COPLEY — Revere girls basketball coach Dan Brown smiled Wednesday night after watching his players pick apart host Copley.
“This was the most complete game that we have played,” Brown said after a 74-41 victory.
“We are slowly getting more efficient on both ends of the floor. That has been our key and we have talked about it in practice.”
Revere (11-3, 6-2) raced past Copley (3-12, 1-6) in a Suburban League American Conference game with its shooting, passing, rebounding and defending.
Senior Grace Hete led Revere to its seventh win in a row with 26 points and five rebounds. Sophomore Adison Novosel contributed 23 points and five rebounds.
Revere also beat Copley 57-48 on Dec. 8 prior to its current winning streak.
“I liked how we came out with a lot of energy and we kept it going throughout the game,” Novosel said.
Hete and Novosel each subbed out of the game with 5:18 to go in the fourth quarter and Revere up 72-37 after Hete made a jumper and a layup.
“We have been playing more as a team,” Hete said. “At the start of the season, we were kind of playing as individuals, and now we have learned everybody’s role on the team.”
Revere senior Taylor Rinn had eight points, eight rebounds and five assists. The Minutemen also received solid efforts from senior Jess Vari (seven points, 10 rebounds), sophomore Taylor Kenna (six points) and senior Anna D’Amico (five assists).
“We wanted to pressure them, push the ball down the floor, finish layups and pass the ball well,” Rinn said.
Revere led 19-11 after one quarter, 41-24 at halftime and 66-36 through three quarters. Novosel scored 18 points in the first half and Hete added 15 points.
“I am really excited because at the beginning of the season this is a game that we would have gotten up big, let the other team back into the game and then had to fight and claw our way back to a decent lead at the end of the game,” Brown said. “Tonight, we didn’t do that.
“Our offense has been good, but our defense is something that we have been working on really hard. ... Credit to the girls — they have really bought into the system and we are on a nice little roll.”
Junior Emily Dente paced Copley with 15 points. Senior Paige Brenner had nine points and five rebounds, junior Emma Brown had eight points and five rebounds and senior Alexis Heap contributed six points and five rebounds.
“It has been a tough season with so many injuries,” Copley coach Mark Dente said. “It has been difficult to even practice, so we come out in the games and we are probably a little flat. It has been that way for the past 10 games. Losing Emma [Brown] and losing Lexie [Heap] has been tough on us.”
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