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February 13, 2018 > Cougars rally to beat Huskies

Cougars rally to beat Huskies

Submitted By Mike Heightchew

With just two weeks left in the Mission Valley Athletic League (MVAL) basketball season, the February 9th game between the Newark Memorial Cougars and Washington Huskies (Fremont) was a must win for both teams. A win for the Huskies would result in a tie in the standings with the Cougars. If the Cougars prevailed, they would be in a second-place tie with the James Logan Colts (Union City) 10-2, both chasing the Moreau Catholic Mariners (11-1).

Initially, the Huskies took control of the paint under the basket, giving second chances to score, opening a 5-point lead at halftime. Clawing their way back in the third quarter, the Cougars narrowed the gap to three points and rallied in the fourth quarter with great outside and inside shooting to score 25 points. Final score: Newark Memorial 64, Washington 58. A wild finale to the season is ahead as the Cougars, Colts and Mariners battle for the championship.

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