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Pinewood’s Brianna Claros drives to the basket in Friday’s playoff game. She scored 17 points.
Mitty is the top-ranked girls basketball team in the nation, but a little school in Los Altos Hills isn’t far behind. That would be Pinewood, which seems to be on a collision course to meet the Monarchs in Friday’s Central Coast Section Open Division final.
The fourth-ranked Panthers (24-1) moved one win away from a likely rematch with Mitty (25-0) – which beat them in last year’s title game – by dismantling St. Ignatius 72-39 in the quarterfinals. Second-seeded Pinewood never trailed in Friday’s game at Gunn and led the No. 7 Wildcats (14-11) by 26 points at halftime.