Aniyah Thomas broke the tie with a free throw to give New Brunswick the lead with eight seconds left in a 44-43 win over South Plainfield in New Brunswick.
The free throw was part of a 17-point performance for Thomas, who also had six steals and five rebounds. Annabel Espinal had a phenomenal defensive performance as she held their leading scorer to only 12 points. Nakima Lue contributed 9 points, 6 steals and 3 assists.
New Brunswick went into halftime with a 23-18 lead, and later held off South Plainfield's fourth-quarter comeback.