Wildcats Honor Seniors But Fall to Watertown [VIDEO]
Visiting Watertown spoiled Senior Night at Wilmington fell, 75-46, in the final boys basketball game to ever be played in the current gymnasium.
Tuesday night was a night of goodbyes for the Wilmington boys basketball team.
The Wildcats celebrated Senior Night by honoring a trio of players who took their home court for the final time.
But the seniors weren't the only ones to hit the hardwood for the last time Tuesday. The game served as the final boys basketball contest to be held before the gym is demolished this February vacation.
The festivities ended once the game began, however, as visiting Watertown went on to a blowout 75-46 victory to prolong a difficult season for the struggling Wildcats.
James Wilkinson, Tyler Vibert and Colin Doherty are the graduating seniors for head coach Joe Maiella's team.
"They're all great kids and hard workers," said Maiella, whose team dropped to 2-13 after its 10th straight loss. "It's disappointing they had to suffer through this season, but they're working hard every day and showing the younger kids how to work, and that's a good thing."
Wilkinson and sophomore Connor Bennett led the team with nine points, while Kevin Keane chipped in six markers of his own during his fourth quarter minutes. Jimmy Murphy, Doherty and James O'Regan had four points apiece in the loss.
"This league is tough. There are so many good teams," said Maiella. "We're trying to build for the future, and win some games now. You have to just keep on going."