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Mtn. View falls 50-45 in OT to Gunn

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Mountain View High’s Emma Bice tries to shoot over Gunn’s Archer Olson.

Plagued by foul trouble and turnovers for most of the game, the Mountain View High girls basketball team had to feel fortunate just to get to overtime last week against Gunn.

But the Spartans’ luck ran out soon after Sophie Tobin’s buzzer-beating layin. The Titans overwhelmed them in overtime to prevail 50-45, spoiling Senior Night for Mountain View.

Pinewood falters in 4th quarter

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Pinewood School’s Jaeden Bailey drives to the basket, defended by Woodside Priory’s Matt Boyle, a Los Altos resident.

Once the momentum swayed Woodside Priory’s way, it seemed there was nothing the Pinewood School boys basketball team could do to stop it.

Priory erased a 10-point deficit in the fourth quarter, tying the game with 12 seconds to play on an NBA-range 3-pointer from Ayo Aderboye. The 6-foot-6 junior then made a steal near midcourt and raced to the rim for a dunk with two ticks left, lifting his team to a 58-56 home win.

Tobin takes over in MV's win at Homestead


Games often don’t end well for basketball teams that make just four field goals in the second half. But the Mountain View High girls not only survived a 4-for-20 shooting slump, they actually increased their lead to beat Homestead 48-37 Friday.

Shorthanded Lancers fend off Warriors

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St. Francis High’s Logan Johnson puts up a shot against Valley Christian Friday night. He scored 16 points in the home win.

Eighteen games into the season, the St. Francis High boys basketball team has yet to have everyone healthy enough to play on the same night. But as the Lancers showed Friday – with ankle injuries sidelining two players and limiting another – they keep finding ways to win.

St. Francis beat Valley Christian 66-56, improving to 15-3 overall and 6-2 in the West Catholic Athletic League.

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