Senior forward Jared Pearson (24), senior guard Daquan Bailey (22) and senior forward Mika Graham (21) shouldered the bulk of the scoring as the Woodbridge High School boys basketball team, ranked seventh in the Home News Tribune Top 10, won its 11th straight game with a 74-63 victory over Sayreville Tuesday night.
The Bombers (8-6, 5-4 GMC White) held a 16-14 lead after the first quarter, but Bailey scored 14 of his points in the second quarter as the Barrons (12-1, 8-1) went ahead 38-33.
Woodbridge feasted at the free throw line, knocking down 21 of 26, including 7 of 9 in the fourth quarter.
Junior guard Jason Saldiveri led Sayreville with 16 points, while senior guard Jon Bracero added 15.
East Brunswick 76, Perth Amboy 27: Senior wing Rob Ukawuba spearheaded top-ranked East Brunswick’s (13-0, 8-0 GMC Red) attack with 17 points. Junior guard Gary Baumer scored 16 points and senior guard Dan Leung added 12 for the Bears. Perth Amboy (4-12, 0-8) was limited to nine points in the first half and trailed by 37 at the break.
72, Piscataway 54: Sophomore center Karl Towns dropped in 31 points and junior guard Wade Baldwin added 16 as No. 2 St. Joseph (10-3, 6-2 GMC Red) rolled. Senior guard Marcus Freeney netted 22 points and junior wing Elijah Murray-Tucker and senior forward David Claybrook added 14 points apiece for Piscataway (5-9, 2-5).
42, Montgomery 35: Junior forward Quadri Moore posted 13 points and 13 rebounds to help No. 3 Linden (11-3) to a non-conference victory. Junior guard Juwan Jones added 12 points for the Tigers, while senior center Mike Rubayo posted 13 points to pace Montgomery (8-7).
North Brunswick 59, Monroe 47: Senior guard Iverson Fleming, the GMC’s leading scorer, accounted for 29 points, six rebounds and four steals as No. 4 North Brunswick (12-2, 9-0 GMC White) rebounded from a tough loss to Franklin on Saturday. Senior guard Nick Sidotti netted nine points, while senior forward Dennis Ford Jr. had seven points and eight rebounds for the Raiders. Senior center Nick Isola poured in a game-high 32 points for Monroe (6-9, 5-4), which has dropped three straight.
Rahway 75, Scotch Plains-Fanwood 65: Senior wing Javon Allen scored a game-high 22 points to lead No. 10 Rahway (9-4) past Union County Conference Mountain Division rival Scotch Plains-Fanwood (6-8).
Edison 66, New Brunswick 57: Senior forward Qaasim Bass-Ali led Edison (6-8, 4-5 GMC White) with 22 points and senior guard Marcus Cudjoe added 20. Senior guard James Sullen was the high scorer for New Brunswick (2-12, 2-7) with 12 points, while senior guards Ahmad Sannoh (11) and Paul McKenzie (10) also scored in double figures for the Zebras.
Piscataway Tech 49, J.F. Kennedy 35: Senior guard Turell McClendon posted 16 points and six rebounds, junior forward Robby Pierre added 11 points and eight boards and sophomore guard Aziz Austin chipped in 12 points and five assists to power Piscataway Tech (11-2, 9-1 GMC Blue). Senior guard Zach Buchholz’s nine points were tops for J.F. Kennedy (5-9, 4-6).
J.P. Stevens 33, Cardinal McCarrick 27: Sophomore forward Francois Ballou scored 10 points and grabbed 13 rebounds and senior guard John Maxham knocked down a pair of 3s on the way to scoring 10 points in steering J.P. Stevens (3-12, 1-8 GMC White). Junior wing Sky Harris topped all scorers for Cardinal McCarrick (3-12, 2-7) with nine points.
Keyport 86, Highland Park 24: Senior wing Jaren Miller paced Highland Park (4-10, 1-8 GMC Blue) with nine points as the Owls totaled just 10 points in the first half and dropped their third straight.
Gill St. Bernard’s 83, Franklin 47: Senior point guard Jaren Sina scored a game-high 32 points to lead Gill St. Bernard’s (6-5) in a Skyland Conference Delaware Division tilt. Senior guard Corey Livingston led Franklin (2-13) with 14 points.