SADDLE BROOK, NJ -  Hasbrouck Heights overcame a slow start to defeat Saddle Brook, 71-44, in an NJIC Meadowlands Boys Basketball game Tuesday afternoon in Saddle Brook.  The Aviators improved to 13-2 on the season with the win.  Kunga Tsering had 19 to lead the Aviators, while Will Koukoutsis had 14 and Steven Faussette added 11.
 
The first quarter saw both teams struggle to get out of the gate with a score of 9-6. Koukoutsis hit the first of four three pointers in the quarter.  
 
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Hasbrouck Heights opened the lead, taking a 32-13 advantage at the half, as both teams were in foul trouble in the first half.   Kunga Tsering proved to be the x-factor converting five of his eight free throws, with an additional four points and a pair of blocks.

 
Saddle Brook's offense picked up in the third quarter, outscoring Heights 22-20, to trail 52-33 going into the fourth.  Saddle Brook's Joe Quimby made a pair of three pointers and hit from the foul line three times, amassing 15 of his total 21 points in the third alone. Quimby seemingly took over for Saddle Brook when the ball was in his hands, scoring from inside five times and getting to the line six times. 
 

The Aviators hit four three-pointers in the final quarter to put the game to bed with a quarter score of 19-11. 
 
 
Hasbrouck Heights (13-2) 9 23 20 19 71
Saddle Brook (1-17) 6 7 22 9 44
           
Hasbrouck Heights 2PT 3PT FT PTS  
Kunga Tsering 6 0 7 19  
Steven Faussette 3 1 2 11  
Jaden Castro 2 1 0 7  
Mateo Ochoa 1 0 0 2  
Will Koukoutsis 1 4 0 14  
Dan Viola 1 2 0 8  
Rocco Minichiello 0 0 0 0  
Tim Cheng 1 1 0 3  
Mario Gomez 0 0 0 0  
Remi Sanchez 2 1 0 7  
Jake Diaz 0 0 0 0  
Totals 17 10 9 71  
           
           
Saddle Brook 2PT 3PT FT PTS  
Joe Quimby 5 2 5 21  
Devin DeMara 1 0 0 2  
Derek Musio 1 2 2 7  
Paul Figeroua 0 0 2 2  
Max Cue 2 0 0 4  
Todd Accamanda 1 0 0 2  
Michael Ramos 2 0 2 6  
Christian Lapid 0 0 0 0  
Patrick Matula 0 0 0 0  
Totals 12 4 11 44  

 

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