Uncharted territory

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Everett High School’s head coach Tammy Turner gives her team last minute instructions before the Somerville HS game. Everett clinched the GBL championship with a 72-64 win. (Photo By Jim Mahoney)

By Lorenzo Recupero

Everett High School girls basketball is having one of its best years on record.

With a 72-64 win over Somerville Monday, they improve to 15-2 overall.

The number 15 means a lot, in this instance.

It means the Lady Tide not only clinched the Greater Boston League championship, but it means one of the best records in school history and it means the most wins in Head Coach Tammy Turner’s long coaching career.

Turner has been a coach for 13 years and her best season before clinching the GBL title against longtime rival Somerville was a 14-win campaign.

The record so far shows a season like no other for her and the Tide, but it’s being a part of a special team that has made living between the numbers a success for Turner this season.

“I have a lot of confidence in this team. It’s such a great group of kids who are very athletic, who don’t give up,” said Turner of her senior-led squad this year. “It’s been a lot of fun,” said Turner.

The senior duo of Carolanne Cardinale and Maddy Duraes, who were honored prior to the Somerville game, are spark plugs in a season that has epitomized what it means to grow from one season to the next. Cardinale has led the team all year in rebounds and Duraes has provided instant energy on offense and defense when its needed most.

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