Cougars Devour Owls, 84-78

The Houston Cougars (12-3) came to the campus of Temple University to face the test from the Owls (9-5).

While Temple came in the upper echelon of NCAA rebound stats, it would be Houston who flexed their muscles and dominated the boards.

The Cougars pulled out to a 12 point lead at the half. Temple was as far back as 18 at one point.

The point differential was the residual of a 32-12 rebound advantage.

The Cougars went into a man on man defense that allowed Temple to scratch and claw (maybe a hoot or two) to get the game knotted up.

With just over 8 minutes remaining, Monty Scott put the home team in front, 58-56.

It was all Houston from that point when the Cougars went on a 9-2 run to seal the deal.

Caleb Mills led the Cougars with 25 points while Temple was graced with 21 from Quinton Rose.

Final numbers for the rebounds showed Houston in utter dominance, 54-32 but an amazing 23-8 in offensive pickups.

By: Kevin Neibauer

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Gary Groob
Gary Groob

Gary Groob has been involved with Lacrosse for the majority of his life, whether playing, coaching, or covering the sport for the media.

An avid fan, with a real drive about helping to “grow the game”, Gary became part of podcasts about the game in 2010. Through the podcasts, Mr. Groob was given an opportunity to write about lacrosse, and the rest as they say, is history.

Through many miles (flying and driving) Gary has made inroads with the National Lacrosse League, Major Series Lacrosse League, the Ontario Lacrosse Association, as well as the Arena Lacrosse League, covering the leagues, their teams, and players, working for, and in concert with all of them.

In the year 2020, Mr. Groob was made the media person for the Arena Lacrosse League, voted onto the board of directors of the Brampton Excelsiors Lacrosse Club, as well as being made administrator of the Lacrosse page “Global Lacrosse” with a membership of 9000 members in over 90 Countries. Gary was also made an administrator of Lacrosse History Past Present and Future in 2022.

Mr. Groob co-hosts a weekly Lacrosse show on Spanglish Sports World, and ZingoTV channel 250, as well as writes a weekly lacrosse column for La Portada Canada News (both in print, and online).

Gary also hosts a Lacrosse talk show and podcast for The Edge of Philly Sports Network, seen live Sunday nights at 9pm (ET), and archived on the Edge of Philly YouTube page, as well as Spotify.

Mr. Groob’s other sports interests include Hockey, Football, Boxing, Wrestling, and Baseball, competing competitively in Boxing and Wrestling for many years.



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