Stars of the Day: Espinal leads Durfee boys basketball to league win over New Bedford

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NEW BEDFORD — Jeyden Espinal has been the most improved player for the Durfee boys basketball team in 2021-22.

On Saturday, the senior guard continued his excellence against New Bedford.

Espinal netted a team-high 20 points to lead the Hilltoppers to an 80-53 win over the Whalers at New Bedford High School.

Durfee’s Jeyden Espinal cuts off the lane from Somerset Berkley’s Drew McGarry during an earlier game at B.M.C. Durfee High School.
Durfee’s Jeyden Espinal cuts off the lane from Somerset Berkley’s Drew McGarry during an earlier game at B.M.C. Durfee High School.

Jevon Holley also added 20 points in the win for Durfee (6-1; 3-0 n SEC).

Ariel Pereira added 11 points while Jaden Lewis finished with 10 points.

Alexis Montilla and Jaleale Simmons each played well defensively and on the glass.

The Hilltoppers face Bishop Connolly on Monday.

HOCKEY

Dighton-Rehoboth/Seekonk 4, Somerset Berkley 3

The Raiders lost the battle of unbeatens against Dighton-Rehoboth/Seekonk on Saturday.

Max Aguiar netted a pair of goals for SB (7-1). Noah Taylor also scored a goal.

Somerset Berkley’s Max Aguiar skates through the contact from Bourne’s Ty Kelley in a game on Wednesday. On Saturday Somerset Berkley fell to Dighton-Rehoboth/Seekonk, 4-3.
Somerset Berkley’s Max Aguiar skates through the contact from Bourne’s Ty Kelley in a game on Wednesday. On Saturday Somerset Berkley fell to Dighton-Rehoboth/Seekonk, 4-3.

Carter Stevens, Dylan Messier, Ashton Branco and Josh Pacheco each chipped in with assists. Brandon Silva had 32 saves in net

The Raiders face Dartmouth on Wednesday.

GIRLS HOCKEY

Malden Catholic 4, Bishop Stang 3

The Lady Spartans lost a close game with Malden Catholic.

Adeline Youngclaus, Mikayla Brightman, and Emily Curran each scored goals for Stang.

Amanda Wheeler of ORR and Adeline Youngclaus of Bishop Stang focus on a rebound off the pad of Megan Craig during a game on Monday. On Saturday, the Stang girls hockey team fell to Malden Catholic, 4-3.
Amanda Wheeler of ORR and Adeline Youngclaus of Bishop Stang focus on a rebound off the pad of Megan Craig during a game on Monday. On Saturday, the Stang girls hockey team fell to Malden Catholic, 4-3.

Lexi Yost chipped in with an assist.

GYMNASTIC

Brockton 131.25, Somerset Berkley/Case 104.6

The Somerset Berkley/Case co-op gymnastic team lost to Brockton on Saturday.

Kailey Cabral (vault, all-around), Emly Levine (bars, balanced beam), Erika Baxter (floor exercise) and Malena Almy (all-around) each performed well.

INDOOR TRACK

Joseph Case

The Lady Cardinals indoor track team placed 10th out of 43 teams in Saturday's Division V state relays.

The high jump trio of Hannah Santos (4’9.75”), Emily Greene (4’4.75”) and Ava Silva (4’4.75”) recorded Case's best finish ever, taking second place.

Emily Greene
Emily Greene

The shot put team of Olivia Silva (31’3”), Brooke Perron (25-3) and Lily Picard (24-3) finished in fourth place

High school results from Saturday, Jan. 22

BOYS BASKETBALL

Durfee 80, New Bedford 53

HOCKEY

Bishop Stang 3, Nantucket 3

Diman vs. South Shore, 2 p.m.

Dighton-Rehoboth/Seekonk 4, Somerset Berkley 3

GIRLS HOCKEY

Malden Catholic 4, Bishop Stang 3

GYMNASTICS

Brockton 131.25, Somerset Berkley/Case 104.6

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