BAYONNE, NJ -- The Bayonne boys swim team was nosed out in a close outcome, 95-75, to Franklin in the first round of the NJSIAA Section 2, Group A tournament Monday afternoon.

Bayonne (8-3) won two of the three relays. In the 400 freestyle relay, Anas Baal, Alexander Ortiz, Ramier Villarama, Dean Larwa of Bayonne swam a combined 3:47.54. In the 200 freestyle relay, Ortiz, Mohammed Hassan, Basel Elmoghazi and Larwa came in first at 1:40.33.

Villarama touched the wall first in the 100-meter backstroke in 1:04.73, and Baal won the 50 free in 5:31.57.

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