Boys Basketball: Kastner layup lifts Dayton over Roselle Park, 53-51

Joe Kastner Credits: Chip Dickson
Nick Ulizio Credits: Chip Dickson
Antonio Salcfas and Anthony Nagy Credits: Chip Dickson
Darren Maraj Credits: Chip Dickson
Game Time Credits: Chip Dickson
Coaching Credits: Chip Dickson

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - Senior guard Joe Kastner only tallied six points Saturday afternoon, but his last two were the most important for the Dayton boys basketball team.

Kastner converted a layup with 10 seconds remaining to lift Dayton to a dramatic 53-51 victory over Roselle Park, 53-51, in Springfield.

Senior guard Nick Ulizio continued his hot play, scoring a game-high 22 points with six 3-pointers and junior guard Antonio Salcfas added 17 points, including 10 in the second half, for Dayton (7-6), which has won three of its last four games and improved to 6-3 at home.

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Earlier this month, Roselle Park edged Dayton at home, 54-53, on Jan. 12.

Junior Enzo Brutus scored a team-high 16 points and juniors Kevin Cadet and Peter Talbot each added 12 points apiece for Roselle Park (8-8), which has lost two of its last three and four of its last six games.

This week, three games are on the schedule for the Bulldogs, starting with a visit to Clark to face Johnson on Tuesday at 7 p.m., back home on Thursday for a rematch with Oratory at 7 p.m., and again on Mountain Avenue for a 1 p.m. Saturday showdown with Paterson Catholic.

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