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Jags Ground Falcons, 70-41 to Remain Unbeaten



New Year, same unbeaten Jags. The Northwest boys basketball team continued the winning streak on Tuesday with a decisive 70-41 victory over the Poolesville Falcons.


The now 7-0 Jags put 1-7 Poolesville away early scoring 41 in the first half, thanks in large part to James Assiongbon’s eight-point first quarter. He would finish with nine for game on four field goals and a free throw. The Jags had 11 players with points in the game and were led by Norval Black’s 13 points on three field goals, a tree-pointer, and he shot four-for-five from the line. Northwest’s Shahab Mastori added nine points on two field goals, one three-ball, and two free throws.

The Falcons’ Ryan Haddaway led all scorers with 16 points, including five field goals, and two from beyond the arc.

The Jags came out strong scoring 20 in the first quarter while holding Poolesville to eight points. In the second quarter, Northwest continued to pour on the points scoring 21, while stepping up the defense and allowing the Falcons to score just four points in the second quarter. The Jags led 41-12 at halftime.