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Demontez Lennon scored 19 points, Anthony Gaines 13 and Reggie Cobia 11—all juniors—as North Brunswick beat West Brunswick 57-43 in the final basketball game of the regular season.
West’s top scorer was Ryan Hill with 13 points. West ends the regular season 3-20.
North lead 28-25 at halftime, and back-to-back 3-pointers by Tyshon Walker gave it a 41-29 lead with 3 minutes, 59 seconds left in the quarter.
North entered the fourth quarter ahead 42-32, and a dunk by Reggie Cobia, a basket by Lennon and another dunk by Cobia extended the lead to 50-36 with about 4:30 left. A rebound by Lennon and five North free throws over the next 3:30 clinched the victory. West scored five points in the final 4:18
Early in the game, 3-pointer by Gaines helped give the Scorpions an 8-2 lead. A basket and two free throws by West’s Pat Kamfolt cut the lead 12-6, but a rebound by Shawn Sanders and a 3-pointer by Lennon put North ahead 19-8 at the end of the quarter.
West outscored the Scorpions 17-9 in the second quarter to cut the lead to 28-25 by halftime. West began the second quarter with a 8-0 run—a basket by Alfy Hill, a three-point play by Ryan Hill and a 3-pointer from the right wing by Ryan Hill—in cutting the North lead to 19-16.
A layup by Kamfolt left West down 23-21, but Lennon hit a 3-pointer to give the Scorpions a 26-21 lead. A three-point play by Kamfolt cut the deficit to 28-25 at halftime.
Scoring for North: Monte Willis 1, Shawn Sanders 4, Anthony Gaines 13, Demontez Lennon 19, Reggie Cobia 11, Tyshon Walker 7, Jesse Riley 2.
Scoring for West: Chaz Earp 2, Eric Hewett 3, Pat Kamfolt 9, Ryan Hill 13, Randy Daniels 2, Marcus Jackson 8, Alfy Hill 6.
NORTH JV 77
The North Brunswick junior varsity beat West 77-66.
Top scorers for West were Quan Bates, 22 points, and Marquese Johnson, 13 points.
Other West scorers: Roman Smyth, 3; Alex Harrell, 2, Geoffry Gore, 6; Aaron Hankins, 9; Brandon Lanier, 4; Justin Cook, 5; Harry Bryant, 2.
MICHAEL PAUL is the sports editor at the Beacon. Reach him at 754-6890 or at email@example.com.