WARREN, NJ - The seniors led Watchung Hills over Hillsborough on Senior Night in double overtime on Tuesday, 59-55.
After introductions with their parents, seniors Steven Bressler, Gavin DeFuria, Michael Hopwood, and Dan Pilsbury went to work. Hillsborough took the early lead but the Warriors fought back hard and found a way to win in double overtime.
Hopwood led Watchung Hills with 16 points, DeFuria scored 13 points, Bressler finished with 12 points, and 1000 point scorer Pilsbury added eight points and sunk the two free throws to send the game into double OT.
Freshman Chad Martini chipped in 10 points.
“We are so happy we found a way to win on a night when we honored seven great family members tonight: Julia Burton, Bianca Martino, Sara Schultz, Steven Bressler, Gavin DeFuria, Mike Hopwood, and Dan Pilsbury,” said WHRHS head coach Justin Salton. “We struggled all night to get into a rhythm, and Hillsborough played a great game. Fortunately for us we made some huge plays and knocked down our free throws which was crucial (23 of 27). Student section was awesome once again and I am so honored to coach these great young men, don't want the season to ever end.”
”Congratulations to Coach Salton, his staff, and all of our Boys Basketball Warriors, especially our Seniors, who pulled off an incredible win tonight in double overtime on Senior Night!” said WHRHS Director of Athletics Chris Van Vliet. “We are very proud of you all! Go Warriors!“
Jackson Parham led Hillsborough with 12 points.
Watchung Hills is now 14-6 on the season and next plays Somerville at home at 1 p.m. on Saturday.