Swanton kept within striking distance all night, but couldn’t get past Central Catholic, falling 59-55 on Saturday in boys basketball.
The Bulldogs were led by Josh Vance with 22 points and Andrew Thornton with 19. Chico Johnson paced the Irish with 18 points.
Central Catholic led 14-12 after one and built that lead to 27-21 at the half. The Irish extended the lead to 42-33 after the third, but Swanton was able to make it a one-possession game late.
The Bulldogs will host Napoleon Tuesday.