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March 6, 2012 > Cougars conquer NCS

Cougars conquer NCS

By John Suza
Photos By Mike Heightchew

The Newark Memorial HS Cougars dominated their way to the North Coast Section title Friday night. During the first three minutes of the game, Newark and Windsor (Jaguars) fought hard for supremacy of the paint. However, as the quarter moved beyond the opening minutes, the Cougars took control with a 6-point lead

At the end of the first quarter, Windsor made a fatal mistake of allowing the Cougars to settle into their run and gun offense with control of the boards. The Cougar defense took control and denied Jaguar follow-up shots while Cougar accuracy from the floor - outside and inside - spelled doom for the opposition. Final score: 60-41.

Windsor has no chance in the second half as the Cougars would not relinquish any opportunities for victory. With the NCS title assured, the Cougars move on to California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) tournament play. Their first game of the Division 2 Tournament will be played at Newark on Wednesday, March 7. This may be the Year of the Cougar in California!

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