Playoff bound

Everett’s John Monexant (11) take the ball down center court against Brookline High School. (Photo by Joseph Prezioso)

By Lorenzo Recupero

It’s only fitting that both the EHS boys and girls basketball teams clinch a date in the MIAA tourney against rival Revere High School.

That’s exactly what both teams did Tuesday night, as the boys clinched their playoff spot with a 80-48 win and the girls punched their ticket to the postseason this year with a 76-55 win over Revere.

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The Crimson Tide boys (10-3) are in their second season under the tutelage of EHS alumni Stanley Chamblain, and he’s proven now he’s got a firm grip on the position with back-to-back playoff berths on his young resume. His second straight playoff visit as head coach is the team’s eighth consecutive. But coach Chamblain would be the first to tell you the season, with seven games remaining on the schedule, is far from over.

Everett’s Carolann Cardinale (33) throws a pass during a varsity girls basketball match between Everett High School and Charlestown High School at Charlestown High School. (Photo by Joseph Prezioso)

The Lady Tide (10-2), who opened the year on a stellar eight-game win streak before dropping two of their following three games, got the big playoff-sealing win over Revere to remedy any idea that they are in any sort of slump. They’ve been locked in all year and continue to have one of their best overall seasons on record. And this will be their sixth straight playoff visit under longtime head coach Tammy Turner.

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