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Linsky helps Northwood clinch share of PCL title

STAFF WRITER

IRVINE – Northwood clinched a share of the Pacific Coast League title with a 52-38 victory over Woodbridge on Friday night at Woodbridge.

But the Timberwolves (20-5, 8-0 PCL) still have some unfinished business.

“We still got two games left, so we’re trying to go 10-0,” said Northwood 6-foot-7 senior center Jake Linsky, who scored 18 points and grabbed 11 rebounds. “But any time you can hang a banner, it’s a big deal.”

No. 10 Northwood, which last won a PCL title in 2013, has a two-game lead over second-place Beckman with one week left in the regular season.

The Timberwolves also had strong performances from Jacob Huynh (13 points) and Akshay Harishankar (12 points).

“It was a team effort out here; they all play hard and work hard together,” Linsky said.

Northwood held a 27-22 lead at halftime and broke the game open by outscoring Woodbridge, 16-7, in the third quarter.

“It’s a team that is committed to defense and we played it hard,” Northwood coach Tim O’Brien said.

Woodbridge (13-11, 2-6) was led by Isaac Torres (nine points).

“The better team won the game,” Woodbridge coach John Halagan said. “Northwood is the class of the league right now, and the reason is they’re playing the best defense.”

Contact the writer: tburt@ocregister.com


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