Through four games the Revere High School boys’ basketball team has managed two wins and two defeats. Last week, the Patriots competed in the David Green Tournament in Winthrop. They split their two contests there to end up at 2-2 on the season entering the New Year.
Scheduled games for this week against Lynn Classical at home and away at Medford were postponed due to the Greater Boston League’s decision on Monday to suspend play for a week due to the recent COVID-19 surge. As of press time, the Patriots were still scheduled to resume the season at Chelsea on Tuesday.
In the first round of the Green Tourney, Revere fell to eventual tournament champion Peabody by a close 43-40 margin. Junior Sal DeAngelis led the way for the Patriots with 18 points. He was the lone Revere player in double figures.
Senior Ramadan Barry and junior Vincent Nichols each added six points in the loss. DeAngelis also connected twice from downtown and Barry added a basket from three-point land. All told, the Patriots struggled with their shooting and made good on just 13 of 43 field goal attempts overall.
The Revere defense was solid, however, allowing the Tanners just 43 points and hanging close the whole way despite the offensive difficulties. The Patriots shot 11 of 16 from the free-throw stripe but made just three of their 17 three-point tries.
Senior James Clauto’s 23-point effort helped carry the Patriots to a 70-54 win over Pioneer Charter in the consolation game. Two of Clauto’s nine field goals were from beyond the arc. Domenic Boudreau provided strong support on offense with a 17-point performance. He also connected twice from the three-point stripe.
DeAngelis and Barry contributed with seven and five points respectively. Revere hit on five of its 25 three-point attempts but did shoot over 50 percent on two-point field goals, connecting on 20 of 35 shots from that range. The Patriots were 15 of 26 from the foul line.
Peabody ended up winning the Green Tournament with a 62-46 victory over host Winthrop in the championship game.
Patriot girls beat Danvers, now 3-2
The Revere girls’ basketball team is off to a good start. A 42-35 win over Danvers in the consolation game of the holiday tournament in North Reading last week upped Revere’s record to 3-2 thus far on the season.
In the opening round of the tourney, the Patriots fell to host North Reading by a 43-32 count. Skyla DeSimone led the Patriots with 13 points in the loss.
Revere had both of its scheduled games this week at Lynn Classical and at home against Medford called off due the Greater Boston League’s decision to pause the season for a week due to the statewide rise in COVID-19 cases. As of press time, the Patriots were still scheduled to resume the season Tuesday with a home tilt against Chelsea.