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January 21, 2014 > Lady Colts top Cougars in hard fought contest

Lady Colts top Cougars in hard fought contest

Submitted By Mike Heightchew

Every bit of Lady Colt power was necessary to retain control of the Mission Valley Athletic League standings as they defeated the Newark Memorial Lady Cougars in a hard fought battle on January 16, 55-52

In what turned out to be their toughest game of the year to remain undefeated at 4- 0, the Colts struggled with an unclear outcome until the last few minutes of the game. Both teams brought their ÒA GameÓ to the hardwood as they lit up the scoreboard with baskets from everywhere while playing great defense. In the first half, Cougar power seemed to have a slight edge as they were successful with outlet passes to open players and a fast break attack, giving them a five point half time lead.

Both teams were unrelenting in the third quarter but with just three minutes left in the game, control seemed to slip away from the Cougars as the Colts drove the ball into the paint area. With just 1.8 seconds left in the game, Brittney Deadwilder found a way to power the ball into the basket and, drawing a foul, giving the Lady Colts a hard earned three point win. LoganÕs Mariah Elzy also had a great game and was named LoganÕs Player of the Game.

This game could have gone either way; everyone put in a great effort!

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