March 2, 2012 > Newark Memorial Cougars advance to championship
Newark Memorial Cougars advance to championship
By John Suza
Photos By Mike Heightchew
The Newark Memorial HS Cougars advanced to the North Coast Section title game with a win over the Las Lomas Knights 49-37, Wednesday night, February 29.
An impressive win showed why the Cougars have a very good chance to go a long way this year. From the outset, the Cougars were put to the test as Las Lomas came out fighting hard, negating the patented Cougar fast attack.
Forced into a shooting match that has been a Knight strength throughout the season, a great battle was fought under the net. With a 13-6 deficit at the half, the Cougars had their work cut out for them. In an impressive turnaround, the Cougar's gained control of the game utilizing great speed and ball control, clawing their way back to a tie in the third quarter. By the end of the quarter, the Cougars were in control, opening a 7-point lead.
Next stop for the number one seed Cougars (26-5) is the North Coast Section Championship against number two seed Windsor High School Jaguars (25-4) on Friday, March 2 at Dublin High School at 8 p.m.