Red Devils Top Mystic Valley, 49-44

The Chelsea High basketball team claimed its fourth win in its past five outings with a 49-44 triumph over Commonwealth Athletic Conference rival Mystic Valley Friday.

Although the Red Devils led all the way, they were unable to shake the scrappy Mystic Valley crew. Chelsea built a lead as large as 11 points in the third quarter, but never could sustain a big enough run to break the game open.

“It was not one of our best games,” said CHS head coach Jay Seigal. “Our foul shooting also held us back,” added the coach, referring to his squad’s 11-for-22 performance from the charity stripe.

Junior backcourt man Oscar Sabillon, who has played a key role in the Red Devils’ recent success, led all scorers with 16 points. Teammates Carlos Vazquez and Eddie Irizarry both struck for eight points, followed by Faisal Nasimi with six, Jorge Ramos with five, Brendan Horn with three, and Hector Sarmiento with two.

Seigal and his crew face a busy schedule in the week ahead. They were set to play at Revere last night (Wednesday) and will trek to Whittier tomorrow evening. They will host No. Shore Tech Tuesday and then travel to Lexington next Wednesday.

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