA Central Jersey Group 4 Tournament.This game clearly showed why these two teams were the top seeds in the region, as neither team ever gave up, and the game literally came down to the last batter for East Brunswick. The Lady Bears started the game strongly against Raiders pitcher Katie Gademsky. Sam Smalley reached to lead the game off, and then Gabrielle Kelliher crushed a pitch to dead center field, sailing over the fence, and giving the Lady Bears a very quick 2-0 lead. Lady Bears pitcher Lauren Assennata singled, but then Gademsky settled down and avoided any further damage.