New Day captured the 2018 Watertown Summer Basketball League title. They will be one of eight teams battling for the 2019 title. The playoffs begin Monday, Aug. 12. It’s playoff time for the Watertown’s Summer Basketball League, and March Madness in August begins with four games Monday night.
The loss to St. Mary’s on Friday ended the Raiders’ season, but the team has shown progress in 2018-19. Here Watertown’s Ellie Monahan drives to the hoop against South Boston earlier this season. 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.
Watertown freshman Taylor Lambo looks for a shot down low in a game against East Boston. Watertown High School’s girls basketball team went on the road Wednesday night and pulled off an upset by beating the fifth-seeded Shawsheen Tech, 37-29. The Raiders came in with a record of 8-12 and were the 12th seed in the MIAA Div. 3 North Tournament. The game was tied at 6 after one quarter, but in the second, Watertown poured it on.
Watertown sophomore guard Gabe Spinelli scored 29 points in the Div. 3 North first round game against Weston. The Watertown High School boys basketball team showed heart and determination on Monday night, but the Raiders comeback attempt fell short in the MIAA Div. 3 North first round game against Weston. The visitors from Weston led by more than 20 points in the third quarter, but the Raiders battled back to within six points with less than a minute left in the game, ultimately losing 58-50.
The Raiders will start the defense of their 2018 MIAA Div. 3 boys basketball State Championship on Monday at Watertown High School. The Raiders boys and girls basketball teams will both be returning to the State Tournament in 2019, with the boys hosting a first round game. The Watertown High School boys hoops team will defend its MIAA Div. 3 state championship starting on Monday night at home.
Watertown seniors Chris Iannetta, left, and Nick McDermott, and the rest of the Raiders boys basketball team, have been on a hot streak recently. The defending State Champion Watertown High School boys basketball team has hit a hot streak, piling up the wins over the past few weeks, including a buzzer beater. After a 1-3 start, the Raiders have improved to 9-7 overall (7-7 in the Middlesex League), including wins in six of the last eight contests. Watertown won a thriller against Melrose, 53-51, on the last second hoop by senior Nick McDermott. Watch the highlight courtesy of Watertown Cable, below.
Watertown senior Mange Camara set one of the fastest times in state history in the 300 meters. Here he is running in the 2018 MIAA Div. 4 Indoor Championships. Watertown track star Mange Camara got his senior season off to a good start by running one of the top times in Massachusetts high school history in the 300 meters. Camara ran the 300 meter sprint in 34.44 seconds at the MSTCA Indoor Speed Classic at the Reggie Lewis Track & Athletic Center in Boston on Dec.
Watertown captain Brianna Williams dribbles past a South Boston defender in the Raiders’ win. The Watertown High School girls basketball team won its home opener Sunday against South Boston, 44-16, on Sunday. The Raiders bounced back from their first loss of the season, 41-34 at Wakefield, on Friday. With Sunday’s win, Watertown improved its season record to 3-1 (1-1 in the Middlesex League). Sophia Garapetian runs the fast break for Watertown against South Boston.