UPDATED: Defending Summer Basketball League Champ Loses Game 1

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New Day captured the 2018 Watertown Summer Basketball League title, but the team lost game 1 of the 2019 finals against HBC.

NOTE: Wednesday’s Papas Elite game 2 has been postponed to Thursday due to rain:

The Watertown Summer Basketball League’s Papas Elite playoff finals series tipped off Tuesday, and the Legends League semifinals got underway.

The Recreation Department provided they following account of Tuesday’s action.

In game one of the Papas Elite Finals, HBC proved why they were the top seed throughout the year by defeating defending champion New Day by the score of 63-52.

The game was decided relatively early in the second half, as New Day struggled to make shots, while intensive defense and great ball movement by HBC sealed the win.

Game 2 of the finals will be Thuursday night at 8:30 p.m. weather permitting.

Legends League

In O’Brien-Jerahian Legends League semi-final play, the low seeds came up on top.

Third seed Kaos Club edged second seed Finnegan Club in a barn burner by the score of 64-61.

Game 2 will be on Thursday at 6:30 p.m.

Fourth seed Control Club shocked the O’Brien-Jerahian world with a dominating win over top seed Johnson Club by the score of 64-54.

Game 2 will be on Thursday at 7:25 p.m.

The semi-finals and finals are a best out of three.

Please visit our recreation Facebook page at Watertown recreation department for some great photos supplied by Natalie Nigito Photography (www.natalienigito.com).

One thought on “UPDATED: Defending Summer Basketball League Champ Loses Game 1

  1. Thanks Charlie for spreading the news.

    Tonight, Thursday, we have three playoff games.

    O’Brien – Jerahian Semi-Finals at 6:30 and 7:25 – game two

    Papas Elite Finals at 8:30 – game two

    Both series are best of three

    If you enjoy basketball, come down to watch at Saltonstall Park.

    The schedule and results can be found at Quickscores.com

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