GMC Tournament quarterfinals
Perth Amboy 56, South Brunswick 55: Carlos Done’s putback with 1:38 left in regulation proved to be the game-winner as the Perth Amboy High School boys basketball team closed the game on a 9-0 run to edge South Brunswick 56-55 in the Greater Middlesex Conference Tournament quarterfinals on Sunday night at New Brunswick High School.
Done scored eight of his 17 points in the fourth quarter while also grabbing 10 rebounds while Johnny Jones led fifth-seeded Perth Amboy (12-8) with a game-high 22 points, including six 3-pointers.
Perth Amboy led by as many as six in the third quarter before fourth-seedd South Brunswick (14-7) went on a 16-0 run into the early portions of the fourth quarter when Jack Engel hit a 3 with over seven minutes left to play, which put the Vikings up 53-44.
That would be the last field goal South Brunswick would hit, as its only other points came on a pair of free throws from Ryan Moran.
Engel led South Brunswick with 14 points while Mike Ugarte added 13 and Eric Savage also added 13 points along with 11 rebounds.
Colonia 51, Carteret 46: Jodrell Thompson scored 11 points and J.J. Corbett netted nine to lead a balanced scoring output for second-seeded Colonia (18-4). The Patriots led wire-to-wire, leading 15-7 after one quarter and 29-22 at the half.
Carteret ended the third quarter on a 9-2 run to pull within one, 36-35, and tied the game 36-36 when Jaquan Robertson hit 1-of-2 free throws with 6:16 left to play, but Colonia took the lead and never relinquished it.
Brandon Gilder led all scorers with 17 points in a losing effort for seventh-seeded Carteret (16-7) while Amir Alford added 12.
Chase Barneys added eight points for the Patriots while Brandon Haines and Pat Naguib each scored seven as Colonia will face sixth-seeded East Brunswick in the semifinals on Tuesday at South Brunswick at 5:30 p.m.
St. Joseph 54, Woodbridge 35: Branislav Vujadinovic led all scorers with 22 points and Breein Tyree added 13 as top-seeded St. Joseph (19-3) advanced to its eighth straight semifinals and will face fifth-seeded Perth Amboy in the semifinals on Tuesday at 7 p.m. at South Brunswick.
Marcus Ashamole added 10 points as the Falcons led 27-13 at the half.
Charles Cole led ninth-seeded Woodbridge (15-7) with nine points.