Clarksburg has begun the 2015-2016 season on a great note with two wins. Last week, the Coyotes dispatched their Frederick County neighbors Urbana 58-56 in their home opener and travelled to Wootton to defeat the Wootton Patriots 58-49 on Friday night.
The Coyotes jumped out to an early lead thanks to senior Andrew Kostecka’s eight-first quarter points which allowed Clarksburg to take a 16-10 lead at the end of the first period. Kostecka, who will play his college ball at Loyola-Maryland next year, finished the game with 24 points to lead all scorers.
Wootton entered the game with a record of 1-1 after defeating Northwest in the season opener and falling to Kennedy, with the loss to Clarksburg they are now 2-1.
The Patriots, who were led by freshman Kevin Aylssi Etoh with 18 points, including two 3-pointers, and junior Will Quam who pitched in 12 points, six from the field.
But Clarksburg’s Kostecka was just too much for the Patriots. Kostecka dropped shots from behind the three-point arc and was eight-for-12 from the foul line on his way to 24 points. He got help from Micheal Winterburn who added nine points—including two three-balls, and Stephen Armstrong and Stephan Hamilton, who finished with seven points apiece.
The Coyotes will host 1-2 Richard Montgomery at 7:15 pm on Monday night. The Rockets are coming off their first win of the season, a 43-40 victory over Blair last Friday. The Patriots fall to 1-2 and will host 1-1 Poolesville Monday night.
Top: Clarksburg’s Ryan Costin (10) brings the ball up court as Wootton’s Nicholas John (2) defends.
Next: Andrew Kostecka (14) attempts a layup during Clarksburg’s 58-49 victory over Wootton.
Photos by Mark Poetker for Germantown Pulse.