East Boston Boys Basketball Rebounds Against Capital Prep 49-48

After beating Madison Park in dramatic fashion with Patrick Santos hitting an 80ft shot down by two at the buzzer, the East Boston High School basketball team fell two games in a row to Charlestown and Everett before rebounding against Capital Prep 49-48.

The Jets were 2-2 during the holiday break and are 5-2 on the season.

It was an exciting game though against archrival Charlestown on December 20 with the Townies handing Eastie its first loss on the season.

Led by an injured Alijah Robinson, Charlestown beat Eastie 53-48 to improve to 2-2 on the season.

Charlestown, who struggled at the start of the season scoring only 53 points in its first two games, came alive against Brighton and then against Eastie (4-1) to win two straight.

Robinson, who injured his finger during the game against Brighton, played through the pain and scored a game-high 16 points that included two three pointers.

Robinson, who played for Eastie during his freshman year and had his first dunk in a game as a Jet, impressed head coach Edson Cardoso.

Of the 6’ 8” center, Cardoso said he proved in the game against Eastie just how tough he could be.

The Townies were trailing 10-8 after the first but took a 27-19 lead before halftime.

The Townies came out of the locker room ready to play the second half with Robinson scoring 9 of Charlestown’s 15 points in the half. Robison also had one of the Townies three dunks in the game.

They led 46-32 with six minutes left in the game and it looked as though Eastie was on its way to mount a comeback with a 14-0 run.

The Jets were within one and with the game 49-48 with less than a minute left. The Townies junior guard Taris Wilson was fouled and hit one of two free throws putting Charlestown up 50-48.

The Jets were called for a backcourt violation and Charlestown added three more points from foul shots to beat Eastie by five.

Eastie next squared off against Everett and lost 76-62 on December 28 before beating Capital Prep on January 29.

Eastie will play New Mission on January 9.

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