By Lorenzo Recupero
The 2021-2022 Crimson Tide and fourth-year Head Coach Stanley Chamblain are ready to hit the hardwood and vie for a championship.
The season officially tips-off on Friday, December 10 against longtime rival Cambridge Rindge & Latin at 7PM at Cambridge.
“This group of guys we have this year is tough,” said Chamblain, who led the Tide to a 7-2 record in a Covid-shortened season a year ago before being ousted in the Greater Boston League (GBL) title game.
“These guys we have now love to get after it. Defensively they aren’t going to breakdown and let up during games,” said Chamblain of his “defensive-minded” squad led by 4-year starter John Monexant.
With 9 returning seniors on the roster, including Roby Dormevil, James Monexant, and Cam Mohammed, Chamblain will have familiarity as he tries to lead the Tide to a championship.
As head coach Chamblain has won one conference title with EHS.
This year, he’s looking for team defense to help bring home the elusive championship.
“We have rotation players that are really going to help us this year,” said Chamblain, noting guys like Mohammed, who also played football in the fall, will be relied on as sparks coming of the bench.
“Cam is extremely agile, and defensively he disrupts whatever flow teams are trying to get into. And he knows how to find ways to score. He plays so much bigger than his size,” Chamblain said of his sixth man. “Anything is possible this season,” he said.
Chamblain, Monexant and the Crimson Tide will compete in their home-opener on Tuesday (Dec.14) at 7PM as they take on GBL rival Revere High School.
In contrast to last season’s home games, there’s currently no restrictions on fan attendance. The Tide also have a full 22-game schedule.
We wish to point out that Everett High School won a basketball championship in 1959.
We reported that Everett High School would be playing for its first championship.
We regret the oversight of the Championship EHS 1959 team in our reporting last week.