4A Playoff Round Up: Clarksburg Girls Advance Then Fall to QO, Boys Nipped by Wootton in OT
In a rematch of last year’s first round boy’s playoff game, the Clarksburg Coyotes hosted the Wootton Patriots on Friday night in a thrilling game which needed an overtime session to decide the winner. The second half of Friday’s Clarksburg hoops double-header was the Lady Coyotes mauling the Einstein Titans, to advance to the second round for a rematch with Quince Orchard.
The Lady Coyotes were led on Friday by senior Phylicia McInnis who had 12 points, but each of the 14 players on the roster had points in the 71-20 mauling of Einstein in the first round of the postseason. However, the girls did not have the same success against Quince Orchard on Monday night, Feb. 27.
The Clarksburg girls came into the game with a record of 14-9 and were playing a 13-9 QO team. The Lady Cougars were looking for the season sweep of the Coyotes. QO had beaten Clarksburg in their previous two games this season; both victories were by less than five points. A two-point 49-47, win back in January and four-point, 56-52 victory on Feb. 7.
Once again, on Monday night, the Lady Cougars found a way to beat Clarksburg, 56-46. The damage came in the second quarter wh