Fort Mill made sure history didn't repeat itself Tuesday night.
In its season opener last week, the Jackets lost to Northwestern, making it only the second time that Fort Mill's new head coach Dwayne Hartsoe had lost to Northwestern's head coach Mike Gossett, head-to-head.
Hartsoe and the Jackets made sure that wasn't going to happen again this season.
Fort Mill's defense held Northwestern to just 6 fourth-quarter points in getting a 60-49 win.
The Jackets were aided by their bench and guard play as seniors Jon Brown and Daequon Antoine came up big in the second half.
Antoine led all scorers with 18, and hit a clutch 3-pointer in the fourth quarter to put Fort Mill up 50-46.
Then, back-to-back hoops by junior Matt Ferguson extended the Jackets' lead and put the game out of reach for Northwestern.
"We played really well the second half," Hartsoe said. "We didn't turn it over. That was a big thing. It is still a long way to go and it still early, but I am pleased with what I see."
Fort Mill had just four second-half turnovers and none in the fourth quarter as it started the final period with a 45-43 lead. From there, sophomore Devan Thacker hit two free throws and Antoine drained his 3-pointer to extend the Jackets' lead as Fort Mill started the quarter on a 7-3 run.
Northwestern struggled to find the basket, shooting just 20 percent in the fourth quarter going 2 for 10.
Fort Mill's post game in the second half was a big difference as it got key inside looks, using backdoor cuts and critical ball handling, which allowed the Jackets to take advantage of Northwestern's miscues.
Thacker played lights out in the second half scoring eight of nine points, six of which came in the third quarter.
Down 29-25 at the half, Brown and Thacker took over for the Jackets in the third quarter. Brown scored nine of his 15 points in the period.
At one point in the third quarter, Northwestern went on an 8-0 run and went up 41-33, but Fort Mill rallied with Thacker's play.
Antoine was hot for Fort Mill to start the game and scored 10 of his 18 points in the first quarter, but was held scoreless in the second quarter.
Junior Kevin Woods picked up where Antoine left off and scored five if his six points in the second quarter to keep Fort Mill in the game, as it struggled with turnovers, making 10 in the quarter.
Northwestern also struggled in the second half. It made nine turnovers and 19 in the game. Six of those nine turnovers came in the third quarter which allowed Fort Mill to rally.
Fort Mill 60, Northwestern 49
Northwestern - Keith Bell 17, Keenan Orr 10, Jhante McMillan 9, Rontavius McClure 7, Manzi Hill 5, Jakari Golden 1.
Fort Mill - Daequon Antoine 18, Jon Brown 15, Devan Thacker 9, Kevin Woods 6, Matt Ferguson 4, Daniel Barfield 4, Riley McGillan 3, John Paris 1.
3-pointers - Northwestern 5 (Keenan Orr 2,Keith Bell 1, Jhante McMillan 1, Rontavius McClure 1), Fort Mill 6 (Daequon Antoine 4, Jon Brown 1, Riley McGillan 1). Team fouls - Northwestern 20, Fort Mill 14. Fouled out - Mason Rudolph (NW).
Records: Northwestern 2-1, Fort Mill 2-1.