February 4, 2014 > Lady Cougar fast breaks beat Eagles
Lady Cougar fast breaks beat Eagles
Submitted By Mike Heightchew
The Newark Lady Cougars put on an impressive game performance against the American Eagles on January 28th, beating them 49-57. The night started off on the right note for the Cougars; on the first play of the game, they took the ball away from the Eagles and began a great display of rapid transit basketball. Lady Eagles were unable to organize any effective defense and by the end of the first quarter, the Cougars had opened up a 9-point lead.
NewarkÕs Nivesha Brown had a great night as she found the basket from anywhere on the court, putting in 22 points and was the leading scorer for the Cougars. She had a lot of help from the rest of her team: Sydney Hill added 11 points and Clara Ratu added 10 points.
As the second quarter opened, there seemed to be no end in sight for the Eagles as the Cougar attack continued, adding 6 more points to their lead; halftime score: 26-11.
Finally, in the fourth quarter, the Lady Eagles showed real heart as they mounted a good defense to help them back into the game. With great play in the paint area, the Eagles won the quarter 29-19, but the Cougars lead was just to much to overcome.