BARNEGAT — MIke Puorro's Barnegat Boys Basketball team opened their season Friday with an exciting victory.

Jaxon Baker scored 16 points, including four 3-pointers, in Barnegat’s 56-50 overtime victory against Lakewood in Barnegat. Baker forced overtime on a game-tying 3-pointer with four seconds remaining in regulation.

Barnegat was down 3 with 4.0 seconds in regulation. The Bengals were inbounding the ball underneath their own basket as Brendan Revello found Jaxon Baker in the weak-side corner to knock down the game-tying three pointer to force the overtime.

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Isaiah Gerena knocked down a three pointer from the left wing to put Barnegat ahead in overtime and they never looked back.    

Isaiah Gerena and Nicholas Revello recorded 11 and 10 points, respectively, to add to the Barnegat win.

Sean Antoine and Ryan Savoy led Lakewood with 13 points apiece.

Team  1 2 3 4 OT Final

Lakewood (0-1)             

6           6            16          19       3         50

Barnegat (1-0)

10 5 11 21 9 56

Player Stats

Lakewood Game

  2PT 3PT FT PTS REB AST BLK STL GP
Bergstrom 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Paturzo                                                           4 1 0 11 0 0 0 0 0
Antoine 2 3 0 13 0 0 0 0 0
Barksdale 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Harris 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
Tyleak 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Padilla 4 1 0 11 0 0 0 0 0
Bergstrom 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Savoy 2 1 6 13 0 0 0 0 0
Vargas 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Barnegat Game

  2PT 3PT FT PTS REB AST BLK STL GP
N. Revello 2 1 3 10 0 0 0 0 0
J. Krey                                                             3 0 3 9 0 0 0 0 0
J. Baker 1 4 2 16 0 0 0 0 0
B. Revello 0 1 4 7 0 0 0 0 0
I. Gerena 2 1 4 11 0 0 0 0 0
T. Jackson 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
T. Quinn 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0