The Revere High School boys’ basketball team entered Wednesday night’s home contest against the Greater Boston League rival Everett Crimson Tide feeling good about its chances for victory. The Patriots had won four of their previous five games, and the lone loss came by just three points. On Wednesday, Revere managed just six points in the opening quarter but still stayed close enough. They trailed visiting Everett by only a 28-24 margin at halftime and played tough to the end before coming up short, 59-47, in a low-scoring affair.
Revere lost in similar fashion in the season opener at Everett back in December. In that game, the Patriots stayed with the Crimson Tide until the final minutes before losing a 67-53 decision.
On Wednesday, Domenic Boudreau and Sal DeAngelis were the only two Patriots in double figures. Boudreau netted 12 points, including two 3-pointers, and DeAngelis contributed 11, with a three of his own. All told, six players made the scoring column for Revere. Hamza Ghoul collected six points, followed by three from Ramadan Barry (on a three-pointer) and two each from James Clauto and Ihssan Mourouane.
The Patriots hit on nine of 17 free throws. DeAngelis had four of those points from the stripe. Revere had 29 rebounds as a team and committed 16 turnovers. Defensively, Jack D’Ambrosio finished with seven boards and a blocked shot.
Last Thursday, the Patriots scored a 65-59 home win over Malden. Leading the way was Mourouane with 13 points, followed by nine each from Clauto and Ghoul, and eight from Barry. Revere netted just one three-pointer on 13 attempts. Clauto hit the lone trey. The Patriots finished with 24 field goals on 56 shots.
The free-throw line was a struggle, as Revere shot just 48 percent – making good on 16 of 33 attempts. On the boards, Ghoul hauled down 10 rebounds and D’Ambrosio added nine. Revere also had 14 steals in the game.
Moving forward, Revere plays next Tuesday, Jan. 25, at Lynn Classical and returns to Lynn next Thursday, Jan. 27, to take on the Lynn English Bulldogs. The Patriots then make a special visit to TD Garden in Boston next Sunday night, Jan. 30 (scheduled 8:30 p.m. tap), where they will face Hamilton-Wenham.