FRENCHTOWN, NJ - The Bernards boys basketball team built a 12-point lead in the first quarter and went on to a 51-45 victory over Delaware Valley Thursday night.

Owen Loughlin scored 16 points for the Mountaineers, which held on even after Delaware Valley rallied to come within four points at 23-19 at the half.

Kyle Levine finished with 15 points and buried three 3-pointers for Bernards (15-3). Delaware Valley has a 12-4 record.