FLEMINGTON, NJ -- The Hunterdon Central boys basketball team opened play in the Hunterdon/Warren/Sussex Tournament with a 70-36 victory over Vernon in the first round on Saturday.

Brian Johansson scored 24 points for Hunterdon Central (11-8), which outscored Vernon, 28-14, in the first quarter and led, 45-18, at halftime.

Matt Ciszkowski finished with 16 points and Thomas Menyhert added 10 points for the Red Devils, who won for the third time in five days, following victories over Bridgewater-Raritan and Montgomery. Hunterdon Central will host Voorhees in the next round of the HWS Tournament next Saturday.