Red Devil boys hoop cruises to 58-44 win
The Chelsea High boys basketball team got back to the .500 mark with a victory over North Shore Tech, 58-44, Tuesday evening at the CHS gym.
The Red Devils took control of the contest from the outset, grabbing a 13-6 lead after one quarter and expanding their advantage to a healthy 30-9 bulge at the half.
Chelsea continued to build its lead after the intermission, allowing CHS head coach Jay Seigal to use all of his players extensively in the final two frames.
Angel Alvarez paced the Red Devil scoring attack with 15 points. Steve Lacey (13 points) and Jahro Marshall (10 points) also reached double figures for Chelsea.
Chris Torrez hit for six points, Guillermo Zelata added five, Werner Mazariegos chipped in three, and the trio of Balmeiro Daveiga, Jaime Celorio, and Cobi Molina contributed two points apiece.
Last Thursday the Red Devils hosted Revere in a non-league tilt that has become a rivalry game for both schools in recent years, reminiscent of the many Battles of Broadway in which Chelsea and Revere engaged decades ago. A good crowd filled the CHS gym and were treated to an up-and-down contest that was a close encounter from the opening tip to the final buzzer.
Chelsea took a slim 18-16 lead in the opening period. Revere led 30-29 at the half and 50-46 after three frames. The final quarter saw the Red Devils make many runs at the Patriots in an effort to overcome the Revere edge, but strong free throw shooting down the stretch (the Patriots were 15-of-16 from the foul line on the night) fended off the Chelsea challenge.
Torrez led Chelsea with 16 points, followed by Marshall with 15, Lacey with 12, Alvarez with seven, Zelata with five, and Mazariegos with three.
“We played well in both games,” said Seigal, whose squad now stands at 6-6 on the season. “Hopefully we can put together a bit of a winning streak to get into the state tournament.”
Chelsea hosts Lynn Tech Friday at 5:30 and travels to Whittier Monday. The Red Devils defeated both teams in their first meetings this season.