By Lorenzo Recupero
Fresh off a 67-52 win over Malden High School Tuesday, Crimson Tide boys basketball is sitting pretty at 6-2 overall and undefeated in the GBL.
The Tide are now just 4 wins away from locking up a playoff spot, and even landed themselves in the Boston Globe’s top 10 HS basketball teams in the state, but head coach Stanley Chamblain isn’t satisfied with just getting his team to where they are currently.
“Our win over Malden was an ugly win,” said a displeased Chamblain, who has taken a Belichick- esque approach to this season in the sense a single win doesn’t mean there’s nothing left to improve upon. “I’ll take it the win, but we weren’t playing the brand of basketball I know we are capable of playing,” said Chamblain of his squads league-leading victory. “There was just a lack of urgency in our play that is uncharacteristic of our basketball team, but the luxury of basketball is you are in a position to quickly to play again within a couple days and correct those mistakes,” he said.
A bright spot in the win over Malden and all season has been sophomore forward Roby Dormevil, who leads the team In rebounding (8 per game), and according to coach Chamblain is making big time strides this year.
“He’s our boost. He’s really just relentless on the boards and is coming up big for us,” said Chamblain. Dormevil sccored 14 points in the win over Malden. Junior guard Omar Quilter pitches in with a team- high 17 points.
Chamblain and Tide (5-2) will hit the hardwood again on January 14 (7PM) at home against Somerville before competing in the BABC Martin Luther King Day tournament at Cathedral High School on Jan. 20 (12:30PM).