The Celtics defeated the Lakers 27-25 in Darien seventh/eighth grade boys YMBA basketball on Saturday.

Charlie Christensen led the Celtics with eight points. Jake Bieler added seven points, and James Mostofi and Jeb Rooney each scored six points. Jake Bieler led a strong defensive effort with contributions by Matthew DiMeglio, Drew Durkin, Jason and Gaaserud.

The Lakers kept the game close throughout, scoring 11 points in the fourth quarter.

The Celtics improved their record to 5-2 on the season.

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