MONTEREY — After a slow start, Watertown’s boys continued rolling into form Monday night with a 60-54 win over Monterey at Burks Middle School.
Earlier, Watertown’s girls held off a fourth-quarter rally from Monterey to prevail 44-38.
Senior Ty Jobe sank a pair of three-pointers on his way to 20 points while freshman Seth Price poured in four triples en route to 15 in a one-two punch for the Purple Tigers, who have won 3 of their last 4 to improve to 6-5.
“Felt good about getting things back on track,” Watertown coach Matt Bradshaw said. “Our kids did a good job of keeping our focus.
“We’re learning how to win again.”
Watertown led 15-6 following the first quarter, 27-21 at halftime and 42-34 going into the fourth.
Point guard Zach Phillips kept Monterey in the game with 30 points, including 15 in the fourth, as the Wildcats fell to 10-2.
“He did a good job slashing to the basket,” Bradshaw said of Phillips. “They had three good three-point shooters and we were focused on making sure they don’t get their feet set and get good looks.
“We did a pretty good job on him until the fourth quarter. I think we got a little tired.”
Brandon George and Ty Love each scored six points for the Purple Tigers while Dylan Speck and Zack Edwards dropped in four apiece, Cameron Jennings three and Hunter Warren two.
Watertown’s girls led 10-6 following the first quarter, 25-17 at halftime and 33-19 through three before eight fourth-period turnovers opened the door for Monterey.
But point guard Jasmine High hit 5 of 6 free throws in the fourth to save Watertown’s eighth win of the season against four losses. She led the Tigerettes with 12 points.
Shelby Mofield sank three triples for her nine while Dae Dae Nunley and Bobbi Staats each scored seven, Mya Gaines and Jenna Haun a three apiece, Alicia Jennings two and Bay Cole a free throw.
Jacey Bilbrey scored 11 to lead Monterey, whose old school has been condemned. A new campus is currently under construction.
Watertown is off until its Dec. 26-28 Christmas Tournament. The Tigerettes will face Warren County at 7 p.m. and the boys will take on Boyd Christian at 8:30 the first night.