Three medals for Souffrance at D-1 State Meet
Everett track star Harchdy Souffrance garnered three medals at this past week’s Division 1 State Meet that was held at the Reggie Lewis Athletic Center in Boston.
Harchdy earned a third-place medal for his performance in the 55 meter dash in which he turned in a clocking of 6.65 seconds; he earned an eighth-place medal in the high jump with a leap of 20′-3″; and then anchored the Crimson Tide’s 4 x 200 relay foursome to bring home a sixth place medal in a time of 1:34.09.
The other members of the Everett 4 x 200 quartet who contributed to the medal-winning effort were Clarence Jules, Widman Laterion, and Mac Shillingford.
Jules also competed in the 55 meter dash and came across in 17th place with a sprint of 6.82.
Girls basketball team splits pair
The Everett High girls basketball team ran its winning streak to 10 straight games — a feat believed to be a record for the Lady Crimson Tide basketball program — before having its skein snapped by Lynn Classical this past week.
Win #10 for coach Tammy Turner’s crew was accomplished by means of a 54-40 triumph over Somerville last Tuesday. Everett jumped out to an 11-7 lead after the first period and lengthened their advantage to 28-15 at the half.
Somerville kept things interesting after the intermission, staying within striking range at 37-27 at the third buzzer, and drawing as close as seven points in the final period.
However, EHS junior Briana Hippolite played a key role in fending off a possible Somerville surge when she came into the game for EHS starting point guard Jackie Emmanuel, who had fouled out with six minutes to play. Briana effectively played shut-down defense on Somerville’s point guard, who had been the Lady Highlanders’ main scoring threat, the rest of the way bringing to halt any chance of a Somerville comeback.
“Briana came off the bench and came through for us in a big way with her defense,” lauded Turner.
Emmanuel and Yaz Guerrier topped the EHS scoring chart with 14 points a piece. Maddie Duraes chipped in with eight points, followed by Saunti Burton with seven, Carolann Cardinale with five, and the trio of Kloe Cardillo, Ashley Fitzgerald, and Kiara Wilkerson with two points each.
Two nights later, Lynn Classical came to the local gym and went home with a 61-31 victory. Everett opened the contest with all guns blazing, jumping out to a 12-3 advantage in the opening minutes.
However, the Lady Rams bounced back and grabbed a 17-13 lead by the end of the first period. A few minutes into the second quarter, the Lady Crimson Tide lost their top scorer, Guerrier, to a scary injury. Yasmeen was fouled hard — though not apparently intentionally so — as she drove to the basket and took a hard fall on her back.
Yaz was forced to leave the game with a lot of pain (she went to the hospital for X-rays because of tingling in her lower back, which fortunately proved negative) and the Lady Crimson Tide never were able to regain their composure.
“The whole team felt for Yaz’s injury,” noted Turner. “It was a turning point in the game and we never got back into it.”
Guerrier was expected to miss last night’s (Tuesday) encounter with Methuen and may play only sparingly, if at all, tomorrow evening (Thursday) at Haverhill in the season finale.
“Yaz suffered a tailbone injury that caused some tingling, so there was a lot of concern,” said Turner. “However, she may be back Thursday and then for the state tournament next week.”
The Lady Crimson Tide, who now stand at 13-5 for the season, will be awaiting word of their opening round opponent in the MIAA Division 1 North Sectional of the state tournament. Announcement of the brackets and games is expected to come Friday. Everett most likely will have a home game, and possibly two, depending on how well they do in their final two contests.