Everett, Malden, Revere boys basketball players make their mark in the GBL
As the high school state tournament boys basketball brackets shrink to a precious few teams, who are now getting ready for their Elite 8 games, or the Round of 8, as the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association (MIAA) calls them, respective leagues have been announcing their all-star teams, as well as individual awards to their most outstanding individual players and coaches. The Greater Boston League (GBL) is no exception.
Crimson Tide trio earns star status
Senior guards Steven Cordero, Kevin Ruiz and David DeSouza completed their scholastic hoop careers on this always prestigious squad. Coach Stanley Chamblain could always count on Cordero to consistently be one of the team’s leading scorers, while Ruiz and DeSouza also did their part to spark the offense at crucial times during the season. As a team, they were 9-5 in the GBL, and 10-10 overall to qualify for the Division 1 state tournament, where they lost to Attleboro in a preliminary round game, 67-55.
Patriots finish season strong with two all-stars in the lead
Revere coach Dave Leary’s team also ended up 10-10 overall after a late regular-season surge. They carried that momentum over to the Division 2 state tournament, where they upset Plymouth South, the 27th seed, 55-50, before bowing out to Nashoba Regional, the sixth seed, in a Round of 32 game, 71-40.
Off the court, the Basketball Patriots were honored with two league all-stars: senior forward Domenic Boudreau and senior guard Alejandro Hincapie.
Golden Tornadoes complete winning season with two all-stars
Malden veteran boys basketball coach Don Nally had a good year in the GBL, and it also helped that he had two senior all-stars leading the way. They are center Jonald Joseph and guard Justin Bell. The Golden Tornadoes through the efforts of these two players ended up with a 12-8 regular-season record. They then lost a close game to host Lowell, the 20th seed, in the Division 1 preliminary round game.
GBL all-star roundup
Here’s the 2022-23 GBL girls all-star roster: senior guard Tyrese Melo Garcia, senior center Joshua St. Jean, senior forward Nelson Obarisiagbon and sophomore guard Warren Keel of Lynn English; senior guard Sam Orcutt, sophomore guard Justin Marino and senior guard Anthony Teixeira-Kugler of Medford; freshman guard Marvin Avery, Jr. and junior guard Almina Gerado of Lynn Classical; senior guard Franco DiFusco and senior forward Jared Antonelli of Somerville; and junior guard Brauli Quezada Timeo of Chelsea.
Lynn English won the league title, and they also had the league MVP. The aforementioned Keel is already turning heads as a sophomore star. Lynn English’s Alvin Abrue was the GBL Coach of the Year. Lynn Classical secured the sportsmanship award.