Girls' basketball: Eastern wins S.J. Group 4 title

Genevieve Okoro collected 22 points and 11 rebounds as Eastern won its first South Jersey title in girls' basketball tonight with a 53-26 victory over Southern Regional in the Group 4 title game.

Nia Blevins grabbed 12 rebounds and Kerri Aiken and Darian Graziano scored nine points each for Eastern (24-3), the No. 1 team in The Inquirer Top 10.

Eastern advances to face the Colts Neck-Trenton Central winner in Wednesday night's state semifinals.

Southern 8 5 5 8 -- 26
Eastern 8 19 11 15 -- 53
S: Jill Henderson 4, Avery Hodgson 5, Amanda Holloway 0, Kristen Sharkey 15, Caitlyn Sutter 2.
E: Genevieve Okoro 22, Kerri Aiken 9, Nia Blevins 7, Darian Graziano 9, Marlene Pratt 3, Michelle Dixon 2, Kaitlyn Hertz 1.

-- Phil Anastasia

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