Durfee boys basketball handle enterprise at dwelling in season opener

FALL RIVER — The Durfee boys basketball crew opened the 2022-23 season in spectacular trend.

The Hilltoppers kick off the winter season for Larger Fall River groups on Thursday, beating non-league opponent East Boston, 68-56, earlier than a big crowd at B.M.C. Durfee Excessive Faculty within the season opener for each groups.

“[Our] guys went out and performed powerful proper from the start,” Durfee head coach Joe DaCruz mentioned. “[They] performed collectively and set the tone defensively. Very happy with our boys and the best way they performed on each ends of the court docket. We are going to take pleasure in this win and get again to it with observe tomorrow to arrange for Somerset Berkley.”

Jeyden Espinal led the best way for the Hilltoppers with a team-high 21 factors. Eric Lucas chipped in with 13 factors and Davontae Stewart completed with 11 factors.

Jeyden Espinal Durfee boys basketball

Jeyden Espinal Durfee boys basketball

Durfee (1-0) led at halftime, 35-25.

“Credit score to East Boston, they caught with it and closed the hole to 2 factors early within the second half,” DeCruz mentioned. “We performed by it communicated and bought again to taking part in the best way we have to play to win video games, which does not come straightforward.”

The Hilltoppers could have day off earlier than dealing with the Raiders on the street Tuesday.

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