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Girls and Boys Basketball fall in State Tourney


Keegan Murphy ‘15

Staff Reporter 

March 3, 2014 


Durfee girls and boys basketball teams faced Needham in state tournament games last week.  


Durfee girls competed against Needham on their home court on Tuesday, February 25, and were defeated by the Rockets with a score of 46-57.  Durfee Junior Brianna Camara started off the game only 29 points away from scoring 1,000 points and was the highest scorer of the game.  Camara is now only 14 points away from receiving her name on the banner of scoring 1,000 points.  Very few people are on that banner, however Camara will hopefully be one of those few next basketball season.  


Sophomore Jordyn Gauvin scored nine points in the loss and sophomore Nicole Emsley slightly behind of Gauvin, with seven points.  


The Durfee boys varsity basketball team awaits the announcing of the starting line up.

                                                           -Hilltop File Photo

Senior Captain Paulina Feitelberg was very disappointed with the way the game went. “We all worked our hardest throughout the whole season.  It’s disappointing that we put in our best efforts from day one, but regardless I’m very proud for accomplishing all we did getting as far as we did,” said Feitelberg.  


The Durfee boys basketball team was not willing to be defeated by Bridgewater Raynham on Monday, February 24. During the first round of the tournament, they beat Bridgewater Raynham 67-63.  


After their win against B.R. the Durfee Hilltoppers faced the number four seed Needham High School, however the Rockets had a home court advantage.  


Durfee Junior Tyree Robinson started off the game with a 360 slam dunk, and surely that was not the last dunk of the game from him.  


Unfortunately, the Hilltoppers were defeated by Needham with a score of 40-58.  At one point Durfee did take a lead when Senior Captain Ryan Carter scored three 3-pointers in a little over a minute and a half. 


Freshman Nick Salmon and Senior Chris Farrington also had a very good game as they both scored nine points.


Even the Hilltopper fans were excited for the game, they had no problem taking a nap. Led by the Sixth Man Club, the fans dressed in pajamas for a sleeping theme. Durfee took three fan buses up to Needham, and easily outnumbered the Rockets' fans.


Durfee boys basketball made it a lot further than they did last year as the Hilltoppers did not even make the state tournament in their previous season.  


No matter if Durfee won or lost their games, it easily showed that they worked very hard to get there, and they left us with high hopes for next season.