No. 8 Everett dumps Malden, 57-44

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As the clock wound down in the fourth quarter of No. 8 Everett’s 57-44 victory at Malden on Friday, the Crimson Tide fan section began chanting “this is our house,” summing up the two Greater Boston League rivals’ rematch. Junior forward Gary Clark had 13 points, senior forward Rodwell Blanc had 10 points and senior guard Lubern Figaro added 8 points as Everett (14-2, 6-2) avenged its Jan. 31 home loss to the Golden Tornadoes (9-8, 4-4) .

“There’s nothing like playing Malden, they’re our biggest rival,” Figaro said. “That’s the game we’re always looking forward to. We had to come back, we had to redeem ourselves.”

Everett coach John DiBiaso called timeout with his team leading, 41-34, with 7:08 remaining in the game. After the huddle, Crimson Tide’s swarming full-court defense came to life forcing turnovers and going on a 10-2 run in the next 1:54.

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