After being tied going into the fourth quarter, the previously undefeated Revere Girls basketball team ran out of steam and couldn’t overcome the height and relentless rebounding of Lincoln-Sudbury on Saturday night at Merullo Fieldhouse in Revere.They were defeated 51-43, finishing a tremendous season at 21-1.
A huge crowd was on hand again, and the place was rockin’ at the end of the third quarter when the game was knotted at 36 all.Revere motored up and down the court at a tremendous pace, hustled for loose balls, but had about five plays in the last two minutes that didn’t go their way – and ended up defining the game.
Morgan Jenkins provided a tremendous highlight at the end of the first half with three straight blocks – one after the other – on a single sequence. It was a game changing moment and – combined with the scrappy play of Marisa Parent – gave Revere momentum going into halftime.
In the end, Lincoln-Sudbury was just too tall – and they were missing two starters due to injury, both of them also very tall. Down the stretch, rebounding was a key element in the game, and Lincoln-Sudbury had the length to clean the glass more often than Revere on both ends of the floor.
Revere, however, never gave up, and most agreed after the game that this never-say-die attitude epitomized the 2010-2011 season.