Undone by a late-first-half run, the Mountain View High boys basketball team last week suffered its first loss of the season, 63-46 to visiting Sacred Heart Prep.
The Spartans trailed by only two points with three minutes left in the second quarter, but the Gators ended the half on a 13-0 run.
“That is where the game was won by them, and lost by us,” Mountain View coach Kevin Mack said, “But I was proud of how we competed. We played hard, just made a few mistakes in the wrong times.”
Ryan Bahar led the Spartans (4-1) with 18 points Dec. 10.
St. Francis opened its season with a 70-53 win over visiting Milpitas Dec. 10. The Trojans entered the game with a 5-0 record.
Held to 16 points in the first half, host Pinewood fell 45-40 to Pacific Bay Christian Dec. 10. The Panthers dropped to 4-2.
Pinewood routed Alameda 83-42 Dec. 10 to remain undefeated. Courtni Thompson scored 12 points and Maia Garcia added 10 for the host Panthers (3-0).
After a close first quarter, St. Francis pulled away from South San Francisco and prevailed 39-21 Dec. 10. Up a point after the opening stanza, the visiting Lancers went on an 11-4 run in the second and outscored the Warriors 8-2 in the third. Natalija Grizelj paced St. Francis with nine points.
Outscored 12-7 in the fourth quarter, Los Altos lost 36-31 at unbeaten San Benito Dec. 10. Jamie Baum led the Eagles (2-3) with 11 points.
Mountain View’s second-quarter struggles led to a 54-36 loss at Carlmont Dec. 10. The Spartans (1-1) were outscored 25-10 in the period.
Kelly Schultz’s first-half goal lifted St. Francis to a 1-0 victory over Mountain View in last week’s Fremont Firebird Classic. Mary Jane Osborne assisted.
The Dec. 10 win boosted the Lancers’ record to 4-0; the Spartans slumped to 1-2.
In another tournament game at Fremont that day, Los Altos settled for a 1-tie against Sacred Heart Prep. The Eagles went to 1-3-1 overall.
Mountain View improved to 3-0 with last week’s 5-1 rout of Pioneer. The host Spartans scored four goals in the second half of the Dec. 10 game.