Boys’ Latin and Friends battled most of the way in a tight MIAA B Conference basketball game, Friday night at Friends, and the visiting Lakers used a late surge to pull away for a 57-49 win.

Casey Rees led the way offensively for BL with a game-high 22 points and Colin Heacock added a double-double with 16 points and 14 rebounds.

Friends was paced by a strong performance from Brandon Jones who scored a game-high 19 points.