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January 28, 2014 > Cougars continue their winning ways

Cougars continue their winning ways

Submitted By Mike Heightchew

As the January 22nd contest between the Newark Memorial Cougars and Washington Huskies got underway, vintage Cougar basketball was evident from the opening tip-off. Capitalizing on great speed and ball movement, the Husky defense was often out of position, leaving Cougar shooters with many opportunities under the basket. The result was a 20-9 Cougar lead at the end of the first quarter.

As action moved into the second quarter, the Cougars continued a great display of offense, hitting shots from everywhere on the court but the Huskies fought back. At halftime, the score was Newark Memorial 37, Washington 24. The game was not an easy victory for the Cougars as the Huskies were determined and battled under the basket. Zach Ghaith kept Husky hopes alive as he made some nice move under the basket for scores.

Neither team could run away from each other as they both kept pace and seemed to find the basket with great shots. However, the end finally came for the Huskies when the Cougars defensive combination of Damien Banford and Matthew Thomas put the hammer down with an impressive display of defense, taking control of the paint. Matthew Thomas was the leading scorer for the Cougars.

This game could gone either way, but the quick start by the Cougars was simply too much to overcome. Final Score: Newark Memorial 71, Washington 58

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