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Gilbert Yellowjackets win over Northwestern in crosstown rivalry


The gymnasium was packed at the Gilbert School Yellowjackets home basketball game against Northwestern Regional High School on Friday, Jan. 10.
Supporters from both schools cheered on their teams endlessly and loudly as the game went on.
By the time the game ended, Gilbert won 63-60.
“We played well and we kept our composure with such a packed gym,” coach Mark Douglass said in an interview after the game. “We need to work on our fouls and turnovers, but we are improving each game.”
Douglass cited players Hunter Smith, Carlos Sarmiento and Sean Plourde as key players in the Jan. 10 game.
“Hunter Smith hit the game-winner while Carlos Sarmiento had a good job on the boards,” Douglass said.  “Sean Plourde came up with two big plays one hustling after a loose ball and making a pass to keep key possession. Sean also came up with a key rebound with 10 seconds left.”
The Yellowjackets will be facing Northwestern again at their next away game on Tuesday, Jan. 14, with another away game at Terryville on Wednesday, Jan. 15.
The next home game for the Yellowjackets will be on Friday, Jan. 17 at 7 p.m. against Capital Prep.