Sports: Belmont Girls Hoopsters Go Out Fighting Losing Playoff Semis to AC

Photo: After the game. With less than two minutes remaining in its electric semifinal slugfest against Arlington Catholic, the Belmont High Girls’ Basketball squad was facing a 10-point deficit, 45-35, that had been building since the start of the final quarter. Arlington Catholic’s tight, man-to-man defense stymied Belmont’s offense for most of the quarter leaving […]

Sports: A Call For 3s as Belmont Girls’ Hoops Rip Triton, 62-32, in Playoff Opener [Video]

Photo: Jenny Call after breaking the 3 point record in a playoff game with Triton. The Belmont Fire Department should have been called to the high school’s Wenner Field House on Friday night as Jenny Call set the place on fire. The junior co-captain shot the area-code J for seven 3s, breaking the school’s game record […]

Sports: Girl Hoopsters Top Seed In Sectionals, Boys’ In At 6th

Photo: Game against Melrose two months ago. The Belmont High Girls’ Basketball team has secured the coveted number one seed in the coming Division 2 North sectional playoffs that begin next week.  The Boys’ squad has garnered the sixth seed and a first-round home game on Wednesday, March 1 at 7 p.m. against the Chelsea High […]

Sports: Belmont Shares League Title After Rendering Reading Redundant, 57-51

Photo: The bench and players on the court cheer what would be the game-winning basket from Greta Propp. When Reading High’s sophomore guard Isabella Zagami hit an off-balance 3 pointer to tie its game with Belmont at 51 with less than 40 seconds in the game, it could have been a knife to the heart […]

Sports: Belmont Girls’ Hoops Swamp Watertown, 40-22, in Defensive Tour de Force [VIDEO]

Photo: Belmont’s Alexia Sabatino (Center #5) on defense against Watertown. Since her freshman season when she took over the role of on-court leader, Carly Christofori has had to walk away five times on the losing end of a game against archrivals Watertown. In each of the previous two seasons, great playoff runs by the Marauders […]

Sports: Girls’ Basketball Playoff Bound After Dunking SpyPonders, 42-26

Photo: Sophomore Jane Mahon heading to the basket at Arlington. (Credit: Pete Giorgio)  Unlike last season, Belmont High Girls’ Basketball did not wait ’til the last minute to punch their ticket to the playoffs. This year, they got there early, securing its tenth win in only 12 games as the Marauders had to survive what […]

Sports: Girls’ Hoops Dismiss Wakefield With ‘Perfect’ First; Enters Top 25 [VIDEO]

Photo: Belmont’s defense held Wakefield to a single basket in the first quarter. For the final three-quarters, the 10-1 Wakefield Warriors played host Belmont just about even, scoring 33 points to the Marauders 32. There was just one problem for Wakefield: a first quarter of perfection by the Marauders. In the game’s initial eight minutes, […]

Girls’ Hoops: 5 Days, 3 Games and 1 Garden Party

Photo: Sophomore center Jess Giorgio skies for a basket at the Boston TD Garden. When told that her team is 2-0 at the Boston TD Garden after Belmont beat Arlington, 40-21, on Sunday, Jan. 9, Head Coach Melissa Hart quipped that “I’d like to be 3-0 when the season ends,” a not so subtle reference […]

Garden Party 2.0: Girls’ Hoops to Play At TDGarden Sunday, Jan. 8. Get Your TIX Now

Photo: Last year was a Belmont Garden Party. On Sunday, Jan. 8, at 9:30 a.m., the Belmont High School Girls Basketball team returns to the Boston TD Garden to face neighboring SpyPonders from Arlington High School in the Good Sports Invitational Day of high school games in the Garden.   The proceeds of this event […]

Sports: Girls’ Hoops Fall Into Loss Column After Lowell 4th Quarter Blitz

Photo: Belmont could not stop Shyan Mwai (#5) in the fourth quarter. For the first 25 minutes of its Wednesday afternoon, Dec. 28, game with Lowell High School, Belmont High girls’ basketball was cruising to a huge (YUGE!) early season “statement” win. Fast breaks, sharp passing, team defense, three pointers, free throws; it was all […]