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Jags Clip Falcons 40-30, Break Losing Streak

The Northwest Jags came back from the unplanned winter blizzard break on Saturday, Jan. 30 and put an end to a five-game losing streak, with a 40-30 victory over the Poolesville Falcons.

In a low scoring affair, the Jags jumped out to an early lead by holding the Falcons to just three points in the first quarter, while scoring seven points. In the second quarter, both teams were able to get a little better offensive footing after a full week off due to the blizzard, as each team scored nine points. At halftime, the Jags lead 17-12.

The Jags were led by Massangu Mbayo, who had 10 points, including six from the beyond the three-point arc. Senior Tim Biakapia also pitched in eight points for Northwest.

While the Falcons’ Stephen Lang accounted almost half of the teams points with 14 points, including three-pointers. Pooleville’s Jake Drissel had five points and shot 75 percent from the free throw line.

With the win, Northwest improves to 4-9, while Poolesville falls to 4-7-1. The Jags will play three games to begin February. Northwest will travel to face 1-10-1 Watkins Mill on Monday, Feb. 1 in hopes of putting together two straight wins. The Jags are on the road again on Wednesday, up the Great Seneca Highway to face crosstown rivals 9-4 Seneca Valley on Wednesday. And on Friday night, the Jags will hope to upset bitter rivals 12-2 Quince Orchard.

Poolesville is faced with three road games in a week, as they travel to 9-3 Gaithersburg on Monday night, 1-10-1 Watkins Mill on Wednesday, and 3-7 Damascus on Friday night.


Top: Northwest’s Tab Lee (12) goes up for a layup. He had four points in the victory over Poolesville on Saturday.

Photo by Mark Poetker for Germantown Pulse.

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