Win by Watertown Girl’s Basketball Sets Up Big Day in Lowell
By Charlie Breitrose
With the Watertown girl’s basketball team’s 51-39 victory over Hamilton-Wenham on Thursday night in Chelmsford, the Raiders set up a big day for Watertown hoops fans on Saturday.
Both the boy’s and girl’s teams will play for North Section championships at the Tsongas Center in Lowell on March 8.
The girl’s team, now 21-1, is the top seed in the North Section Div. 2 bracket. The Raiders face third-seeded Arlington Catholic (19-4) at 2 p.m. in Lowell. Arlington Catholic beat Bedford 55-42 on Wednesday.
Before that, the Raiders’ boy’s team faces a familiar foe, Stoneham, at 12:15 p.m. in Lowell. Watertown (17-5) earned the second seed in the Div. 3 North Section and beat Bedford 68-50 on Wednesday. Stoneham (13-10) is the eighth seed, and beat Arlington Catholic to get to the section final.
The Raiders have enjoyed success over their Middlesex League rival this season, beating them 61-32 in Stoneham and 72-40 in Watertown.
Wins in Lowell would send the Raiders to a date at TD Garden for the Eastern Mass. final.
Follow Watertown News on Twitter (@WatertownMANews) on Saturday for live updates from Lowell.
Boy’s Hockey Season Ends
The Watertown boy’s hockey team’s season ended with a heartbreaking 1-0 overtime loss to Wayland in the Div. 3 North Section semifinal Thursday night in Chelmsford. The Raiders finish the season with a 14-3-5 record.
Raiders Featured in the Globe
In case you missed it, the girl’s basketball squad was featured in the Boston Globe this week. Read it here.
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