January 21, 2014 > Cougars tame Colts in hard fought battle
Cougars tame Colts in hard fought battle
Submitted By Mike Heightchew
Newark Memorial Cougars beat the James Logan Colts 60-46 in a bitterly fought battle on January 17. ÊAs the Game started, the Cougars found themselvesÊin an unusual situation as the Logan Colts were able to hold them at bay in the first quarterÊwith great defense, closing down the shooting lanes. It was clear that the Colts were going to give the Cougars a real fight.
An impressive battle under the basket ensued as neither team allowed their opponent take control of the game. Finally, with three minutes left in the first half, the Cougars were able to break the gridlock and turn the game around in their favor. Colt miscues and a revamped defensive scheme gave the Cougars new life, catching the Colts off guard.
The Cougars finally unleashed their fast break attack and ended the half up by 6 points, 20-26. As the third quarter began, Cougar offenseÊset the tone of the game and opened a 31-37 lead through great outside shooting and penetration of the shooting lanes. The fourth quarter continued Cougar domination and they were on their way to continuation of their undefeated record. Newark Memorial 60, James Logan Colts 46