CROSS RIVER, N.Y.— Somers’ hopes of a league title were likely dashed with two losses last week to John Jay-Cross River and Lakeland.
The Tuskers endured a heartbreaking 47-45 defeat to host John Jay on Jan. 26.
Senior Marc Maestri netted a game-high 19 points including 13 points in the first half. Junior Lorenzo Bicknese added 13 points and knocked down three 3-pointers in the second half. Fellow juniors Chris DiCintio and Gio Tradito tallied five and four points, respectively.
Somers dropped another league game to host Lakeland, 63-53, a day earlier.
The Tuskers led 23-21 at halftime but the Hornets posted a big third quarter, outscoring Somers 22-12 to go into the final frame up 43-35.
Tradito (16 points), Bicknese (15 points), Maestri (nine points) and DiCintio (eight points) paced Somers (8-8, 4-3 in league).
Somers travels to Brewster for a 6:15 p.m. game on Feb. 3 and heads to Mahopac for a 1 p.m. contest the next day.