SUMMIT, NJ - Led by senior captain Will Hellings' game-high 18 points, the Summit High School Boys Varsity Basketball Team edged Governor Livingston 55-49 at the Main Gym. The victory -- the Hilltoppers' 14th in-a-row -- lifts the Maroon and White's season mark to a sizzling 17-2.
Senior captain Eric Baier had 16 points and classmate Jalen Russell added 12 points and a team-high eight rebounds.
Connor Bigelow paced GL with 14 points and Vincent Mellusi added 11.
The Highlanders came into the contest with a 5-11 record but, on this night, gave the home team all it could handle. Summit actually trailed by a bucket after the opening eight minutes and, despite claiming the second quarter, itself led by just a deuce at the break, 27-25.
If there was a deciding phase of the contest it was the third quarter, with the Hilltoppers outscoring the visitors 16-8 to take a 10-point lead to the final frame. From there, Summit had to managed its way home and did to earn the 'W'. The boys from the 07901 have now not lost in more than a month.
Next up for Summit is a home matchup versus Hillside February 13. Tip-off is set for 7 p.m