NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - In one of their final tuneups of the regular season, the New Providence boys' basketball team defeated North Plainfield 64-35.
The game started out strong as both teams ran periodically back and fourth to both ends of the court. New Providence forward Kyle Kroeger made three baskets during the first quarter. For the Canucks, they struggled offensively, only obtaining their first point by way of a foul shot during the first quarter by player, Ladonso Adoptante.
During the second quarter, the Canucks stepped it up. As Mo Chandler racked up three consecutive baskets. The North Planfield players began marking their opponents aggressively towards the end of the quarter. The Pioneers managed to obtain a total of 20 points within the beginning of the quarter, establishing a 23-point lead over the Canucks. Tyler Curto, tallied two 3-pointers during the period.
After a short break between halves, both teams returned to the game with persistence to work. Throughout the game, the crowds witnessed multiple strategical passes between teammates. Despite a late basket from the Canuck's Nassir Mann, New Providence controlled the third, opening up a lead they would not relenquish.
"We did really well," New Providence's Dylan Thomas said. "We did did signifixantly lower turnovers than we normally do."