On Super Tuesday, Watertown won by a landslide victory, 76-48, over Ipswich in the first road MIAA Div. 3 North Section Tournament .
The game was all but over by halftime of the game at Watertown High School. The Raiders held Ipswich to just 10 points in the first quarter, and posted a 49-26 halftime lead.
“The key was our pressure defense. We just went after it and turned them over a ton,” said Watertown head coach Steve Harrington. “They struggled with our pressure, and we kind of fed off our defense.”
Harrington said his team was able to pass the ball inside and use the size advantage the Raiders had against Ipswich.
The Raiders were lead by senior center Derek DiPietrantonio, who scored 23 points. Sophomore center John Korte got 16 points, and sophomore guard Julio Fulcar chipped in 11 points.
The victory would have been by a greater margin, but Harrington took out his starters for most of the fourth quarter, and the Tigers were able to outscore Watertown 16-6 in the final frame.
Next, Watertown (11-10) has a tough game at top seeded North Reading.
“We came out ready to play tonight. We will face a tougher team Saturday,” Harrington said. “We’ll see if we can play the same way.”
North Reading is 18-2 and Harrington said they will come into the North Section quarterfinal with confidence and some experienced seniors.