MIDDLESEX, NJ -- Tyrus Chippendale scored 27 points to lead Middlesex to a 62-49 boys basketball victory over Bernards on Wednesday.

Senior forward Andrew Holmes led Bernards (12-12) with 23 points. Eddy Gambelli and Andrew Infusino each finished with eight points for the Mountaineers. Middlesex has a 14-11 record.

Bernards, seeded 11th, opens play in the Section 2, Group 2 state tournament on Tuesday with a game on the road against Leonia in Bergen County.