EAST ORANGE, NJ -- Columbia built a 12-point halftime lead and went on to a 61-40 boys basketball victoryn over East Orange on Tuesday.

Senior guard Dylan Jones scored 19 points for the Cougars (7-4), who took a 48-28 lead with a 16-8 spree in the third quarter.

Noah Perry sank three 3-pointers for nine points, Brandon Dalembert and Marcus Cosemus finished with eight points apiece and Nigel Garcia led Columbia with four assists to go with six points.