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MV girls squeak by Homestead 40-35

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Audrey Telkamp led the Mountain View High girls in scoring Friday night.

Homestead didn’t do enough to beat the Mountain View High girls basketball team Friday night, but the Spartans nearly did enough to beat themselves.

Mountain View held on for a 40-35 home win despite missing 10 of its 13 free throws in the fourth quarter and committing 23 turnovers in the contest.

MV boys use speed, top Mustangs 54-40

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Tommy Resnick led the Mountain View High boys in scoring Friday night.

Friday against Homestead, the Mountain View High boys showed off the versatility that makes them such a dangerous basketball team.

Although the host Spartans couldn’t match the Mustangs’ size, their superior speed, shooting and defense enabled them to win 54-40.

LA boys unravel in second half

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Eagle Luke Enthoven lays up the ball against Wilcox.

Despite losing the lead in a second half riddled with turnovers, the Los Altos High boys basketball team still had a shot – actually three shots – in the closing seconds to force overtime Friday night against Wilcox.

The Eagles’ trio of 3-point tries missed the mark, however, and the visiting Chargers escaped with a 57-54 win in the Santa Clara Valley Athletic League De Anza Division opener for both teams.

LA girls hang on to edge Matadors

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Los Altos High senior point guard Alyssa Cortinas drives to the basket in Friday night’s game against Monta Vista. She scored a team-high 12 points in the Eagles’ league-opening win.

After its double-digit lead dwindled to four points late in the fourth quarter, the Los Altos High girls basketball team put Friday’s game away with an off-script shot that Anjali Nand turned into a four-point play.

“We were trying to use clock, so that wasn’t necessarily drawn up or wanted. That’s one of those ‘No, no, no, no, yes’ plays,” coach Jaclyn Brode said after the Eagles’ 41-37 league-opening win over Monta Vista. “But Anjali is a shooter, and tonight she was able to shoot when she was in rhythm and good things happened for her.”

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