SPOTSWOOD, NJ - The Spotswood High School boys varsity basketball team won its ninth straight game yesterday, defeating Robbinsville 67-61 in a matinee. Spotswood went into the halftime break down 31-28. The nip and tuck game continued in the second half. However, the Chargers outscored the Ravens in the third quarter 24-19 to snag the victory. Both teams were even in the last quarter, netting 11.
Senior guard Eric Dadika, who was quiet in Saturday's victory with only four points, regained his hot hand, scoring 21. Sixteen of Dadika's points came in the decisive second half. Marlon Hart continued his stellar season, contributing 19 points and also grabbing seven rebounds. Dan Newton and Andrew Fuzesi both netted eight points. Justin Dekovics, Vinnie Guardiola and Shawn O'Connor all chipped in three points. Junior JT Vento added two points and snagged five rebounds as well.
Corey Kale had the scoring touch for Robbinsville, earning 21 points. Lucas Olshevski netted 16 while Tino Gonzalez contributed 14 for the Ravens.
The victory was Spotswood's ninth in a row. Their overall record stands at 13-1 and they are currently ranked seventh in the state's Group Two division. The Chargers remain undefeated in conference play at 5-0. They are ranked first in the Greater Middlesex Conference Blue Division.
Spotswood hasn't lost a regular season game. Their only loss came in the Crusader Classic over winter break where they lost by a point to Bound Brook in the finals.
The Chargers have a quiet week on the court to practice before taking on the rival Rams in a Saturday afternoon match up against South River at Spotswood High School at 2 p.m.