NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ -- The Raider boys basketball team traveled to New Providence to battle the Pioneers on Saturday, Feb. 4. The game had special meaning for coach Steve Siracusa because he was raised in the town and still coaches sports at New Providence High School. He made sure to not make the game about him and clear that out of his players minds.

The game started close and stayed that way for a good while. At halftime, The Raiders led the game 28-25. Then, it was 41-37 SPF at the end of the third quarter. In the fourth, the Raiders blew the game wide open scoring 20 in the 4th to take the victory 61-45.

Jack Brady exploded for 19 points while Lamont Cruse and Teddy Wilmott scored 11 and 9, respectively.

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The win improved the Raiders to a 18-1 record. Their next test is on Tuesday, Feb. 7, when they visit Rahway. is Scotch Plains-Fanwood’s only free daily paper. Sign up for our daily eNews and follow us on Facebook and twitter @SPF_TAP.