Medford (2-0, 1-0 GBL) boys basketball went on a 12-0 run in the first quarter to balloon an early lead to a 25-8 advantage and never looked back, in a 66-46 win over Malden High (0-1, 0-1 GBL), spoiling the Golden Tornados’ home, season and Greater Boston League (GBL) opener on last Tuesday night. Junior Justin Bell led Malden with 12 points as the home team cut the lead to 20 points after trailing by a 46-28 margin after three quarters.
On the girls’ side, Malden fell on the road to Medford, 46-41, last Tuesday.
The Malden boys fell to 0-3 overall (0-3 GBL) after successive losses to two-time defending MIAA Division 1 State Champion Lynn English on the road and Everett High at home on Tuesday night.
Golden Tornados Head Coach Don Nally’s team will be returning to action by participating in the Tewksbury Christmas Tournament vs. Burlington High on Tuesday, December 28 and then playing in either the consolation or championship game on Wednesday, December 29. Malden will return to the GBL league slate on Tuesday, January 4, hosting Somerville at 6:00 p.m.
Everett High girls’ basketball team falls in season opener to Revere, 67-32
The Revere High girls’ basketball squad opened their season with a big, 67-32 win over visiting Everett High girls on Tuesday night. Everett was back in action hosting Medford (1-0, 1-0 GBL) in its home opener (Medford won, 55-53). After that, the Everett girls stayed at home on Tuesday, December 21, hosting Malden High (Malden won, 49-33).
Revere High boys’ and girls’ basketball teams took on Somerville on Dec. 16
Both the Revere High boys’ and girls’ basketball teams took on Somerville High on Thursday night. Coach Dave Leary’s Patriots boys’ team (0-1, 0-1 GBL) was seeking its first win on the road at Somerville High (0-1, 0-1 GBL) while the Revere girls were home for the second straight game to open the season, this time against the Lady Highlanders. The Revere boys’ basketball team’s home opener was on December 21, hosting Lynn Classical in another GBL matchup.
Malden High School coed swim team looks for ‘Three-Peat’ in GBL; open season with win, 80-60
The Malden High School coed varsity swim team is seeking its first “Three-Peat” as Greater Boston League Champions in over a decade, since the late 2000s. Malden Head Coach Jess Bisson’s squad is led by senior captains Tony Giech, Sarah Oliveira, Molly Sewell and Abby Tang. Malden opened the season with a win over GBL rival Lynn Classical last Tuesday, 84-63, led by Giech, Tang and Sewell, all with multiple first-place finishes. Malden hosted its home opener last Thursday at the MHS Pool versus Revere.