Girls' Basketball Loses in Finals
Hunter Reis '13
Opinion Editor

On Wednesday, February 29, the girls’ basketball team was defeated by Quincy High School in the first game of the Division 1 South Sectional girls’ basketball tournament.

After having a successful season, in which the girls qualified to enter the state tournament, they were taken out in the first round by the formidable Quincy Presidents. The girls, along with four busses filled with a total of 110 fans, including the Sixth Man Club, traveled an hour north to Quincy only to return defeated.

The girls huddle during a time out                                                                                                 --Hilltop File Photo

The Durfee girls were behind in the beginning, and Quincy made multiple baskets before the girls could even score. The intense defense by the Presidents was the key to Durfee’s downfall and the team often found themselves scrambling to score before the  clock ran out.

With three minutes left in the first half and a score of 20- 8, Paulina Feitelberg scored a three pointer, which seemed to liven up the team. The Hilltoppers produced a 10 point run, led by Bailey Brooks and Brianna and Rachel Camara to bring the score to 20-18 at the end of the  first half.

After multiple baskets from Rachel Camara and Chelsea Campellone, and another three pointer from Feitelberg, the Hilltoppers led the third quarter with a score of 28-24.

After making the comeback in the third quarter, the girls were unable to keep the lead, ending the game with a score of 48-40. Leading scorers of the game were Rachel Camara with seven points, followed by Feitelberg and Brianna Camara with six points each.

After having another successful season, in which the girls were seeded 12th in the Division one South Sectionals, the team will surely learn from this loss and grow to be an even better team next year.

“I’m sad that it is over because we all had a great time together,” said senior Andrea Dupont, “we had a really good record and I’m proud of what we accomplished.”