SOMERSET, NJIn the second annual "Hoops for Troops Basketball Classic" hosted by Franklin High School, East Brunswick was pitted against the Hillsborough Raiders. 


EB jumped out to an early 18-9 lead in the first quarter. The Bears were led by Senior Dante Ralph who tallied 14 points, with 6 of them coming from the free throw line. 


In the second quarter Hillsborough outscored the Bears 17-12. Going into the second half EB had a 30-26 lead. Bears guard, Joe Sampson also finished with 8 points including two threes. 


A low scoring second half for both teams resulted in overtime. The Bears pulled ahead in OT and went on a 7-3 run to secure a 46-42 victory.