Above: Shea’s #3 Nathan Gomes tries unsuccessfully to block #10 Ravi Somvanshi’s great right hand hook shot off the glass.

Photos and Story by Chuck Nadeau 

The Avenger Boys Basketball team lost to the Shea High School Raiders Monday night, 71-80, at home.

The game started off just about even through the midpoint of the first half. Both teams ran the floor and stayed inside for the most part. Then Shea started lighting it up from the 3-point arc and pulled ahead by 10. EG called a timeout to talk thing over and came back putting full court pressure on Shea. That helped; by the end of the first half, EG was up by a point, 29-28.

In the second half Shea worked both the inside and outside game and again pulled ahead. EG was not able to answer back even with #10 Isaiah Silva getting a technical foul for being a little too loud with his opinion on a call. 

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Shea’s Nathan Rodrigues #3 fouls EG’s #15 Samuel Lewin on the arm, sending Lewin to the free throw line.

EG’s Patrick Shea #3 goes high for the layup as Shea’s #1 Marquis Gomes tries for the block.

EG’s #2 Jack McMullen gets an unwanted piggyback from Shea’s #3 Nathan Rodrigues.

The Avenger cheerleaders during halftime at the boys game against Shea Monday.

On Tuesday, the Avenger Girls lost to St. Mary’s Bay View, 47-54. The game started with four scoreless minutes, after which both teams started shooting 3 pointers, matching basket for basket. The first half came to an end with St. Mary’s up by a single point, 21-20.

In the second half, EG had problems putting the ball in the net and St. Mary’s took advantage of that to go up by 12. EG struggled back to within 2 but after intentional foul shots by St. Mary’s, the Tigers pulled ahead with the win.

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EG’s #15 Kathleen O’Connell drives the middle and is met by #35 Madison D’Ambra and #2 Antonia Corsinetti.

EG’s #23 puts one up backward and off the board for 2 with #44 Nicole DeCiantis not able to get there in time.

#12 Skyler Sullivan launches one in the key with St. Mary’s #35 Madison D’Ambra and #23 Hunter Grenier looking on.

Coach Mike McParlin gives the team a pre-game pep talk.