The Everett High girls’ basketball team made the most of its holiday break with a victory in its only game last week, a 59-36 triumph over Georgetown. The win avenged a 54-46 loss that the Lady Crimson Tide had suffered previously to the same Georgetown team.
Everett led at all of the junctures, but the contest was a tight 25-22 affair at the half after the Lady Crimson Tide had led 14-8 at the end of the first period.
However, the Everett offense came alive after the intermission, led by Savannah Spinney, who scored a game-high 18 points on the night. Savannah was one of three Lady Crimson Tide who reached double figures, with Netta Johnson hitting for 12 and Talia Riccioli tingling the twine for 11. Other point scorers for Everett were Yemi Okhihan with seven points, Lucian Figaro with four, Tallia Mirra with four, and Mimi Feble with three.
The Everett defense also stepped up the pace in the second half, led principally by Talia Mirra, who shut down Georgetown’s leading scorer, and Figaro, who sparked her teammates with some key steals that led to easy Everett buckets.
“We played aggressively on defense,” noted EHS head coach Tammy Turner, “and our shots started to fall in the second half. It was a winning combination for us.” The Lady Crimson Tide outscored Georgetown 14-5 in the third quarter and by a wide margin of 34-14 over the final two periods. Although Georgetown sank 15 free throws on the night, the Everett girls were an efficient eight-for-11 from the line.
Turner and her crew, who now are 3-2 at the quarter-pole of the season, were set to open their Greater Boston League schedule this week with three league games. They played at Medford last night (Tuesday) and will trek to Cambridge Friday. They will host Malden this coming Tuesday. Tip-off time for all games is 7:00.