SPRINGFIELD, NJ – The home streak lives on for the Bulldogs.
Junior guard DJ Alicea continued his offensive onslaught Wednesday night scoring a game-high 27 points and senior forward Eugene Atkinson added 12 to propel Dayton to a 65-52 victory over Koinonia in Springfield.
Dayton (14-5) has won four of its last five games and remains perfect at home with an 11-0 mark.
Senior guard Jaykwaan Chito tallied 11 points, hitting three 3-pointers, and sophomore guard Josh Jackson chipped in with nine points for the Bulldogs, which trailed 31-29 at halftime but exploded for a 24-8 third quarter to take control and secure the win.
Alicea, a three-year starter who is 59 points shy of 1,000 for his career, has scored in double figures in 41 consecutive games dating back to last year.
Senior Ben Peregrin scored a team-high 24 points with two 3-pointers and junior Kaddin Berry added 15, all on 3-pointers, to pace Koinonia (9-14), which has lost four straight and six of its last seven games.
The Bulldogs will host Roselle Park (1-21), which has lost 10 straight games, Thursday in its regular season home finale at 7:00 p.m.
Bulldogs nab sixth seed as NJSIAA State Tournament seeding/brackets announced
The Bulldogs nabbed the sixth seed in the upcoming NJSIAA North Jersey, Section 2, Group 1 tournament and will host 11th-seeded Weequahic of Newark on Tuesday, February 26th at 7:00 p.m.
The winner will advance to the sectional quarterfinals and will face the winner between 14th-seeded Ridgefield and 3rd-seeded Dunellen on Thursday, Feb. 28.
Bulldog Bites: Currently, Alicea has 941 career points (452 this season).