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High School Basketball

Haitian-born Jean-Gilles leads Melrose High basketball team

As the Melrose High boys were closing out an impressive first quarter against visiting Wakefield on Tuesday night, pushing their cushion to 14 points, Samual J ean-Gilles was right in the middle of the 11-0 blitz.

The senior tricaptain with the imposing 6-foot-3, muscular frame was flying all over the court for the unbeaten Red Raiders. Leaping like a gazelle, Jean-Gilles pulled in rebounds and bolted up the court with his teammates, leading a terrific transition game that kept Wakefield spinning all night.

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