NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ -- The New Brunswick boys basketball team came back from a four-point halftime deficit to rally for a 54-46 victory over East Brunswick in the first round of the Brunswick Holiday Classic on Friday.

Jalen Pichardo scored 13 points for the Bears (1-2), who built a 26-22 edge at the break before the Zebras surged back.

Justin Black scored 10 points for East Brunswick, which will play North Brunswick at noon Saturday at New Brunswick High School.