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Parry powers Mtn. View girls to soccer win over St. Francis

After her performance in the final of the Fremont Firebird Classic – and throughout the girls soccer tournament – it’s no surprise Bethan Parry was named tourney MVP. The senior scored two goals in Mountain View High’s 3-0 win over St. Francis Dec. 16.

Parry notched a goal and/or an assist in each of the Spartans’ four wins over the two-week event.

“Bethan has been terrific for us all season,” said coach Ivan Bandov, whose team improved to 8-0 this year. “Playing in her attacking midfield role, she’s on the ball often and helps dictate our pace of play. She’s very good in finding the final pass and getting into the box, getting on the end of balls.”

Parry, bound for the University of San Francisco next fall, has a team-high 10 assists this season, and her seven goals is second on the squad to Laura Carceroni (eight).

The Spartans’ other goal against St. Francis (3-3-1) came from Claire Pare.

A day before that game, Mountain View edged visiting Leigh 2-1 on an 80th-minute goal from Nicole Bumgarner. Lucy Tang scored the Spartans’ earlier goal in the non-league match.

Los Altos went 2-2 at Fremont, capping the tourney with a 5-0 rout of Hillsdale Dec. 16. The Eagles improved to 3-2 for the year.

Girls basketball

St. Francis’ seven-game winning streak to start the season ended Dec. 16 against Eastside College Prep, which beat the Lancers 47-43 at the Presentation Shootout.

St. Francis struggled from 3-point range, making just three of its 23 attempts.

Paige Uyehara scored 14 points to lead the Lancers and Raveena Dhiman added 11.

Boys basketball

Pinewood’s second-half surge led to a 79-65 win over visiting Alma Heights Christian Dec. 16.

Up one at halftime, the Panthers outscored the Eagles 51-38 the rest of the way.

Pinewood improved to 6-3 under new coach Scott Alexander.

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