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Boys Basketball Falls to Needham, 59-50 By Olivia O'Connell

Boys Basketball faced the Needham Rockets in their third home game of the season on Dec. 18. In a competitive, back-and-forth game, the score remained relatively close throughout the entirety of the game. But in the end, the Rebels took a 59-50 loss on their home court to make their record 1-2-0.

Senior captain Matt Falvey dribbles the ball, looking for a pass late in the third quarter. (Photo/ Olivia O'Connell)

Although the Rebels walked out with a loss, the game was competitive. At halftime, scoreboard held a 27-27 tie when buzzer sounded.

“It was a tough game because we were really close with them throughout the game. We were able to pressure their team and work hard on the defensive end,” senior Bryan DiPasca said.

“It was a tough game because we were really close with them throughout the game. We were able to pressure their team and work hard on the defensive end,” senior Bryan DiPasca said.
Senior Matt Chamoun has his eye on the ball while defending a Needham guard. (Photo/ Olivia O'Connell)

Despite the loss, the team was content with the way that they played throughout the game.

“We got contributions from a bunch of guys, but came up a little short,” senior captain Matt Falvey said.

Senior Conor McDonough guarded who is considered to be "one of the best players in the league," according to Coach Michael Masto. Not only did McDonough hold Needham's best player under 20 points, but he also scored 13 points of his own and got 10 rebounds. Senior Captain Matt Falvey also had a big game, scoring 12 points, and senior Matt Chamoun scored 13 points off the bench.

DiPasca hits a free throw late in the fourth period to decrease Needham's lead.

Since the Rebels were defeated by Needham so early in their season, Coach Masto is excited to work his players hard in practice to improve every day.

"Our number one core value is 'Every situation in life is a learning opportunity' and we learned that we can play with some of the best teams in the league. Needham beat us, and all credit to them. But we played well, and will build on that loss moving forward," Masto said.

"Our number one core value is 'Every situation in life is a learning opportunity' and we learned that we can play with some of the best teams in the league. Needham beat us, and all credit to them. But we played well, and will build on that loss moving forward," Masto said.
Walpole defends Needham guards on a press break to attempt to win the ball back.

On Dec. 20, boys basketball went on to defeat Weymouth 59-56 at Weymouth High School. Their next game will be on Friday, Dec. 28 in Westwood at 7:00 p.m.

Sophomore Jack Connell fights for a 50/50 ball on the ground against two Needham players.

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