By Harry Kane
The Highlanders were defeated in game ten of a thrilling basketball match with their arch nemesis, the East Boston Jets. Coming off a two game winning streak the Highlanders were flying high with self-confidence as they took the court on a cold evening in January.
After the first period East Boston was on top 13-7. A junior and forward, John Lubin, who holds the Somerville leading rebound record with an 8.4 rpg went for back to back lay-ups in the second period helping the Highlanders, and cutting the Jets’ lead down to 4. At half time the score was 30-26 in favor of East Boston.
Billy Bonnet was on fire with 21 points in the game but that was not enough to climb back for a victory; Somerville fought hard until the final buzzer. The final score was EB 58- SHS 45.