NEWARK, NJ - Clarence Hoover and Jordan Sears each scored 17 points to lead the Plainfield varsity boys basketball team to a 61-55 victory over Newark Central in their season opener on Saturday.

Coach Jeff Lubreski's Cardinals rallied with a 24-10 showing in the final quarter to overcome a 45-37 deficit. 

Jachai Simmons finished with 15 points and 16 rebounds for Plainfield.