In other action, Malcolm X Shabazz was defeated by Plainfield in the Essex-Union challenge at the Dunn Center in Elizabeth 49-38. Among the teams in the event was Newark's East Side High.
In girls' basketball, the Shabazz Lady Bulldogs competed in the same Finn Classic, and got a tough challenge. It took them two overtimes to defeat Colts Neck High 56-47. Leading Shabazz was Aliyyah Hanford, who scored 24 points. Kadeidre Simmons added 16 points. The Bulldogs upcoming game against Columbia will be for the top ranking in Essex County.
Other results included the Orange girls' team losing in an afternoon contest against Newark Tech. East Orange beat Science High School by the score of 67-49.