In 1976 The Bridgewater / Raritan High School East Girl's Basketball Team
Won the Group IV State Championship
They were the 1st Girl's Team in School History to win a State Championship
They were led by Barbara Withers who averaged 23 points a game
The 1976 East Girl's Basketball Team
FRONT ROW: Beth Churchill, Stephanie Lowe, Barbara Withers Nancy Shoolbraid, Christine Harding, Nora Tusiak
BACK ROW: Nancy Lubiak, Ginny Kuzio, Karen Vanderbeek, Nancy Northup,
Hope Chmil, Sue Scherb, Jennifer Clapp, Coach Koperwhats
Team Captains were
Barbara Withers & Nancy Shoolbraid
Click to see enlarged photo
Regular Season Playoffs Championship Game The State of
Girl's Basketball
Barbara Withers
1000th Point
1976 in
Pop Culture
Click for Full Written Article from The B/R Newspaper The Breeze
Barbara
Withers
Nancy
Shoolbraid
Christine
Harding
Nancy
Northup
Ginny
Kuzio
Coach
Koperwhats
Forward #21
1st Team
All-County
Center #15
Honorable Mention
All-County
Guard #10
2nd Team
All-County
Forward #22
2nd Team
All-County
Guard #5
Honorable Mention
All-County
Coach
withersnut@aol.com ngriffin5@cox.net chris.buroff@gmail.com rtk37@aol.com
Old friends are encouarged to say hello to the former champions at their emails listed above
"1976 was an unbelievable season. We had Nancy Shoolbraid on the inside,
Nancy Northup on the outside, and Barb Withers with her driving and scoring skills.
Working with and coaching this team was a wonderful experience."

Coach Koperwhats
Nancy Shoolbraid goes up for a shot in the Championship Game against Bayonne
Coach Koperwhats gives the girls instructions
The 1976 team dedicates this website to the memory of Maureen Drechsler - their teammate from the 1975 season.