The Cougars came out of the gate with a very good showing in the first game of the season defeating Oakwood Prep of Morgan Hill in the first round of the Paul Spates Memorial tournament @ The King's Academy last night 71-38.
The Cougars enjoyed a 31-22 halftime lead as Yussef Eshra of Oakwood scored 16 points including 3 3-pointers to keep the game close. But, in the 2nd half the Cougars defense really turned up the intensity and the offense really started rolling leading to a lot of easy baskets.
Austin Hilton led the Cougars with 19 points on 9/13 shooting. Jake Salinero, 3/6 from the 3 point line had 15 and Case DuFrane also knocked down a number of jumpers to score 15 points. Tommy Nuno ran the point and also scored in double figures with 10.
Next up for the Cougars are the Los Gatos Wildcats in the semis tonight @ 6:30pm.