Clarksburg Girls Sweep Lady Jags With 55-35 Win
Playing a local rival twice in the regular season — let alone just 11 days apart — gives each team an opportunity to tweak its approach based on what worked well the first time they played.
After falling to Clarksburg (10-2) 64-44 on Jan. 11, Northwest (4-8) sought revenge in the teams’ rematch at home Tuesday evening.
Despite holding a 14-12 lead after the first quarter, the Jags dropped their fourth straight and second of the season to the Coyotes 55-35 at home Tuesday evening.
“The girls played their hardest, [and] we’re going to continue to push through,” Northwest head coach Kevin Smithson said. “I know we’re on this losing streak, but we’re going to turn it around.”
Juniors Alexia Sloan and Jordyn Herwood and senior Ashley Williams helped Northwest grab the early lead through one quarter, with Sloan putting up six points and Herwood and Williams each contributing three-point field goals.
Costly fouls early in the first half hurt the Jags in the second quarter. With their defense trying to avoid further penalties, the Lady Coyotes’ offense started to come into its own and took a 27-17 lead into halftime.