BOSTON -- Newton North concluded Saturday's inaugural Good Sports TD Garden Invitational with an 81-49 win over rival Newton South, capped by an explosive shooting performance from All-State junior guard Tommy Mobley (35 points). But the night will most be remembered for the final 14 seconds, in which North team manager Brendan Durkin was inserted into the game. Durkin, who has Down's syndrome, scored the Tigers' final basket as time expired.
In a press conference following the game, joined by Mobley and coach Paul Connolly, Durkin discussed the moment and made a bold statement, declaring that North will play for the MIAA Division 1 State Championship in March.
For anyone in the Will McDonough Press Room during Durkin's press conference, it was an amazing moment to experience:
Mobley and Connolly also talked about Durkin's shot, and what he means to the team: