Northwest continues to be right on the cusp of finding the formula to righting the ship. The 2-8 Jags lost to Quince Orchard 74-60 in the Cougar’s gym on Tuesday night. The win gives Quince Orchard the best record in Montgomery County at 10-1, their only defeat came at the hands of Bethesda-Chevy Chase back on Dec. 11.
The Jags had three seniors in double-digits and were led by Tyrell Richardson, who finished the game with 18 points and went five-for-four from the free throw line. The other seniors in double-digits were Justin Woodard with 15 points, including three from behind the three-point arc, and Tim Biakapia with 12 points.
In the end, the Cougar attack was more balanced with four players in double-digits. Quince Orchard was led by Matt Kelley, who ended the game with 19 points and was a perfect six-for-six from the charity stripe. Kelley was helped by John Fierstein with 15 points, Jack Farone with 13 points and Uric Fandalor with 11 points. Quince Orchard will host 4-4-1 Poolesville on Friday night.
Also on Friday, Northwest will host a 7-3 Clarksburg team that has lost two in a row as the Coyotes deal with injuries to multiple starters including leading scorer senior Andrew Kostecka, who is out with a sprained ankle.
On the girls’ side, the Lady Jags are even at 5-5 after a tough 57-41 loss at Quince Orchard last night. The Lady Cougars had three girls in double-digits and were paced Jordan Odom, who had 16 points while Maggie Regan with 10 points and two three-pointers and Giulia Sanmartin dropped three 3-balls to finish with 10 points.
Northwest was led by Sam Sekscienski, who had 13 points in the loss.
The game was close until the fourth quarter when QO exploded for 25 points, helped in part by three-pointers form Teresa Shelton, Maggie Regan, and Giulia Sanmartin.
The Lady Cougars will host the 8-2 Poolesville Lady Falcons on Friday while the Jags are hosting 7-3 Clarksburg.
EDITORS NOTE: An earlier version of this article incorrectly identified Clarksburg's Andrew Kostecka's injury. It has been corrected to reflect an ankle injury not a knee injury. Germantown Pulse staff does its best to make sure the information we provide is accurate and apologizes for any confusion.
Top: Northwest’s Justin Woodard (5) tries to drive the baseline during Tuesday’s game at Quince Orchard. He would finish the game with 15 points.
Next: The Lady Jags’ Sam Sekscienski (21) dribbles through two QO defenders. She would lead all Jaguars with 13 points in the loss.
Photos by Mark Poetker for Germantown Pulse