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Tide girls basketball edges visiting Somerville on Senior Night to secure seventh win

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Everett needs two more wins in its four remaining regular season games to make the postseason


By Joe McConnell


The Everett High School girls basketball team (7-9) defeated Somerville on Senior Night (Jan. 30), 39-37.

Senior Emilia Maria Babcock paced the offensive attack with 21 points to go along with four rebounds and six steals. Malaica Guillaume contributed five rebounds, four assists and four steals to the winning cause.

“Everybody on the team contributed in some way, shape or form to this tough, gritty win against Somerville,” said coach Riley Dunn. “It was a great night in a great environment, which resulted in a great win for us.”

Two nights later, however, the Everett girls lost to host Revere, 51-30.

“Revere is a very tough team,” said Dunn. “Our defensive effort was there, but we just couldn’t seem to connect on the offensive end. We still hustled, however, until the very end, never giving up. We will bounce back and learn from this game.”

Babcock once again led the way with 12 points. She was also credited with three steals against the Patriots. Guillaume was next in line with 11 points to go along with four rebounds, while coming up with two steals on defense.

“Sonia Constanza Flores, Manal Bouhou, Taisha Alexandre and Casey Martinez also came up with two steals to assist significantly in this tough, defensive effort against Revere,” said Dunn.

Since the Revere loss, the Everett girls have been off for a week to sharpen things up for the stretch run, which started last night (Feb. 8) at home against Medford after press deadline. The Tide will then host non-league Lawrence Monday night, Feb. 12, beginning at 6:30 p.m. They will be at Lowell for another non-league encounter three nights later at the same time, before wrapping up the regular season on Fec. 19 at home against Marblehead out of the Northeastern Conference, beginning at 3 p.m. They need to win at least two of these four games to make the Division 1 state tournament.

At 7-9, the Tide is ranked 52nd in Division 1 as of Feb. 6. To make the postseason, teams ranked 33rd or lower must possess a winning record.

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