With second place up for grabs in the tough Merrimack Valley League, the Dracut Boys 6th Grade Travel Basketball Team dropped a hard fought 47-38 battle to an athletic and smooth Haverhill squad. The Middies labored early with the Hilltoppers' trapping defense and trailed at halftime 27-20. The boys made several runs after the break with a big 3-pointer from Jaeden Hylton but couldn't quite catch their talented opponents.
Aise Pream (11), Cam McCullough (9), Jovan Aigbekaen (5), William Peters (4), Colby Manzueta (2), Michael Patterson (2) and Mitchell Monette (2) also scored for Dracut. Jeremy Gray had a nice assist with Josh Hastie (1) and Tyler Pacheco (1) pulling down rebounds. The loss snapped Dracut's seven-game winning streak and leaves the Middies with an 18-5 record.