Last Friday, behind a fantastic performace from Katherine Freitas, the Durham High girls basketball team captured their second straight Northern Section Division-V title.
For Freitas, it was a win she's been working toward all season long.
"Big win on Friday night, made me think about all those hard practices, all those struggles throughout the season and it really made it worth it," said Katherine Freitas.
Every sports team has an impact player. For the Durham Trojans, that player is point guard Katherine Freitas.
In the section title win, the junior poured in 16 points, accounting for nearly one-third of her team's total points, as Durham defeated Weed, 53-49.
"In the moment I wasn't really thinking about how many points I had, I was just more focused on the goal, everyone really stepped up and that was probably one of our best game we played as a team," said Freitas.
The victory gave Durham their second consecutive D-5 section crown.
Now Freitas and the Trojans turn their attention to the state playoffs.
On Wedneseday night they'll host Valley Christian of Dublin in the first round.
"Tomorrow night's game is going to be special just because of all the support we've had from the community and our school, it'll be a good game, it'll be interesting to see what happens," said Freitas.
Freitas not only scores on the court, she also chalks up high marks in the classroom, carrying a 3.5 GPA.
Her favorite class is one of the most challenging as well.
"I take AP History with Mrs. Johnson, it's really interesting the way she teaches it and approaches the subject makes it a lot more fun than most classes, even if it is an AP class and more rigorous. I don't know, I really enjoy history and the way she teaches it," said Freitas.
Katherine's success on and off the court is a direct product of her hard work and dedication.
That is why she is our latest Subway Scholar Athlete of the Week.