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LA boys unravel in second half


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Eagle Luke Enthoven lays up the ball against Wilcox.

Despite losing the lead in a second half riddled with turnovers, the Los Altos High boys basketball team still had a shot – actually three shots – in the closing seconds to force overtime Friday night against Wilcox.

The Eagles’ trio of 3-point tries missed the mark, however, and the visiting Chargers escaped with a 57-54 win in the Santa Clara Valley Athletic League De Anza Division opener for both teams.

LA girls hang on to edge Matadors


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Los Altos High senior point guard Alyssa Cortinas drives to the basket in Friday night’s game against Monta Vista. She scored a team-high 12 points in the Eagles’ league-opening win.

After its double-digit lead dwindled to four points late in the fourth quarter, the Los Altos High girls basketball team put Friday’s game away with an off-script shot that Anjali Nand turned into a four-point play.

“We were trying to use clock, so that wasn’t necessarily drawn up or wanted. That’s one of those ‘No, no, no, no, yes’ plays,” coach Jaclyn Brode said after the Eagles’ 41-37 league-opening win over Monta Vista. “But Anjali is a shooter, and tonight she was able to shoot when she was in rhythm and good things happened for her.”

Cloak's novel inspired by his experiences in basketball


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Mountain View resident Andrew Kloak is the author of “Working the Glass,” a novel about two brothers playing pro basketball overseas.

Mountain View resident Andrew Kloak said he’s often wondered how his life would have changed had he taken that offer to play professional basketball in the Czech Republic in 1993.

Although he didn’t go pro, he’s now written a book about what might have happened if he did. Well, sort of.

On the road again


Town Crier file photo Point guard Alyssa Cortinas is one of two returning starters on the Los Altos High girls basketball team.

Los Altos High is known as the home of the Eagles, but the Road Warriors might be a better moniker for the girls basketball team this season.

Los Altos is slated to play 17 of its 23 games on the road – including the first 11. The Eagles, who embarked on their season Nov. 22, don’t play at home until Jan. 6 when they take on Monta Vista to launch league.


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