Wednesday, December 12, 2012
The Bowdoin College sophomore scored and average of 16 points in two wins.
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
The following information was provided by Bowdoin College: Bowdoin sophomore Bryan Hurley of Watertown, has been named as the New England Small College Athletic Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Week. Hurley, who attended Boston College High School, recorded 16.0 points, 6.5 rebounds and 4.5 assists per game in a 2-0 week for the Polar Bears. The guard scored a team-high 17 points in his team's dramatic 74-70 victory at Bates on Thursday. With the game knotted at 70-70 in overtime, he converted a bank-shot runner with 14 seconds left to give the Polar Bears the lead for good. Hurley followed that up with 15 points, seven boards and five assists, including his team's final four points, in a 64-58 win over Colby on Saturday. Over the…
Tuesday, March 15, 2011
Live from TD Garden, follow Watertown as they take on Cardinal Spellman for a spot in the MIAA Div. 3 final.
FINAL - Watertown wins. They play Saturday in Worcester for the Div. 3 title. 10.1 left in 4th, Hinkley at the line for Spellman, misses first, hits second 35.2 left in 4th, both teams have second string in. 1:32 left 4th, Liam Quinn going to the line for Spellman, misses first, hits second. 1:51 left in 4th, Raiders have the reserves in. Fouled Pat Hinkley of Spellman. He misses the first, and makes the second. 2:19 left 4th, Ryan Roach scores two free throws for Spellman. 2:31 left 4th, Spellman fouls Coppola on the drive. On the indbounds, Kelly passes to Coppola, who lays it in backward while slicing under the hoop. Watertown up 56-31 3:12 left 4th, Another dribble drive by Coppola, then Joe Glynn scores for Spellman. 4:14 left 4th, …
The Raiders take on the Cardinals at the TD Garden today at 4:15 p.m. with a trip to the state final on the line.
The Raiders have a matinee showdown against South Section champs Cardinal Spellman, a team with a strong inside presence in 6-foot-5 junior Joe Glynn. Watertown, 18-5 and the No. 3 seed in the North Section, takes on the South Section's No. 3 seed in the MIAA Div. 3 boys' basketball state semifinal today at 4:15 p.m. at the TD Garden in Boston. In the section final against Medway – the top seed in the South Section – Glynn, a junior, led Cardinal Spellman (19-4) with 28 points. Cardinal Spellman won the game 51-45. While the Cardinals' have an experienced big man, their starting point guard, Ryan Roche, is a freshman. Watertown's tallest players, listed at 6-foot-3, are starting center Tyler Stockdale and backup Patrick McHugh. Watertown …
Sunday, March 13, 2011
Raiders boys' basketball team dominates Newburyport in the section final at Tsongas Arena.
The Watertown boys' basketball team rolled over Newburyport, 55-31, in the MIAA Div. 3 North Section final in Lowell's Tsongas Arena Saturday night. Next stop, the state semifinals at the TD Garden in Boston on Tuesday at 4:15 p.m. against South champion Cardinal Spellman.
Wednesday, March 9, 2011
The Falcons kept pace with the Raiders for the first half, and made a fourth quarter run before falling 52-35.
Watertown boy’s basketball team may never play a tougher 17-point victory than Tuesday’s win over Danvers in the MIAA Div. 3 North Section semifinal in Woburn. The final score was 52-35, but the No. 7 seed Falcons gave the Raiders all they could handle in the first half of the game, which ended 23-23. Though the teams hail from different leagues, the coaches are very familiar with each other. Last year, Danvers first year head coach John Walsh served as an assistant on Watertown head coach Steve Harrington’s staff. Everything appeared to be going Danvers’ way at the end of the first quarter when by junior Jon Amico picked up a missed shot by senior Sean Mahegan and used a scooped it backward into the hoop for a 14-9 Falcons’ lead. The …
Sunday, February 20, 2011
The Raiders lose to the Marauders, 70-63.
The Watertown boys' basketball team might be Middlesex League champs, but the Raiders were forced to eat a large slice of humble pie Friday night as they lost to second-to-last-place Belmont, 70-63. “They did a great job tonight,” said Raiders head coach Steve Harrington. “We couldn’t keep anyone in front of us tonight. They beat us to the dribble penetration. They made some threes. And it really came down to their offense versus our defense and I thought they won that battle.” With the defeat, Watertown slips to 15-4 on the season. Belmont, meanwhile, improves to 4-14. In the first quarter, Watertown was on the right track getting out to the fast lead as Marco Coppola (game-high 28 points) was fouled on a driving lay-up. The senior guard …
Wednesday, February 9, 2011
The Watertown boys' and girls' basketball teams squared off against Wakefield on Tuesday night.
With six seconds remaining in overtime and the game tied at 38, Watertown's Michelle Poirier stepped to the free throw line and the frenzied gymnasium at Watertown High School grew silent. “I was shaking in my shoes,” Poirier said. “We practice free throws a lot in practice, so I was confident, but it was still really scary and I don’t want to be put in that situation ever again.” Perhaps Poirier hopes to avoid future pressure situations, but on Tuesday night she proved to have ice water flowing through her veins. The senior captain calmly swished both free throws to stake Watertown to a 40-38 lead they would not relinquish. In the closing seconds of regulation, Watertown’s freshman point guard Gabriella Coppola drove the length of the …
Saturday, January 22, 2011
The Raiders remained undefeated behind the strong play of senior guard Marco Coppola.
Marco Coppola scored a game high 29 points as Watertown improved to 10-0 with a dominating performance against visiting Burlington, winning 76-42, Friday night. “If he makes shots with a hand up and we’re playing good defense, there’s nothing we can do about it,” said Burlington coach Tom Lyons. “He’s a great player, and we had our hands full with him all night.” Coppola drained six three-point shots, often with a Burlington defender closely guarding him. On some possessions a Burlington defender – senior guard Ryan Putney for much of the night – would attempt to shut him off from the ball completely. “Marco came to play tonight, he was ready to go and wanted to prove that he’s the real deal,” said Watertown coach Steve Harrington. The …
The Watertown Red Raiders cruised to a comfortable 21 point victory behind the strong play of freshman point guard Gabriella Coppola.
Gabriella Coppola led the Watertown girl’s basketball team to a decisive victory over Burlington on Friday night. Coppola collected a game high 17 points to pace the Raiders to a 48-27 victory. “We didn’t slow down Coppola at all,” said Burlington coach Pam Copolla. “She got to the basket any time she wanted to.” Coppola and fellow freshman Casey Halle combined for all of Watertown’s 23 first half points. “Gabby played a great game, and Casey works so hard in practice, I had a feeling she was going to have a strong game,” said Watertown coach Patrick Ferdinand. It was apparent from the start that Watertown’s full court press and defensive intensity were going to pose problems for Burlington. According to Coach Copolla, Watertown’s …
Wednesday, January 12, 2011
The Watertown boys' basketball team remained undefeated on the season by beating Winchester 64-47 on Tuesday night.
Marco Coppola led the Watertown boys' basketball team to its eighth-straight win as the Raiders defeated visiting Winchester 64-47 Tuesday night. With Watertown clinging to a 33-32 lead in the third quarter, Coppola drove the lane and came crashing down to the floor after a hard foul. He came up limping and the momentum appeared to be tilting in Winchester’s favor. The visiting Sachems had played the undefeated Watertown squad close through the first two and a half quarters, and after a timeout they looked to take the lead for the first time. However, this was not the night Watertown was losing it’s first game of the season, and Coppola made sure of that. “I thought we hit a few shots, and from that point on, Marco sort of took over,” …