NEWARK, NJ -- Livingston rallied back from double digits but fell short in a 43-40 boys basketball loss to Barringer in the first round of the Essex County Tournament Thursday night.

Abe Rimatzki scored 11 points for Livingston (12-7), which trailed, 25-13, at halftime. Jack Ernst finished with seven points and Joe Cullen and Evan Goldenstein netted six apiece for the Lancers.