The Northwest Jaguars has swept the Seneca Valley Screaming Eagles for the second-straight year, with a 75-40 home victory on Friday, Feb. 8. The two teams faced each other earlier in the season, and the Jags prevailed 63-49.
“I thought we came out and played well from start to finish,” said Northwest Head Coach B.J. DeBuchananne. “The guys had the energy and got rolling early on and kept it going throughout the game.”
The Jags has three players in double-digits scoring. They were led by senior Shahab Mastori with 15 points on three field goals, and three long-range shots. Sophomore Christopher Mills added 14 points with four from the field, and two three-pointers, while senior Tyrone Mayer pitched in 10 more points on four field goals, and two foul shots.
Thanks to 21 points second quarter, the Jags took a 38-24 lead into halftime. “Sometimes you come out hot. Seneca was missing a few of their best players which helped us, we came out and took care of business,” said the Northwest coach. Seneca played without juniors, Elijah Hyson and Mazae Blake.
All but one of the fourteen dressed players had points in the game for Northwest. “When we brought guys in off the bench they had good energy. They were making plays,” said DeBuchananne. “The starters came back on the court in the second half, and we put the game away early in the half. It was a great team effort.”
The Eagles were led by senior Kile Toliver who had 10 points on two field goals and two three-balls. Junior Andrew Ali added six points on two from the field and two free throws. Seniors Emir Ridzal and Muhammad Muid each had five points in the loss.
Seneca wasn’t able to correct course this week as the Eagles lost two more games this week, falling to both 10-9 Quince Orchard in Darnestown and 12-8 Whitman in a home loss. With two games remaining in the regular season, Seneca Valley is 5-13. They will travel to Clarksburg on Friday, Feb. 15 and finish the regular season with a tough match-up with 16-1 Richard Montgomery on Friday, Feb. 22.
With the win over Seneca Valley, Northwest improved to 9-9 on the season but fell to Sherwood 58-50. The Jags will host the 7-7 Northwood Gladiators on Friday, Feb. 15 and finish the regular season with a road game at 13-6 Walter Johnson on Friday, Feb. 22.
Top: Northwest senior Shahab Mastori (1) led the Jags with 15 points in Friday’s victory over Seneca Valley.
Next: Seneca Valley senior Kile Toliver (12) had 10 points for the Eagles in a losing effort.
Photos by Billy Owens for Germantown Pulse