March 7, 2017 > Lady Cougars advance to semifinals of North Coast Section tournament
Lady Cougars advance to semifinals of North Coast Section tournament
Submitted By Darryl Reina
The #13 seed Newark Memorial Girls Varsity Basketball Team defeated #4 seed Tamalpais 55-42 in the opening round of the 2017 North Coast Section, Division 2 (NCS D2) Girls Basketball Championships on February 21st in Mill Valley.
The Lady Cougars were led by junior Haylee Nelson (game-high 18-points), junior Kylie Chan (13-points), freshman Rylee Sarasua (8-points), senior Tyler McNeil (7-points), junior Taty Tai (6-points), and sophomore Emily Sunada (3-points).
The team then traveled to Concord High on February 24th and beat the #5 seed Minutemen 54-51, in an exciting NCS Girls quarterfinal game. Chan had game-high 14-points, Nelson (13-points), Sarasua (10-points), McNeil (9-points), and senior Rita Evans (8-points).
The Lady Cougars (16-12 MVAL) travelled to Orinda on Wednesday, March 1, to take on #1 seed Miramonte (25-3 Diablo-National) in an NCS D2 Girls Basketball semifinal game. Postseason play and a very successful season ended for the Lady Cougars as they lost 78-55.