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Patriots one win away from playoff spot

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  With four games left in the regular season, the Revere High School boys’ basketball team is one win shy of securing a postseason berth. The Patriots had a chance to clinch a spot by earning their 10th win on Tuesday at home against East Boston but fell just short.

  Jack D’Ambrosio’s 14 points were not enough to propel Revere in a 65-58 loss to the Jets. Hamza Ghoul added nine points and nine boards and D’Ambrosio pulled down nine rebounds in the defeat.

  The Patriots reached the cusp of the playoffs by scoring back-to-back wins: over Somerville last Thursday at home by a low-scoring 35-31 margin and Medford away last Saturday by a close 56-53 score. The two victories gave Revere nine for the season.

  D’Ambrosio was the lone Patriot in double figures in the win over Somerville. He netted 18 points (more than half the team’s total) and came away with 13 rebounds to lead the way. James Clauto contributed seven points.

  Against Medford, the Patriots found themselves trailing by 10 points at halftime, 29-19. But they turned the tables and outscored the hosts 37-24 in the second half to steal the victory. Ghoul poured in 14 points and Domenic Boudreau drained 13, including two three-pointers.

  Clauto netted eight points and Alejandro Hincapie added five to contribute on the offensive end. Ghoul grabbed 11 rebounds. Overall, the Patriots shot seven of 17 from the foul line and hit on four of their 13 three-point tries.

  Revere was 9-7 overall and had a good opportunity to clinch that 10th victory when it hosted Lynn Classical on Thursday night (after press deadline). The Patriots then head to the annual General Patton Basketball tourney at Hamilton-Wenham Regional High School, where they will play in the opening round against North Reading on Monday, Feb. 21.

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