EHS Girls Roll, Now Stand at 7-0
The Everett High girls basketball remained perfect on the season, improving to 7-0 overall and 3-0 in the Greater Boston League, with a dominating 70-28 victory over GBL rival Malden last Tuesday.
Ten Lady Crimson Tide reached the scoring column, led by Andrea Manley with 16 points and Maya Kirnon with 15. Carolanne Cardinale also reached double figures with 10 points, all of which Carolanne scored in the first period.
Jane Odiari hit for six points, followed by Sara Thompson and Ariel Charles with five points apiece, Veronica Bento and Maddie Dureas with four points each, Gianna Martin with three, and Stephanie Suavita with two points.
“We came out aggressively on defense and moved the ball around on offense,” said EHS head coach Tammy Turner, whose squad sprinted to a 31-8 advantage in the opening period. “We were executing at both ends of the floor. I felt that we were clicking for the first time this season.”
The victory not only maintains the Everett girls’ perfect record, but places them in the driver’s seat for a GBL title. The Lady Crimson Tide officially are the defending GBL champs, having won the GBL crown in 2017 before the GBL disbanded and joined the Northeastern Conference for the 2018 and 2019 seasons.
Everett has defeated GBL foes Revere, Medford, and Malden, with only Somerville left on their GBL docket. Turner and her crew were set to take on Somerville last night (Tuesday).
They will play at Arlington Catholic on Friday and then make the long trek to Salem on Monday at 5 p.m.
Boys Track Team Defeats Medford
The Everett High boys indoor track & field team earned its first victory of the season with an exciting 48-38 victory over Medford in a meet that was decided by 0.8 of a second in the final event, the 4 x 400 relay.
Everett held the edge in the nine individual events, winning five outright and splitting one, the tie coming in the high jump in which Everett’s Mac Shilllingford and his Medford rival both leapt 5’-6.”
Other first-place finishers for Everett were: Justin King, who won the 50 hurdles in 9.0; Brendon Previlon, who captured the 300 dash in 41.4; Ryan Vu, who outran the field in the 600 in 1:46.3; Frank Calascibetta, who took the 1,000 in 3:35.1; and Mario Sheard, who out-threw the field in the shot-put with a toss of 39’-11.”
Second-place finishers for Everett who added three points to the Crimson Tide’s side of the scoresheet were: Clarence Jules in the 50 dash in 6.6; Jose Lemus in the mile in 5:53.8; and Arthur Rosa in the two-mile in 12:04.4.
Adding crucial points in a close meet with third-place performances were: Brandon Ho in the 50 dash in 7.2; Samuel Desir-MaFouana in the mile in 6:12.8; Vu in the high jump with a leap of 6’-0’; and Mario Portillo with a shot-put throw of 30’-9.25”.
However, with Everett leading 43-38, Medford still had a chance to tie with a victory in the final event, the 4 x 400 relay, with the Crimson Tide quartet of junior Brendon Previlon and senior captains Ryan Vu, Eduardo Chaparro, and Mac Shillingford representing Everett.
“The boys ran a tactical race, not letting Medford take a leg and staying right with them for Mac to take the baton,” said EHS head coach Jehu Cimea. “Mac then ran an amazing anchor leg to give the boys their first win of the season.
“Overall, it was a great win for the boys,” Cimea added. “In the field event, senior Mario Sheard is having a great season so far, being undefeated in the shot-put.”
The boys’ next meet was set for yesterday (Tuesday) against Malden.
EHS Girls Come Close in Meet with Medford
The Everett High girls indoor track & field team put up a spirited battle against Medford lat week, but came up just short in a meet that was not decided until the final event, the 4 x 400 relay.
Everett trailed by a single point, 38-37, entering the relay thanks to a number of outstanding performances by the Lady Crimson Tide.
Everett swept the shot-put, led by Kira Gray with a toss of 27’-5.” Ann Laurie Pierre took second with a throw of 25’-9.5 and Alyssa Hurley grabbed third with a distance of 22’-9.5.”
Lyanne Murphy won the 50 hurdles in 10.6; Lucia Seide sped to victory in the 50 dash in 7.35; Victoria Chaparro captured the 300 dash in 48.1; and Eduarda Bernardo took the high jump with a leap of 4’-2.”
Second-place finishes were recorded by Lakisha Kirnon in the hurdles in 11.1 and Leslye Rojas-Rupel in the mile in 7:08. Adding single points with third-place efforts were Jessica Santos in the 50 dash in 7.6 and Rejean Guillaume in the 300.
“Captain Lucia Seide ran her first dual meet of the season to take the win in the dash,” said EHS head coach Jehu Cimea. “Senior captain Victoria Chaparro easily took the win in her specialty, the 300.
“We also had a great day from the hurdlers with senior hurdles captain Lyanne Murphy getting her first win of the season as she looks to be one of the top hurdlers in the GBL,” added Cimea. “Fellow hurdler, sophomore Lakisha Kirnon, came in second with a great performance. In the field events, our girls’ shot-putters are having a great season so far, with senior Kira Gray being undefeated.”
The girls’ next meet was set for yesterday (Tuesday) against Malden.
EHS Hockey Wins Two Contests
The Everett High hockey team improved to 6-3 on the season with a pair of wins this past week, defeating Minuteman Regional, 5-4, and O’Bryant High, 8-3.
The Crimson Tide are scheduled to play at Somerville this evening (Wednesday) and then will host Rockport Saturday at Allied Veterans Rink at 4 p.m.