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.

Lancers off to stellar start

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St. Francis High’s Mia Grizelj shoots over the outstretched arms of two Carlmont defenders Friday. The sophomore center scored a game-high 23 points in the Lancers’ 72-45 victory.

Six games into the girls basketball season, St. Francis High’s stats are stunning.

The undefeated Lancers are averaging 72 points per game while allowing opponents just 39. Every win has been by at least 24 points.

LA boys tip off basketball season under new coach

It seems fitting that Trevor Naas’ first home game as Los Altos High boys basketball coach – scheduled 7 p.m. today – is against Soquel. A graduate of the school, Naas said the positive experience he had playing basketball for the Knights inspired him to become a coach.

The boys varsity coach at Saratoga the past seven seasons, Naas couldn’t pass up the chance to take over at Los Altos for Bob McFarlane, who resigned in April due to other commitments.

Hills resident Hull a major character in film about Australian Olympic basketball team

Los Altos Hills resident Dr. Don Hull is a main character in the biographical movie “The Spirit of the Game,” which recently premiered in the United States and Australia.

Wade Briggs plays Hull in the movie, set in Australia shortly before the country hosted the 1956 Olympic Games in Melbourne.

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