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January 20, 2012 > Cougar basketball on a roll in MVAL

Cougar basketball on a roll in MVAL

Submitted By John Suza
Photos By Mike Heightchew

The Newark Memorial Cougars showed why they are considered the best Mission Valley Athletic League (MVAL) varsity boys basketball team this year as they handled the Logan Colts 65-46 on January 18. They took control from the first play of the game, controlling the first rebound of the game and never looked back. The Cougars were able to repeatedly use a fast break, demonstrating superior team speed; the game turned into a track meet. The Colts could not slow the Cougar attack.

In addition to speed, the Cougars were able to take outside shots despite pressure from the Colts. In the third quarter, Logan tried using a full court press, also with no luck. Newark countered the press by passing the ball and opening a multi-front attack, remaining fully in control of the game... final score 65-46.

The Newark Memorial Cougars are now in the driver's seat of the MVAL. With this victory, they are the team to beat.

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