Watertown High basketball teams begin with doubleheader

Boys' team falls to Wakefield before girls' team wins as 2019-20 season tips off

Raider Times photo / Emma Fallon
Ashley Shaughnessy (4) and the Watertown High girls' basketball team defeated visiting Wakefield, 43-42, on opening night, Dec. 13, 2019.

Emma Fallon, Raider Times staff

The Watertown High School basketball teams opened their seasons with a doubleheader against visiting Wakefield on Friday, Dec. 13, 2019. The boys’ team fell in the opener, 49-47, before the girls’ team pulled out a 43-42 victory. For a gallery from opening night by Raider Times staff photographer Emma Fallon, click on the link above.

After the Raiders’ second games were postponed by snow, both teams will return to action on Friday, Dec. 20, with another doubleheader. The boys’ team will play host to Melrose at 5:15 p.m., followed by the girls’ varsity game at 7 p.m.

Raider Times photo / Emma Fallon
The Watertown High bench is excited down the stretch. The Raiders lost to visiting Wakefield, 49-47, on opening night, Dec. 13, 2019.
Raider Times photo / Emma Fallon
The 2019-20 Watertown High girls’ basketball team stands for the national anthem before its first game. The Raiders defeated visiting Wakefield, 43-42, on opening night, Dec. 13, 2019.
Raider Times photo / Emma Fallon
A scene from Watertown High’s opening night doubleheader for the boys’ and girls’ basketball teams, Dec. 13, 2019.

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