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Seneca Valley Powers Past Northwest 64-50 to Win Round One of Battle of Germantown

The Seneca Valley and Northwest men's basketball teams came back from the winter break layoff to face each other for the first of two games this season in the Battle for Germantown bragging rights on Friday night in JagDome at Northwest. The Screaming Eagles won this round 64-50.

The Jags started quick jumping out to an 11-2 lead in the first two minutes of play, and the Jags would lead 18-13 at the end of the first quarter. “They were really hurting us on the boards especially in the first quarter,” said Seneca Valley Head Coach Brian Humphrey.

A staunch defensive effort by the Screaming Eagles in the second quarter held the Jags to just 5 points, on three foul shots and just one field goal.

Seneca’s junior Brandon Simpson had 10 of his 19 points in the second quarter. Simpson would lead all scorers. “Brandon said ‘this is my game’ and he kind of took over,” said Seneca Valley Head Coach Brian Humphrey. “He is really starting to assert himself during those moments of uncertainty in the game, which is something you want to see from a leader.” The second quarter defense allowed the Eagles to take a 29-23 lead into halftime.

The Jags would come out and go on a 12-0 for the first 5:47 seconds of the third quarter pull out to a 34-29 lead. Northwest’s senior center Tim Biakapia would have eight of his Northwest leading 12 points in the third quarter.