The varsity boys’ basketball team made it to the state semifinals for Division 3 this week, so they earned a trip to the TD Garden (home of the Celtics and Bruins) to play last year’s state champs, Danvers. Last Saturday, I went to the section finals at UMass Boston, where the Vineyard defeated perpetual rival Wareham to win the South Section. We decided to try live-tweeting that game, and it worked very well, so my editors decided we’d do it again for states.
I’m usually photographer and reporter for sports coverage, and while tweeting updates in between taking photos is wicked stressful, it was a huge help later when I went back to write everything up. Instant notes!
They played a great game, but the Vineyard lost 50-47, and Danvers is once again in the state finals. The story about the postseason is here.
I wish I could shoot at the Garden all the time; I loved the dark contrast of the massive ceiling, and that bright green floor.