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Everett boys basketball drops final three regular season games

The Everett High School boys basketball team (11-9) continues to work hard in practice, even on school vacation week, as it awaits the announcement of the Division 1 state tournament seeds. The news is scheduled to be released sometime on Friday (Feb. 24), and the games will begin early next week.

Coach Stanley Chamblain’s squad is 48th in the latest power rankings posted on Feb. 21. Lynn English (18-1), the Greater Boston League’s top team, is ranked 10th overall. Medford (13-6) is just two spots ahead of the Crimson Tide in 46th place.

Catholic Memorial (17-2), Lawrence (20-2), Franklin (17-1), Central Catholic (15-6) and Needham (17-2) are the top five Division 1 teams this year.

But the Everett boys hope to regain that winning formula after dropping their last three regular season games. Their last win was against league rival Somerville, 57-39. They then lost to longtime rival Cambridge at home, 59-45. The Revere Patriots topped the local quintet, 56-49, followed by a 66-26 loss to Newton North in the annual the annual Comcast Invitational Tournament Sunday night, Feb. 19.

Boys Co-Op hockey misses postseason by one game

The Everett High School boys co-op hockey team (9-11) needed just one win in its remaining couple of regular season games to clinch a state tournament berth, but losses to Somerville (9-2) and Northeast Voke (10-5) spoiled those plans for coach Craig Richards squad. Their last win was against non-league Matignon on Sunday, Feb. 19 at Stoneham Arena, a 12-3 triumph.

The Tide ended up 41st in the latest Division 3 power rankings on Feb. 21. Scituate (15-4-2), Lynnfield (17-1-1), Medfield (16-2-1), Nauset Regional (14-5) and Watertown (11-6-3) are the top five teams in the division.

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