Wednesday’s boys basketball action brings us to the GMC for a pair of big games — one featuring the return of No. 1 player in the Class of 2021 and the other a conference showdown. Stay tuned with JSZ for all the action!

The Patrick School 80 New Brunswick 62

Welcome back, Jonathan Kuminga! The No. 1 ranked player in the Class of 2021 made his return to the Celtics lineup after an ankle injury cost him over a month of action. Kuminga dropped 12 points in his first action since that injury on Jan. 3 against Sierra Canyon, while Adama Sanogo (16 points) and Zarique Nutter (14 points) paced the scoring. North Brunswick’s Ahyan Brown-Miller dropped a game-high 32 points and scored the 1,500th of his career in the loss.

JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from New Brunswick:

Carteret 62 North Brunswick 60

Carteret defeated North Brunswick 62-60 to improve to (17-4) on the year. The Ramblers trailed 20-13 after the first quarter but fought back to eventually tie the game at 28-28 heading into halftime. In the second act Carteret would start to build their lead before North Brunswick tied it at 60-60 with 35 seconds remaining in regulation. Donte Prioleau would come up with a clutch put-back for the eventual game winning score.  Prioleau and Aiden Ramirez finished with 13 points while Tony Town-Mays had 14 and Elijah Colon ended with 15 points. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: