Needing just one more win this season to earn a spot in the postseason tournament, the Revere High School boys’ basketball team was unable to notch victory number 10, which would have gotten them into the playoffs. The Patriots lost both of their games at the annual General Patton Tournament at Hamilton-Wenham Regional High School this past weekend. A first-round 52-45 loss to North Reading and a 61-52 consolation defeat to the host Generals left Revere sitting at 9-10 overall on the season with one contest remaining against Lynn English. That game was played on Thursday (after press deadline).
Revere needed a victory on Thursday to gain a berth in the tournament. About a week ago, the Patriots looked to be in a good position when they held a 9-6 mark entering their final five games. But the Patton Tourney losses and setbacks to East Boston and Lynn Classical created the do-or-die situation entering Thursday’s game.
Domenic Boudreau’s 22 points and eight boards led the Patriots in the Patton Tourney consolation loss to HW. Revere defeated the Generals 45-40 at the Andrew James Lawson Foundation Jamboree at TD Garden in Boston two weeks ago. James Clauto drilled 14 points and grabbed seven rebounds in the opening loss to North Reading. He was followed closely by Jack D’Ambrosio’s 12 points and six boards.
Having beaten Lynn Classical on the road earlier in the season, the Patriots couldn’t pull out a win last Thursday at home, losing 66-61 to the Rams. Boudreau once again came up big for the Patriots with 22 points, including six three-pointers. Ramadan Barry was the only other Revere player in double figures with 11 points. Boudreau and Barry also combined for 13 rebounds.
Revere girls finish with 12 wins, ready for playoffs
The Revere girls’ basketball team ended the regular season with a 45-40 win over Medford to finish 12-8 overall and stamp a trip to the Div. 2 postseason tournament. The Patriots finished 11-3 in Greater Boston League (GBL) play and finished third in a tough league that includes Lynn English and Lynn Classical, who finished first and second in the GBL.
Both of Revere’s losses to Classical were close, hard-fought games; in particular, the second contest – a 38-37 nailbiter that could have gone either way. In the win over Medford, Carolina Bettero and Haley Belloise combined for 36 points to carry the load offensively.