Despite being beaten in a rather convincing fashion, the Wardlaw-Hartridge School’s boys basketball team had one of their own reach an individual milestone.
Senior guard Justen Davis scored 18 points, enabling Davis to reach the 1,000 point milestone in a 68-34 loss to J.P. Stevens in a Greater Middlesex Conference non-divisional matchup on Saturday afternoon.
Davis needed 16 points coming into the game to reach the milestone. He scored 11 of his 18 points in the first half. Wardlaw-Hartridge drops to 1-3.
Four players for J.P. Stevens (1-3) scored double-digits to help secure the victory: John Maxham dumped 20, while Sahej Chowdhary, Nick Dooley and Francois Ballou dropped 10 apiece.
58, Union 55: Dylan Elliot sank a free-throw with one second to go in regulation that gave Westfield (3-0) a three-point lead. Scott Toresco tallied a double-double with 21 points and 11 rebounds in the winning effort.
Sayreville 60, South Plainfield 44: Cory Taite had 23 points, five assists and four steals and was 13-for-15 from the foul line, while Malik Pressley added 12 points and John Bracero scored nine for Sayreville (3-1). Claude Payne had 22 points for South Plainfield (0-3).
Scotch Plains-Fanwood 68, Delaware Valley 61: Tom Bonacum poured in 39 points and grabbed six rebounds to help power Scotch Plains-Fanwood. Xavier Noel-Brooks chipped in 11 points and seven assists for the Raiders (2-2), while Peter Christ paced Delaware Valley (3-1) with 24 points.
Elizabeth 45, Montgomery 41: Justin Kovacevich posted 14 points and 10 rebounds for the Cougars.
Prep 47, Immaculata 45: Allison Girardi came up with a clutch steal with 30 seconds to go in regulation, leading to a layup which was the difference in the game. Girardi ended up with 18 points for Rutgers Prep (3-0). Jess Suk led Immaculata (0-4) with 13 points.
47, Elizabeth 26: Breana Spencer scored 15 points and teammate Drew Winter scored 13, leading Plainfield (1-4) to its first victory of the season.
Governor Livingston 54, West Morris 35: Erin Ferguson posted 14 points and 10 boards and Mallory George had 10 points and 10 boards for Governor Livingston (3-1). Alyssa Cranston added nine points and seven assists for the Highlanders.
North Hunterdon 47, Hopewell Valley 35: North Hunterdon outscored Hopewell Valley 16-7 in the fourth quarter which proved to be the difference. Alicea Foran led the Lions (4-0) in scoring with 14 points and teammate Jill Bellofatto scored 10 points.
Mendham 52, Somerville 49: Three double-digit scorers helped Somerville (2-2) mount a competitive battle against Mendham. Caroline Barberi had 15 points and five assists; Kelly McCurry notched 13 points and seven assists; and teammate Bridget Douglas added 11 points and four assists.
Union 47, Westfield 44: Lil Scott scored 17 points and Colleen Gallagher added eight, but Westfield fell to 2-2.