The winter season just started, and Watertown High School’s athletic teams have already rack up some wins.
Perhaps no team had a better start than the girls basketball team. Coach Pat Ferdinand’s team already has more wins than last season, after defeating Winchester 42-22 on Tuesday, led by junior captain Brianna Williams’ 12 points.
“Wasn’t sure what to expect tonight, but knew we’d compete,” Ferdinand said after the opener at Winchester.
The next night, the Raiders traveled to East Boston, and defeated the Jets 46-27. Freshman Taylor Lambo posted a double-double, with 18 points and 10 rebounds.
The Raiders have another road game Friday at Wakefield before hosting Essex Tech on Sunday, Dec. 16 at 11 a.m.
The Raiders boys basketball squad opened its state title defense with a 68-65 win over Winchester on Tuesday in Watertown.
Coach Steve Harrington’s team will once again be one to reckon with, according to the Boston Herald. The paper ranked Watertown second in its Div. 3 North Super Six, behind St. Mary’s, the team the Raiders beat to win the North Section last season. The Herald named forward Henry Papadopoulos and guard Gabe Spinelli in its D3 North “Players to Watch” list.
The Raiders travel to face Wakefield on Friday night, the first of three road games, before returning home after the New Year to face Burlington on Jan. 4 at 7 p.m.
Raiders Head Coach Kevin Russo has a large squad this year, and the team has already won a couple of matches.
Watertown hosted a quad meet last weekend, in which it posted wins against Carver, 42-24, and Taunton, 48-36. The Raiders lost to Norwood 45-36. Watertown also hosted Wakefield in the first Middlesex League dual meet of the season. The Raiders lost 51-20.
The WHS wrestlers will travel to Wakefield for a tournament on Saturday, and returns to Watertown to host Maimonides on Dec. 19 at 7 p.m.
Watertown High School’s boys hockey team opened the season with a 4-0 win over O’Bryant at John Ryan Arena on Wednesday. Brett Sutherland scored a goal and added two assists.
The varsity squad is in its second year after going on hiatus for a year due to lack of players. The Raiders will be back in action in Watertown on Dec. 7 at 7 p.m. against Pentucket.
Watertown’s girls hockey team opened the season with a 6-2 loss to Reading in a Middlesex League road game on Wednesday.
The Raiders’ home opener is Saturday at 12:20 p.m. against Winchester.