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Tide looks for more consistency to snap out of the .500 rut

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Everett girls’ basketball begins new year with convincing win over rival Chelsea

Over the last two weeks, the Everett High School girls’ basketball team (3-3 in the Greater Boston League, 3-4 overall) went 1-2, but coach Riley Dunn’s team hopes to turn things around quickly with games at Somerville (0-4) and Revere (Jan. 17, 6 p.m.).

The Tide started the season with a convincing home opening night win against visiting Revere last month, 46-28. They then defeated Medford, before falling into a .500 club.

The Everett girls lost to host Lawrence, 46-40 to close out the 2022 portion of the regular season schedule on Dec. 28. Senior guard Kayley Rossi paced the offensive attack for the locals with 17 points. They then began 2023 with a convincing triumph over neighboring Chelsea, 52-16. “This was a great team win,” said Dunn.

Rossi was once again the top gun on offense with 18 points and five assists. Malica Guilaume chipped in with four assists and six rebounds.

Last Thursday, Jan. 5, the local five dropped a close contest to Lynn Classical, 43-38. Malaica Guilaume was credited with a double-double with 11 points and 13 rebounds. Emilia Maria-Babcock accounted for 10 points and five rebounds.

But the Lynn English Bulldogs stopped the Tide offensively Tuesday night to beat them going away, 39-23.

But with games coming up on the road next week against aforementioned Revere and then Medford on Thursday night (6 p.m.), Jan. 19, the Everett girls could be in the middle of a winning streak to get this schedule going in the right direction, as the second half begins and the postseason rankings become clearer to determine state tournament berths.

Everett’s Kayley Rossi drives past a Revere defender for two points in recent action. (Advocate file photos/Emily Harney)
Lady Tide’s Malaica Guillaume battles for possession over a Revere defender in December action.

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