SPOTSWOOD, NJ - The Spotswood High School boys basketball ran into a streaking Carteret High School team on Thursday, losing 61-45. Carteret has lost only three games this season. The Chargers staged a second half comeback after being down 34-12 at the half. Spotswood outscored the Ramblers 19-13 in the third quarter and stayed even with Carteret in the fourth, but couldn't overcome the deficit.
Jack Welsh put up 16 points in the loss for Spotswood. George Guyette and James Clarke both netted nine and Kyle Davey chipped in five. Starrell Hearns earned a double-double for Carteret, scoring 17 points and pulling down 13 rebounds. Camron McCargo netted 14 points and Donte Prioleau also had double digits for Carteret with 11.
The loss was Spotswood's third in a row and drops the team's overall record to 5-8 and their Greater Middlesex Conference Blue Division record to 3-3. Spotswood faces another tough opponent on Friday when the team travels to Edison to face St. Thomas Aquinas High School. The Trojans lead the Blue Division with a 7-0 record and have won their last five games. St. Thomas won the previous meeting between the two teams. Tip off is at 7 p.m.