Playing on the edge finally caught up with the Laguna Beach boys' basketball team Wednesday night.
The Breakers, who flirted with defeat in their last two outings but managed to escape its pitfalls, fell at home to Saddleback. Just one win away from completing a perfect — well, in the win-loss column, anyway — first-half of play in the Orange Coast League, Laguna came out on the short end of a 42-39 score against a Roadrunners team that had been winless in league play.
Laguna ended the first half of its league slate with a 4-1 record, which ties them with Estancia, a winner Wednesday over rival Costa Mesa, for first place. The Breakers fell to 11-9 overall.
"This is kind of the culmination of us not playing well the last two or three games," Laguna Coach Bret Fleming said of Wednesday's defeat. "We played poorly against Godinez and probably should have lost that game. We played poorly against Costa Mesa and should have lost that game.