Senior Tony McGuane hit three three-pointers over a three minute span of the fourth quarter and scored all 10 of his points in the final frame as the Dunellen High School boys’ basketball team defeated Perth Amboy 56-55, in a Greater Middlesex Conference nondivisional matchup.
Down 48-46 with four minutes to go, McGuane nailed a three-pointer to give Dunellen (13-5) a 49-48 lead. Less than two minutes later, McGuane nailed another three point basket to give Dunellen a 55-50 lead.
With six seconds to go, Cairo Henry scored on a lay-up for Perth Amboy (4-17) to cut the lead to 55-52. McGuane, on the ensuing possession, split two free throws to give the Destroyers a 56-52 lead and David Rodgers nailed a three at the buzzer to shape the final score.
Four Destroyers scored in double figures led by Deon Brown’s 14 points, Dylan Hoski’s 13, David Johnson’s 10 points and Mcguane’s 10 points. David Rodgers led all scorers with 21 points for Perth Amboy and Cairo Henry added 14.
North Brunswick 72, JP Stevens 48: Iverson Fleming led the way with 18 points and Nick Sidotti added 17 points to pace North Brunswick (16-3). John Maxham scored 19 points and SJ Chowdhary chipped in 15 points for JP Stevens (4-15).
Hunterdon Central 60, Franklin 51: Mike Knight netted 18 points and Eric Adam added 16 to lead Hunterdon Central. Derrick Thorne and Joshua McGriff each posted 13 points to pace Franklin (4-14).
70, New Brunswick 32: Chris Germano tallied 15 points and Ryan Stotle added 12 points to lead Monroe (10-10). Willie Hamilton scored 10 points to pace New Brunswick (3-18).
71, Colonia 44: Wade Baldwin scored nine of his game-high 24 points in the third quarter to give the Falcons a 49-36 lead. Marcus Townes scored seven of his 13 points in the second quarter when St. Joseph built a 32-21 advantage. Karl Towns scored 15 points and teammate Jimbo Long added 10 to pace the Falcons. Senior Bleriot Thompson led Colonia in scoring with 16 points.
Prep 59, Peddie 52: Karl Charles (24), Nick Brooks (15) and Levi Holmes (13) scored in double figures for the Argonauts (10-4). Rutgers Prep converted 20 of 27 free throws on the night and shot 16 of 20 from the line in the fourth quarter.
68, Edison 60: Eddie Harris led all scorers with 20 points and teammate Jared Pearson notched a double-double, scoring 16 points to go along with his 10 rebounds in the Woodbridge victory. Dennis Amuzu led Edison with 19 points and Qassim Ali added 12 points.