EHS girls basketball
edges out Winthrop, 54-49
The Everett High girls basketball team turned in a solid effort through all four periods to come away with a hard-fought, 54-49 victory at Winthrop this past Friday evening.
The Lady Crimson Tide led at all of the junctures, 13-12, 27-23, and 42-35, and often had leads in double digits, but could not put away a pesky Lady Viking squad that was was playing in front of a boisterous hometown crowd.
Everett had a seemingly comfortable 10-point advantage with under two minutes to go, but a Winthrop girl drained a three-pointer to keep things close.
However, the Lady Crimson Tide came up big in the clutch from the free throw line down the stretch — as they had been doing all game — to fend off any potential closing threat by Winthrop.
Carolann Cardinale was particularly impressive for the Lady Crimson Tide from the charity stripe, hitting on 10 of her 13 attempts and scoring a team-high 21 points on the night.
Maddy Duraes reached double figures with 11 points, followed by Maya Kirnon with eight, Saunti Burton with seven, Jackie Emmanuel with four, and Sara Thompson wth three.
The victory over Northeastern Conference rival Winthrop was preceded by a pair of losses to non-league foes Andover and Billerica earlier in the week.
In the Billerica contest, Everett trailed 14-12 after one period, only to see the deficit balloon to 20 (39-19) by the half. However, the Lady Crimson Tide displayed their resiliency after the intermission, eventually drawing within seven points with four minutes to play.
With the Lady Crimson Tide playing tough defense, a Billerica girl threw up a three-point shot that fell through the hoop as the shot clock expired to halt the Everett momentum.
Despite the eventual loss, EHS head Tammy Turner was upbeat about her team’s performance.
“We battled back despite being down by 20 at the half and we made a tremendous comeback,” said Turner. “I think the girls finally have realized that each of them needs to be able to step up and be responsible for taking the shot. That attitude keyed our comeback against Billerica and resulted in our win against Winthrop.”
Turner and her crew, who now stand at an even-steven 5-5 at the halfway mark of the season, were scheduled to meet three NEC foes in the coming week. They were set to host Danvers last night (Tuesday) and will make the short trek to Medford tomorrow (Thursday) evening. The Lady Crimson Tide will entertain Swampscott next Tuesday.
Tip-off for all games is the usual 7 p.m.
EHS girls trackperforms well in meet with Danvers
Although the Everett High girls indoor track & field team came out on the short end of a 54-31 decision against Danvers last Wednesday, a number of the Lady Crimson Tide squad turned in fine individual performances.
Lucia Seide earned five points for the Everett side of the scoresheet with a first-place finish in the dash in a time of 7.7 seconds. Teammate Jessica Santos made it a 1-2 Lady Crimson Tide event with her clocking of 7.9.
Victoria Chapparo was the other Everett girl to place first with her sprint of 46.7 in the 300 dash.
Three other Everett girls also took second place in their races, adding three points each to the Lady Crimson Tide cause: Sthefany Luna in the mile in 6:40.4; Rothsaida Sylvan with her two-mile run of 15:32; and Lyanne Murphy in the hurdles in 11.2.
Adding single points for their third-place finishes were: Melissa Dalice with a shot put toss of 23’-5”; Shayla Vaughan in the 600 in 2:12.6; and Diana Lemus in the 1,000 in 4:18.5.
EHS boys track
runs vs. Danvers
Mac Shillingford was the top scorer for the Everett High boys indoor track and field team in the Crimson Tide’s meet with Danvers last Wednesday.
Mac took first-place honors to score five points in the 300 dash with a clocking of 40.0. He earned a point for his third-place performance in the high jump with a leap of 5’-2.”
Adding three points to the Everett cause with their second-place finishes were: Justin King in the 55 meter hurdles in 10.2; Clarence Jules in the 55M dash in 6.8; and Jason Louis in the 600 dash in 1:38.
Third-place finishers for Everett, adding a point to the Crimson Tide’s score, were: Fabrice Jacques in the 300 in 41.0; Ryan Vu in the 600 in 1:39.9; and Arthur Rose in the mile in 5:28.4. The EHS 4 x 400 relay quartet handily defeated their Danvers counterparts by 23 seconds with their time of 4:01.9.