The Northwest Mohawks beat the West Senators 54-49 Wednesday evening.
Drew Scarberry led Northwest (4-11, 2-8) with 25 points while hitting three 3-point field goals in the victory. Marcus Potter hit one trey from behind the arc on his way to a 14-point evening.
“He played well tonight,” Northwest coach Rick Scarberry said. “He’s our go to guy. He hit a couple of big threes tonight. When they took him away, we got some open looks for some other guys. He did a nice job of sharing the ball and the rest of the kids did a nice job of finishing.”
After finding themselves in an early eight-point hole, the Mohawks trailed 30-27 at the break. After the Intermission, Northwest outscored West (7-9) by 12 points, 27-19, to complete the comeback.
“Our kids played really hard,” Scarberry said. “We just stayed in there. They stayed focused and chipped away a bucket at a time. It was a good, hard fought, good officiated game. All the way around.
“Both teams shot well from the field, we were just able to knock down some threes at the end.”
West senior Michael Haffer was one of the players that shot well from the field as he led the Senators with 19 points. Michael Davis also had a strong game for West as he finished the contest with 16 points.
Northwest will be back in action Friday as Waverly pays a visit to McDermott. Scarberry knows the game will be a physical affair as he recalls the last encounter between the two programs.
“That’s going to be a hard fought game,” Scarberry said. “They beat us up there, they have some kids that can score. We are going to have to get after it. They have a good team.”
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Northwest 8 19 10 17 —54
West 19 11 9 10 — 49
Northwest —LaJoye 2-1-7, Penix 2-0-4, Potter 3-7-14, Miller 2-0-4, Scarberry 9-4-25. Totals 19-11-54.
West —Davis 7-2-16, Irwin 3-0-7, Bricker 2-2-7, Hafer 8-3-19. Totals 20-7-49.
3-point field goals — Northwest 5 (Scarberry 3, Potter 1, LaJoye 1); West 2 (Irwin 1, Bricker 1)
Records — Northwest 4-11 (2-8); West 7-9 (N/A)