Page 8 THE MALDEN ADVOCATE–Friday, January 10, 2020 ~ Malden High School Sports Roundup ~ Cherilus (21 points) leads Malden High girls basketball team past Madison Park By Steve Freker I t was a big night for Nevaeh Cherilus and the Malden High School girls basketball team on Friday as head coach Scott Marino’s Golden Tornadoes squad topped Madison Park, 52-48. Cherilus, a senior forward, poured in a career single-game high of 21 points to lead the Malden scoresheet, including eight points in the fourth quarter to keep the home team ahead as Madison Park was trying to come back. Sophomore guard Yasmine Alayan added 12 points for Malden, senior Meley Ephrem scored seven points and Sandy Hernandez scored five points. Cherilus led the way with seven first-quarter points to get Malden off to a 13-9 lead after the first period. Alayan scored eight points in the second quarter to help stake the Golden Tornadoes to a 29-17 lead at halftime. Malden went ahead, 38-24, after three quarters, but Madison Park heated up in the fourth quarter, led by Tanika Coleman, who scored 14 of her game-high 23 points in that period. “I thought we let up a bit in the fourth quarter, which we can’t afford to do,” Coach Scott Marino said. “We have a tough stretch ahead of us in both our GBL and non-league schedules so we have to be ready to play solidly for 32 minutes.” **** Malden dropped a one-sidThe Malden High School girls track team is off to an unbeaten start at 3-0 with wins over Arlington Catholic and Malden Catholic. (Courtesy/MHS Athletics) Senior captain Ved Gray placed fifth at the Pentucket Invitational Wrestling Tournament. (Courtesy/MHS Athletics) title final. Mervilus led Malden with 21 points in the win over Tewksbury. Malden also fell to nonleaguer Hamilton-Wenham, 59-55, on the road in a matinee Malden High School coach Don Nally talks to the team during a break at the Tewksbury Holiday Basketball Tournament. (Courtesy/ MHS Athletics) ed game on the road to Everett High on Tuesday night to fall to 3-2 overall (1-1 GBL). The Golden Tornadoes were scheduled to host non-leaguer Lynn Classical Wednesday night and then return to the GBL slate to host Somerville tonight at 6:00 p.m. at the Finn Gym. Looking ahead, Malden plays on the road against unbeaten Revere on Tuesday, Jan. 14 and then stays on the road Friday, Jan. 17 against Somerville. Malden High boys basketball The Malden High School boys basketball team kept it close most of the night but could not keep the momentum in the fourth quarter in a 67-52 loss to visiting Everett High on Tuesday night. Senior David Mervilus led Malden with 17 points. Dmitry Phillipe led Everett with 18 points in a well-balanced scoring night for the Tide. Everett improved to 6-2 overall (3-0 GBL) with the win. Malden fell to 1-6 overall (0-2 GBL) with the loss. During the winter break, Malden picked up its first win by splitting its games in the Tewksbury Holiday Tournament, knocking off host Tewksbury High, 64-48, in the tourney semifinal and falling to J.E. Burke High School, 68-52, in the game this past Saturday. *** Malden has GBL “bye” tonight and is off until Tuesday, Jan. 14, when it hosts GBL rival Revere at 6:00 p.m. Malden is on the road next Thursday, Jan. 16 at Woburn to close out the week. Malden High girls indoor track The Malden High girls indoor track team improved to a perfect 3-0 with wins over both Arlington Catholic and Malden Catholic over the recent winter break. The Golden Tornadoes girls had started the season with 55-31 win over Medford in their GBL opener. Next up for Malden is a league meet on Tuesday, Jan. 14 at 4:00 p.m. at the Salemwood School in Malden. Malden High boys indoor track The Malden High boys indoor track team improved to 2-0 to start the season with a win over Arlington Catholic at home at the Salemwood School in Malden. Malden had opened the season with a GBL win over Medford. Senior captain Ezra Kruckenberg had firstplace finishes in the high jump in both meets. Malden’s back in action hosting Everett on Tuesday, Jan. 14 at the Salemwood School. Malden High wrestling Congratulations to senior captain Ved Gray for a strong performance at the recent Pentucket Invitational Wrestling Tournament. Gray finished fifth – at 152 lbs. – for Malden out of 21 schools participating in the tournament. Malden wrestling is back in action Wednesday, Jan. 15 on the road at Gloucester at 6:00 p.m.

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