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Revere hangs on to top Malden, 63-59 in key tilt for both teams

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Patriots stay alive for postseason possibility; Tornados still need one more win

  The two guys who did get a chance to show their stuff the first time around when Revere High played Malden on the court were there front-and-center this time.

   Both seniors Domenic Boudreau and Andrew Leone were sidelined with injuries back in December when Malden High took a convincing win in Revere in a Greater Boston League matchup.

    Tuesday night Boudreau led all scorers with 23 points and led a fourth-quarter comeback that carried Revere to a 63-59 must win while Leone hit three big free throws down the stretch to help season the victory.

   The win kept Coach Lery’s Patriots still in the hunt for the postseason at 7-10 overall while Coach Nally’s Malden High Tornados still need that elusive 10th win to get qualification status.

    Malden sits at 9-8 overall with the tough loss with its next try home against Somerville Monday night at 6:00 p.m.

     Malden led for 95% percent of the game before a Boudreau-led 5-0 run gave Revere its first lead, 54-53 with 2:01 left to play.

The two teams went back-and-forth the rest of the way before Leone’s 3-of-4 free throws and two key breakaway layups by Boudreau made it a one-point Revere lead.

     Malden had a great opportunity to get back even, possessing the ball with 33 seconds to play and down three points, 62-59, but whittled away nearly all of clock passing the ball around the perimeter of the three-point line looking for a shot that ended in a desperation “three” attempt by Tsige which was blocked by — guess who? — Dom Boudreau.

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Malden’s Justin Bell (left) dribbles against some defense by Revere’s Andrew Leone, right in Tuesday’s Revere win. (Henry Huang Photos)
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Malden High’s Jonald Joseph skies for a loose rebound in Tuesday’s Malden-Revere game.

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