Springfield Boys Basketball: Dayton loses to New Providence, 70-53, Tuesday; drops season-series

Credits: Chip Dickson
Coaching Credits: Chip Dickson
Credits: Chip Dickson

The stride in the Dayton boys basketball team’s step took a stumble Tuesday.

Sophomore Greg Meyers scored 19 points, draining five 3-pointers, and sophomore Dylan Bedder added 19 to pace four players in double figures in leading New Providence to a come-from-behind 70-53 victory over Dayton in New Providence.

Trailing 21-15 after the first quarter, New Providence outscored Dayton, 19-7, in the second quarter to take a 34-28 halftime lead. The Pioneers used a 28-15 third quarter to pull away for the win.

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Senior Nick Ulizio scored a game-high 25 points, hitting three 3-pointers, to pace Dayton (6-7), which saw its two-game win streak snapped and lost for the second time in its last five games.

Ulizio has posted double-digit scoring in three straight and nine of his last 10 games for the Bulldogs, who dropped to 1-4 on the road this season.

New Providence (6-7), which swept the season series from Dayton, saw its two-game losing streak snapped and won for just the second time in its last five games.

Last month, Jack Barletta scored 15 points to lead four players in double figures to lead New Providence to a 62-49 season-opening victory over Dayton on Dec. 20 in Springfield.

The Bulldogs return to Mountain Avenue for a 1 p.m. Saturday tilt against Roselle Park.

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