PISCATAWAY -- The Piscataway High School varsity boys basketball picked a good time to score the most points they have all year.
Tyree Barba-Bey scored a team-high 12 points as the ninth-seeded Chiefs (12-8) handled 24th-seeded Spotswood with ease, topping the Chargers, 93-53 Tuesday night in the preliminary round of the Greater Middlesex Conference Tournament in Piscataway.
Noah Freeney and Kyle Rios both added 10 points each for Piscataway, which had a whopping 14 players score in the game. Mattias Arrindell, Parris Washington, and Matthew Dread chipped in with eight points apiece as well. Dread drained 3-pointers in the contest while Freeney, Robert Terry, and D’Ondre Dent were able to make one from behind the arc.
The Chiefs, which made 35 total field goals in the game compared to only 14 for Spotswood, led 50-21 at the half.
For the Chargers, (6-18), Andrew Fuzesi netted a game-high 18 points, drilling four triples along the way. Teammate Abdullah Nieskens added 13, including eight free-throws.
With the win, Piscataway advances to the first round to play eighth-seeded Perth Amboy Tech on Thursday in Perth Amboy. The Patriots, with two byes in the tournament are led by the quartet of Javon Fisher, Pedro Gonzalez, Miguel Hernandez, and Kyle Gregory, who all scored over 200 points this winter.
Perth Amboy Tech comes in with an impressive 18-3 record, including 14-0 in the GMC-Gold Division scoring 65 points per game, but Piscataway is battle tested coming out of the GMC-Red.
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