Boys BBall Bounces Back with Consecutive Wins


Tom Flanders

Sophomore NuNu Taylor (30) scores against Watkins Mill during Clarksburg's first matchup against the Wolverines this season.

John Guglielmone, Editor

During the end of their 2019 schedule, the CHS varsity boys basketball team will look to build off of their 59-40 win against rival Watkins Mill during Friday’s annual Pink Out game.

After being tied at the half, the Coyotes clamped down defensively in the second half holding the Wolverines to only 13 total points (only two points in the fourth quarter). Despite a height disadvantage, Clarksburg held their own on the boards as well.

“We needed to play hard, execute, and rebound better in order to win,” said senior Shane Paul. The team knew it would “be a close game because it’s a rivalry game and both teams want the win badly.”

The Coyotes were led by sophomore guard NuNu Taylor who scored 18. Junior guard Yuri Covington, in just his second game back from a wrist injury, posted a double-double with 17 points and 10 rebounds.

“If we bring energy and focus on the defensive side of the ball we can use our defense to help us on the offensive end,” said Covington. “Winning will definitely help with our confidence and momentum heading into the rest of the season as well as the playoffs.”

After losing 10 of their previous 11 games, Clarksburg has consecutive wins against area rivals with Friday’s win and Wednesday’s 50-41 win at Urbana. Despite a winless divisional record this season, the team still hopes to turn the season around and make a hard push heading into the playoffs.

“Rivalry games are always close,” said head coach Steve Watson. “It’s important for us to play well towards the end and looking to put together our best basketball at the right time.”