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With Los Altos High’s Nolan Brennan defending, Mountain View High’s Ryan Hammell races toward the basket with the ball.
Saturday’s rivalry game between Mountain View and Los Altos didn’t count in the league standings – the boys basketball teams play in different divisions – but the result may prove to have a positive impact on where the Spartans finish.
“We needed a game like this, and I think the rivalry got us going,” Mountain View senior co-captain Ryan Hammell said after his team’s 58-44 road win. “We haven’t been shooting too well in league games, but tonight was a different story. Hopefully we carry this confidence into our league games and get back up in the rankings.”