February 26, 2013 > Newark lives up to ranking in NCS basketball
Newark lives up to ranking in NCS basketball
Submitted By Mike Heightchew
The Newark Memorial Cougars quickly took command in the first round of their North Coast Section (NCS) Division II tournament quest. On Tuesday, February 19, they faced Casa Grande High School (Petaluma) Gauchos and came away with a 62-33 victory. The Cougars set the pace early and controlled the floor, forcing the Gauchos to use low percentage outside shooting. By the end of the first quarter the Cougar lead was 12 points and the Gauchos were dependent on long shots by Jon Christy and Cetrick Yeanay. In the third quarter, the Cougars were outscored 14-11 but it was too little, too late. Cougar offense was overwhelming as exclamation points were scored by Mathew Thomas, David Steward, Joey Frenchwood and Jo Jo Zamora.