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Matt Vento Paces Spotswood In GMC Win Over Piscataway Tech, 81-69

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - Wins have been few and far between for the Spotswood High School boys varsity basketball team. In the midst of an eight game losing streak, the Chargers finally broke out with a well-timed win in the play-in round of the Greater Middlesex Conference Tournament, defeating 25th seeded Piscataway Tech, 81-69 on Saturday, February 11. Matt Vento came up big with 23 points to help the 24th seeded Chargers move on to the preliminary round. Eighteen of the sophomore's points came in the second half that saw Spotswood break away from the 37-37 tie with a pivotal third quarter. Vento also grabbed four rebounds in the victory.

Spotswood outscored the Raiders, 27-13 in the third to distance themselves on the scoreboard. The final eight minutes was nip and tuck with both teams trading baskets. Piscataway Tech out shot Spotswood 19-17 in the fourth. Abdullah Nieskens netted 17 points for Spotswood while Andrew Fuzesi scored 16. Vinnie Guardiola chipped in a dozen and pulled down five key rebounds.

Daniel Peacock scored 22 points for Piscataway Tech while Taquan Smith added 21 in the loss. Branden Barnes netted 14 for the Raiders.

Spotswood will move into the preliminary round where they will face ninth seeded Piscataway High School. They will travel to Piscataway for the Valentine's Day matchup. A tip off time was not available at press time. Piscataway High School has an overall record of 11-8. They are 4-6 in conference play this season. Their play-in round win improves Spotswood's overall record to 6-17. The Chargers are 1-8 in conference play.

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