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Northwest Boys Complete Sweep of Seneca Valley, Girls Avenge Early Season Loss

The Northwest boys and girls basketball teams traveled up Great Seneca Highway to play their cross-town rivals a Seneca Valley on Friday night, and the Jags came away winning both games. With the 94-63 victory over the Screamin’ Eagles, the Northwest boys’ team extended their record to 16-3 on the season to earn their fifth victory in a row, with one more game remaining in the regular season.

Friday’s double-header of Germantown basketball started with the Lady Jags and Lady Eagles continuing their rivalry. The Northwest girls avenged an early season loss to the Lady Eagles by posting a 45-40 victory to improve to 7-14. The loss drops the Lady Eagles to 8-12 on the year.

The Lady Eagles won the first meeting between the teams back on Dec. 15 by a score of 54-47.

The Lady Jags had three players in double-digits, seniors Khienya Benjamin and Thara Janus, and sophomore Laurel Cotton. Benjamin led the Jags with15 points on four field goals, one three-pointer and shot 80 percent from the foul line. Janus and Cotton each added 10 points apiece.