PLAINFIELD, NJ - Coming off a hard-fought 55-53 home loss to rival New Providence last Saturday, the Dayton boys basketball team answered the call to get back in the win column Tuesday.
Senior guard DJ Alicea scored a game-high 25 points, junior Josh Jackson added 18 and sophomore Cameron Campbell-Miller posted 15 points to lead Dayton to a 66-52 road victory over Koinonia in Plainfield.
The Bulldogs (5-7) have won two of their last three, is 3-4 over its last seven games, and swept the season series from Koinonia having previously taken a 69-49 home contest back on Jan. 7.
Leading by four points after three quarters, Dayton used a 25-15 fourth quarter to secure the win.
“It was a good win for us. We finished the game strong scoring 25 points on our last 16 possessions. Our goal was to get the game into the high 60’s and we were able to do that with the way we closed the game,” said Dayton head coach Bobby Martin. “Koinonia was giving us the foul line in their zone and we were able to get the ball there and convert.”
Alicea, who has 244 points on the season, has now scored in double figures in 60 straight games played and raised his school-leading career total to 1,319 points.
Sophomore Pat Murray scored a team-high 21 points, hitting four 3-pointers and senior Mark Guido added 11 points with three 3-pointers to pace Koinonia (1-13).
The Bulldogs are home Thursday to face Roselle with a 7:00 p.m. tip and hit the road for two straight starting Tuesday as they visit Roselle Park at 5:30 p.m. and visit Johnson Thursday, also a 5:30 p.m. tip.