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.
â€œWe came out flat in both games and played tentatively, which really hurt us, especially on the road,â€ said RHS head coach Diana DeCristoforo, whose squad now stands at 5-3 on the season. â€œIn the Gloucester game, we finally started to play aggressively on defense in the fourth quarter, but by then it was too little, too late.â€
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. â€œIf we had been able to make our free throws, it could have changed the whole complexion of the game,â€ noted DeCristoforo.
Marisa Parent enjoyed a strong game against Gloucester, scoring 18 points. Morgan Jenkins added 13 and Gena Restiano chipped in with eight.
â€œWeâ€™re a young team and hopefully this was a learning experience for us,â€ said DeCristoforo. â€œYou have to come ready to play on the road and start out fast. But setbacks happen and Iâ€™m sure weâ€™ll bounce back.â€
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.