January 18, 2011 > Titans continue streak, Cougars undefeated in MVAL
Titans continue streak, Cougars undefeated in MVAL
By Jeff Weisinger
Photo by Mike Heightchew
With Mission Valley Athletic League boys basketball play fully underway, both Newark Memorial and John F. Kennedy high schools are making strong cases for a run at the MVAL title.
Newark (11-5, 3-0 MVAL) extended their win streak to six in a row after their 57-32 win over Washington High on Friday night. The Cougars held Washington to just one point in the first quarter, outscoring them 23-1 in the first quarter on their way to a commanding 38-12 halftime lead. Newark Memorial will look for their seventh win in a row on Wednesday night at Irvington.
Kennedy (16-2, 4-0 MVAL), who has looked dominant throughout the season so far also extended their win streak to six games after their 77-72 win over the Logan Colts Friday night, Jan. 14.
Kennedy, winners of nine of their last 10 games, took the early advantage in the first quarter, dropping 23 points against a struggling Logan Colts starting five.
However, the Colts would respond back in the second quarter, fighting back with 19 points in the second, although the Titans still scored 25 against the Colts in the second to take a 48-30 halftime lead. The Colts would once again fight back, this time outscoring Kennedy 22-11 in the third quarter to cut the game to 59-52 going into the fourth quarter.
The Titans, hanging on to just a seven point lead, held on strong until the very end, despite Logan outscoring them 42-29 in the second half. Kennedy will look for their seventh straight win on Friday night, Jan. 21, when they take on American High.
Speaking of American High, the Eagles barely squeaked by the Irvington Vikings on Friday night in their 63-62 win, clinching their third straight win. The Eagles will look for their fourth straight win when they take on Logan in Union City Wednesday night. The Colts (6-12, 2-1 MVAL) are coming off their first conference loss of the season after losing to Kennedy Friday night.
For all scores and upcoming MVAL boys hoops, log onto the Tri-City Voice Sports page, http://sports.tricityvoice.com.