Somers Drops a Pair to John Jay-CR, Lakeland

Gio Tradito soars to the hoop. Credits: Deena Bell

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.

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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.

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