January 11, 2011 > Colts open MVAL play with back-to-back wins
Colts open MVAL play with back-to-back wins
By Jeff Weisinger
A hangover it is not.
After ending the calendar year with a seven-game losing streak, the James Logan boys basketball team began MVAL play this week with back-to-back wins against Washington and Irvington High. Logan defeated Washington 63-39 on Wednesday, Jan. 5, and followed that with a 62-55 win over the Vikings on Friday night, Jan. 7.
Logan's 60-point totals in back-to-back games mark just the second time the Colts have scored 60 or more points in back to back games since late December, during the seven-game losing streak. Senior Larry Jones led the way for the Colts again with his 21 points against the Huskies and Vikings. Logan takes on Kennedy on Friday night, Jan. 14, at 7:30 p.m.
Kennedy 75, Washington 61
With conference play underway, the Kennedy Titans continue their streak toward a possible MVAL title, winning their opening two conference games, including a 75-61 win over the suddenly struggling Washington Huskies Friday night, Jan. 7.
Chris Murry continued his stellar season, dropping 30 points against the Huskies Friday night. Kennedy, winners of four in a row, takes on Irvington on Wednesday night, Jan 12, followed by a showdown against the Logan Colts in Fremont Friday night.
American 53, Mission San Jose 43
After losing their MVAL opener against Newark Memorial 63-34, the Eagles came back strong against Mission San Jose Friday night in their 10-point, 53-43 win over the Warriors. Vinnie Toor scored a game high 17 points on the night.
The Eagles grabbed a much-needed win and have now won four of their last six games dating back to late December. American will look to win back-to-back games for the first time since Dec. 29 when they take on Washington on Wednesday night, followed by a trip to Irvington High Friday night.
Newark Memorial 64, Granite Bay 62
On a quick break from MVAL play after their decisive 63-34 win over American High, the Newark Memorial Cougars etched out a narrow two-point, 64-62 win over Granite Bay High on Saturday, Jan. 8.
The win marks the Cougars' fourth straight win since their trip to the state of Washington to end 2010. Newark Memorial will continue MVAL play this week, traveling to Mission San Jose to take on the Warriors Wednesday night.