ROSELLE PARK, NJ — A quick start and a balanced scoring effort meant victory Tuesday for the Dayton boys basketball team.
Senior guard DJ Alicea scored a game-high 25 points and junior Mahki Cromartie added 10 points to power Dayton to a 68-43 victory over Roselle Park in Roselle Park.
Leading 25-17 at halftime, Dayton posted a 21-point third quarter to take command with a 46-30 advantage entering the fourth.
Alicea, who has 287 points on the season, has now scored in double figures in 62 straight games played and raised his school-leading mens' career total to 1,362 points.
Junior Josh Jackson had eight points and juniors Mike Kanarek, Daniel Munoz and sophomore Cameron Campbell-Miller each added six points apiece for the Bulldogs (7-8) have won three straight, four of its last five and is 5-4 over its last nine games.
Senior Daniel Adams scored 12 points with two 3-pointers and sophomore Aidenn Gorombey-Kelly, along with senior Shawn Roach each added nine points apiece to pace Roselle Park (6-10), which has lost two straight games.
The Bulldogs will complete its two-game road trip Thursday as they visit Johnson at 5:30 p.m. tip and then returns to Mountain Avenue for three straight, starting with Eagle Academy on Monday, Feb. 10 at 7 p.m.
FINAL DAY TO VOTE FOR DJ: Last Thursday, NJ Advance Media (NJ.com) posted a poll and article re: the top senior boys basketball players in the Garden State.
Our very own, DJ Alicea, made the list.
You can VOTE for HIM here > https://www.nj.com/highschoolsports/2020/01/the-top-senior-boys-basketball-players-in-nj-our-picks-your-votes.html < The poll closes today at 12 p.m. – SO VOTE OFTEN NOW!