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Essex Rebels Secure Win Over Durham Palatinates in Thrilling Match

February 27, 2024

In a highly anticipated clash between the Durham Palatinates and the Essex Rebels, basketball fans were treated to a spectacle of skill, determination, and drama. The Essex Rebels managed to hold off a late comeback attempt from the Palatinates, securing a hard-fought victory with a final score of 74-79. The match showcased the tenacity and talent of both teams, with moments of brilliance from key players on each side.

First Half

The game began with a burst of energy as the Rebels wasted no time in making their presence known, scoring a basket just six seconds after the opening buzzer. This set the tone for a fast-paced and intense first half, with both teams exchanging blows in a bid to gain control.

Essex took an early lead in the second quarter, building a significant advantage of 17 points as they capitalized on their opportunities. However, the Palatinates refused to back down, spurred on by the impressive performance of Janika Griffith Wallace, who injected a sense of urgency and determination into her team’s play. Her efforts helped to narrow the gap, with the Palatinates ending the half trailing by just 7 points.

Second Half

As the game progressed into the second half, the tension continued to mount. While the third quarter saw a relative lull in scoring, both teams remained fiercely competitive, knowing that the outcome hung in the balance.

Despite a valiant effort from Griffith Wallace and her teammates, the Palatinates were unable to fully overturn the deficit. The Rebels maintained their composure and held onto their lead, withstanding the Palatinates’ late surge.

In the dying moments of the game, Durham fought tooth and nail to close the gap, coming within one point of their opponents with just 16 seconds remaining. However, two crucial fouls in the final seconds proved costly, allowing the Rebels to secure the win with a final score of 74-79.


Essex Rebels:

  • Dayzsha Rogan: 18 points, 5 rebounds, 4 assists
  • Darcy Kay Rees: 15 points, 13 rebounds, 0 assists

Durham Palatinates:

  • Janika Griffith Wallace: 28 points, 7 rebounds, 1 assist
  • Elle Hendershot: 17 points, 13 rebounds, 3 assists
Essex Rebels Team Huddle
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