LONG BRANCH, NJ -- The Ridge boys basketball team established an eight-point halftime lead en route to a 51-39 victory over Long Branch on Thursday.

Freshman guard Nick Losada scored 13 points to pace Ridge (16-8), which outscored Long Branch, 10-4, in the third quarter to open a 40-26 lead going into the fourth quarter.

Sophomore guard Gavin Kreitz finished with 11 points, sophomore center Jayden Hylton ripped down 13 rebounds to go with seven points, and Easton Smith snared eight rebounds to go with six points for the Red Devils. Jake Schapiro netted eight points in the victory.