The Newark Memorial High School girls varsity basketball team captured the 2012 Newark Optimist Club Holiday Basketball Classic, beating Castro Valley High School, 61-41 on Saturday night, December 29. The Cougars overall record is now 9-2.
Senior Taylor Norman led all-scorers with 24 points, and was named the tournament MVP. Norman scored a total of 55 points in the 3-day event.
Teammates Ni'yesha Brown (Junior) and Mari Matos (Freshman) were also named to the All-Tournament Team.
In the December 27 opening round game, the Lady Cougars defeated Notre Dame-San Jose 45-30. Norman scored 17 points, and Matos chipped-in with 14 points.
The team beat Menlo-Atheton 57-31 in the semifinal game on December 28. Norman led all-scorers with 14 points, Brown added 11 points, and Matos scored 10 points.
The team returns to action on January 3, traveling to Brentwood to face Liberty High School.