By Jerry DiStefano
The Revere High boys’ and girls’ basketball teams were very impressive against NEC foe Marblehead last week. The Patriot boys defeated the Magicians, 49–39, while the Patriot girls dominated the Magicians, 47–23, last Friday night.
The Revere boys’ basketball team put on another wonderful road performance in 2013. The Patriots were excellent at the free throw line, which proved to make the difference in the game. The Patriots shot 19–22 from the charity stripe.
Revere Head Coach Rick Hayes was thrilled with his team’s free-throw shooting. “We work on free-throw shooting day in and day out at practice. It’s a good to see the results in practice show up in game situations. It was really impressive to see all the kids shoot so well at the free throw line. I was very pleased with all of them…” Hayes said.
The Patriots were led by the trio of Dom Boyce, Tom Sor, and Mike Ciambelli. Boyce, Sor, and Ciambelli all scored 10 points apiece. Revere has now improved their record to 7–5, and the Patriots are looking for the magic number of 10 to qualify for the state tournament.
The Revere girls’ basketball team dominated Marblehead from tip to tail in front of their home crowd. The story of the game was the defensive pressure by the Patriots. Revere caused Marblehead to turn over the ball on a regular basis, which led to easy bucket after easy bucket for the Patriots.
Revere Head Coach Katelyn Leonard knows how important scoring easy baskets off turnover are for their success. “We came out in our full court pressure defense, which really slowed Marblehead down on offense. When it didn’t slow them down, we seemed to turn them over. When we got those quick turnovers, we scored on them just about every time, which was huge,” Leonard said.
Coach Leonard was also very happy with how well they executed their half-court offense. “We had such great ball movement on offense. It may have been the best we moved the ball all year. Our ball movement created so many great looks, which we capitalized on just about every time,” Leonard said.
Leading the way for Revere was once again the duo of Caitlin Caramello and Gena Restiano. This duo combined for 31 of the 47 total points for Revere. Caramello had a monster performance with 17 points and 23 rebounds. Restiano chipped in with 14 points of her own.
The Patriots have now improved their record to 6–3.