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Led by double-double efforts from Jake Rosati and Aren Cummings, Masuk's boys' basketball team defeated visiting Shelton 58-52 on December 21, earning two wins in as many games to begin the season.
Rosati had 30 points and 10 rebounds and Cummings dropped in 17 to go along with 12 boards.
Carson Swift scored six and Mateo Esmeraldo scored five.
Shelton led 17-16 after one quarter of play. Masuk went ahead 36-30 at halftime and led 50-43 heading to the fourth.
Four of Masuk's fourth-quarter points came from Rosati at the foul line. Shelton was within a basket at 52-50 and threatened to tie. The Panthers got a key stop and Cummings scored down low after taking a pass from Swift to make it a two-possession game. Rosati sealed things at the foul line.
Masuk Coach Pete Szklarz said he is pleased with the 2-0 start as the team heads into the hardwood Classic hosted by Bassick of Bridgeport. Masuk plays Bunnell in the opener on Friday, December 27 at 4 pm and will play either Ridgefield or Bassick in the championship or consolation contest the next day.
Video of late basket by Aren Cummings, assisted by Carson Swift: