CLARKSBURG – Andrew Kostecka scored a game-high 23 points Friday night to lead the Clarksburg varsity boys basketball team to a 64-60 home win over previously unbeaten Springbrook.
Kostecka, a Loyola signee, led three Coyotes in double figures while the talented backcourt tandem of Darren Galvin and Falu Seck combined for 40 points for Springbrook in the Blue Devils’ first loss of the season.
“This is a huge win,” said Kostecka, whose team improved to 4-1 after suffering a loss to Richard Montgomery earlier in the week. “I think it’s a good bounce back game for us after we just lost to RM. We came back, we beat Einstein and a win tonight is huge.”
Clarksburg led by 12 points at halftime and extended its lead to 47-33 on Kostecka’s three-point play with 2:49 remaining in the third quarter.
However, Springbrook rallied behind the solid performance of Galvin (team-high 22 points) and Seck (18 points), who displayed an array of shots on the hardwood.
Late in the fourth quarter, Seck’s driving layup cut the deficit to 59-53 before a referee waived off E.J. Dyson’s potential three-point play over a controversial offensive charging call.
“I have no comment,” said Springbrook head coach Darnell Myers about the call.
Seck drained a 3-pointer with 20 seconds left to cut the deficit to 61-60 but Kostecka made three out of four free throws down the stretch to seal the victory.
Meanwhile, Clarksburg junior guard Ian Krishnan (15 points), Jeff McInnis (10 points) and Dallas Marshall (nine points) also contributed in the Coyotes’ win.
“The key was being able to maintain down the stretch,” said Kostecka. “We had about a 13-point lead with just two minutes left and they starting coming back but we just started fighting and good things happened.”