The Bulldogs’ Night at TD Garden

Dante Vasquez at the line

January 7, 2019

The boys basketball team got to play on the famed court of the Boston Celtics last night.  The last game of an all-day festival of basketball games began at about 8:15 pm.  The hour of the game did not deter the players, cheerleaders or their fans from an enthusiastic presence at TD Garden.The boys, tipping off against Norwell in a game that did not count in the standings, got off to a great start and led at the half 22-8.  Norwell chipped away, however, and managed to gain the lead with a minute left in the fourth quarter. Dante Vasquez hit a big three with only ten seconds on the clock but
Norwell held on and came away with a 45-42 win.

The festival, called the Good Sports Invitational Tournament, began in the morning and included nine boys and girls high school varsity games. Also, during the event a silent auction was held to support the Andrew James Lawson Foundation, which advances inclusion for persons with disabilities. Lawson, a Norwell native, was 27 years old when he passed away due to cancer.Overall, it was an exciting night for both teams in which all the players were able to play on the Celtics’ court.

Plus, the Dogs will look to build on this experience going forward to get back to a winning record. See the Patriot Ledger interview below with three of the Dogs’ players after the game for more about the players’ reactions to the game.

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