The season may have ended for the Watertown High School girls basketball team on Friday night, but their coach was proud of how far the team has progressed.
Last season, Raiders only won one game and missed the State Tournament for the first time in several years. Head Coach Pat Ferdinand started the year with the goal of creating a new atmosphere in the girls basketball program, and build character in a team with many young players.
Friday night, Watertown lost 62-32 to St. Mary’s of Lynn in the MIAA Div. 3 North quarterfinal, played in Lynn. Watertown ends the season with a record of 9-13, which included a first round State Tournament upset of fifth seeded Shawsheen Tech on Wednesday night.
The game against Lynn did not go as well, as the Spartans took a 19-0 lead into the second quarter, and a 33-6 halftime lead. The Raiders, however, found their scoring touch in the third quarter, which ended 49-21. The game finished 62-32 in favor of St. Mary’s.
The final score did not deter Ferdinand’s enthusiasm about Watertown’s season. He Tweeted:
Our season ended tonight to dominant St. Marys team. We were beat, but didn’t break. I’m so proud of these girls for the progress and growth they made in a year. So much of sports is about dealing with adversity and working with other individuals to achieve a common goal.— Pat Ferdinand (@coachpat79) March 2, 2019