Watertown Boys Basketball Player Named All-Scholastic, Girls Player Makes Honorable Mention List

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Watertown senior Gabe Spinelli scored 39 points in the Raiders’ win over Lexington in the Middlesex League Tournament.

Watertown senior basketball player Gabe Spinelli made the Boston Globe’s All-Scholastic team, and junior Taylor Lambo made the paper’s honorable mention All-Scholastic list.

Spinelli returned to Watertown after a year at Beaver Country Day and helped the Raiders go 13-1. As point guard, he helped the Raiders win the Middlesex League Freedom Division regular season and then emerge as champions of the first ever Middlesex League Tournament. The MIAA did not run state tournaments, so the league held its own knock-out competition.

According to the Globe, Spinelli averaged 25 points, 6 rebounds, and 4 assists. Along with being named All-Scholastic, he was chosen the Most Valuable Player of the Middlesex Freedom Division and a Middlesex All-Star. He played his first two years of high school basketball at WHS, including on the 2018 State Championship team.

Also garnering honors was junior Taylor Lambo,who was a standout on the Watertown girls basketball team. Her coach, Pat Ferdinand, lauded Lambo for her acknowledgement:

“Congrats to Junior Taylor Lambo on being named a Boston Globe All Scholastic honorable mention, also a Middlesex league All Star. Taylor is a diligent hardworking student athlete on the court and in the classroom,” Ferdinand said on Twitter.

The Raiders went 6-5 and fell to Belmont in the first round of the Middlesex League Tournament.

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