No. 15 Boys’ Latin remained red-hot, Saturday, defeating neighborhood rival Gilman, 78-63, to wrap a productive holiday schedule with their 10th consecutive victory, at BL’s Gelston Center.

After a back-and-forth first quarter that ended with a 19-17 Boys’ Latin lead, the Lakers (12-4) tightened the screws defensively and help Gilman to 12 points in the second quarter to take a 40-29 halftime advantage.

Gilman (5-9) made a run in the fourth quarter to cut the lead to eight late in the game, but BL made free throws and converted two late transition baskets to secure the 15 point win.

Boys’ Latin got excellent offensive performances from several players, but Junior Kodye Pugh once again demonstrated his dominance, scoring 24 points and grabbing double digit rebounds.  Senior playmaker Patrick Spencer dropped 17 points and sophomore Brandon Bradsher added 11 points.  In addition, senior Blair Brooks and freshman Jaylin Andrews had nine a piece.

Gilman was led by sophomores Tyler Foster and Bryce Butler with 22 and 15 points, respectively.

NO. 15 BOYS’ LATIN 78, GILMAN 63
BL   19  21  15   23  —  78
GIL  17  12  12   23  —  63
Boys’ Latin:
Bradsher 11, Brooks 9, Andrews 9, Pugh 24, Spencer 17, Archer 4, Stepney 4. Totals 30 12-18 78.
Gilman:
Winchester 4, Duncan 10, Foster 22, Butler 15, Egan 6, Madison 6. Totals 21 13-27 63.