Sports 12-09-2015

EHS Roundup

EHS girls basketball opens season Friday

The Everett High girls basketball team will open its 2015-16 season this Friday evening when the Lady Crimson Tide travel to Marblehead for a non-league contest with the Lady Magicians, who play in the Northeastern Conference.

The encounter should prove to be a tough battle for Everett. Marblehead, which returns many of its key players from last season, is rated as one of the top squads in the NEC. Everett and Marblehead played last year and split their two contests.

However, Everett also is returning some of the key members of last year’s fine squad, which qualified for the state tourney with a 12-8 regular-season record. The Lady Crimson Tide will be led by senior captain and point guard Talia Riccioli and junior captain Nyomi Dottin. Sophomore Yasmin Guerrier also was a key member of last season’s team, as were seniors Jasmine Harding and Paige Fialho and junior Hailey Powers. They will be joined on the varsity by senior Walandia Henry, junior Jalissa Harding, sophomore Kiana Wilkerson, sophomore Kloey Cardillo, sophomore Melissa Mendez, and freshman Vanessa Da Silva Dias.

“We’re looking forward to the start of the season,” said veteran EHS head coach Tammy Turner. “The girls have been working hard and we have excellent leadership from our seniors and captains. The younger girls have been picking up on things quickly and hopefully will continue to learn from our upperclassmen.”

Turner and her crew are set to scrimmage at Mystic Valley today (Wednesday) in preparation for the season-opener. After Friday’s encounter at Marblehead, they will travel to Lawrence Tuesday.

EHS hockey team opens season Saturday

The Everett High hockey team opens its season Saturday at East Boston. Face-off time is 4:40.

A trio of captains, J.J. McLaughlin, Ray Suppa, and Gino Desimone, will

lead coach Jason Lawrence’s Crimson Tide squad in the 2015-16 campaign.

“We’re looking forward to an exciting season,” said Lawrence. “We have many returning key players.

“The pre-season has been solid and the team has been engaged and hungry, especially after how last year ended,” added Lawrence, referring to the Crimson’s Tide’s tough loss in the final game of the year that prevented Everett from qualifying for the post-season state tournament.

“The Greater Boston League should be a tight race, as Somerville and Medford should also be strong,” said Lawrence.

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