No. 2 Roselle (N.J.) Catholic is no longer among the unbeatens.
Behind 15 points each from Quinton Dixon and Otis Livingston, the Linden High School boys basketball team stunned nationally ranked Roselle Catholic 75-61 on Tuesday night in front of a sold out crowd on its home floor, Coach Colicchio Court.
Linden (7-2) led wire-to-wire as they carried a 28-23 halftime lead after opening the game on a 9-0 run.
Roselle cut the lead to 25-23 with two minutes left in the first half and to 31-30 midway through the third quarter.
Dixon then drained two three-pointers and the lead grew to seven. By the end of the third, the Tigers were up 50-39 and Dixon had scored 12 points in the quarter.
The Tigers, which also got 13 points from Juwan Dolbrice, led by double digits for much of the second half as the closest Roselle Catholic (9-1) got within in the fourth quarter was 60-52 with under three minutes remaining on a Kameron David three-pointer. Livingston was at the line and made four consecutive free throws after a foul and a technical foul to give the Tigers a 67-54 edge with less than 90 seconds remaining.
Isaiah Briscoe, the Kentucky signee, led Roselle Catholic with a game-high 19 points, including 12 in the second half.