Last week’s Greater Boston League action was suspended due to the current COVID-19 spike statewide, but the Revere High School boys’ basketball team was able to get back on the court on Tuesday at Chelsea. The result was a positive one for the Patriots.
Head Coach David Leary told the press prior to Tuesday’s contest that the team was looking forward to returning to action. Revere made the best of the opportunity by defeating Chelsea on the road by a 56-52 margin. The win brought the Patriots over the .500 mark at 3-2.
James Clauto came close to a double-double by netting 15 points and pulling down eight rebounds. He added four assists to his performance. Also contributing offensively to the victory were Domenic Boudreau with 10 points and Ramadan Barry with nine in a reserve role.
The Patriots were scheduled to face Malden at home on Thursday (after press deadline). Then they are off until next Wednesday (Jan. 19) when they host Everett at 7 p.m.
Revere gave the Crimson Tide a tough battle in the season opener at Everett back on Dec. 14. A late surge helped Everett break open that game and pull away to a 67-53 win. Since the season opener, the Patriots have won three of four contests – the only loss being a close 43-40 defeat to Peabody.
Girls look to resume season against Malden
After having their scheduled return to the court against Chelsea postponed on Tuesday, the Revere girls’ basketball team was hoping to resume action on Thursday at Malden (after press deadline). The girls still sat at 3-2 entering Thursday’s game.
Because of all the recent postponements, Revere has a busy upcoming schedule: three games in four days. The Patriots play back-to-back games when they host Peabody in a Martin Luther King Day contest on Monday afternoon (1:30 p.m. tip) and travel to take on Everett on Tuesday night. They finish the week off with a tilt at Somerville on Thursday.