EHS Girls Basketball Knocks Off Lynn English To Keep Tourney Hopes Alive
The Everett High girls basketball team kept alive its hopes for qualifying for a berth in the post-season state tourney with a 63-59 victory over Greater Boston League (GBL) rival Lynn English.
The Lady Crimson Tide had fallen to the Lady Bulldogs in their first meeting, 47-30, but turned the tables in the rematch.
Senior captain Kayley Rossi turned in a monster game, scoring 27 points and pulling down seven rebounds. In addition, Kaylee was clutch down the stretch, sinking some key free throws (she was 7-of-8 from the line on the night) and hitting the game-winning shot.
Emilia Maria-Babcock and Malaica Guillaume also reached double figures, chipping in 14 and 12 points respectively.
“I was very proud of our composure and resilience under pressure,” said EHS head coach Riley Dunn.
The Lady Crimson Tide then made it two wins in a row with a 52-28 triumph over GBL foe Somerville last Tuesday to make for a happy Senior Night celebration.
Rossi and Maria-Babcock shared scoring honors with 10 points apiece. Senior Nehemie Lucien made a major contribution to the victory with 10 rebounds and eight points.
“It was a beautiful way to honor and celebrate our seniors and their commitment and dedication to this program,” said Dunn. “I want to give a major shout-out to our seniors, Kayley, Japhnie, Nehemie, Jojo, Lamiah, Brooke, Tanaeja, Tatiana, and our amazing manager, Leandra.”
With the two GBL victories, Everett finished in a tie for third place with Malden, behind undefeated league champ Lynn Classical and second-place Lynn English.
After coming up short last Friday in a contest with non-league opponent Malden Catholic, Dunn and her crew stand at 9-9 on the season and need another win in their remaining two games in order achieve the .500 record necessary to punch their ticket for a Journey to the Tourney.
Everett is scheduled to entertain non-league opponent Lawrence High this Monday afternoon, February 20, at 2:30, and will close out their season next Wednesday (February 22) at Lowell in another non-league encounter.
EHS Boys Basketball Hosts Revere Tonight
The Everett High boys basketball team will entertain Greater Boston League rival Revere this evening (Wednesday) in their final home game of the season.
Coach Stanley Chamblain and his crew clinched second place in the Greater Boston League with a 57-39 victory over Somerville last Tuesday. The Tide sport a 10-3 mark in the GBL, behind only undefeated Lynn English, which is ranked among the top three teams in the state.
Everett, which presently stands at 10-7 overall on the season, already has punched its ticket for a Journey to the Tourney. Although the Tide are ranked 48th in the MIAA’s Division 1 power ratings (the top 32 teams automatically qualify), they are assured of the .500 record that also earns a berth in the post-season state tourney with three games left to play.
After tonight’s contest, Everett will compete in a holiday tournament this coming weekend at Woburn, taking on Central Catholic on Sunday and then playing again on Monday in either the consolation or championship game.