Emerging triumphant over the Adams five, 31 to 27, Winthrop's high-flying Puritans forged into a half game lead over the idle Dunster Funsters in the intramural basketball league last night.
The Puritans held a slim 20 to 18 edge at halftime, and had to battle all the way to nose out the stubborn Gold Coasters. It was the Winthrop quintet's eleventh win, against one defeat. Dan Stevens registered eight points for the winners, while Evan Nanoff chalked up 11 for Adams.
Lowell's Bellboys, paced by Fred Donahoe's 16 points had little trouble taking the Dudley Commuters for a 43 to 29 ride in the night game that followed.
On the ice, Kirkland's Deacons nipped the Dudley hockey squad 2 to 1. And in the Blockhouse pool, Winthrop's swimming squad drowned Dunster, while Leverett's mermen ducked Adams, and Dudley defaulted. Lowell outsplashed both Kirkland and Eliot in the other triangular meet.