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.
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.