R. Alan Hwang/Special to the Town Crier
Pinewood’s Hannah Jump puts up a shot against Mitty’s Krissy Miyahara Friday. Jump scored a team-high 20 points in the loss.
For the first quarter of Friday’s Central Coast Section Open Division girls basketball final, Pinewood School looked like it actually could upset the nation’s best team. The Panthers led Mitty by 10 points, delighting its spirited student section and anyone else at Santa Clara University’s Leavey Center rooting for the underdog.
But the top dog bit back in the second quarter. With a furious rally, the top-seeded Monarchs went up 10 by halftime and maintained a double-digit lead the rest of the way en route to a 76-62 win over No. 2 Pinewood.