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Varsity girls' basketball picks up win number 17

Pennington's varsity girls' basketball team closed out its regular season schedule with a 50-31 win versus South Brunswick High School on Friday, February 9.

The win moves Pennington's record to 17-2. Leah Johnson was a force in the low post today as she scored 20 points and pulled down 20 rebounds while sister Ayanna Johnson scored six, grabbed 16 rebounds and blocked eight shots for the Red Raiders.

Carly Rice chipped in eight points, five rebounds and three steals. Rice recently became the top scorer in the history of Pennington's girls' basketball program as she surpassed Maggie Marquis '03 who had held the record with 1,275 points. Rice will be honored when the Red Raiders return home on Tuesday, February 13, having been on the road for their last two games.

Point guard Diamond Christian scored 11 points and added six assists and three steals. Gianna Lucchesi hit a three-pointer and added four assists while Dana Kiefer utilized her long reach to block two shots. Mia Justus continues to get in the way of opponents' passes and picked up two deflections while also chipping in with two points.

Emma Garry and Sophia Kavulich also played well for the Red Raiders who head into the postseason. The girls' program is making the move to the NJISAA Prep A tournament as opposed to playing in the Prep B tournament.

Pennington was selected the number two seed and will host number 7 seed Hun on Tuesday, February 13 at home at 4:15 p.m.