Mtn. View girls fall flat in 2nd half; LA and MV boys win on the road

Although less than thrilled with his team’s 5-5 start, Mountain View High girls basketball coach Xavier Cook isn’t discouraged by it.

“We’ve played a tough non-conference schedule to prepare for league,” said Cook, whose team is scheduled to open SCVAL De Anza Division play this week. “We’re not in a bad position – the league is wide open – but we don’t have an easy game from here on out. I still think we can be in the top four if we match (the other teams’) intensity.”

Young Eagles growing up fast

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Los Altos High freshman Jamie Baum goes up for a shot against Soledad Friday. She is one of 10 underclassmen on the team.

Less than a month into the season, the Los Altos High girls basketball team has accomplished something last year’s Eagles never did – win three games in a row.

Los Altos last week beat Woodside, Soledad and Independence, improving to 4-2 and showing the kind of progress that pleases coach Jaclyn Brode.

Super summer for LA boys basketball team

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Los Altos High’s Matt Eberle, driving the ball toward the basket in a home game against Wilcox last season, helped the Eagles win their 14-team summer league last month.

High schools don’t hang banners for winning summer league. Still, the Los Altos High boys basketball team feels pretty good about its success this summer.

The Eagles won their 14-team summer league by beating Los Gatos in the title game last month at Mountain View High.

New coach Field-Polisso has plan in place for St. Francis High girls basketball team

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Sami Field-Polisso, coaching Los Gatos in the playoffs last season, takes over a St. Francis team coming off a 16-13 campaign.

Hired more than two months ago, Sami Field-Polisso sometimes still can’t believe she is the new girls basketball coach at St. Francis High.

“I’m still pinching myself when I’m on campus and thinking, ‘Is this real?’” she said. “What an opportunity.”

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