Girls hoop team dips to 5-3

The Revere High girls basketball team hit a bump on the road, literally and figuratively, this week, as they dropped a pair of encounters at Peabody and at Gloucester.

“We came out flat in both games and played tentatively, which really hurt us, especially on the road,” said RHS head coach Diana DeCristoforo, whose squad now stands at 5-3 on the season. “In the Gloucester game, we finally started to play aggressively on defense in the fourth quarter, but by then it was too little, too late.”

Another key factor in the loss to Gloucester, which showed a final score of 62-51, were the 14 missed free throws by the Lady Patriots. “If we had been able to make our free throws, it could have changed the whole complexion of the game,” noted DeCristoforo.

Marisa Parent enjoyed a strong game against Gloucester, scoring 18 points. Morgan Jenkins added 13 and Gena Restiano chipped in with eight.

“We’re a young team and hopefully this was a learning experience for us,” said DeCristoforo. “You have to come ready to play on the road and start out fast. But setbacks happen and I’m sure we’ll bounce back.”

The Lady Patriots were set to return to the RHS gym for some home cooking against Saugus last night (Tuesday) and will travel to Marblehead Friday. After a week off for exam week, they will host Winthrop on Friday the 22nd.

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