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FEB 7TH, 2017 NORTHWEST HOSTS FOX IN DOUBLEHEADER VARSITY BASKETBALL BATTLE ON KJFF (Audio)

(Regional Radio) The Northwest Lions will welcome in the Fox Warriors to their building in a Suburban West Conference basketball double-header tonight on KJFF in both girls and boys varsity hoops.

The girls will kick off the night as the 1-17 Lions see the 9-10 Warriors come into their building. Fox has won three out of their last five games including a most recent win against Lindbergh.

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Warriors head coach Scott Cleer knows Northwest could present problems for them up front…

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The Lions are having a tough season thus far and are currently in the midst of a ten game losing streak. Fox is led by senior Izze Farrell who is averaging 17.3 points per game while leading the defensive effort with 3.6 steals a game.

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Head coach Mary Hannig says Farrell will be tough to contain…

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Northwest has been led by guard Megan Fortner who is averaging 10.5 points per game while grabbing 5.7 rebounds. She has also recorded 69 steals on the year defensively.

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Boys basketball follows with tip-off scheduled directly after as the Warriors enter the contest with a 6-11 record. The Lions are now 3-13 on the year and are suffering through a six game losing streak at the moment.

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Despite their struggles, Warriors head coach Mike Wilken knows the game with Northwest always has a rivalry feel to it….

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Fox has a balanced scoring attack with various players contributing on a nightly basis. Junior Dalton Evans leads the way with 13.1 points per game while the Warriors have four others that average over five points a contest.

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Northwest head coach Buddy Sodemann is in his first year at the helm and he believes the key will be to slow Fox down…

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Senior Luke Thorburg leads the Northwest charge averaging a double-double a night with 14.9 ppg and 10.6 rebounds. He also averages more than three blocked shots on the defensive end.

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It’s a battle between two northern Jefferson County rivals as the Lions host the Warriors in a double header match-up tonight on AM 1400 KJFF, and online at mymoinfo.com.

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Girls tipoff is scheduled for 530 pm with pregame coverage slated for 5:20 pm. The boys will follow directly after with tip-off scheduled for seven pm.
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