Bordentown High girls’ basketball championship season ends in state tournament

Bordentown Regional High School's Gillian Baker dribbles up court in a Jan. 3 home game against Northern Burlington County Regional High School. PHOTO BY THOMAS WIEDMANN/ STAFF
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Bordentown Regional High School's Gillian Baker dribbles up court in a Jan. 3 home game against Northern Burlington County Regional High School. PHOTO BY THOMAS WIEDMANN/ STAFF

The Bordentown Regional High School girls’ basketball team was eliminated from the state tournament, but that defeat will not spoil a championship season.

Bordentown finished the season with an overall 15-12 record, including a 9-1 showing that resulted in a co-championship of the Burlington County Scholastic League’s Independence Division.

Bordentown shared the division title with Florence Township Memorial High School, which also finished 9-1 in the division.

The Scotties’ efforts during the season enabled the team to secure a berth in the state sectional tournament.

Bordentown, the 13th seed, had to hit the road to face fourth-seeded South River High School in the opening round of the Central Jersey, Group 2 state sectional tournament.

Bordentown’s season came to an end when it fell to South River, 50-27, on March 3.

Although Bordentown was knocked out in the first round of the state tournament, things are still looking up for the program.

The 2018-19 season is a distant memory this winter.

The Scotties redeemed a tough 2018-19 finish when they posted a 9-16 overall record, which included a 1-7  showing in the division.

Having kicked off this season with seven victories in the first 10 games, Bordentown went on to become one of the top teams in Burlington County under coach Bill Lloyd.

Bordentown was led on the court this year by top scorers Ciara Conover, Oshynn Cosom, Marissa Drew, Aja Reeves and Sofia Peterson. 

Conover put in another strong winter season this year having scored 259 points in 27 games. Cosom supported Conover’s offensive efforts with 219 points in 26 games. Drew finished with 151 points, Reeves recorded 146 points, and Peterson finished with 103 points.