By Lorenzo Recupero
The Crimson Tide and fifth-year coach Stanley Chamblain are set to embark on another championship campaign.
Following an undefeated (12-0) Greater Boston League run last season, the Tide are hoping to replicate that success and build on it beginning Tuesday, December 13 against rival Revere High School.
Everett topped Revere twice last season, including a 67-53 triumph on opening night.
With only four returning players from last season, coach Chamblain will rely heavily on new faces – along with some talented returning starters – to help carry the ranks.
Everett was ousted by North High School (Worcester) in the second round of last season’s division one north playoffs. Coach Chamblain is confident his versatile roster this year is up to the task of taking it further.
2022-23 Crimson Tide Basketball Preview
Head Coach: Stanley Chamblain (5th season).
Overall Coaching Record: 56-18.
League: Greater Boston (GBL).
Record Last Season: 16-5.
Returning Starters: Steven Cordero, senior; David De Souza, senior.
Returning Letterman: Anderson Joseph, senior; Kevin Ruiz, senior.
Concern: Overcoming adversity.
Outlook: Losing, 66-54, to North High School in the division one north sectional a season ago did not sit well with coach Chamblain, a two-time Conference Coach of the Year, who is motivated more than ever to get his team back to the postseason for a deeper run. And it helps to have returning starter Steven Cordero leading the way. The senior guard propelled the team in scoring a season ago, with 19-plus points per game. His leadership and offensive prowess will allow the team’s newcomers, like Cleevance Erilius, a defensive specialist, and Allsin Desruisseaux, a versatile talent that can help spread the floor, to get acclimated and excel in their individual roles. If Chamblain can get the team gelling early, watch out for the Tide this year. “Everyone has bought into each other,” said Chamblain heading into his fifth season at the helm. “I believe our trust in each other and the commitment they’ve shown in each other will allow us to get through the difficult moments in the season,” he said. “[We are] One beat, one team,” said Chamblain.
Season Opener: Tuesday, December 13, 7PM, vs. Revere High School @ Revere High School