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The Falcons will head to Rutgers University on Thursday at 6 p.m. at the RAC after losing to Piscataway in last year’s semifinals.

East Brunswick dug themselves a huge hole in the second and third, but continued to fight in the final quarter with 21 points. Junior forward Allie Warren led the Bears with 18 points, including 10 in the fourth. Coach Keith Lane commended his girls for not giving up.

“I was very proud of the way they played in the fourth quarter. They could have easily quit, but they really fought, battled back and played hard,” said Lane.

This is the second straight year East Brunswick has been eliminated in the GMC semifinals, losing to Bishop Ahr last year. The Bears will try to get themselves ready for the Central Group IV tournament after a tough loss.

“We’ll take tomorrow off, reconvene and maybe a game in between this and the states and see how it goes. Hopefully we can put this behind us and play well in the state tournament,” said Lane.

via Girls basketball: Big runs lead Monroe past East Brunswick in GMCT semifinals.

Athletic Director Yannazzo still had hope late in the game, but the Bears were just a little too far down. Making it to the semi-final game again this year is a good accomplishment. Stay strong for states!