Page 16 THE EVERETT ADVOCATE – FRiDAy, FEbRuARy 9, 2024 ~ Mystic Valley Regional Charter School Sports ~ Eagles Swim Team Earns 17th T he Mystic Valley Varsity Girls Swim team competed in the Commonwealth Athletic Conference League Championship Meet at Lynn Technical High School on the afternoon of Thursday, January 25. In the meet, the Eagles dominated the other eight teams, winning Gold in every event and scoring 638 points – outdistancing the Co-op team of Lowell/ Innovation/Nashoba by over 300 points. In a dominant display of speed and endurance that set the tone for the day in the first event, the girls relay team of Sydney Cao, Isabella Cirame, Lucia Antonucci and Britney Nayiga took first in the 200 Yard Medley relay with a seed time of 2:00.81. In the nine individual events, Mystic Valley swimmers placed first, second and third in every event. Winning both their individual events were Isabella Cirame, 200 Free and 200 Individual Medley; Britney Nayiga, 50 Free and 100 Breaststroke; and Sydney Cao, 100 Free and 100 Back. Isabelle Pennachio and Lana Santos-Albuquerque won gold in the 100 yard butterfly and 500 yard freestyle, respectively. In the two other relays, Mystic Valley also swam to victory. In the 200-yard freestyle relay, the team of Antonucci, Crystal Tang, Santos-Albuquerque and Kelso placed first with a time of 1:52.11, and in the final event of the day, the 400 yard freestyle relay, Mystic Valley’s team of Cao, Nayiga, Cirame and Santos-Albuquerque placed first with a time of 3:50.91. The Eagles will be back in the water on Saturday, February 3, at home for a last chance meet and again on Saturday, February 10, at the MIAA Sectional Tournament at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. For more information on Mystic Valley athletics, visit mvrcs.com/athletics. The Eagles Swim Team Champs, from left to right: Back row: Belinda Mwebaza, Britney Nayiga, Noely Mendez, Nicole Kelso, Isabelle Pennachio, Makda Johannes, Gracy Thapa, Miriam Johannes and Crystal Tang; front row: Melina Catic, Isabella Cirame, Lana Santos-Albuquerque, Khloe Co, Brook Burke and Sydney Cao. Commonwealth Athletic Conference Girls Swim Championship Top Three 2023 1st Place 200 Medley Relay 200 Yard Freestyle 200 Individual Medley 50 Yard Freestyle 100 Yard Butterfly 100 YardFreestyle 500 Yard Freestyle 200 Yard Free Relay 100 Yard Backstroke 100 Yard Breaststroke 400 Yard Freestyle Relay Top Four Teams Team Score Tide girls basketball edges visiting Somerville on Senior Night to secure seventh win Everett needs two more wins in its four remaining regular season games to make the postseason By Joe McConnell T he Everett High School girls basketball team (7-9) defeated Somerville on Senior Night (Jan. 30), 39-37. Senior Emilia Maria Babcock paced the offensive attack with 21 points to go along with four rebounds and six steals. Malaica Guillaume contributed five rebounds, four assists and four steals to the winning cause. “Everybody on the team contributed in some way, shape or form to this tough, gritty win against Somerville,” said coach Riley Dunn. “It was a great night in a great environment, which resulted in a great win for us.” Two nights later, however, the Everett girls lost to host Revere, 51-30. “Revere is a very tough team,” said Dunn. “Our defensive effort was there, but we just couldn’t seem to connect on the offensive end. We still hustled, however, until the very end, never giving up. We will bounce back and learn from this game.” Babcock once again led the way with 12 points. She was also credited with three steals against the Patriots. Guillaume was next in line with 11 points to go along with four rebounds, while coming up with two steals on defense. “Sonia Constanza Flores, Manal Bouhou, Taisha Alexandre and Casey Martinez also came up with two steals to assist significantly in this tough, defensive effort against Revere,” said Dunn. Since the Revere loss, the Everett girls have been off for a week to sharpen things up for the stretch run, which started last night (Feb. 8) at home against Medford after press deadline. The Tide will then host nonleague Lawrence Monday night, Feb. 12, beginning at 6:30 p.m. They will be at Lowell for another non-league encounter three nights later at the same time, before wrapping up the regular season on Fec. 19 at home against Marblehead out of the Northeastern Conference, beginning at 3 p.m. They need to win at least two of these four games to make the Division 1 state tournament. At 7-9, the Tide is ranked 52nd in Division 1 as of Feb. 6. To make the postseason, teams ranked 33rd or lower must possess a winning record. Seniors, pictured from left to right: Makda Johannes, captain Jason Yan, George George and Miriam Johannes. I t was Senior Day on Friday for the Mystic Valley Eagles. Four seniors were honored prior to the Eagles’ meet against Greater Lowell. The Eagles were victorious with an 89-71 win. A few highlights of the meet: • In the 200-yard IM, Jaden Anthony took first with a lifetime best time of 2:10.21. Anthony was followed by sophomore Britney Nayiga in a time of 2:30.35 and Khloe Co in 2:31.54. • In the 500-yard freestyle, sophomore Christian Antonucci added a lifetime best of 5:15.81. • In the 200-yard medley relay, the team of Jason Yan, Antonucci, Kevin Sodeyama-Cardoso and Lucas Freitas placed first with a time of 1:46.22. • In the 100-yard IM, Yan placed first with a time of 57.16. • In the 100-yard butterfly, sophomore Thomas Sodeyama-Cardoso led the way with a time of 56.24. • In the 100-yard freestyle, junior Sydney Cao placed first with a time of 56.81. • In the 200-yard freestyle, Kevin Sodeyama-Cardoso led with a time of 1:56.80, followed by Lucas Santos in 1:57.58 and Isabelle Pennachio in 2:12.94. • In the 50-yard freestyle, Antonucci placed first with a time of 23.89. Mystic Valley (MV) Isabella Cirame MV Isabella Cirame MV 2nd Place Lowell/Innovation/Nshba Crystal Tang MV Britney Nayiga MV Belinda Mwebaza MV Isabelle Pennachio MV Khloe Co MV Mystic Valley Blue Hills 3rd Place Blue Hills M. Johannes MV Lucia Antonucci MV Isabelle Pennachio MV Nicole Kelso MV Lana Albuquerque MV Sydney Cao MV Miram Johannes MV Makda Johannes MV Lana Albuquerque MV Lowell/Innovation/Nashoba Makda Johannes MV Lowell/Innovation Brooke Burke MV Sydney Cao MV Britney Nayiga MV Mystic Valley Mystic Valley (MV) 638 Khloe Co MV Lucia Antonucci MV Lowell/Innovation/Nshba Lowell/Innovation/Nshba 296.5 Crystal Tang MV Blue Hills Greater Lowell 239 Winning Time 2:00.81 2:09.46 2:23.58 28.81 1:04.84 57.46 5:59.31 1:52.11 1:04.98 1:12.30 3:50.91 Blue Hills 223 ~ Mystic Valley Regional Charter School Sports ~ Eagles Earn Senior Day Win Consecutive CAC Title

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