EHS Roundup

EHS Boys to Host East Boston Tomorrow

The Everett High boys basketball team will entertain non-league rival East Boston tomorrow (Thursday) evening in the EHS gym. The opening tip is set for 7:00.

Coach Gerry Boyce and his crew have been on a roll of late. The Crimson Tide have racked up five straight victories, including three this past week over Greater Boston League (GBL) rivals Somerville (74-35), Medford (80-60), and Chelsea (59-58) to claim second-place in the GBL with a 12-2 league record behind Lynn English (13-1 in the GBL), with whom the Tide split their season series 1-1 in a pair of contests that went down to the wire.

Everett will wrap up its 2024 regular season on Sunday afternoon at non-league opponent Sharon. The Tide, who stand at 12-5 overall and are ranked 37th in the MIAA’s Division 1 power rankings, then will await the announcement of their seeding and opening-round opponent in the D-1 state tourney.

EHS Girls Shoot for Tourney Spot

The Revere High girls basketball team kept alive its hopes for qualifying for a berth in the Division 1 post-season state tourney with a scintillating 50-48 victory over non-league opponent Lawrence this past Monday evening at the Revere High gym.

The win improves the Lady Crimson Tide’s record to 8-10 with two games to play. Everett needs to win both contests in order to finish with the .500 record needed to punch their ticket for a Journey to the Tourney.

“This was a huge bounce-back win for us,” said EHS head coach Riley Dunn, referring to the team’s 50-33 loss to Medford a few days previously. “I am so so so proud of my girls’ mental toughness, discipline. and confidence. It was a very physical battle the entire game. Hats off to a very well-coached and competitive Lawrence team.”

Emilia Maria Babcock led the way for the Lady Crimson Tide with an impressive stat line that included a double-double of 22 points and 11 rebounds to go with five assists and five steals.

“Emilia shot an impressive 10-for-12 from the free throw line, hitting some big shots under pressure to finish the game out strong,” noted Dunn.

Malaica Guillaume reached double figures with 15 points and snared seven boards and made three steals. Taisha Alexandre, Kat Landaverde, and Kaesta Sandy played some major impactful minutes for the Tide, “They came up with big offensive and defensive plays when we needed them,” Dunn added. “Sonia Constanza Flores and Casey Martinez also were a consistent and reliable force on the defensive end, making important and crucial plays that won’t show up on any stat sheet.”

In last week’s 50-33 loss to GBL foe Medford, Guillaune was the leading scorer with 17 points and pulled down seven rebounds. “That was an eye-opening game for us,” said Dunn. “Medford is a great team and we resolved to bounce back and learn from it and get better — and that’s what we did.

“I’m so proud of this team and their effort to get the win,” Dunn continued. “We have a tough road ahead. We have two games left and need to win both to make the playoffs, but I believe in this team!”

And hopefully, if the Lady Crimson Tide are successful, it will be by a margin larger than a one-possession game. “These 1-3 point games have not gotten any easier to handle as a coach,” Dunn added humorously, referring to her team’s six games that have been decided by two points or less this season in which the Tide are 3-3.

Dunn and her crew will begin their tourney quest tomorrow (Thursday) when they make the long trek to Lowell and then will entertain Marblehead on Monday afternoon at 3:00.

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