The Revere High boys basketball team dropped both of its contests this past week, falling to Beverly 73-48 and Lynn Classical 70-54.
RHS head coach Rick Hayes termed his team’s performance against Beverly “disappointing. We took them to triple overtime in our first game with them, but we simply didn’t come to play at the start of the second half.”
Hayes promptly benched his five players who were out on the floor and brought in five new faces to finish out the contest. Will Weathers and Greg Cabral shared scoring honors with 12 points each, followed by Trey Weathers with eight, Scooby Mageza with six, Frank Colleran with five, Jonathan Muteba with four, and Chris Adreani with one.
Heeding their coach’s action in the following game with Classical, the Patriots turned in what Hayes called a “superb effort. We hustled for every loose ball and played very well against Classical,” said the coach.
The Pats led by one at the half, 29-28, and trailed by only two at the end of the third frame, 46-44. However, a hot stretch by Classical to start the fourth period, which saw the Rams drain three straight treys from downtown, opened up some distance between the teams.
Trey Weathers led the Pats with 12 points and Cabral reached double figures with 10. Will Weathers added nine, Mageza and Adreani hit for seven each, and Paul Norton, Colleran, and Muteba scored two points apiece.
The evening was highlighted by Senior Night festivities that saw the six seniors, Will Weather, Scooby Mageza, Chris Adreani, Jonathan Muteba, Ed Maglio, and Greg Hemingway, and their parents be recognized for their contributions to the RHS boys hoop program.
The Patriots will wrap up their 2009-2010 campaign in the Masconomet tourney starting Tuesday against Reading. They then will play either the host Masco team or Malden Catholic on Wednesday.