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Guiffre’s 22 lifts Lady-Raiders past Revere

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By Michael Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor

Molly Cronin (10) directs traffic and sets up a play.

Molly Cronin (10) directs traffic and sets up a play.

Coming off a 45-27 season-opening victory at Medway on December 10, the Wellesley High School girls varsity basketball team moved to 2-0 on Wednesday night after a 57-39 win in their home-opener against Revere.

Senior captain and shooting guard Brooke Guiffre led the way for Wellesley with a game-high 22 points. Fellow senior captain and point guard Gianna Palli recorded a double-double with 14 points and 12 assists.

Back-to-back steals and layups by Guiffre to finish the quarter gave the Lady-Raiders a 14-12 lead at the end of one. The lead fluctuated throughout the second quarter, but a quick 5-0 run to finish the half via a three-pointer by senior captain and shooting guard Molly Cronin (six points) and a layup by Guiffre gave Wellesley a 25-24 lead at halftime.

Revere began the second half on a 7-0 run to take a 31-25 lead, but Wellesley responded right back with an 8-0 run of their own, thanks to a pair of three-pointers by Guiffre and a layup by Palli, to take back the lead at 33-31. Following a timeout by Revere, Wellesley finished the quarter on a 13-4 run, highlighted by a three from Palli and a layup by Guiffre as the Lady-Raiders took a 46-37 lead into the fourth.

Brooke Guiffre (3) fights off a double team and drives the ball to the basket for two of her game-high 22 points during Wellesley’s 18-point victory over Revere on Wednesday night.

Brooke Guiffre (3) fights off a double team and drives the ball to the basket for two of her game-high 22 points during Wellesley’s 18-point victory over Revere on Wednesday night.

Wellesley kept their feet on the gas and went for the jugular in the fourth quarter, outscoring Revere 11-2 en route to the 18-point victory.

The Lady-Raiders will enjoy some downtime before getting back after it against Hanover in their holiday tournament on December 27.

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