The New Canaan boys basketball team wasn't able to overcome a rough first half on Tuesday and lost 66-61 at Staples. Staples had a 45-30 halftime lead and raised its record to 8-4. New Canaan (3-9) had a chance to tie it but wasn't able to get over the hump. Senior co-captains Scott O'Brien and Chris Rama led the Rams with 19 an 17 points, respectively.