Their freshman year, Carla Seyfarth and Zoe Zamir only won four basketball games in 19 tries.
2021-22 is a long way from 2018-19 for them.
After going 8-16 their sophomore years, 8-6 last year during the strange COVID season, the South Brunswick girls’ basketball team has turned things around to go 18-6 this year, and looking to cap it tonight with a win in the Greater Middlesex Conference Tournament championship game.
The 7th-seeded Vikings, however, will have to beat a team it has lost to twice already this season by 17 and 14 points – top-seeded St. Thomas Aquinas (20-3) – when they square off at 6 pm tonight down at Monroe High School.
You can hear the game on Central Jersey Sports Radio beginning with the pregame show at 5:45 as Mike Pavlichko and Justin Sontupe call all the action. Click here to listen.
And though those seniors have stuck with the program and been key contributors, it’s a few young players who have stepped up and make the difference for South Brunswick.
Sophomore Meher Vig is the team’s leading scorer at 12.4 points a game heading into the final. But in the semis it was 18 points from freshman Alexis Lease-Springer who helped South Brunswick knock off third-seed Colonia, handing the Patriots their first loss of the season against a GMC opponent.
Click below for a preview of tonight’s GMCT final with South Brunswick’s 9th year head coach Jeff Johnson: