After experiencing a defeat at Malden on Tuesday, the Revere High School girls’ basketball team will not see action again until next Thursday when they travel to play Peabody. In the meantime, the Patriots will look to prepare for a strong finish to the 2022-23 season.
Revere lost a 46-30 decision to Malden on Tuesday and dropped to 6-12 overall (6-8 in the Greater Boston League) with two regular-season games remaining. The Patriots have a very light schedule to conclude the campaign, playing Peabody next Thursday after a seven-day layoff and then having five more days off before the scheduled season finale against Hamilton-Wenham at home on Feb. 21.
Last Thursday’s 61-18 victory over Chelsea demonstrated why the future looks promising for the Patriot girls. Freshman Shayna Smith finished with a double-double of 17 points and 12 rebounds, and sophomore Marwa Riad added 10 points.
Smith came within one assist of reaching a triple-double, as she contributed nine assists in the win. Head Coach Chris Porrazzo told the press that Smith’s 12 boards were impressive for a high school game and that the nine assists were evidence of her dominance. He said Smith has energy, intensity and communicates at a high level – “all unique attributes for a freshman to have,” he pointed out.
The coach added that Riad is a sound defensive player and will be heard from more often as the games go by. “She’s only a sophomore, so be ready to hear her name a lot more through the next two seasons.”