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January 22, 2013 > Newark Memorial looks good against Moreau

Newark Memorial looks good against Moreau

Submitted By Mike Heightchew
Photos By Mike Heightchew

Newark Memorial High School Cougar basketball started off the Mission Valley Athletic League (MVAL) basketball season on a winning note as they dominated the Moreau Catholic Mariners on January 9, 69 - 42, demonstrating why they are, again, going to be the team to beat this year.

Newark took control from the start of the game and they never looked back, opening up 38-19 lead at the half. They repeatedly shut down attacks by the Mariners with great team defense and controlled the paint and hoop. Dominating rebounds and shutting down any shooting lanes led to a convincing victory for the Cougars.

Newark played a great transition game moving the ball at will, with great speed and accuracy. This is the same pattern that led them to the North Coast Section Championship last year. They may be there again with a better result.

Newark's speed never let Moreau mount any significant offensive effort throughout the game. Cougar speed and movement were a great start to their season.

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