Jaeleigh Perry led Lynn English with 11 points in a win over Revere Thursday night on the road at Roland Ferullo Gym. (Item File Photo)

Lynn English girls basketball edges out Revere in GBL battle

REVERE — It was a game befitting its importance. There was lots of stifling defense, some improbable shots and a fair amount of girls skidding along the floor chasing loose basketballs.

Neither team broke 40 Thursday night at the Roland Ferullo Gym, but the Lynn English girls basketball team ended up one point better than Revere, 38-37, to take over the top spot in the Greater Boston League. The Bulldogs had been in a three-way tie with the Patriots and Lynn Classical.

"We just had to grind it out," said English coach Travonne Berry-Rogers. "That was one very tough team we played."

In the end, both coaches credited tight defense for th…

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