The defending State Champion Watertown High School boys basketball team has hit a hot streak, piling up the wins over the past few weeks, including a buzzer beater.
After a 1-3 start, the Raiders have improved to 9-7 overall (7-7 in the Middlesex League), including wins in six of the last eight contests.
Watertown won a thriller against Melrose, 53-51, on the last second hoop by senior Nick McDermott. Watch the highlight courtesy of Watertown Cable, below.
The Watertown High School basketball team won a thrilling game against Melrose on Friday night. As time expired, the Raiders’ Nick McDermott scored at the buzzer to give Watertown a 53-51 win! @WatertownSports pic.twitter.com/JEmdxmLe80 — WCA-TV (@WatertownCable) February 4, 2019
Fellow senior Henry Papadopoulos led the Raiders with 31 points in the win against Woburn in a 54-36 victory, while sophomore guard Gabe Spinelli led the team with 25 points in the 52-50 win over Fenway.
One more win will clinch a spot in the MIAA Div. 3 State Tournament.
Watertown senior sprinter Mange Camara continued his dominant season at the Middlesex League Meet at the Reggie Lewis Track & Athletic Center in Boston by winning two events, and senior Abigael Peterson leapt to a League title.
Camara won the 300 meters in 34.96 seconds. He also got second in the 55 meter dash with a time of 6.51 seconds. Both times set new school records.
At tonight’s league meet the boys had some outstanding performances. Mange Camara set two school records. He placed second in the dash with a time of 6.51. The won the 300m with a championship division national qualifying time of 34.96. — Thomas Wittenhagen (@ThomasWittenha1) February 4, 2019
Peterson’s jump of 5-feet-three-inches earned her the League title in the girls high jump.
The pair were not the only Raiders to do well at the League Meet.
Junior Rose Muldrew got third in the 55 meters with a time of 7.73.
Senior Kai Landry placed fourth in the 1000 meters with a time of 2:42.29, and senior Jack Landry got eighth in the mile run, finishing in 4:42.66. Also, the boys 4 x 400 meter relay finished seventh.
The Raiders will compete in the MIAA Div. 4 Meet on Feb. 13.
The Watertown-Arlington co-op boys swimming team wrapped up the season with a 4-5 dual meet record, and Watertown senior Chris Kerrigan excelled at the Middlesex League Meet.
Kerrigan placed second in both the 200 freestyle and 500 freestyle events at the meet at Bentley University.
The team is in its second year, and will send three relays, along with Kerrigan, to the MIAA North Sectional Championships on Feb. 9. Kerrigan will compete in the 200 and 500 free events, while Watertown-Arlington will have teams in the 200 medley, 200 free and 400 free relays.
The Raiders boys hockey team has skated to a winning record, so far, this season. The team is not part of the Middlesex League this year, but the team has amassed a record of 8-5-3 this year.
Watertown defeated Hopedale 3-1 this week, and skated to a 2-2 tie against Newton South in the game before that. See the tying goal, via Seriovideo, below.
@WatertownSports takes advantage of a 2 man up situation to keep this game tied 2-2 with @NSHS_Hockey_ watch at https://t.co/vAe9rjUhf2 @CoachHallChirps @KatCornetta @BostonHeraldHS @pablomac42 @JakeLevin09 @MyHockeyLive @MassHSHockey @In_The_Slot @mhigo66 @NSHS_Athletics pic.twitter.com/ftQOo2L8K5 — seriovideo.com (@seriovideo) January 31, 2019