COPLEY: Revere senior Pete Nance did it all Tuesday night.

The 6-foot-10 forward made a 3-pointer, knocked down some jump shots and dunked a couple times to lead visiting Revere to a 59-38 victory over rival Copley.

Nance scored 25 points and also had 13 rebounds, two blocks and two assists as Revere (9-5, 6-3) earned a Suburban League American Conference win over Copley (8-5, 4-3).

“We were really ready for this game,” said Nance, a Northwestern University recruit. “We came out with a lot of energy and we just ran them off the 3-point line. Copley loves to shoot threes so we ran them off the line and sent them inside. I thought our strategy worked well tonight.”

Copley made just one 3-pointer (senior Aamir Solomon, fourth quarter) on Tuesday. Senior Brian Roberts Jr. paced Copley with 13 points, four rebounds and three assists.

Revere earned a season sweep of Copley. The Minutemen defeated the Indians 61-56 at home on Dec. 19.

“I think our effort was outstanding,” Revere coach Dean Rahas said. “All five guys just sold out. When you’re playing that hard consistently for four quarters, good things are going to happen, and they did.

“We talked before the game about playing with a little chip on our shoulder because Sunday, against [Cleveland] Benedictine, we came out and we didn’t play well in the Dunk 4 Diabetes. I think that really upset our guys because we didn’t play up to our potential. I think playing that game on Sunday allowed our guys to play harder tonight.”

Revere took a 9-4 lead in the opening moments of the first quarter with three 3-pointers — one from Nance and two in a row from senior Daniel Miller.

Nance scored the next six points and Revere led 15-4 with 2:12 left in the first quarter. Nance finished the first quarter with 11 points and the Minutemen were ahead 17-10.

Revere concluded the second quarter on a 13-0 run and led 32-13 at halftime. Sophomore Hunter Drenth scored seven points during the spurt and Nance scored six points.

The Minutemen pushed their lead to 46-23 at the end of the third quarter and 57-32 during the fourth quarter.

Drenth finished with nine points and six rebounds. Miller and junior Sean Leyden each scored six points for Revere, and junior Samson Albert totaled five points, eight rebounds, five assists and two blocks.

Rahas smiled when he looked at his scorebook, which included points from eight players: Nance, Drenth, Miller, Leyden, Albert, junior Chris Richardson, senior Owen Dame and senior Peter Koutrodimos.

Copley also received solid efforts from seniors Isaiah Rogers (eight points, nine rebounds), Solomon (seven points) and Anthony Dente (six points, three assists).

In addition to a victory, Revere left the gym Tuesday with a Gold Ball Trophy.

“We started this in 2004,” Rahas said. “I was coaching at Revere and Dana Addis was the coach at Copley then. The winner of the second game each season gets the Gold Ball.”

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