SUMMIT, NJ - A one-two-three Immaculata points punch proved too much for the Summit High School Boys Varsity Basketball Team, which lost its first game of the season, falling 47-42 to the Spartans in the Pete Tierney Holiday Tournament championship game at the Main Gym. Jaden Honis (15), Jordan Myers (14 points and 13 rebounds), and Darren Tuck (12) combined for all but six of Immaculata's points.
Senior captain Eric Baier had 11 points, classmate and fellow captain Will Hellings had six points and seven rebounds, and senior Charles Lord knocked down a trio of three-pointers to score nine to pace Summit, now 3-1 on the season.
The tight matchup saw Summit trail by a single point, 27-26, at the half, then score just six points in the third to fall behind by seven heading to the final eight minutes. Though the Hilltoppers claimed the fourth quarter by a bucket, it was not enough to win the day.
Next up for Summit is a January 3 road tilt at Oratory Prep. Tip-off is set for 7 p.m.
Summit Girls Earn Consolation Game 'W'
Junior captain Anabella Yorio and sophomore Olivia Lawlor each scored 14 points as the Hilltoppers beat JP Stevens to take third place in the tournament. Summit scored a prodigious 24 fourth-quarter points to erase a four-point deficit and earn the victory.
The Hawks' Megan Duffy led all scorers with 24 points.
Summit (3-1) will next travel to Chatham on January 3. Game time is set for 7 p.m.