West Brunswick’s final game of the girls’ basketball season was an encouraging sign for next season.
No. 4 Nash Central beat the No. 29 Trojans 55-52 in a first-round game Feb. 23 of the state playoffs, a game many expected to be a rout.
The host Bulldogs entered the game unbeaten at home (10-0) and 20-4 overall.
The Trojans, with three freshmen, three sophomores and no seniors on the roster, entered 9-14.
The game was closer than many anticipated.