It was the second quarter, and Nico Barnes was in a bit of foul trouble when he came to the bench. No. 10 Dunellen kept it close, never trailing by double figures.
All that changed when Barnes returned to the game in the third quarter. He scored 16 of his game-high 29 points in the second half to lead the Eagles (1-0) over the Destroyers (0-1). It was the season opener for both teams on the opening night of the high school basketball season in New Jersey, and the first broadcast of High School Basketball powered by Bellamy & Son Paving on Central Jersey Sports Radio
Click below to listen to postgame reaction from 6-2 junior guard Nico Barnes and Edison coach Charlie Mohr.
Edison junior guard Nico Barnes:
Edison Head Coach Charlie Mohr: