LIVINGSTON, NJ -- The Livingston boys basketball team built a seven-point lead early in the game and battled East Orange to the wire before losing, 59-55, Friday night.

Abe Rimatzki scored 17 points for the Lancers (2-3), who led, 15-8, after one quarter. At the half Livingston was still ahead, 29-25.

Evan Goldenstein finished with 14 points for Livingston, which also got eight points from Jake Cohen. East Orange is 6-1 after the victory.