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Los Altos basketball teams still perfect in league play

The Los Altos High boys basketball team set a season-high for points – as did two of its players – in a 74-71 win over visiting Fremont Jan. 22.

Junior Joey Malgesini scored a game-best 29 points and sophomore Daniel Rosenbaum tallied 18 points for the Eagles.

Los Altos, which had a bye Friday, improved to 6-0 in the Santa Clara Valley Athletic League El Camino Division, 11-6 overall.

The Eagles are scheduled to host Santa Clara 7:45 p.m. Friday and rival Mountain View 7 p.m. Saturday in a non-league contest.

Mountain View split a pair of SCVAL De Anza Division games last week, putting its record at 4-3 in league, 10-8 overall. The Spartans defeated visiting Cupertino 70-38 Jan. 23 and fell 41-30 at Palo Alto Friday.

The Spartans scored double-digit points in only one quarter against Paly. Nick Wang totaled 14 points to lead Mountain View and Brian Kaestner added 11.

In crushing Cupertino, Kaestner and Sammy Khidir poured in 20 points each, while Wang added 17. Mountain View pulled away with an 11-3 third-quarter run.

St. Francis began the second half of its West Catholic Athletic League slate by beating Valley Christian 72-43 Jan. 23. Down two points after the first quarter, the host Lancers outscored the Warriors 17-5 in the second.

Guards Mike Lauck and Khalid Johnson scored 15 and 13 points, respectively, for St. Francis (3-5 league, 8-10 overall).

Pinewood won its second overtime game in 10 days, clipping King’s Academy 53-51 Saturday. The host Panthers outscored the Knights 4-2 in the extra period.

“I thought our guys showed tremendous poise in regulation, then in OT,” Pinewood coach Mani Messy said. “We also played as a unit and did a great job limiting (King’s) to just one shot.”

Owen Lewis paced the Panthers with 15 points and Robin Sanders added 13.

Pinewood, which fell to Menlo Friday, went to 2-4 in the West Bay Athletic League, 7-7 overall.

Girls basketball

Los Altos allowed just seven points in the second half of a 42-17 thrashing of Fremont Jan. 23.

“Our shots weren’t falling in the first half, but fortunately neither were Fremont’s,” said coach Kevin Lee, whose Eagles led 11-10 at halftime. “We picked up the defensive intensity in the second half and that was the difference.”

Los Altos outscored the host team 21-3 in the fourth quarter. Katie Munro, Tianna Vasquez and Kelly Hamamoto totaled eight points each for the Eagles.

Los Altos, which had a bye Friday, leads the El Camino Division at 6-0 and is 13-5 overall.

The Eagles are set to visit rival Mountain View 7 p.m. today.

The Spartans sit right behind the Eagles in the league standings after topping Monta Vista 46-37 Friday. Mountain View improved to 6-1 in the division, 17-2 overall.

The Spartans outscored the Matadors 20-7 in the final quarter.

Karen Kauffman totaled 11 points to lead Mountain View.

St. Francis cruised to a 67-36 win at Notre Dame-Belmont Friday in WCAL play. The Lancers held a 39-12 edge at halftime.

Guard Jennifer Lucian scored 15 points for St. Francis (6-2 league, 16-4 overall).

Boys soccer

Host Mountain View scorched Saratoga 6-0 Friday, with half the goals coming from Guillermo Burger.

The Spartans entered this week 5-1-2 in the De Anza Division and 11-2-3 overall.

Los Altos tied Saratoga 1-all Jan. 23 in De Anza Division action. William Crameri scored for the Eagles (1-3-3 league), assisted by Josh Stephens.

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