EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - In East Brunswick’s first game in the GMC tournament, the Bears made a huge statement with a 77-50 victory over the South River Rams.
The first quarter was tightly contested but EB had a 17-13 lead entering the second quarter. Early in the game Bears center Dante Ralph had an emphatic block, setting the tone that there wasn’t going to be any easy buckets. The biggest challenge coming into this game for East Brunswick was sophomore, Derrick Whitaker. Last time the Rams matched up against the Bears, Whitaker finished with 33 points. However this time EB junior, Jesse Perel locked up Whitaker all night limiting him to only 10 points. Perel also finished with 6 points.
The second quarter was an offensive explosion for EB outscoring South River 23-13. During the second quarter the Bears went on a 12-4 run allowing East Brunswick to pull away. East Brunswick knocked down 13 three pointers throughout the game including four three pointers by junior Brandon Rosenthal. Rosenthal finished with a team high 15 points. Gil Wyman and Joe Sampson also were hot from beyond the arc as they each drained 3. Entering the half the Bears had a 40-26 lead.
With a big lead all East Brunswick had to do was put up a few points and not allow any big runs from the Rams. The Bears had no difficulty keeping the lead and still managed to outscore South River 37-24 in the second half. The game was a team effort for the Bears as 11 different players put points on the board. A great game on both sides of the court allowed EB to cruise to a 27 point win over South River.