KENILWORTH, NJ — The Dayton boys basketball team showed some resiliency Thursday night.
After trailing 29-20 at halftime, Dayton used a 39-17 second half highlighted by a 24-point fourth quarter to upend rival and visional foe Brearley, 59-46, in Kenilworth.
Senior guard DJ Alicea scored a game-high 22 points, junior Josh Jackson added 15 and sophomore Cameron Campbell-Miller posted 15 points with a 3-pointer for the Bulldogs (4-7), which saw its three-game losing streak snapped and won for only the second time in its last six games.
Alicea, who became Dayton’s all-time leading men's scorer on Tuesday with a season-high 30 points, has now scored in double figures in 58 straight games played and raised his career total to 1,281 points.
Senior Ibn McLean scored a team-high 17 points and senior Sean Boyars added 13 for the Bears (7-5), which has dropped two of its last three games.
The Bulldogs return home to face another rival in New Providence on Saturday at 1:00 p.m.