HILLSIDE, NJ - Sophomores Malcolm Sidebottom's 15 points and classmate Dom Yorio's 10-point, 13-rebound double double kept the Summit high School Boys Varsity Basketball team in a toe-to-toe struggle at Hillside, but the Hilltoppers -- pushed to overtime -- eventually fell to the Comets, 55-53.
The loss sees The Maroon & White's record dip below .500 at 8-9 heading into a matchup at Governor Livingston February 2 at 7 p.m.
Trailing by four points at the half, Summit took the third quarter by a 14-9 margin to assume a one point lead, 37-36 heading to the final frame.
While senior captain Chip Roriston returned to the lineup, Summit was still without classmate and fellow captain Will Schaffer due to injury, and was unable to get the 'W' in regulation. Tied at 50, Hillside edged the overtime session by a bucket.
Ta'kier Hill led the Comets with 13 points, and Hillside claimed the rebounding battle 28-20.