Attleboro Wins on the Road
The Blue Bombardiers top Durfee.
The Attleboro High School girls basketball team traveled to Fall River Tuesday to take on the Hilltoppers of Durfee and came away with a 50-45 victory.
AHS sophomore Kim Runey opened the scoring with a three-pointer and the Blue Bombardiers never relinquished the lead. It was a hard-fought game on both ends of the floor and a low-scoring first quarter, 9-8. At intermission, the score was 26-17 and at the end of the third quarter, it was 38-31.
Attleboro's quick transition and strong play down under by Bri LaPlume and Beth Clifton had a major impact on Durfee.
Runey led the scoring with 13 points, hitting on four shots from behind the arc. LaPlume finished with a double-double (11 points and 11 rebounds). Clifton, playing with four fouls, hit two key transition baskets in the final 20 seconds of the game. Senior captain Bri Hochwarter scored her 500th point for the Bombardiers.
The junior varsity team won its second game in as many starts, 49-47. Leading the scoring was Cassie Vivar, 17 points, Emma Vlashi and Amy Eklind with 10 points each and Karissa Hand, who chipped in with nine.
It was a successful night all around for the girls in blue as first-year coach Jackie Beland's freshman team came home with a 37-28 victory. Leading the team in scoring was Olivia Reyes with 13 points.
On Friday, Attleboro will open Hockomock League play when the team travels to Stoughton.