Danville Girls Basketball

danville girls basketballDANVILLE - Last night the Danville girls basketball team began their road to the championship with a 44 to 34 win. The higher seeded Indians got out to a fast start as fans from both Twinfield and Danville cheered their teams on.

The early lead was mainly due to the play of Sophomore Britani Buck as she had 18 points and 13 rebounds...enough for a double-double.

 

Although Danville came away with the win, the fourth quarter proved to be a challenge for them. With just under two minutes to play, Twinfield hit two free throws to come within two points of the Indians, and Head Coach Dean Valentine wasn't happy about the way his team was playing.

"We weren't boxing out. We weren't getting rebounds and we got really sloppy with the ball in the fourth quarter," said Valentine. "We gave them a chance to come back."

Twinfield went on a 15 to nothing run against the Indians late in the fourth quarter but the Indians were able to hold on in the end. Buck explains why this was such an important win for not only the team, but herself as well.

"It was real important to me because Pam Greaves is like my role model. She's my person and she would have been crushed if this was her last game," she said. "Especially since it was a home playoff game and it's her senior year, it would've crushed her."

The Indians will be playing either South Royalton or West Rutland in the next round of the playoffs.