EHS girls basketball wins two contests
The Everett High girls basketball team defeated a pair of Northeastern Conference opponents, Revere and Malden (both of whom were long-time former rivals from the old Greater Boston League), to move over the .500 mark this past week.
Last Tuesday’s 43-38 triumph over Revere was a come-from-behind affair in which the Lady Crimson Tide trailed all game before forging ahead in the final period.
The visiting Lady Patriots led at the first three junctures, 13-11, 28-24, and 32-31, before Everett managed to forge ahead midway through the final period.
Carolann Cardinale, who typically plays in the backcourt, took control in the second half, setting up in the paint and scoring eight of her team-high 11 points in the second half as Everett mounted its comeback bid.
The Lady Crimson Tide also received a superb effort from Maya Kirnon, who hit for seven points, including a clutch three-pointer with just over a minute to play that boosted Everett into a five point lead that Revere never was able to overcome.
Other scorers for Everett were Veronica Bento with six points, followed by Piper Baker with five, Jackie Emmanuel with four, Saunti Burton with two, and Briana Hippolyte with one.
Three nights later at Malden, the Lady Crimson Tide cruised to a 61-37 victory in which every Everett girl checked into the scoring column.
The Lady Crimson Tide opened up a big lead from the outset with a relentless, full-court press that led to turnovers and easy Everett baskets.
EHS coach Tammy Turner then began to use her entire team starting in the second period en route to the win.
Cardinale topped the scoring column with 13 points. Maddy Duraes also reached double figures, hitting for 11 points. Hippolyte struck for eight points, followed by Diaheny Vaz and Sara Thompson with five apiece, Emmanuel with four, Baker and Stephanie Suavity with three each, and the quartet of Bento, Burton, Kirnon, and Ashley Fitzgerald with two points apiece.
“We finally seem to be playing to our potential,” said EHS head coach Tammy Tuner. “We’re 4-3 on the season, but we easily could have been 6-1. If we continue to make progress and play as a team, we should do well for the remainder of the season.”
Turner and crew have a tough stretch ahead, starting with a pair of strong, non-league opponents. They were set to host Andover this past Monday and Billerica tonight (Wednesday). They will travel to NEC foe Winthrop Friday evening and will entertain Danvers next Tuesday. Tip-off for all games is at 7.
Sprinters sweep in meet with Malden
Although the Everett High boys indoor track and field team came up on the short end of a 59-27 decision to Malden last week, there were a number of fine performances by Crimson Tide athletes.
Speedster Clarence Jules paced an Everett sweep in the 50 yard dash with a time of 5.9 seconds. Teammate Elijah Auguste was right behind Clarence with the same 5.9 clocking. Samy LaMothe completed the Everett dominance in the event with his time of 6.0.
Mac Shillingford earned first-place honors in an individual event, outracing the field in the 300 dash in 1:40.4. The Everett boys also earned five points in the 4 x 400 relay, handily defeating their Golden Tornado counterparts by 7.2 seconds with their time of 4:02.7.
Other point-scorers for the Crimson Tide were Mario Sheard with a second-place toss of 39’-11” in the shot put; Mario Rivera with a two-mile run of 11:51.3, good for second place; Justin King with a third-place effort of 8.1 in the hurdles; and Jason Louis with a third in the 600 in 1:37.1.
EHS girls battle Malden in track meet
A number of members of the Everett High girls indoor track and field team turned in strong performances in the Lady Crimson Tide’s meet at Malden last week.
Ronaberte Dufresne and Jessica Santos won their respective events. Ronaberte took first in the high jump with a leap of 4’-2” and Jessica sped to victory in the 50 yard dash in 6.6 seconds.
Second-place finishers who earned three points for the Everett cause were: Olivia Marino with a high jump of 4’-2’: Lyanne Murphy in the hurdles in 8.8; Victoria Chaparro in the 300 dash in 49.1; and Sthefany Luna in the mile in 6:30.1.
Lourdjina Vincent scored a point for Everett with a third-place performance in the hurdles in 9.0.
Everett easily won the 4 x 400 relay with a time of 4:52.8, compared to the Malden team’s clocking of 5:19.