The Saugus High School boys’ basketball team was looking to get back on the winning track at Gloucester Tuesday night after suffering a 19-point loss to Marblehead last Friday at home. The host Fishermen dashed out to a 10-point first-half lead before Saugus climbed back to within two by halftime.
The Sachems were still very much in the contest after three quarters, only trailing by three. But they got outscored by seven points in the final eight minutes and came up short by a 54-44 margin. The defeat left Saugus at 5-3 on the season entering Wednesday night’s home game against Triton.
Chris Flynn helped keep Saugus close in the first half by canning two three-pointers and netting two free throws for eight points. Isaiah Rodriguez took over in the second half when he erupted from the perimeter, sinking four three-pointers. He also added a layup to account for 14 points.
With the momentum of their tournament championship win two weeks ago at the David Green Holiday event in Winthrop having dissipated a bit, the Sachems are looking to reestablish that energy as they take on Masconomet on the road on Friday and return home for a tilt against Danvers next Tuesday night.