Watertown Girls Basketball Vanquishes Rivals, Garden Bound Once More

WOBURN – Facing a fired up rival and a raucous crowd, the Watertown girls basketball team battled back from a halftime deficit and defeated Belmont 46-41 to claim the Div. 2 North Section title and book a trip to the TD Garden for the second straight year. 

In the first half of the game played at Woburn High School, the Marauders’ (14-10) pressure defense had the Raiders (20-3) off their game and the teams headed to halftime with Belmont leading 26-21. Watertown Head Coach Patrick Ferdinand told his team to remember how they prepared for the game. “It was really about digging in and communicating defensively and being physical,” Ferdinand said. “(Belmont) did a good job early hitting stuff early on but I think we had to stay true to  what we were doing and stay in it.

Watertown Girls Basketball Team Heading to 4th Straight North Section Final

WAKEFIELD – The Watertown girls basketball team had to be on its game to defeat Triton Regional. The Raiders prevailed 43-29 in the MIAA Div. 2 North Section semifinal Wendesday night in Wakefield. The normally high scoring Raiders (19-3) were held to 16 points in the first half, but still held a six point lead. In the second half, Triton stayed within reach of Watertown.