Baptiste goes off for 24 en route to shocking victory over Northwestern
By The Sports Pulse Staff
RIVERDALE, Md. – Parkdale High School senior guard Koby Baptiste was on fire against Northwestern High School during a boys basketball match on Feb. 11.
The six-foot-six, 190-pound standout led the Panthers (6-12) in scoring with 24 points and also pulled down 11 rebounds defensively as he helped lead his team to a nine-point victory (80-71).
Fellow teammate Jamal Hubbard also notched a double-double after scoring 21 points, and he accounted for 11 rebounds. The only other Panthers player to score in double-digits was senior David Andre, who tallied 14 points and also pulled down five rebounds.
Northwestern (11-8) started off hot and enjoyed a nine-point lead at the end of the first quarter with the help of Jeremiah Woodland, who led all scorers with 25 points, but it was not enough to attain a victory down the stretch.
The Wildcats fell victim to the underdog in this one, but they will have a chance to rebound against Dr. Henry A. Wise, Jr. High School (14-4) on Feb. 13 at 7:15 p.m. at home.
Parkdale will look to capture its seventh victory of the season against Suitland High School (1-9) on Feb. 13 at 7 p.m. in Forestville.
1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
Parkdale 13 11 35 21 80
Northwestern 22 11 17 21 71