MATAWAN, NJ - In their second game of the GMC tournament East Brunswick fell to Old Bridge, 68-58, despite Bears center Dante Ralph scoring 20 points.
In the first quarter it was a back and forth affair largely because of Bears senior Gil Wyman’s hot start. Wyman finished with 9 points including three 3 pointers. Old Bridge finished the first quarter with a one point lead over EB.
East Brunswick had a bit of a scoring drought in the second quarter as they were outscored 15-6. 5 of the 6 EB points came from Bears junior, Ryan Crocco. Crocco had a great performance off the bench, finishing with 8 points. However, at the end of the first half EB trailed Old Bridge 31-21.
The Bears opened up the third quarter on a 7-0 run to cut the deficit to only 3 points. The Old Bridge Knights answered back and later extended their lead back to 10 points. The Knights were lead by Kyle Parris, who finished with 22 points and Rich Calandrino, who finished with 19 points. Going into the the fourth quarter the Bears still trailed 46-33.
In the final quarter EB closed the gap to only 6 points with just under six minutes remaining. Bears junior, Joe Sampson began to heat up as he hit a couple of deep threes making the score 50-46. EB was later down by only two points but were never able to take the lead. A 25 point fourth quarter for the Bears was not enough as they lost to the Knights by ten.