Girls BBall Earns 1st Division Title in School History

Lady Coyotes Keep Rolling with 6th Straight Win

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Girls BBall Earns 1st Division Title in School History

Junior Dominique Woods (left), sophomore Sadejah Smith (center), and junior Miki Howson (right) celebrate after a scored basket.

Junior Dominique Woods (left), sophomore Sadejah Smith (center), and junior Miki Howson (right) celebrate after a scored basket.

Phil Fabrizio

Junior Dominique Woods (left), sophomore Sadejah Smith (center), and junior Miki Howson (right) celebrate after a scored basket.

Phil Fabrizio

Phil Fabrizio

Junior Dominique Woods (left), sophomore Sadejah Smith (center), and junior Miki Howson (right) celebrate after a scored basket.

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Replacing four out of five starters from last year’s team, the varsity girls basketball team has quickly integrated its new players this season leading to a 12-2 record and the first divisional title in school history.

Clarksburg won their most recent game on Jan. 28 against Wootton by a score of 57-21. Junior guard Miki Howson led the team with 19 points and freshman guard Mia Smith scored 11 points as well. The team has found balanced scoring from numerous players; multiple times this year, every player on the roster has scored in the same individual game.

“Being very unselfish has been really helping us so far this season,” said head coach Sissy Natoli. “We’ve rebounded well so far this year. And many different players have stepped up at many different times which truly helps the team.”

The only blemishes on Clarksburg’s record are a home loss to Sherwood in the second game of the season and a road loss Richard Montgomery Jan. 9. Since the loss to the Lady Rockets, Clarksburg has won five of their past six games by over 20 points.

“We have very good chemistry all around and we pass the ball very well,” said senior forward Denise Ventura. “We’ve played good defense so far this year and to finish strong we need to keep that up and hustle more”.

The Lady Coyotes have a challenging road ahead of them with multiple games against teams with winning records.

“Considering we lost four starters from last year, we are playing very well. We are very coachable and willing to learn and improve,” said Howson. “Our heart and hustle for the game will continue us finishing strong”.