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Eagles' growing pains on full display

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Los Altos High’s Nolan Brennan drives through a swarm of Fremont defenders in last week’s game.

As the Los Altos High boys are learning – the hard way – the Santa Clara Valley Athletic League De Anza Division is not kind to inexperienced basketball teams.

There’s little margin for miscues in the daunting De Anza – none of the seven teams entered league play with a losing record – and the young Eagles made plenty of them in last week’s 44-26 home loss to Fremont.

MV girls hold on to stun Saratoga

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Mountain View High freshman Kyra Palmbush lays in the ball Friday against Saratoga. She scored a team-high 12 points.

At 6-foot-1, Kyra Palmbush doesn’t look like a freshman – and she didn’t play like one Friday night. She came off the bench to lead the Mountain View High girls basketball team to a 47-43 win over Saratoga.

Palmbush scored a team-high 12 points and blocked three shots in the victory, which boosted the Spartans to 2-0 in the Santa Clara Valley Athletic League De Anza Division and 6-4 overall.

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.”

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