Page 8 THE REVERE ADVOCATE - Friday, February 8, 2019 Basketball Pats drop two to Salem, Gloucester By Joe Mitchell T he Revere High School boys’ basketball team (510 overall, 4-8 in the Northeastern Conference North) started slowly in a game last Friday night, Feb. 1, against the host Salem Witches, and ended up losing, 55-35. “We really never got off the bus in this game. It was ugly early,” said coach Dave Leary. The Patriots trailed, 21-5, AUTOTECH 1989 SINCE Are You Cold Weather Ready! OIL CHANGE SPECIAL Up to 5 Qts. of Oil (Most vehicles) Includes FREE 29 Point Inspection & Safety Check! Only $24.95 DRIVE IT - PUSH IT - TOW IT! CASH FOR YOUR CAR, TRUCK OR SUV! 2010 FORD F-150 XLT 2013 CHEVROLET SONIC LTZ Turbo, Six-Speed, Moon Roof, Leather, LOADED! Only 100K Miles ALL TRADES WELCOMED! $5,495 Easy Financing Available! 4X4 X-Cab, V8, Auto., Most Power Options, Running Boards, One Owner, Only 98K Miles! PRICE REDUCED!! $11,900 781-321-8841 1236 Eastern Ave • Malden EddiesAutotech.com We Pay Cash For Your Vehicle! T after one quarter. But Leary made some adjustments to begin the second quarter, and as a result they were able to slow down the Witches, trimming the deficit to 12 at halftime, 29-17. “We turned the ball over many times in the first quarter, because we had trouble with their full-court, trapping defense,” said Leary. “But then we changed the lineup and made adjustments to begin the second quarter. We got to within 10 at one point in the third quarter, but never closer than that.” “Salem shot fairly well, but we just couldn’t get out of that early hole,” added Leary. Sebastian Vanegas, coming off the bench, was the team’s offensive leader with nine points, all of them coming on three three-pointers. Sophomore Dillan Day was next in line with six points and five rebounds. Junior guard Amara Bockarie accounted for five points and five steals. Sophomore forward Wilfredo Martinez collected five points and five steals. The Patriots got off to a much better start against Gloucester at home on Tuesday night. The home team led after one, 10-8, but in the end the Fishermen left the Roland Merullo Fieldhouse with a 57-48 triumph. The Fishermen were able to go into the halftime break enjoying a three-point lead, 28-25. They led, 42-30, after three. “Gloucester went to strictly a man defense after the first quarter, and then we went into one of our droughts,” said Leary. Bockarie had a fine allaround game with 13 points, four assists and two steals. “This was by far his best game of the year,” Leary said. Junior guard E.J. Leone chipped in with 10 points and eight rebounds. Senior guard Scott Montefusco had eight points, including two three-pointers. Vanegas made two three-point shots for six points. Leary ’s crew hopes to bounce back on Friday night, Feb. 8, when they head to Medford to face the Mustangs, beginning at 7 p.m. They will then return home to take on Beverly on Tuesday and Danvers on Thursday, Feb. 14, which is also Senior Night, which gives the coaching staff an opportunity to honor the upcoming June graduates for their contributions to the program throughout the last four years. Hockey Pats turn in their best eff ort of the year to tie the Lynn Jets By Joe Mitchell he Revere-Malden co-op hockey team (2-11-3 overall, 2-7-1 in the Northeastern Conference North) played its best game of the year, according to coach Joe Ciccarello, when his Patriots tied the Lynn Jets at Lynn’s Connery Rink last Saturday, Feb. 2, 3-3. The Pats had to play without the services of Ricky Briana, who was out with bad ribs, while they did get Wayne Cintolo back after recovering from a bad hip. Sophomore goalie J.T. Bowdridge got the start in net, and he came up with another sharp effort. He ended up making 22 saves to help preserve a point for his teammates in the standings. “[Bowdridge] was phenomenal in this game,” said Ciccarello. The Jets doubled up Revere-Malden just two weeks ago to the tune of 6-3, but in last Saturday’s game the Revere co-op jumped on them early, scoring a goal within the first two minutes of the game. Alexio Trichilo notched the marker from Cintolo. But the Jets came back to score twice in the last minute of the period to take a 2-1 lead heading into the middle stanza. The score remained the same until halfway through the second period, when the Jets banged home their third goal. But Trichilo lit the lamp again late in the period following a scrum in front of the net to trim the deficit to one, 3-2. Senior Matt Cravotta was credited with the equalizer on an unassisted slap shot in the slot about 10 minutes into the third. The Jets did outshoot the local sextet, 30-25, but the Pats played an all-around fi ne game backboned by their sophomore goalie to stay close to their worthy conference opponents. Joe Papasodora really played well on defense in front of Bowdridge to keep the Jets at bay, according to Ciccarello. Revere-Malden only has four regular season games left on the schedule with plenty of rest in-between starts. They will be at Winthrop to face the Vikings this Saturday, Feb. 9, starting at 1:30 p.m. Then they will be off for another week before they venture to East Boston’s Porrazzo Rink to take on East Boston on Saturday, Feb. 16, beginning at 4:40 p.m. www.reverealuminumwindow.com Follow us on Twitter advocatenewspaperma

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