Lancers hold on

He scored on several acrobatic drives to the basket, drained a fall-away 3-pointer and converted an inbounds alley-oop, yet the biggest play St. Francis High’s Logan Johnson made Friday against St. Ignatius didn’t involve him taking a shot.

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St. Francis High’s Logan Johnson splits two defenders on the way to the basket Friday. He scored a team-high 18 points in the win.

With the Lancers leading by two points with 1:44 to play, the senior drove the lane – drawing the defense’s attention – and promptly zipped a pass to an open Oscar Pedraza in the left corner. The junior buried the 3-pointer and St. Francis never looked back, winning 63-56 at home.

Plucky Eagles stun Spartans

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Los Altos High’s Mahika Gupta takes a shot over Mountain View’s Kyra Palmbush. Gupta scored 18 points and Palmbush had 12.

A rested and ready Los Altos High girls basketball team surged in the second half for a 45-28 win over a Mountain View High squad coming off a double-overtime loss the night before.

Eagles get defensive down the stretch

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Los Altos High’s Jake Shab drives for a layup, pursued by Mountain View’s Ryan Kim in last week’s De Anza Division opener.

Mountain View High’s gym was rocking in anticipation of last week’s boys basketball game between the Spartans and rival Los Altos High – and the action lived up to the hype.

Experienced Panthers shooting for CCS title

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Pinewood’s Jaeden Bailey goes up for a shot against rival Woodside Priory last season.

Led by a new head coach and a slew of seniors, the Pinewood School boys basketball team is off to a fast start. The Panthers, slated to begin league play tonight, finished their preseason with a 6-3 record.

“It’s going well right now,” senior captain Jaeden Bailey said. “I mean, it’s only preseason, but we’ve been playing really well.”

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