It would be hard to find many wins bigger than the one that the Kennedy High-Fremont boys basketball team picked up Wednesday night.
The Titans overcame a horrendous first quarter to knock off visiting Newark Memorial 66-59, ending the Cougars' 101-game Mission Valley Athletic League winning streak.
"We practice hard every day and it showed out there today," said Kennedy's D'vaughn Mann, who had a team-high 20 points. "We came out a little too hyped up, but really settled down in the second half."
Newark (14-6, 5-1 MVAL) jumped out to a 13-2 lead but could not put the Titans (18-2, 6-0) away. Kennedy took a 49-46 lead on Logan Sabin's putback with 5:48. Sabin finished with 11 points.
Mann had the exclamation point with a dunk and a layup that brought the capacity crowd to its feet.
Casey Norris led the Cougars with 20 points, and Kendall Andrews added 18 along with 12 rebounds.
Chris Murry added 16 points for Kennedy.
Acalanes 1, Campolindo 0: Nick Pereira took advantage of one of the Dons' few offensive opportunities, scoring in the 47th minute to help visiting Acalanes beat the previously unbeaten Cougars in a Diablo Foothill Athletic League match.
The win puts the Dons (12-3-2, 6-1-1 DFAL) two points ahead of the Cougars (13-1-3, 5-1-2) with four league games left for both teams. Campolindo beat Acalanes 1-0 on Dec. 10.
After's Pereira goal, the Acalanes defense and keeper Jackson Foote were able to hold off a charge from Campolindo in the last 10 minutes.
"We really wanted to win this game," said Foote, who finished with five saves. "We knew we couldn't give up a goal because Campo has a really good defense and it would be hard to get another one on them."
-- Matt Smith, correspondent
Commitment: Monte Vista wide receiver/defensive back Bryce McGovern said he's accepted a preferred walk-on spot at Cal.
"I loved how close it was (to home), that it's really great football and that it's great academically," McGovern said. "Everything just seemed like a family. All the guys took me under their wing and it just felt right."
McGovern was also considering Ivy League schools Princeton and Cornell before taking an official visit to Berkeley last weekend. He gave Bears coach Jeff Tedford his commitment Sunday.
In the last two seasons at Monte Vista, McGovern had 177 catches for 3,263 yards. He set a Northern California record his junior season with 106 receptions.
-- Stephanie Hammon