The Mountain View High boys basketball team opened SCVAL De Anza Division play Friday with a 63-47 home win over Cupertino – the Spartans’ seventh straight victory.
Sam Tobin scored 23 points and Will Dominguez added 12 for Mountain View (11-2 overall).
Over the holiday break, the Spartans won the Aptos High/Santa Cruz Warriors NorCal Invitational. They opened the three-day tourney with a 68-65 overtime win against St. Mary’s of Stockton, then routed Berkeley 56-28 before beating El Camino of Sacramento 65-57 in the Dec. 28 championship game.
Coach Kevin Mack said Jack Resnick “made the play of the year so far” against St. Mary’s by nailing the game-tying 3 as time expired in regulation.
Tobin led the Spartans in scoring all three games.
Pinewood entered this week ranked No. 1 in the state and No. 2 in the nation by MaxPreps. The Panthers (12-0) last week routed Sacred Heart Prep 58-40 and Notre Dame-Belmont 59-16 to open West Bay Athletic League play.
The prior week, Pinewood claimed the Platinum Division of the West Coast Jamboree in Pleasant Hill, besting Salesian 47-37 in the title game. Annika Decker and Kaitlyn Leung scored 13 and 12 points, respectively, for the Panthers Dec. 29. Hannah Jump was voted Platinum Division MVP after totaling 50 points in Pinewood’s three tournament wins.
St. Francis fell to host St. Ignatius 57-41 Jan. 2 to open West Catholic Athletic League play. Paige Uyehara scored 16 points for the Lancers (11-2 overall).
Freshman Allie Montoya’s goal in the 33rd minute enabled Mountain View to escape Santa Clara with a 1-0 league-opening win Jan. 2. Maru Lasala assisted. The Spartans improved to 8-0-1 overall.
Host Los Altos played Mountain View to a 1-all tie Friday to open De Anza Division play.