Watertown’s Basketball Teams Took on Belmont, With Mixed Results

The Watertown girls basketball team secured their place in the postseason tournament with a 46-34 win at rivals Belmont on Tuesday. The victory ups the Raiders’ record to 11-2 for the season. In a defensive struggle that saw the game tied at 34 with less than three minutes remaining in the fourth quarter, Watertown dominate the final two-minutes-and-20-seconds scoring the final 12 points of the game – including 10 from the free-throw line – as the Raiders drained a total of 19 points from the charity strip in the match. Junior Shannon Murphy scored four of her 10 points in the final two minutes while senior captain Katelyn Rourke had a team-high 16 points, hitting a pair of baskets and free throws in the last quarter. Boys Fall to Rivals
The Watertown boys basketball team could not find an answer for Belmont’s power forward Paul Ramsey as the junior scored a career-high 23 points including 13 in the decisive third quarter as Belmont took its record to 11-2 with the 69-60 win over the Raiders on Tuesday.

Watertown/Belmont Girls Hockey Skates Into State Quarterfinals

Goals by senior captain Erin McLaughlin and sophomore Aurora Fidler provided the margin of victory as the Watertown/Belmont combined high schools girls’ ice hockey team skated by a resilient Andover High School (19-3-1) squad in a first round match in the Division 1 state championship tournament at Watertown’s Ryan Arena on Saturday. “It was a very exciting game. Maybe too exciting. But we got one under our belts,” said Watertown/Belmont Head Coach Steve Russo to the Belmontonian as his 4th-ranked team advances to the MIAA Div. 1 quarterfinals where it will meet fifth-seed Austin Prep of Reading.