EDISON, NJ - The J.P. Stevens boys basketball team moved past the preliminary round of the Greater Middlesex Conference Tournament Tuesday with a 55-38 victory over New Brunswick.

Kasi Hazzard and Elisha Smith each scored 14 points for J.P. Stevens (10-11), which jumped out to a 15-4 lead by the end of the first quarter.

Tyrese Conover finished with nine points for the Hawks, who led, 25-12, at haltime. J.P. Stevens outscored New Brunswick in all four quarters.