EHS girls basketball improves to 9-1
Although the Everett High girls basketball team fell from the unbeaten ranks this past week, coach Tammy Turner’s crew solidified its hold on first place in the Greater Boston League and moved within one game of qualifying for the post-season state tournament.
With their 43-40 victory over Somerville last Tuesday, the Lady Crimson Tide improved to 4-0 in the GBL, two games ahead of Revere and Somerville, both of which sport 2-2 records. Everett is the defending GBL champion, having won the title in 2017. The GBL teams merged with the Northeastern Conference in the spring of 2017 and played in the NEC for the 2018 and 2019 seasons, only to get back together in the fall of 2019, with Revere (which itself had forsaken the GBL for the NEC in 2005) also reuniting with its long-time rival schools.
On the holiday this past Monday, Everett handily dispatched former NEC foe Salem, 56-28. Sandwiched between the twin wins was the Lady Crimson Tide’s first setback this season, a 53-51 loss to Arlington Catholic of the Large Division of the Catholic League.
Turner and her squad, who now stand at 9-1 on the season, need one more victory to punch their ticket for a Journey to the Tourney, which they will try to accomplish when they travel to non-league foe Haverhill tomorrow (Thursday).
They then will make the short trek to Revere this coming Tuesday. The Lady Crimson Tide easily topped their Revere counterparts by a score of 69-36 in their initial meeting in the season-opener in mid-December.
EHS girls track shines at relays
The Everett High girls indoor track & field team turned in fine performances at this past Saturday’s Division 1 State Relay Meet that was held at the Reggie Lewis Center in Boston.
The Lady Crimson Tide quartet of junior Dajana Tadic, sophomore Rejeana Guillaume and senior captains Victoria Chaparro and Lucia Seide earned two medals at the meet.
In the 4 x 50 relay, they placed fourth overall and then came back in the 4 x 200 to take an eighth-place medal. Those two relays were the most competitive at the meet, with 38 teams competing in the 4 x 50 and 32 teams in the 4 x 200.
In the shot-put relay, Kira Gray threw a personal record toss of 30’-10 1/2”, a distance that placed Kira seventh overall among the field of 63 individual competitors. Together with teammates Ann Laurie Pierre and Alyssa Hurley, the Lady Crimson Tide trio finished in 11th place in the shot-put competition.
“Overall, it was a good day for the girls,” said EHS head track coach Jehu Cimea, whose girls’ squad finished in 16th place overall in the team standings.
Previlon victorious in meet with Malden
Although the Everett High girls and boys indoor track teams came up short in their recent meet with Greater Boston League rival Malden, a number of EHS competitors turned in strong performances.
On the girls’ side, Lyanne Murphy and Lucia Seide took first place in their respective specialties. Lyanne demonstrated why she is one of the top hurdlers in the GBL with a first-place finish in a time of 8.7 seconds.
Lucia, among the speediest girls in the league this season, claimed victory in the 50 dash in a sprint of 6.4. Her closest competition came from teammate Jessica Santos, who crossed the line in second place in 6.8.
Three other members of the Lady Crimson Tide team contributed three points to the Everett side of the scoresheet with second-place performances: Rejeana Guillaume in the 300 dash in 49.1; Eduarda Bernardo in the high jump with a leap of 4’-4”; and Kira Gray in the shot-put with a throw of 25’-6.75”.
For the boys, Brendon Previlon took first place in the 300 dash with a clocking of 39.8, while five teammates claimed second place in their events.
The Everett second-place performers were: Elijah Auguste in the 50 dash in 6.0; Justin King in the 50 hurdles in 7.6; Arthur Rosa in the two-mile run in 12:07; Mario Sheard with a shot-put throw of 38’-5”; and Mac Shillingford in the high jump with a leap of 5’-4”.
Adding single points for the Crimson Tide with third-place finishes were: Ryan Vu with a high jump of 5’-2” and a 600 dash of 1:46.8; Shillingford in the 300 dash in 40.6; and Brandon Hu in the 50 dash in 6.0.
EHS hockey now stands at 7-4
The Everett High hockey team split its two contests this past week. After coming up on the short end of a 4-1 decision to Greater Boston League rival Somerville last Wednesday, the Crimson Tide got back on the winning track with a 4-3 victory over non-league foe Rockport/Manchester on Saturday. Coach Erick Naumann and his crew host O’Bryant High of Boston this evening (Wednesday) at 7:00 at Allied Veterans Rink and then will travel north to face Nashoba Tech/Greater Lowell on Saturday morning.