Monday, March 11, 2013
The Raider played the top-seeded Sachems at the Tsongas Center on Saturday.
Watertown's girls' basketball team traveled to Lowell this weekend to take on defending state champs Pentucket in the MIAA Div. 3 North Section final. The Raiders brought a large group of fans to the Tsongas Center. Ultimately, Watertown's season ended with a loss to the Sachems.
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
The Raiders took down the second seeded team and will play Saturday in the section final.
[Updated March 7 at 10 a.m.] Clutch shooting down the stretch propelled the Raiders past girls' basketball power St. Mary's of Lynn Tuesday night and into the North Section finals of the MIAA Div. 3 tournament. Watertown (13-10) came in as the 11th seed, but defeated girls' basketball second seeded St. Mary's (21-3) 61-60 at Mystic Valley Regional Charter School in the section semifinal. The Spartans won the state title two years ago. Watertown Coach Patrick Ferdinand told the Lynn Daily Item that his team did not back down against the odds. "Nobody gave us that much of a chance, I heard, against this team, but we came out with heart. We had a lot of heart," Ferdinand told the Daily Item. The Raiders trailed 31-23 at halftime and entered …
Sunday, March 3, 2013
Undefeated North Reading ended the Raiders' season Saturday night.
Watertown High School's hopes for a run in the boys' basketball state tourney run ended Saturday when the Raiders ran into top-seeded North Reading. The undefeated Hornets beat Watertown 57-40 in the Div. 3 North Section quarterfinals. North Reading, (21-0) got 22 points from senior forward John Mastascusa who also had 10 rebounds. and 6 blocks. Senior Tom Hogan added 17 points, according to a report on Boston.com. The Hornets were ranked 10th in the region by the Boston Globe. The Raiders, the eighth seed, finishes the season with a record of 13-9. Watertown defeated Northeast Regional 80-57 in the first round of the tournament.
Friday, March 1, 2013
The Raiders won their first-round game of the Division 3 North Section Tournament.
Watertown High School went on the road and beat No. 6 seed Hamilton-Wenham, 42-37, in the first round of the MIAA Div. 3 North girls' basketball tournament. With Thursday night's state tourney win, the 11th-seeded Raiders improved to 11-10 and moves on to the quarterfinals. The results of the tournament worked in Watertown's favor, and the Raiders will host the section quarterfinal against 14th-seed Amesbury (10-10). The game will be Sunday, March 3 at 4 p.m.
Thursday, February 28, 2013
The Raiders defeated Northeast Regional to set up a showdown with top seeded North Reading.
Watertown's boys' basketball team came in with an equal record as their first round opponent in the state tournament - Northeast Regional - and as a lower seed, but the Raiders showed they which team was best by routing the hosts. Kevin Ditietrantonio scored 19 points for the Raiders and PJ Hairson added another 17 points in Watertown's 80-53 win Wednesday night in Wakefield, according to a report on Boston.com. Next up for Watertown is North Reading, the undefeated and top seeded team in the North Section Div. 3 tournament. The Raiders play the section quarterfinal at 2 p.m. on Sunday, March 3, at North Reading.
Saturday, February 23, 2013
Both squads from Watertown earned spots in the state tournament.
Watertown High School has a pair of state tournament teams, as both the boys and girls basketball teams were selected by the MIAA to play in the Div. 3 North Section tournament. The boys' head to Wakefield to face Northeast Metro Regional High School on Wednesday, Feb. 27 at 7 p.m. Coach Steve Harrington's squad finished the regular season with a record of 12-8. They earned the ninth seed and face number 8 seeded Northeast Regional, which also had a 12-8 record. The winner plays North Reading, the top seed in the North Section with a perfect 20-0 record. The Raiders' girls' team faces Hamilton-Wenham on Thursday, Feb. 28 at 7 p.m. WHS got into the tournament with a run of wins at the end of the season. Watertown finished 10-10 under coach …
Friday, February 24, 2012
The Raiders girls will host a first round game while the boys will go on the road.
(NOTE: Game dates and times have been added [1:20 p.m.]) Watertown High School will have two basketball teams competing in the state basketball tournament. The Boston Herald High School Sports Blog reports that the MIAA has made its selections, and the Watertown girls' basketball team will be the No. 5 seed in the Div. 3 North Section, while the boys will be No. 13 seed. The girls finished with a 13-7 record, and will host No. 12 seed Winthrop in a first round game. Last year the Raiders made the tourney and lost in first round to Pentucket. The boys made the tourney despite a 6-14 record. The Raiders got the 13th and last seed, and will travel to face No. 4 seed Newburyport. Last year the Raiders went all the way to the state final where …
Thursday, December 29, 2011
Marco Coppola may be the best player in the college's history, WPI coach told the Worcester Telegram.
Watertown's Marco Coppola has continued his excellence on the basketball court as a freshman at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, where he leads the team in scoring in his freshman year. WPI coach Chris Bartley told the Worcester Telegram & Gazette that Coppola may be the best player in the college's history. “I know it’s a lot of pressure to put on him, but he’s got something special in him. I think he’s a player you can build a program around," Bartley told the Telegram. "As a freshman, that’s a lot on his shoulders, but he can handle it.” In the first 10 games, Coppola has averaged a team-best 17.3 points for the Engineers, who are No. 17 in NCAA Div. III. Last year, Coppola helped the Raiders reach the Div. 3 state final, and led …
Saturday, December 24, 2011
Watertown's Patrick McHugh scores 15 points, but the Raiders dropped to 0-3 after the 58-45 loss to the Sachems.
The Raiders came out of the locker room and played like last year's state finalists, but after the first quarter Winchester dominated the boards and stopped Watertown's top scorer, Patrick McHugh, on the way to a 58-45 win for the visitors. Senior captain McHugh scored 9 of the Raiders' 11 first quarter points, and Watertown led by three after one period. He scored four more early in the second, but the Sachems battled back to end the half on a 12-2 run, giving Winchester a 21-17 lead at the half. Senior Craig Fitzgerald capped the first half for Winchester by hitting two pointer and drained the free throw after being fouled on the shot. He was just getting started, as he scored 14 second half points to help the Sachems pull away from …
Monday, December 19, 2011
The Raiders fell to their rivals despite Patrick McHugh's 32 points.
Last year, Patrick McHugh was one of the outstanding players on the Watertown High School boys' basketball team that won 17 games and played in the Div. 3 State Final. But this year McHugh is the only player with significant playing time. Despite having one of the best players in the competative Middlesex League, expecting the 6-foot-3 center to carry the Raiders during this rebuilding year is asking a lot. And Friday night's season opener for Watertown (0-1, 0-1) and Belmont High School (1-0, 1-0) proved that point, Despite scoring 32 points and making his presence felt on both the offensive and defensive boards, McHugh and Watertown fell to the Marauders' balanced attack, 57-54. "We need to improve but I can see that they are playing …