Girls Basketball Qualifies for Tourney
The Everett High girls basketball team punched their ticket for a Journey to the Tourney with a pair of victories this past week over Greater Boston League rivals Revere and Medford.
The triumphs improved the Lady Crimson Tide’s record to 11-2 and assured them of a .500 record that is the minimum needed to qualify for the MIAA state basketball tournament.
In the 76-55 win over Revere, Everett led at all the junctures — 16-12, 31-23, and 53-41 — before blowing the game wide open in the final period.
“Our defensive intensity in the second half with our 1-3-1 zone is what boosted us into a big lead,” said EHS head coach Tammy Turner.
All of the members of the team broke into the scoring column, led by center Carolanne Cardinale with 15 points. Carolanne also pulled down 14 rebounds to record a nifty double-double for the evening.
Andrea Manley hit for 11 points and Sara Thompson reached double figures with 10. Stephanie Survita made a strong contribution with nine points, as did Maya Kirnon with eight points.
The quartet of Ariel Charles, Gianna Martin, Ashley Fitzgerald, and Kaylee Rossi all scored four points.
“Kaylee is only a freshman, but she had a real break-out game for us,” noted Turner. “She really was a force in the second half, often driving to the basket and dishing off to open teammates.”
Rossi — one of the smallest players on the floor — snared 10 rebounds and dished out six assists in a fine all-around effort.
Veronica Bento chipped in with three points, Maddie Duraes scored two, and Jane Odiari sank a free throw to complete the EHS scoring chart.
The contest with Medford was a runaway from the outset. Everett held leads of 24-10 after one period and 40-16 at the half en route to a 66-32 victory.
Kirnon hit for 12 points and Charles struck for 11 to lead the Lady Crimson Tide in the scoring department. Cardinale was all over the floor, scoring eight points, grabbing nine rebounds, and making six steals.
Turner and her crew, who now are 6-0 in the GBL and 11-2 overall, have a busy next 10 days. This week they were scheduled to face GBL foe Malden last night (Tuesday); to entertain Salem this evening (Wednesday) at 7:00; and to host Charlestown on Friday evening at 5:00.
Next week, the Lady Crimson Tide will meet Somerville on Tuesday in a battle for first-place in the GBL. That contest is set for Everett High at 6:30. Everett prevailed in the teams’ first meeting by a slim margin of 43-40 and a victory will give Turner and her crew an undisputed GBL crown.
They then will host Arlington Catholic next Wednesday at 7 p.m. in a contest in which the Lady Crimson Tide will be seeking to avenge one of their two defeats this season.
EHS Hockey Team on Brink of Tourney
The Everett High hockey team moved a point closer to qualifying for the post-season state tournament with a 0-0 tie with Revere this past Saturday evening at Allied Veterans Rink.
“It was a good game,” said EHS head coach Alex Naumann of the contest with the Patriots, who had defeated Everett by a score of 5-0 earlier in the season. “Our senior captain, D.J. Schovanec, had over 30 saves and faced at least two breakaways and two or three point-blank shots. Junior Aaron Hickey, a defenseman, carried the team with his strong play on the blue line.”
Naumann and his crew now stand at 9-4-1 on the season and need just one point in their final six games in order to punch their ticket for a Journey to the Tourney.
The Crimson Tide are scheduled to make the long trek to Rockport’s home ice on Saturday. They will host Minuteman Regional next Wednesday evening at 7 p.m.
Girls Track Falls Just Short to Somerville
The Everett high girls indoor track and field team came up just short in their final dual meet of the season, dropping a 43-38 decision to Somerville in a contest that was decided in the final event, the 4 x 400 relay.
Four members of the Lady Crimson Tide squad took first place in their individual events: Lyanne Murphy in the hurdles, Lucia Seide in the 50 dash; Kira Gray in the shot-put; and Victoria Chaparro in the 300 dash.
Earning three points for the Everett side of the scoresheet with second-place performances were: Lakisha Kirnon in the hurdles; Jessica Santos in the 50 dash; Ann Laurie Pierre in the shot-put; Eduarda Bernardo in the high jump; and Leah Quintanilla in the 1,000.
Bernardo also added a point to the Everett cause in the 600 dash with a third-place finish, as did Alyssa Hurley in the shot-put and Leslye Rojas Rujel in the mile.
With the score deadlocked at 38-38 after all of the individual events, the outcome of the meet came down to the 4 x 400 relay. However, the Somerville team prevailed to take the final five points of the meet.
Boys Track Has Strong Performances
Although the Everett High boys indoor track & field team came up on the short end of a 55-31 decision to Somerville last week in the final dual meet of the season, a number of Crimson Tide turned in strong performances.
Justin King won the 50 yard hurdles in a time of 7.7 seconds and Brendon Previlon outsprinted the field in the 300 dash in 36.4.
Everett boys who earned three points for the Everett cause with second-place performances were: Elijah Auguste in the 50-yard dash; Jose Lemus in the mile; Arthur Rosa in the two-mile; Mario Portillo in the shot-put; and Mac Shillingford in the high jump.
Third-place finishers were: Samy LaMothe in the 50 yard dash; Zachary Sylvain LaMontagne in the shot-put; Shillingford in the 300 dash; Ryan Vu in the 600 dash and in the high jump; and Gabriel Loureiro in the 1,000.