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Tide drops state tournament opener to host Weymouth

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Everett girls basketball completes season with 10-11 record  

To say the Weymouth High School girls basketball team (12-9, 25th seed) had the height advantage in its Division 1 preliminary round game against visiting Everett (10-11, 40th seed) Tuesday night, it would be an understatement. The Wildcats towered over their Greater Boston League (GBL) counterparts, many of whom were on the plus side of six-feet, and as a result they dominated everything down low, coming up with countless rebounds that led to second chance baskets to win the game going away, 57-33.

Junior forward Callie Flynn utilized her 6-foot-3 frame to lead her teammates on offense with 19 points. Her classmate Megan Doyle, the team’s center, accounted for 11 points. Doyle is set to play lacrosse in college.

The Crimson Tide had trouble competing from the start, when senior guard Japhnie Pierre injured her leg less than two minutes into the game, and had to be helped off the court. The Wildcats went on to outscore the local quintet after one quarter, 21-3. It was 33-13 at halftime.

Junior Malica Guillaume scored all three points in the opening stanza, and she added six more in the second quarter. She finished up with 15 points. Sophomore Emilia Maria-Babcock chipped in with four, and her efforts helped her teammates break into double figures in the first half.

Senior Kayley Rossi ended her scholastic career with 13 points, all in the second half. Senior BrookeLynn Acevedo buried one free throw.

While Weymouth will head to North Andover Friday night to face the eighth-seeded Scarlet Knights (14-6) in a Round of 32 game, coach Riley Dunn’s team will reflect on a season that produced a 9-5 winning record in the GBL. They also got that elusive 10th win against non-league Lawrence, 55-46 to clinch a postseason berth that every high school team-sport athlete shoots for at the beginning of each season.

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