DiBiaso had a feeling about Ghared Boyce
By Julian Cardillo
Ghared Boyce added another milestone to his already impressive till of accomplishments as an Everett basketball player. The two-time Greater Boston League (GBL) MVP became Everett’s most prolific points scorer on Tuesday night in an 84-34 victory over Swampscott. Boyce scored 37 points to lead the Crimson Tide to victory; with 1,735 points he is Everett’s all-time leading scorer, surpassing 1997 graduate Shannon Crooks.
“As a program, we’re very excited for Ghared’s accomplishment and thrilled for him and his family,” said Everett coach John DiBiaso. “He has been incredibly consistent and has worked hard, and I think he’s thoroughly deserving.”
DiBiaso had a feeling Boyce would perform well with the Crimson Tide. “The first time I saw him, I knew he was going to score a lot of points,” DiBiaso said.
In a short period of time, Boyce confirmed DiBiaso’s suspicions. Boyce scored more points in his freshman year than any other freshman in Everett history. Since he arrived at Everett, Boyce has been the varsity basketball team’s main offensive threat. He is currently averaging 33 points per game, which isn’t much more than he was producing when he first joined.
That a young player can sustain such a continued pace – even at high school level – is impressive, according to DiBiaso. “When you’re setting a game plan and you know one player can get you 30 points a night, I’d say that makes a big difference,” added DiBiaso. “He’s been consistent. I’ve said it before: He’s the heart and soul of our offense.”
DiBiaso didn’t comment on whether Boyce has professional basketball in his future but made clear the focus at the moment is preparing him for college.
At the same time, the Crimson Tide are focused on winning their remaining regular season games and taking the conference title. On Tuesday the Crimson Tide boys hoop team (11-1) walloped Swampscott; they took a 50-12 lead into halftime and were up 70-28 after three.
Keeping up that momentum will be important as the team gets set to travel to Beverly for their next game. “It’s an important one for us,” said DiBiaso. “It’s a conference game and it’s usually not the easiest place to play. They have a good crowd and I’m sure Beverly will come into this game with a lot of energy.”
Lady Tide basketball team wins back-to-back
By Julian Cardillo
The Everett girls’ basketball team tallied its seventh win of the season last Friday night against Medford. Everett ousted the Mustangs in a Northeast Conference contest, 60-37. The Crimson Tide led, 13-3, after one quarter and took a 29-12 lead into halftime. Everett kept the pace in the third quarter, extending the advantage to 51-22.
On Tuesday, the Crimson Tide won their eighth win of the season with a 53-38 victory over Swampscott.
Everett’s next game is tonight at home against Beverly.