Playoff bound

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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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Postseason in sight, but not in form

By Lorenzo Recupero

Fresh off a 67-52 win over Malden High School Tuesday, Crimson Tide boys basketball is sitting pretty at 6-2 overall and undefeated in the GBL.

The Tide are now just 4 wins away from locking up a playoff spot, and even landed themselves in the Boston Globe’s top 10 HS basketball teams in the state, but head coach Stanley Chamblain isn’t satisfied with just getting his team to where they are currently.

“Our win over Malden was an ugly win,” said a displeased Chamblain, who has taken a Belichick- esque approach to this season in the sense a single win doesn’t mean there’s nothing left to improve upon. “I’ll take it the win, but we weren’t playing the brand of basketball I know we are capable of playing,” said Chamblain of his squads league-leading victory. “There was just a lack of urgency in our play that is uncharacteristic of our basketball team, but the luxury of basketball is you are in a position to quickly to play again within a couple days and correct those mistakes,” he said.

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Surging Tide remain undefeated

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Everett’s Carolann Cardinale (33) throws a pass following a rebound during a varsity girls basketball match versus Charlestown. (Photo by Joseph Prezioso)

By Lorenzo Recupero

The Lady Tide are rolling right now, getting off to their hottest start to a season ever under the tutelage of head coach Tammy Turner.

In the 13 seasons Turner’s coached Crimson Tide girls basketball, she hasn’t had a team come out on such a fiery start.

In beating GBL rival and formerly undefeated Malden, 70-28, Tuesday night, the Tide upped their win streak to seven games while remaining undefeated. And they are playing some of the best ball in the area, much to the delight of coach Turner.

“[As a coach]it has nothing to do with our record, but just as long as the girls are willing to work hard and are having fun, I love it,” said Turner on how her season has turned out so far. “I have the work horses this year and I love it,” she said.

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Boys Basketball Team Starts New Chapter

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First-year head coach Stanley Chamblain (center) gathers his team during a timeout. (Photo by Joseph Prezioso)

Leader Herald Staff Report 

Everett is 2-0 on the young season, having defeated Saugus (75-22) and Gloucester (61- 44) in a pair of Northeastern Conference games to open the campaign.

For the first time in more than a generation, EHS has a new coach on the sideline, as Stanley Chamblain has taken over for John DiBiaso.

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