GBL Champs

Lady Tide roll to crown, beat Lynn English 47-41

By LORENZO RECUPERO

The Lady Tide are champions.

APRIL 1: Andrea Manley (11) drives to the hoops against Medford in a big playoff win. (Photo by Jim Mahoney)

The EHS boys and the girls’ varsity teams played in the Greater Boston League championship games in Lynn Saturday, both going up against formidable foe Lynn English, the GBL’s newest entry into the league this season.

Winning the GBL championship 47-41, the Lady Tide (8-1) delivered the Bulldogs their first loss of the year while avenging their only defeat.

Everett was led on the strength of junior Andrea Manley’s five three-pointers (5-for-7).

Manley’s incredible shooting from behind the arc (over 70% efficient) capped a 27-point night for her, including 17 of Everett’s first 23 points scored by halftime. Senior Maya Kirnon came up big in the clutch for EHS in the second half.

Tied, 39-39, with just four minutes left to go in the fourth quarter, Kirnon scored 4 straight points, including a three to help the Lady Tide stay on top for good.

When the last whistle blew at Cavanaugh Fieldhouse, the Crimson Tide boys’ squad had fallen to Lynn English for the second time this season.

Led by GBL all-star John Monexant’s team-high 22 points, the Tide (7-2) had a good chance at the victory, carrying a lead into the third quarter, but the defending Division 1 champion Bulldogs put up 18-points unanswered to help eke out the come-from-behind, 75-71, win.

Everett senior Juvens Louis pitched in 19 points of his own in the losing effort. Lynn English accounted for both Tide losses in what will be considered a successful year for boys’ basketball EHS.

SPORTS NOTE: Crimson Tide football is back and on the field of practice with new head coach Robert DiLoreto at the helm. The season opener is scheduled for Friday, April 23.

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