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February 6, 2018 > Colts outlast Cougars

Colts outlast Cougars

Submitted By Mike Heightchew

In a packed gym at Newark Memorial High School on February 2nd, a long rivalry for dominance in Mission Valley Athletic League (MVAL) basketball continued. Always a game of significance, this contest was no different. The James Logan Colts (Union City) took control of the paint area from the outset and took an early lead, but then the Cougars came roaring back with great shooting and defense, holding a slim 16-15 lead at the half. Momentum appeared in the CougarsÕ corner. The third quarter, however, favored the Colts as they went on a 11-8 run and regained the lead. A solid defensive effort gave the Colts the victory with a 50-43 win.

Both teams now have an 8-2 record, just one game behind Moreau Catholic (Hayward) at 9-1. The battle for a MVAL championship is tight and who will reign this year is up for grabs. Newark Memorial will next play the Moreau Catholic Mariners onÊTuesday, February 13 atÊMoreau and James Logan plays Moreau Catholic on Friday,ÊFebruary 16 at Moreau Catholic. Both games are critical andÊnot to be missed!

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