The Watertown girls basketball team secured their place in the postseason tournament with a 46-34 win at rivals Belmont on Tuesday. The victory ups the Raiders’ record to 11-2 for the season.
In a defensive struggle that saw the game tied at 34 with less than three minutes remaining in the fourth quarter, Watertown dominate the final two-minutes-and-20-seconds scoring the final 12 points of the game – including 10 from the free-throw line – as the Raiders drained a total of 19 points from the charity strip in the match.
Junior Shannon Murphy scored four of her 10 points in the final two minutes while senior captain Katelyn Rourke had a team-high 16 points, hitting a pair of baskets and free throws in the last quarter.
Boys Fall to Rivals
The Watertown boys basketball team could not find an answer for Belmont’s power forward Paul Ramsey as the junior scored a career-high 23 points including 13 in the decisive third quarter as Belmont took its record to 11-2 with the 69-60 win over the Raiders on Tuesday.
Watertown kept it close in the opening quarter behind senior center Derek DePietrantonio, who scored from inside and distance with 14 first quarter points (including three three-pointers) before cooling off to total 16 points for the game. Watertown was led in scoring by senior Nathan Nebiye who hit five treys and two free throws to finish with 17. Junior Jaden Hairston chipped in 11 points.