When the Clarksburg Coyotes and the Damascus Hornets met in Damascus in early January, the Coyotes were a skeleton crew with a number players unable to play due to injury. The Hornets were able to secure a 56-51 win. Last night, in Clarksburg the Coyotes were able to avenge that loss with a 73-42 victory over Damascus.
The Coyotes jumped out in front early building a 16 point lead, thanks to a 27 point first quarter. Clarksburg rained three-point shots on Damascus in the early going knocking down six from beyond the arc in the first quarter. And while the Hornet’s Doug Gibson attempted to keep pace draining three three-pointers of his own, it wasn’t enough to keep pace with the Coyotes output and the Hornets were not able to make up ground as the game progressed.
Clarksburg was led by senior guard Andrew Kostecka, who finished with 17 points, including three from deep range. Fellow senior Dallas Marshall helped with 13 points. Ryan Costin would add nine points and Ian Krishnan would chip in eight points to help the Coyotes efforts.
Damascus’ Gibson would lead all Hornets with 16 points, and Mason Green would add eight points in a losing effort.
With the win, Clarksburg improves to 10-5 for the season while Damascus falls to 3-9 for the season. Damascus will host 5-8-1 Poolesville on Friday night
Clarksburg can avenge two more of the losses the team suffered earlier this month while players were healing from injuries. The Coyotes are back in action on Friday night as the Coyotes travel to play 10-4 Gaithersburg. The Trojans won their last meeting 64-57 back on Jan. 12.
Next week Clarksburg starts with back-to-back games Monday and Tuesday. On Monday, Clarksburg will host Poolesville in their first meeting this season. This is a makeup game from the week lost due to the Blizzard of ’16. On Tuesday, they host Northwest in hopes of avenging the 67-45 loss from their last meeting on Jan. 15.
On the girls side, the Lady Coyotes are riding a five-game winning streak after defeating Damascus 53-44 Wednesday night. The Lady Coyotes are 12-3 this season and are among the County’s elite teams. Only Poolesville has a better record at 13-2. The Lady Coyotes and the Lady Falcons will meet next Monday night in Poolesville.
Top: Clarksburg Andrew Kostecka (14) grabs the rim after a dunk. He would finish with 17 points in the game.
Next: The Coyote’s Michael Winterburn (4) goes baseline, he would have seven points in the game.
Photos by Mark Poetker for Germantown Pulse.