Roundup: Dunellen roars past South Amboy

Roundup: Dunellen roars past South Amboy


Roundup: Dunellen roars past South Amboy


Deon Brown scored nine of his team-high 18 points in the fourth quarter to help lead the Dunellen High School boys basketball team to a 50-47 comeback victory over South Amboy. The Destroyers trailed by four at hafltime, but were able to pull away late in the fourth quarter.

David Johnson added 12 points for Dunellen (7-4) while Casey Wenzel narrowly missed a double-double with 12 points and eight rebounds.

Joe Fruncillo led all scorers with 20 points for South Amboy, which dropped to 6-6 on the season.

Piscataway Tech 47, Bishop Ahr 24: Turell McClendon led all scorers with 17 points while Aziz Anstin added eight for Piscataway Tech (9-2), who carried a 13-point lead after the first quarter. Greg Patuto finished with 11 points for Bishop Ahr (7-4).

South Plainfield 55, Highland Park 49: Claude Payne led the way with 21 points, seven rebounds and five steals as South Plainfield (2-10) held off a late rally after Highland Park (2-7) staged a 21-13 run in the fourth quarter to pull within six.

South River 72, Timothy Christian 62 (OT): Matthew Martinez hit two clutch free throws with 15 seconds left in regulation to tie the game for South River and send it to overtime.

Martinez finished with a game-high 27 points to go with six assists and five steals as South River (8-6) went on a 15-5 run in the overtime period.

Jared Locke scored a team-high 18 points for the Timothy Christian (9-3), while Jeff Parker (15 points), Brandon Summers (14 points) and Zach Coyle (10 points) all scored in double figures as well.

Perth Amboy Tech 46, Wardlaw-Hartridge 42 (OT): Justen Davis led Wardlaw-Hartridge (3-10) with 22 points, 18 rebounds, and eight blocks as the Rams squandered a nine point lead after three quarters as they scored only one fourth quarter point.

J.F. Kennedy 47, Middlesex 42 (OT): Zach Buchholz hit a game-tying 3-pointer with 11 seconds left in regulation for J.F. Kennedy (4-6) and finished with a team-high 14 points as the Mustangs overcame a seven-point deficit entering the fourth quarter. Kyle Alvarez added 12 points for Kennedy while Middlesex (5-5) was led by Jarrett Bogus (18 points) and Marcus Evans-Little (10 points).


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