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Clarksburg’s Overtime Victory Ends Northwest's Dream Season

As it should, the rubber match of a three game series came down to overtime. Clarksburg and Northwest met for the third time this year on Monday night in Germantown. The teams had split the previous two meetings, so Monday’s second round playoff title was expected to be close, and it was.

In the end, Clarksburg’s senior center Stephen Armstrong’s 29 points was too much for the high flying Jags. Armstrong fired nine field goals, one three-pointer, and was shot 8-for-15 from the free throw line. He had 11 points in the overtime period to put the game away for the Coyotes. Armstrong was fouled four times and drained seven of eight foul shots in the overtime period.

Clarksburg jumped out to an early 10 point lead in the first quarter using the long ball. Seniors Diven Wallington drained two 3-balls and Raemond Thompson added another in the opening frame to give the Coyotes and 17-7 lead over the Jags.

The Jags would keep pace in the second quarter, but only cut the margin to nine by halftime, but the second half would change things. The Jags’ senior Norval Black had 10 of his team high 21 points in the second quarter, including two three-balls to keep Northwest within striking range of the Coyotes.

Northwest held Clarks