The Everett High girls basketball team opened its season in strong fashion with a pair of victories over Greater Boston League rivals Revere and Medford this past week.
The Lady Crimson Tide swept past Revere last Monday, 68-39, and then dispatched Medford, 52-36, this past Thursday. The twin wins bode well for the Everett girls, who won the last GBL championship three years ago under coach Tammy Turner before the GBL disbanded and merged temporarily with the Northeastern Conference.
With the GBL back together, but with the addition of former long-time member Revere (which itself departed the GBL for the NEC in 2006), the victories this past week (coupled with Revere’s subsequent win over Somerville) are an indication that the Everett girls rate as the favorites to repeat as GBL champs with Malden (which defeated Medford 31-16 last week) looming as the chief rival standing in the way of an Everett GBL-title repeat.
The Lady Crimson Tide have a series of non-league contests coming up this week. They were scheduled to play at Mystic Valley this past Monday and will trek to Peabody on Friday. They will return home to host Saugus next Monday at 5:30 p.m.