Morgan Jenkins pumped in 30 points and grabbed 16 rebounds to lead the Revere High girls basketball team to a 62-46 win over Lynn Classical last Wednesday.
The triumph, which came on the heels of a 65-38 rout of Beverly two days earlier, improved the Lady Patriotsâ€™ record to 4-1 on the season.
â€œOur offense had been sputtering in the first half, so Morgan stepped up her game and really took over in the second half,â€ said RHS head coach Diana DeCristoforo of Jenkinsâ€™s powerful double-double performance.
Although Morgan was the main force in the Classical victory, the win over Beverly saw four Lady Patriots reach double figures in the scoring department. Jenkins led the way with 19 points, followed by Gena Restiano with 15, Marisa Parent with 13, and Melissa Adreani with 10.
â€œI was very pleased with our balanced scoring attack in the Beverly game,â€ noted DeCristoforo. â€œIt obviously makes it much more difficult for a team to defend against us when we have a lot of girls who can put the ball in the basket.â€
Overall, DeCristoforo said she is pleased with her teamâ€™s performance at the quarter pole of the season. â€œIâ€™m very happy with the way the girls work hard and try to improve at each practice,â€ said the coach. â€œTheyâ€™re giving 100 percent every time they step on the floor. It also is very gratifying to see how the younger players are really coming together with our veterans.â€
The RHS girls hoop program also is coming together in a big way that hearkens back to some of the legendary teams of the 1980s and 90s. The JV squad, under the direction of coach Amy Chamberlain, also stands at 4-1, while the freshman team is undefeated at 5-0.
DeCristoforo and her crew will take on former Greater Boston League rival Malden this Wednesday at Malden. Tip off time is 7:00. The girls then will travel to Peabody next Tuesday, January 5.