Finishing with a .500 overall record may not seem like much of an accomplishment. But considering where the Revere High School boys’ basketball team stood about a month ago, the 2022-23 season will be looked upon as a resurgent one for the Patriots.
With six games to go in the season, Revere was 5-9 and any chance for a playoff berth appeared unlikely and remote at best. But the Patriots regrouped to win five of their last six regular-season games. As a result, they finished with 10 wins, enough to earn them a low seed (the 38th spot) in the Div. 2 state tournament.
Revere added to the late-season momentum by scoring a come-from-behind 55-50 preliminary-round victory on the road over No. 27 Plymouth South early last week. The resurgence came to a halt last Thursday night when the Patriots ran up against a powerful sixth-seeded Nashoba Regional squad in the Round of 32 and were defeated by a 71-40 score.
Senior co-captain Domenic Boudreau continued his fine play by providing another double-double performance. He poured in 21 points (more than half the team’s total for the game) and grabbed 10 rebounds, as well as blocking two shots.
Afterwards, Head Coach David Leary said he was “very proud” of his team and added that the Patriots showed no quit all season despite having to cope with midseason injuries to key players. He also thanked the parents, families and fans for their support during the year.
The Nashoba loss left Revere with an 11-11 overall mark for the season. Revere will lose several key seniors, including Boudreau and fellow captain Alejandro Hincapie, Sal DeAngelis, Vinny Vu and Vincent Nichols. Both Boudreau and Hincapie were also named to this year’s Greater Boston League all-star team.
Looking forward to next year, junior Luke Ellis and sophomore Ethan Day are two of the players Revere will be counting on in 2023-24.