Saturday, March 19, 2011
The Raiders boys' basketball team seeks a third state title today in Worcester.
Watertown could not hit the shots down the stretch. They kept it close, but Whitinsville hit enough free throws to pull away at the end. Raiders players look stunned as they are awarded the runner up medals by WHS Principal Steve Watson. Final, Whitinsville Christian 42, Watertown 36. 1.6 left 4th, Miersma misses both, Coppola looses ball out of bounds. Coppola fouls, fouls out. Bejema makes one. 9.5 left in 4th, stockdale has to foul, and fouls out, Whitinsville beginning to celebratre. Stockdale fouls out. 14.4 left 4th, Whitinsville inbounds, but the buzzer sounds. Refs allow play to go on, Watertown fouls. Bajema makes both, Crusaders lead 41- 36 17.8 left 4th, Watertown throws ball away, has to foul to prevent time running down. Grant…
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
The Raiders defeated Cardinal Spellman to move on to the Div. 3 state final.
Watertown cruised past Cardinal Spellman 56-36 at TD Garden Tuesday afternoon. Senior Marco Coppola scored 26 points in the win. The Raiders will play Saturday in the MIAA Div. 3 state final in Worcester.
Watertown's boys' basketball team beat Cardinal Spellman at the TD Garden to earn the seniors a shot at a second state title.
BOSTON – After missing the first few shots from the parquet floor of the TD Garden, Tuesday afternoon, members of the Watertown boys’ basketball squad got the hoop in their crosshairs and cruised to a 56-36 win over Cardinal Spellman in the Div. 3 state semifinal The Raiders (19-5) used their swarming defense and a hot hand from behind the three-point arc to book a trip to the MIAA Div. 3 state final in Worcester on Saturday. The Cardinals (19-5) jumped to a 5-0 lead, but the Raider’s senior leader, Marco Coppola, quickly closed the gap by hitting a layup while being fouled. Despite missing the shot from the line, Coppola grabbed the rebound and scored another two, on the way to a game high 26 points. “I think we were a little giddy out …
Sunday, March 13, 2011
Watertown and will now play Tuesday at TD Garden for the chance to play for their third state championship in five years.
LOWELL – If defense wins championships, then the Watertown boys' basketball team can start making room in the trophy case for another title very soon. At Tsongas Center in front of a ruckus Watertown crowd equipped with native American head wear, fake tomahawks and a sea of black clothing, the boys hoops team rolled over Newburyport 55-31 with a dominating defensive effort, and clinched the MIAA Div. 3 North Section championship. The Raiders now have a date with South Section champ Cardinal Spellman on the Garden's parquet floor Tuesday at 4:15 p.m., with the winner advancing to the state title game Saturday. The Raiders have now held all three teams in the tournament they've played to point totals in the 30s, while getting offensive …
Monday, February 7, 2011
Raiders boys' hoops team remains unbeaten on home floor.
It was a Super Sunday for the Watertown boys' basketball team. Hours before the Green Bay Packers beat the Steelers, the Watertown Raiders had their own matinee game at Watertown High School, dominating visiting Melrose 65-44, and staying unbeaten on their home floor in the process. The home Raiders were led by Marco Coppola, Tyler Romanelli, Danny Kelly, Connor Stockdale and Alex DiPietrantonio. The visiting version of the Raiders – Melrose – were led by Jalen Adams and their big man Andrew Scocca. Watertown coach Steve Harrington was pleased with his teams effort. "I thought we did a good job on defense and really used our speed and quickness to our advantage," Harrington said. "I thought the key going in to the game for us was to …
Monday, January 31, 2011
Watertown High School boys' basketball team defeats Stoneham High 70-37 at home Friday.
After getting comfortable with their opponent, the Watertown High School boys' basketball team mustered up enough confidence to achieve a victory over Stoneham home Friday. Watertown head coach Steve Harrington was pleased with the win and felt that "once we made a few shots, that energized us on defense." Harrington continued to talk about the teams improvement adding, "Continually playing with confidence and getting the other guys to contribute, when that happens we're a pretty good team." Leading scorers were team captain Marco Coppola with 22 points, and Connor Stockdale with 18. The final score of the game was Watertown 70, Stoneham 37. Check out our photo slideshow below for highlights from the game.
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Raiders fall to 10-1 after a 61-52 loss on the road to the Rockets. Watertown girls' basketball team falls at Reading, too.
The Watertown High School boys' basketball team was handed its first loss of the season Tuesday night on the road, 61-52, despite Marco Coppola scoring 30 points. The Reading High boys' basketball team was down on its luck after suffering a three-game losing streak and a losing record to start its season, but The Rockets showed signs of life during their match up with the Raiders. They locked in the victory and improved their record to 4-6 in the process. "It’s a nice win for us," said Reading coach Paul Morrissey. "It gives us a little life, and hopefully we can run with that a little bit. This league is a slugfest right now and at least we stayed in the fight." The Rockets managed to outscore the Raiders in three out of the four …