Watertown Can’t Keep Pace With Duxbury in the Girls Basketball State Semifinal

Watertown played a strong first half of Tuesday’s Div. 2 girls basketball state semifinal, but the Raiders could not keep up with Duxbury in the second half, and fell 49-30. Both teams came into the game at the TD Garden in Boston undefeated and the Raiders (21-1) kept pace with the Dragons (25-0), and even built a 26-22 halftime lead. During the break, Duxbury head coach Robert Sullivan said he challenged his team. “I don’t know how many layups we gave up in the first half but it was many too many.

STATE SEMI: Watertown Girls Hoops Faces Duxbury in Battle of Unbeatens

Watertown’s girls’ basketball team finally made it to the TD Garden in Boston for the state semifinal, now they face one of their toughest tests – the undefeated South Section Champs, Duxbury. The Raiders have an unbeaten season of their own going this year, now 21-0 after beating Pentucket in the North Section Final on Saturday. The polls have the Raiders and the Dragons among their top in the region – Duxbury 2 and Watertown 3 in the Boston Globe Poll, Duxbury 3 and Watertown 4 in the Boston Herald, and Duxbury 4 and Watertown 7 in the ESPN Boston poll. The teams face off Tuesday evening at 5:45 p.m. at the TD Garden in the MIAA Div. 2 state semifinal.

Watertown Girls Basketball Lifts North Section Trophy, Heading to Garden

The third time was the charm for the Watertown’s girls’ basketball team Saturday when it won its first North Section title in its third straight final. 

The Raiders (21-0) held off a frantic comeback attempt by Kelsi McNamara and Pentucket (23-2) to win the Div. 2 North Section title at Lowell’s Tsongas Center. Watertown jumped out to an early first 11-3 quarter lead, only to see the Sachems claw back and take a two point lead of their own in the second quarter. The half ended with Watertown on top 25-21. “As the game went on we were still getting better,” Ferdinand said.

Two Watertown Teams Playing for North Section Titles This Weekend

Raiders fans have a busy weekend, with two teams playing in North Section finals – the boys’ hockey team and the girl’s basketball team. Friday night, the Watertown boys’ hockey team faces Bedford at the Chelmsford Forum in the MIAA Div. 3 North Section final. The puck drops at 6:30 p.m.

Follow Watertown News’ Twitter – @WatertownMANews – for live updates from this weekends games! Watertown head coach Mike Hayes said his team has really come together this year.

Watertown Girls Hoops Books Trip to Section Final by Beating Belmont

Lowell’s Tsongas Center is becoming a familiar place for the Watertown girls’s basketball team, which will play there for the third straight year in the North Section final after defeating Belmont Wednesday night. The top-seeded Raiders (20-0) beat their rivals for the second time this year, but the fifth seeded Marauders (16-7) did not go quietly. Watertown head coach Patrick Ferdinand expected a tough game in the Div. 2 North Section semifinal at Mystic Valley in Malden. “(Belmont) did a really good job adjusting,” Ferdinand said.

Big Week for 2 Watertown Hockey Teams & Girls Basketball Team

Three Raiders teams will play to go deep into their respective MIAA state tournaments on Tuesday and Wednesday. 

The boys’ hockey team begins Tuesday with revenge on the players’ minds. Watertown faces Wayland, the squad that eliminated the Raiders in overtime last year in the same round – the section semifinals. The game will be at 5:10 p.m. at the Chelmsford Forum. A win gives them a birth in the Div. 3 North Section semifinals, back at the Chelmsford Forum on Friday at 6:30 p.m. against the winner of the Bedford-Weston game.

Watertown Girls Hoops Holds Off Tewksbury, Sets Up Clash with Belmont

{Note: the day of the next girls’ basketball game has been changed, see below}

The Raiders girls basketball squad held on to defeat a pesky Tewksbury Thursday night and now have a clash with their rivals in the MIAA Div. 2 North Section semifinals. Undefeated and top seeded Watertown trailed at halftime, 21-19, to eighth seeded Tewksbury (13-9), and led by just one after three quarters Thursday, according to the Lowell Sun. The Raiders, who were led by Shannon Murphy’s 15 points, pulled away to win the section quarterfinal 49-45, according to the Boston Globe report. The Raiders (19-0) now have a rematch with Belmont, the team they beat on the opening day of the season in December.