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Tide girls romp over Revere in home opener

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Everett girls basketball hosts Malden Tuesday night after Medford tilt

The Everett High School girls’ basketball team began the 2022-23 campaign on a successful note after they defeated Revere in the home opener Tuesday night, 46-28.

Coach Riley Dunn’s club was 4-16 last year. “It was a rebuilding year for us, but the girls fought hard in every game,” the coach said. And it looks like they are ready to take that next step after their convincing triumph over the Patriots earlier this week.

Senior Kayley Rossi and junior Kaesta Sandy are the captains on this year’s varsity squad. They are both returning players on the big club. Sophomore Emilia Maria-Babcock, senior Nehemie Lucien, senior Lamiah Wyzard and senior Japhnie Pierre are the other varsity returnees that give the coaching staff optimism to secure a winning record this season.

But they are also excited about the varsity newcomers. “I’m very excited about our new wave of varsity players like junior Malaica Guilaume, junior Taisha Alexandre, juniors Gleidy Tejada, senior Tatiana Moran, senior Brooklyn Acevedo, senior Tanaeja Elie, senior Nehemie Joseph, junior Olivia Lavaud and junior Malica Guilaume,” Dunn said.

“We have a great group of returning girls, and our new additions are all hard workers,” the coach added. “We are really emphasizing competing every time we are on the court this season. We are looking to be quick on offense, and a force on defense.”

Dunn was really proud of the effort and hustle her girls displayed versus Revere in the home opener again on Tuesday night. “They fought hard the entire game, while keeping their composure,” she added. “It was a great team win.”

Next up for the Tide after the win over Revere was Medford on Dec. 15, and then the Malden Golden Tornadoes make the trek to Everett on Tuesday, Dec. 20, for a game starting at 7 p.m. Following that contest, the Everett girls are scheduled to take on non-league host Lawrence on Wednesday, Dec. 29, at 11:30 a.m. The Greater Boston League (GBL) season resumes on Jan. 3 versus host Chelsea, starting at 4 p.m.

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