Wednesday, December 15, 2010
Burlington vs Watertown Season Opener
It was not the start the Burlington High School boys basketball team had in mind. They opened with with an experienced Watertown team and could not pull off the upset. Things started off shaky with Watertown firing on all cylinders. They had a 20-8 lead with two minutes left in the first quarter but Burlington went on a 5-0 run to cut the lead to 20-13 at the end of one quarter. The Burlington defense stepped up in the second quarter only allowing nine second quarter points. However Burlington only scored eight themselves. Captain Ryan Putney was in foul trouble all game and only finished with one point on the evening. Watertown kept up the scoring in the second half pouring in 31 points in the third and fourth quarters. Watertown senior Marco Coppola had a game high 29 points. For the Red Devils Zach Hurynowicz had a team high 19 points while Greg Sheridan contributed with 10 and Connor Gallivan chipped in 5. The Devils will host Melrose on Friday night at seven O'clock. Melrose also lost their first game against Belmont on Tuesday.