Try as they might, the Duxbury boys’ swim team couldn’t muster the power to overcome Scituate/Cohasset last week, losing a tough one, 83-65, at Percy Walker Pool. The Dragons posted several top times, but had to settle for second in most events. Try as they might, the Duxbury boys’ swim team couldn’t muster the power to overcome Scituate/Cohasset last week, losing a tough one, 83-65, at Percy Walker Pool. The Dragons posted several top times, but had to settle for second in most events.{sidebar id=4}

Hunter Chiasson continued his winning ways, taking first in the 200-yard individual medley (2:07.66) and slashing three seconds of his previous best. The junior also won the 100-yard backstroke (58.10) by a half pool length. Cam Crowell was second and Devin George took fifth.

Drew Husted sprinted to first in the 50-yard freestyle (24.91), erasing a full second off his previous best time and nosing out George and Jamie Morris. Husted was also the top Duxbury finisher in the 100-yard freestyle (2nd). 

Andrew Sommer battled to second in the 100-yard breaststroke ahead of teammates Barry Su and Duncan Edgar.{sidebar id=1}

Ben White was touched out of second in the 500-yard freestyle (5:49.65), while Ben Potash erased 15 seconds off his previous best to finish fifth.

Top finishers in other events were White in the 200-yard freestyle (3rd), and Crowell in the 100-yard butterfly (3rd).

Su, Crowell, White and Morris splashed their way to a season low 1:44.18 (2nd) in the 200-yard freestyle, while Chiasson, Sommer, Crowell and Husted were inched out of first in the 200-yard medley relay. 

Duxbury hosted Silver Lake yesterday afternoon to complete its regular-season schedule.