February 28, 2012 > Cougars continue to roll in State contests
Cougars continue to roll in State contests
By John Suza, Photo by Mike Heightchew
The Newark Memorial High School (NMHS) Cougars are just three games away from the State Final. They moved closer by besting Mt Eden 52-65, Saturday, February 25. As the game began, the Cougars had a real fight on there hands; Mt Eden fought hard under the basket almost matching NMHS shot for shot. Neither team was able to control the basket. This seems to be the pattern this year; the cougars start slow and some teams stay close for a half, but then Cougar speed erupts and takes control. In this contest, the halftime score was tied 28-28
At the start of the second half, the Cougars opened up their offense, taking control under the basket. Their transition game opened an 11-point lead and the Cougards never looked back. In the third quarter, they dominated, grabbing everything under and around the paint, adding great shot selection.
The next game for the Cougars will be against fourth seeded LAS LOMAS (DFAL) 19-9. The Las Lomas players to watch for are Christian Lawson and Max Lober who contributed 15 points and 8 assists in his last game. He will get inside help from Khirey Carson.
Mt. Eden 18 10 9 15 52
Newark Memorial 17 11 22 15 65