Durfee Girls Basketball Closer

Nathan Carvalho, Paulina Feitelberg
Staff Reporter '13

March 5, 2013


It was heartbreaking, and it was hard to watch, but it had to happen eventually. After an exhilarating 3 months of non-stop basketball, the Durfee girls season finally came to a close on Friday night at the Skip Karam basketball court. After coming off a victory in their first state tournament game against North Quincy, the Lady Hilltoppers were looking to punch their ticket into the Semi-Finals but ran into a full of steam, giant killing Newton South.

The atmosphere was intense, you could barely hear your own thoughts because of the noise coming from both teams fans. With Newton South bringing a fan bus with them to Fall River, there was more than just a basketball game going on. The Durfee girls got off to a bad start allowing Newton South to capitalize on silly defensive errors. With poor shooting on the Lady Toppers part, they only scored 2 points in the first quarter while conceding 16.

The Toppers came out like a whole new team in the second quarter, finishing their lay ups, being strong on defense, and making buckets left and right. This is the Durfee girls basketball team that we all know. After Junior Paulina Feitelberg drained two 3's back to back she put the Hilltopper's within 3 points of Newton South. But that celebration was ended with a second left in the quarter when Emily Chang drained a 3 pointer of her own for Newton South to put them up by 12 at half time.

Coming into the second half the Lady Toppers needed to turn this game around, and they needed to do it fast. The Hilltoppers never really got the fire they needed to get themselves back into the game. It was 3 after 3, lay up after lay up, a back and forth contest that still saw Newton South up by 12 with only a few seconds remaining. 

As the clock ticked down, the tears began to stream from the Lady Toppers eyes. After a tremendous season, it was finally all over as the final buzzer sounded. Durfee ends their season with a record of 15-7, and as Big 3 champions. They certainly have nothing to be ashamed of, tonight just wasn't their night. That wraps up all the winter sports for this year, we'll see you all in the Spring.