|Cougar girls roll over Lobos
An explosive first half did the trick for the Rancho Cotate High girls’ basketball team in a non-league game against former North Bay League foe Elsie Allen on Saturday afternoon.
The Cougars’ momentum didn’t last, however, as they dropped a 78-44 decision on the road against Cardinal Newman of Santa Rosa.
The loss drops the Cougars to 6-8 overall and 0-3 in the NBL.
The Cougars will be at home tonight at 7:30 p.m., Jan. 17, for a league contest against Casa Grande of Petaluma (7-5 overall, 1-2 in the NBL).
Rancho Cotate 74, Elsie Allen 10
The host Cougars erupted for 21 points in the first quarter and 32 in the second en route to a 74-10 victory over the winless Lobos. Seniors Nicole Guerrero and Alejandra Moreno were the top scorers for the Cougars with 20 and 18, respectively, and were joined in double figures by Reilani Peleti with 10.
After scoring only six points in the first quarter, the Lobos scored two in the second, zero in the third and two in the fourth quarter.
Cardinal Newman 78, Rancho Cotate 44
The Cougars got off to a strong start as they outscored the Cardinals 18-14 in the first quarter.
The Cardinals’ defense stiffened and held the Cougars to single digits in the subsequent quarters.