State Tourney: Girls Basketball Rolls Over Oakmont in Final Game at Kelly Gym

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Charlie Breitrose Junior Sarah Morrissey led Watertown with 13 points in the State Tournament game against Oakmont.

Watertown High School’s girls basketball team closed out the final game in WHS’s Kelly Gymnasium in style, doubling up Oakmont, 44-22, in the MIAA Div. 3 Round of 32 game on Friday night.

Charlie Breitrose Junior Emma Garapetian directs traffic in the State Tourney game against Oakmont.

Three Raiders scored in double digits, and Coach Pat Ferdinand cleared the bench in the fourth quarter of the contest.

Charlie Breitrose

Watertown Junior Lily Lambo was one of three Raiders to score in double digits on Friday against Oakmont.

Watertown jumped out to a 6-0 lead to start the game, but Oakmont got a couple baskets to make it 6-4 with 2:35 left in the first quarter. The Raiders went on an eight-point run capped by a three pointer by junior Lily Lambo. They led 14-4 after one quarter and never looked back.

Charlie Breitrose Watertown senior Maeve Lawn shoots over a pair of Oakmont defenders.

The Raiders struggled for offense early in the second quarter, but junior Emma Garapetian’s three pointer extended the lead to 19-6 with just over three minutes left in the first half. The basket sparked a run, and the second quarter ended with Watertown up 25-6.

Charlie Breitrose Sophomore Caroline Andrade drives to the basket in the State Tournament Round of 32 game.

The Spartans matched their first half offensive output in the third quarter, but the Raiders had their highest scoring quarter of the game. A basket just before the buzzer by junior Sarah Morrissey made it Watertown 40, Oakmont 12.

Charlie Breitrose Watertown junior Laura Biagiotti looks to pass the ball against Oakmont.

In the final quarter, Watertown’s reserves got their chance to play in the State Tournament. The Spartans outscored the Raiders, 10-4, but still finished 22 points behind.

Charlie Breitrose Watertown sophomore Brianna Williams dribbles the ball up court in the State Tournament game at WHS.

Morrissey finished with 13 points to lead Watertown. Senior Maeve Lawn added a dozen points, and Lambo scored 10. Garapatian added 5 points, and sophomore Caroline Andrade and freshman Mia Caterino each had two points.

Charlie Breitrose Watertown senior Paige King scans the court against Oakmont.

Next up for the Raiders is a trip to Peabody to take on No. 3 seed Bishop Fenwick on March 7 at 6:30 p.m. The Crusaders defeated Quabbin Regional, 50-20, on Thursday.

Charlie Breitrose Sophomore Sophia Dicker wrestles for the ball with an Oakmont defender in the State Tourney game.

Kelly Gym will be demolished, along with the rest of the school, to make way for a brand new Watertown High School, scheduled to open in the fall of 2026.

Charlie Breitrose Sophomore Alani Garey defends against Oakmont in the Round of 32 Tourney victory.

One thought on “State Tourney: Girls Basketball Rolls Over Oakmont in Final Game at Kelly Gym

  1. 3/4/’23-I remember when I was on girls basketball team and in this gym.Lots of sweat but good exercise.It wasn’t easy to win all the time.High school grad.of ’71 @Whs.I wish there was a pic of it in our yearbook of when we actually were in a game.Only pic is the team sitting on the benches.

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