WATERLOO — Trey Colts and Jack Nikolay each scored 18 points for Cambridge in a 61-56 win over Waterloo’s boys basketball team in the Capitol South opener for both teams on Thursday.

Cambridge (3-6, 1-0 in conference) pushed a four-point halftime lead to 14 with four and a half minutes remaining and held on after Waterloo (3-5, 0-1) rallied late to get it back to within give.

Senior guard Chase Bostwick scored 17 points to pace the Pirates.

Cambridge will continue its season at home against Deerfield on Saturday at 7:30 p.m.

CAMBRIDGE 61, WATERLOO 56

Blue Jays 28 33 — 61

Pirates 24 32 — 56

Cambridge (fg ftm-fta pts) — Nikolay 5 5-6 18, Kaiser 0 1-3 1, Harrison 0 1-2 1, Downing 4 3-4 11, Jeffery 3 0-0 9, Stein 1 0-0 3, Colts 6 3-4 18 Totals 19 13-19 61

Waterloo — Hager 4 1-2 11, Huebner 4 1-2 9, Tschanz 2 0-0 5, Wolff 1 0-1 2, Bostwick 6 3-4 17, Jiles 6 0-0 12 Totals 23 5-9 56

3-point goals — C (Nikolay 3, Jeffery 3, Colts 3) 9, W (Hager 2, Tschanz, Bostwick 2) 5. Total fouls — C 12, W 13

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