Dayton Boys Hoop loss to Delaware Valley Wednesday

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ - The Dayton boys’ basketball team is looking to build on anything positive as it enters its final regular season home game on Friday night versus North Plainfield.

Sophomore guard DJ Alicea scored a team-high 14 points with a 3-pointer and senior guard Antonio Salcfas added seven with a 3-pointer to pace Dayton in a 49-40 loss to Delaware Valley on Mountain Avenue Wednesday night.

Trailing 7-6 after the first quarter, Dayton used a 17-14 second quarter to take a 23-21 halftime advantage, but was outscored 28-17 in the second half, including a 15-7 fourth quarter that sealed the deal for Delaware Valley.

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Alicea, who is averaging 19.5 points per game, has scored in double figures in all 19 games played thus far for Dayton (6-14), which has lost six straight and eight of its last nine games.

Senior Brandon Bernhardt scored a game-high 24 points, hitting four 3-pointers, sophomore Tylor Blake added 11 and junior Joe Cansfield had 10 to pace Delaware Valley (12-12), which snapped a three-game losing streak and won for just the second time in its last seven games.

Dayton’s regular season finale is at home Friday night against North Plainfield (10-15), which has lost two straight, four of its last five, and seven of its last nine games.

The 13th-seeded Bulldogs will host fourth-seeded People’s Prep on Monday at 5 p.m. in the first round of the NJSIAA North Jersey, Section 2, Group 1 tournament.

The winner will advance to Wednesday’s sectional quarterfinals and will face the winner between 12th-seeded Newark Collegiate and fifth-seeded Weequahic.

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