Francilme, Senibaldi Win GBL Frosh-soph. Crowns

The younger members of the Everett High girls and boys indoor track teams competed in the Greater Boston League’s Freshman/Sophomore Meet held last Wednesday at Somerville.

Two Crimson Tide runners captured GBL titles. Debra Francilme took first place in the 50 yard hurdles in a time of 9.3 seconds for the girls. On the boys’ side, Eric Senibaldi captured the 600 yard dash in a clocking of 1:28.8. Eric also brought home a medal for anchoring the 4 x 400 relay quartet, who came home in second spot in 4:32. Other members of that relay foursome were Jose Gonzalez, Jose Innocent, and Leandro Soto.

Gonzalez also grabbed an individual ribbon with his sixth place finish in the 300 yard dash in 41.0. Evan Senibaldi was another Crimson Tide runner to capture a ribbon with a sixth place effort in the 1000 yard run in 2:59.

For the girls, Katelyn Castro took second place in the 600 yard dash in 1:54; Annie Pierreville grabbed third in the shoput with a throw of 22-9; Christine Alphonse took fourth in the shotput with a toss of 20-5; Djenny Lorjuste grabbed fourth in the 50 yard dash in 6.7; Sabreta Moreta leapt to a fourth place finish with a high jump of 4-2; Telecia Jean-Simon took sixth in the 300 yard dash in 47.2; Mainsa Millren took sixth in the shotput with a toss of 19-11.5; and the relay foursome of Francilme, Castro, Vanessa Cazeau, and Lorjuste took third in the 4 x 400 in 5:25.9.

“Both of our 600 runners (Eric Senibaldi and Katelyn Castro) had a great race,” said EHS head coach Shelanda Irish. “For both of them it was their second time running this event and I think strategically they ran their races a lot better than the first time.  Our throwers performed well, bettering their personal records, so that was nice to see.  Debra did great in the hurdles for the team. The boys’ 1000 race was really close and Evan was able to secure a place for us.”

The next regular-season team meet for the Crimson Tide is set for today (Wednesday) at Cambridge.  The Division 1 State Relays will be held at the Reggie Lewis Center Sunday morning.

EHS girls fall in OT to Cambridge

The Everett High girls basketball team dropped a pair of encounters this past week to Greater Boston League rivals, including a 41-36 loss to Cambridge in overtime last Friday.

The Lady Crimson Tide held a 21-18 advantage at the half and clung to a two-point edge, 35-33, with 20 seconds to go. However, a turnover gave the ball back to Cambridge, which converted on its offensive possession to knot matters at 35-35. The Lady Crimson Tide got the last chance to win in regulation, getting the ball back with 13 seconds on the clock, but were unable to get off a shot.

The overtime session belonged to Cambridge, as by that time three Everett starters had fouled out and the other two had four fouls each. “We were at a big disadvantage in overtime,” said EHS head coach Tammy Turner. “We had fought so hard throughout the game to that point, only not to be at full strength in overtime.”

Savannah Spinney led the Lady Crimson Tide in the scoring column with 13 points. Talia Riccioli was next with eight points, followed by Talia Mirra with seven, Netta Johnson with five, and Yemi Okhihan (who picked up three fouls in the first half) with three.

Last Tuesday the Lady Crimson Tide came out on the short end of a 47-29 decision to Medford. Everett got off to a rough start, trailing 24-3 after the first period, from which they never were able to dig out. “Nothing was falling for us in that first quarter,” said Turner. Okhihan, who drained a trio of three-pointers, would end up as the EHS top scorer with 14 points.

The Everett girls, who stand at 3-4 on the season, were set to host Malden last night (Tuesday) and will play at Lynn Classical Thursday evening. They will trek to Somerville next Tuesday.

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