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MV boys struggle to hit their shots

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Mountain View’s Ryan Hammell lays up the ball in Friday’s home game against Saratoga.

Prior to league play, points weren’t a problem for the Mountain View High boys basketball team. But in their first two Santa Clara Valley Athletic League El Camino Division games, the Spartans have sputtered on offense.

After averaging 60 points per contest outside of league, Mountain View failed to reach 40 points against either division opponent last week.

Eagles enter league on winning streak

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Senior guard Allegra Maeso has been Los Altos High’s most consistent shooter, according to coach Jaclyn Brode.

After taking time off for Christmas, the Los Altos High girls basketball team went back to work in a big way. The Eagles played four games last week – and won them all.

“Ending preseason with four wins in five days is definitely the way you want to head into league,” coach Jaclyn Brode said. “However, we’re far from a finished product.”

New-look Los Altos begins title defense

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Los Altos High’s Simon Heck attempts to put the ball in the hoop. The sophomore plays in the post for the Eagles.

With the roster ravaged by graduation, the Los Altos High boys basketball team looks vastly different from the squad that hoisted a Central Coast Section championship trophy in March.

“Our three main players from last year all graduated,” coach Bob McFarlane said, “so it’s a rebuilding year, to say the least.”

Mountain View off to fast start in boys hoops

The Mountain View High boys basketball team is off to a sizzling start under new coach Kevin Mack.

The Spartans improved to 4-1 with last week’s 69-37 thrashing of Live Oak. The host Spartans jumped to a 24-9 lead in the opening quarter and held a 39-21 advantage at halftime.

Eagles emerge

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Los Altos High’s Meg Enthoven drives to the basket in Saturday’s rout of Yerba Buena. She is the team’s top scorer and rebounder.

The starters on the Los Altos High girls basketball team didn’t get much out of Saturday’s 43-7 rout of Yerba Buena; they barely played beyond the first quarter. The reserves benefitted most, gaining experience that may strengthen the Eagles in the long run.

“The starters didn’t get many minutes, but it was a chance to get the reserves in,” coach Jaclyn Brode said. “We’re a slim team this year; a couple fouls and people are going to have to come in the game and contribute. So this gives them meaningful minutes to work through stuff.”

Los Altos High student holds hoops camp for his Eagle Scout project

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Los Altos High’s Arjun Singla teaches Ruslan Tavrow proper shooting form during the free basketball camp Singla led for local youth last month.

Arjun Singla probably couldn’t have found a more suitable spot for his Eagle Scout Service Project than the home of the Eagles.

The Los Altos High sophomore implemented the project – a youth basketball camp – in the school’s main gym, where he’s spent a lot of time honing his own skills.

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