WOBURN – Facing a fired up rival and a raucous crowd, the Watertown girls basketball team battled back from a halftime deficit and defeated Belmont 46-41 to claim the Div. 2 North Section title and book a trip to the TD Garden for the second straight year.
In the first half of the game played at Woburn High School, the Marauders’ (14-10) pressure defense had the Raiders (20-3) off their game and the teams headed to halftime with Belmont leading 26-21. Watertown Head Coach Patrick Ferdinand told his team to remember how they prepared for the game. “It was really about digging in and communicating defensively and being physical,” Ferdinand said. “(Belmont) did a good job early hitting stuff early on but I think we had to stay true to what we were doing and stay in it.