Tide strong to the hoop

John Monexant (11) moves through the Medford defense to the net during a varsity match against Medford High School at Medford High School. Everett topped Medford, 60-55. (Photo by Joseph Prezioso)

Varsity off to fast 3-0 start to shortened winter season


In a pandemic-shortened season, Everett High School boys basketball is looking to capture the Greater Boston League title for the third consecutive year.

With opening, season wins over Medford, Malden, and Revere, the undefeated Tide (3-0) remain in the driver seat to try and clinch the GBL once again, doing so with big contributions from one of its most able leaders.

Head coach Stanley Chamblain has had the Tide ready to roll right from the onset, with his players eager to get back on the court and prove themselves after a full year of away from the sport.

The Crimson Tide come together during a timeout against Medford High School. (Photo by Joseph Prezioso)

“So far so good,” said Chamblain of how things are shaping up this abbreviated season. “I have a lot of young guys that just get after it. And John Monexant, my 3-year starter, has been playing some great basketball.”

Led by Monexant, the Tide will try to make it four straight as they take on Chelsea High School Wednesday, March 17.

The shortened season will consist of 7 games against GBL opponents only, a decrease from the usual 18 games played during a normal MIAA sanctioned regular season.

Should the Tide qualify for the playoffs, which is set for two games in April, it will have to compete against two-time defending state champion Lynn English.

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