Boys Basketball “Rebounds” With Win at Blair


Giovanni Pizzino

Senior forward Stephen Armstrong rises above the Urbana defense in the season opening win. Armstrong has helped lead the team to a 5-1 record.

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Coming off a disappointing rivalry loss to Watkins Mill Friday, the boys varsity basketball team (4-1) stepped up against Blair Monday as they dominated the entire game en route to a 67-58 victory.

Leading scorers for Clarksburg were Senior forward Stephen Armstrong led the team with 19 points, senior guard Diven Wallington scored 14, and senior Cornell Hanna finished with 8. Despite the win, the Coyotes are still not satisfied with their play despite leading the Blazers by as much as 15 at one point.

“I’m glad we came away with the win but we should’ve finished them off way sooner,” senior Cornell Hanna said.

Despite not having senior point guard Stephan Hamilton due to eligibility issues, the team  has still been able to remain one of the hottest teams in MoCo thanks to Armstrong, who is averaging 16 points per game. The Coyotes already have wins against tough opponents like Blair and Sherwood.

“It was a good win, but we go to play every game like it’s the last, no letting up,” Armstrong said.

The Coyotes have much more they hope to achieve this season, but they are off to an exceptional start as their next matchup, against the Springbrook Blue Devils at 7:17 p.m. Wednesday, could determine where they truly stack up in a tough 4A West Division.

“It’s gonna be a dog fight but at the end of the day, if we play as a team we will come out on top,” guard Diven Wallington said.