SPRINGFIELD, NJ — The Dayton boys’ basketball team is looking for answers.

Junior Benjy Goldberg scored a team-high 15 points and sophomore Zach Evenchick added 12 to lead neighbor Millburn to a 48-31 victory over Dayton to take third-place honors in the consolation game of the 16th annual Joe Pepe Memorial Holiday Tournament on Monday in Springfield.

Senior Ben Lipkin posted 10 points with two 3-pointers and senior Simon Bitan added nine for Millburn (2-1), which led 27-15 at halftime.

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Senior guard DJ Alicea continued his offensive output, scoring a game-high 17 points, hitting three 3-pointers to pace Dayton (0-3).

Dayton’s bench scored a total of 14 points led by junior Mike Kanarek’s four.



Alicea, who has scored in double digits in 52 straight games, is 58 points away from becoming the school’s all-time leading scorer.

In the championship, Hackettstown (4-0) defeated Shore (2-2), 57-46, behind Tyler Gorczyca’s 23 points.

The Bulldogs continue its four-game home stand and will return to action Friday night to host rival Brearley at 7 p.m. and then Koinonia Academy of Plainfield on Tuesday, Jan. 7 at 7 p.m.