METUCHEN, NJ -- The East Brunswick boys basketball team flirted with upset ideas early on, but St. Joseph eventually established command and went on to a 60-39 victory in the first round of the Greater Middlesex Conference Tournament Friday night.

Travis Cumber scored 17 points for the Bears (8-13), who led, 13-11, after one quarter. St. Joseph took the lead in the second quarter, but it was still a four-point game at halftime before the Falcons (14-8) outscored EB, 18-8, in the third quarter for a 42-28 lead.