Northwest Girls Outlast Seneca Valley in Battle of Unbeatens
The Lady Jaguars came out of their match-up with crosstown rivals Seneca Valley to remain the only unbeaten girl's basketball team in the Germantown area, as they defeated the Screaming Eagles, 53-47, to take the road win at Seneca Valley on Friday night.
The Lady Jags were led by junior Laurel Cotton who had 18 points on six field goals and two three-pointers.
In a game that was tight throughout, the Lady Eagles jumped out to a quick 13-10 lead at the end of the first, but the Northwest ladies applied the pressure in the second quarter outscoring Seneca 16-9 as Cotton, and sophomore Ashley Mostrom combined for 14 points in the second quarter. Mostrom would finish the game with 8 points, all of which came in the second quarter to give the Jags a 26-22 lead going into halftime.
Both teams came into the game unbeaten as Seneca notched two road wins last week, beating Kennedy 51-30 in the season opener on Thursday, Dec. 6 and Einstein, 47-40 on Saturday afternoon. Seneca then easily defeated Wheaton in their home opener on Monday, Dec. 10 by a score of 64-21.
Seneca Valley’s junior point guard Jasia Oliver led all scorers in the Battle of Germantown with 23 points on four field goals, three free throws, and four shots from behind the three-point line. Sophomore center Bryana Barber added eight points for the Lady Eagles.
The game remained close th