Springfield Boys Basketball: Dayton upends Brearley, 69-53, with Hot First Quarter

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ - Finally, a convincing start to a game the Dayton boys basketball team can build on.

Senior guard Nick Ulizio scored a game-high 20 points, including 12 in the second half, and junior guard Antonio Salcfas added 14 points to lead Dayton to a 69-53 victory over rival Brearley in Springfield.

Senior guard Joe Kastner had 13 points with three 3-pointers, senior guard Matt Kanengiser had 11, and senior center Darren Maraj posted 10 points for Dayton, which used a 22-8 first quarter to take a 34-228 halftime lead.  The Bulldogs used a 19-11 fourth quarter to secure the win.

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Dayton (5-6) has won two of its last three games and improved to 4-3 at home.

Senior Christian Bondalo scored a team-high 18 points, hitting four 3-pointers, junior Diego Stanziola added 12, and freshman Ibn McLean had 10 to pace Brearley (1-9), which has lost eight straight games.

“We did get off to a fast start and that was something we needed to do. We were 8-for-10 shooting in the paint in the first quarter and that was a point of emphasis going into the game. We had five players in double figures and 26 of our points were off turnovers. Our foul shooting improved, but needs to continue to get better. We work for every basket we get, so anytime you can get some points off turnovers, from the foul line and in the paint, your percentage is going to go up,” said Dayton head coach Robert Martin. “Darren (Maraj) extended some possessions tonight with offensive rebounds and was aggressive taking the ball to the basket. Matt (Kanengiser) did a nice job of drawing double teams off the dribble and getting the ball to the open man. When you’re playing three games a week, you are not going to change much. We need to understand the adjustments we make to the game plan each night. Consistency in our effort and execution is critical at this point.”

Dayton hosts Koinonia (3-5) on Saturday afternoon for a 2 p.m. matchup.


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