Everett Boys Basketball Stands Atop GBL at 7-0
The Everett High boys basketball team stands alone atop the Greater Boston League standings with a 7-0 league record (8-2 overall) at the midpoint of the 2022 season.
Coach Stanley Chamblain and his crew are just two wins away from clinching a spot in the post-season state tournament and currently are ranked 13th in the Boston Globe’s top 20 list.
Statistically, junior Roger Vasquez, senior John Monexant, junior Steven Cordero, and sophomore Jaysaun Coggins are leading the Crimson Tide in the scoring this year.
“However, the staple of this year’s team has been our defense,” said Chamblain.
Everett’s intense pressure defense is headlined by David De Souza and John Monexant.
“On a nightly basis, they have been called upon to guard the opponent’s best players and they have done so very effectively,” noted Chamblain. “The on-ball pressure by David and John, along with James Monexant (John’s twin brother), has forced turnovers by the other team by either creating on-ball steals or by teammates Cordero and Coggins playing the passing lanes for easy steals, which is leading to easy transition points.”
Other players who have made significant contributions on both sides of the ball are senior Nureni (Cam) Mohammed and junior Kevin Ruiz.
The Crimson Tide’s two non-league losses were to Cambridge on opening night and to Brookline in the BABC Winter Classic.
Chamblain and his crew were slated to meet GBL foe Malden last night (Tuesday) and then will make the short trip across the Parkway to play at Chelsea tomorrow (Thursday).
The Tide will return home next Tuesday to host Lynn Classical. The opening tip is set for 7:00.
EHS Boys Track Runs Past English
The Everett High boys indoor track and field team handily won its meet with Greater Boston League rival Lynn English last week with a 60-12 victory over the Bulldogs.
The Crimson Tide won eight of the nine individual events: junior Shinay Aristhene in the hurdles with a time of 8.5 seconds; senior Richard Malloy, a double-winner in the 55 meter dash in 5.53 and the high jump with a leap of 5’-8”; junior Omar Marshall in the 300 dash in 42.4; junior Matth Telson in the 600 in 1:54.6; senior Dennis Blanco in the 1000 in 3:32.9; junior Samuel Desir-Mafouana in the mile in 6:01; and senior Wensley Mompremier in the two-mile run in 12:13.7.
Earning three points for Everett with second-place performances were: senior Brandon Ho in the 55 dash in 6.07; junior Owen Beauvil in the 300 in 44.9; senior Hablemariam Yirdaw in the 1000 in 3:33.3; and freshman David Huezo-Erazo in the two-mile in 15:39.8.
Adding single points with third-place finishes were senior Lilian Pochot in the 55 dash in 6.10 and junior Reklove Lageroy in the 300 in 45.9.
Coach Jehu Cimea and his squad are scheduled to meet GBL foes Somerville today (Wednesday) and Chelsea next Wednesday.
EHS Girls Track Edged by English
The Everett High girls indoor track and field team came up on the short end of a 43-37 decision to Greater Boston League opponent Lynn English last week.
Senior Lakisha Kirnon was the top performer for coach Jehu Cimea’s Lady Crimson Tide squad, scoring 10 points with first-place performances in the hurdles in a time of 8.8 seconds and in the high jump with a leap of 4’-4”.
Freshman Yelsa Garcia also took first place in her individual event, the 300 dash, with a clocking of 50.4.
Yelsa also was a member of the winning EHS 4 x 400 relay quartet with teammates Datchene Elysse, Selma Moutaouakkil, and Nataly Anaya with a time of 5:12, which was eight seconds faster than their Lady Bulldog counterparts.
Adding three points to the EHS side of the scoresheet with second-place efforts were: junior Ida Bittaye in the hurdles in 9.8; Anaya in the 600 in 2:17.2; junior Luca Jean Noel in the mile in 7:30; and sophomore Suzanne Maharjan in the two-mile in 18:59.
Scoring third-place points for Everett were: sophomore Sophia Souza in the hurdles in 9.9; senior Gigi Boyce in the 55 dash in 7.0; Elysse in the 300 in 53.0; junior Samantha Exil in the 1000 in 4:58.5; and senior Alyssa Hurley in the shot-put with a toss of 23’-6”.
The EHS girls will meet GBL foe Somerville today (Wednesday) and take on Chelsea next Wednesday.