The momentum from earning four wins in its previous five outings that the Newport High School girls basketball team brought into last Friday night’s 4A-3 Oregon West Conference opener against sixth-ranked Philomath wasn’t enough to help the Cubs stay undefeated this season on their home hardwood.

The Warriors opened up a 10-point lead just beyond the midway point of the first quarter and all but cruised to the 54-37 victory in front of a large crowd at Newport’s Spangler Court.

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