Mountain View gets defensive in section final


Jeff Tobin/Special to the Town Crier
Mountain View’s Will Dominguez blocks a shot by Leland’s Preston Weber in Saturday’s CCS final. Dominguez had four blocks and 12 points.

The Mountain View High boys basketball team proved to be the outlier last weekend – the lone Central Coast Section finalist to win a title without scoring at least 40 points.

The third-seeded Spartans edged No. 1 Leland 36-34 Saturday night in the CCS Division II final at Santa Clara High.

Pinewood proves no match for Mitty in CCS title game


R. Alan Hwang/Special to the Town Crier
Pinewood’s Kaitlyn Leung puts up a shot in Friday’s game.

In the regular season, the nationally ranked girls basketball teams from Pinewood School and Mitty High clearly showed they were a cut above the rest of the Central Coast Section. Friday night, Mitty left little doubt that it’s on a higher plane than Pinewood as well.

The top-seeded Monarchs routed the No. 2 Panthers 72-51 in the CCS Open Division final at Santa Clara University. Defending champ Mitty – ranked No. 1 nationally by MaxPreps – never trailed and led by double-digits most of the way.

Eagles rebound from rough league season, win 2 CCS games


The Los Altos High boys basketball team may have limped into the playoffs, but the Eagles exited with their heads held high.

Los Altos followed a 2-10 SCVAL De Anza Division season with a pair of road playoff wins before bowing out in the Central Coast Section Division I quarterfinals.

Los Altos girls basketball team's playoff run ends in CCS Division I quarterfinals

After recovering from a slow start to tie last week’s Central Coast Section Division I quarterfinal game by halftime, then hanging with No. 2 Sequoia for the third quarter, things went sideways for the 10th-seeded Los Altos High girls basketball team.

“The fourth quarter didn’t go our way in any sense,” said coach Jaclyn Brode, whose Eagles fell 48-34 Feb. 19.


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