Though the Revere High School boys’ basketball team has fallen on hard times of late, losing five straight games as of early this week, the Patriots continue to play hard and compete. They lost a heartbreaking overtime game at Lynn Classical early last week when they let a 14-point lead slip away, and suffered another tough OT setback to the Medford Mustangs on Tuesday.
Against Medford, Revere head coach David Leary called his team’s eventual 71-69 extra-session defeat a “fantastic high school game.” Senior Domenic Boudreau was back in the lineup and came through with a strong performance. He finished with a double-double of 21 points and 13 rebounds. Vinny Vu was also a factor with 16 points to go along with five assists. Vincent Nichols was the other Patriot in double figures with 13 points.
The Patriots dropped to 5-9 overall on the season after Tuesday’s loss, and resumed action on Thursday when they hosted Chelsea in their Senior Night contest. Revere then travels to face off against Malden next Tuesday.
Like every other team in the Greater Boston League this season, Revere had the misfortune of having to play at the juggernaut Lynn English Bulldogs last Thursday. The Bulldogs were undefeated at 15-0 as of this week and were winning by an average margin of around 40 points a game.
Given their shortage of manpower coming into the English game, the Patriots acquitted themselves as well as could be expected. The Bulldogs ended up with an 80-36 victory. For Revere, Vu canned three shots from three-point land to finish with nine points and sophomore Sami Mhgizou netted eight. Luke Ellis added five points and four boards.