PISCATAWAY, NJ - After winning their play-in round to move into the preliminary round of the Greater Middlesex Conference Tournament, the Spotswood High School boys varsity basketball team was defeated by ninth seeded Piscataway High School, 93-53. The Chiefs held a decisive 29 point lead on the scoreboard by the halftime break. They outscored the Chargers 23-12 in the third quarter. Spotswood, the 24th seed in the tournament, challenged in the final eight minutes, netting 20 points, however the lead was already too vast.
Spotswood's Andrew Fuzesi scored a game-high 18 points that also included four three-pointers. Tyree Barba-Bey was Piscataway's top point getter with 12 points. Noah Freeney and Kyle Rios both netted 10 points for the Chiefs, who received consistent scoring from a deep bench.
Abdullah Nieskens added 13 points to the scoreboard for the Chargers while Vinnie Guardiola scored eight. Both Matt Vento and Justin Dekovics chipped in six points in the loss for Spotswood, whose overall record dropped to 6-18.
Piscataway will move onto the first round of the GMC Tournament where they will face eighth seeded Perth Amboy Tech on Thursday, February 16. Perth Amboy Tech defeated Manville High School in their preliminary round game, 47-40.
The Chargers will resume regular season play on Thursday, February 16 when they travel to Delaware Valley Regional High School in Frenchtown for a 5:30 p.m. game.