St. Francis falls in NorCal hoops and girls soccer

Unable to take advantage of playing at home in the first round of the Northern California Division II playoffs, the St. Francis High boys basketball team fell to De Anza of El Sobrante 65-56 March 3.

Tied with the 10th-seeded Dons at halftime, the No. 7 Lancers were outscored 22-15 in the third quarter and got no closer than six points the rest of the way.

Isaiah Kerr paced St. Francis (15-12 overall) with 18 points and Trevor Leon added eight.

Girls basketball

Playing at the top seed in the first round of the NorCal Division II playoffs, St. Francis set a season low for points scored. The 16th-seeded Lancers lost 49-18 to Oakland Tech March 3.

St. Francis (12-14) trailed 19-7 at halftime and entered the fourth quarter trailing 34-12.

Sydney Stewart finished with seven points to lead the Lancers, who shot 11 percent from the field and made 17 turnovers.

Girls soccer

Seventh-seeded St. Francis gave No. 2 Monte Vista of Danville a game, but the host Mustangs eked out a 1-0 victory in the NorCal Division I quarterfinals March 3.

St. Francis finished the season 14-4-4.


Host Los Altos mauled Monta Vista 25-1 Friday, scoring in every inning of the non-league game.

Trailing by a run after the top of the first, the Eagles answered with three runs in the bottom half of the frame and added six runs in the second to pull away.

When it was all over, 14 Los Altos players had at least one hit and six of them scored two or more runs.

Aidan Brenner homered, singled and doubled twice, finishing with four RBIs. Connor Altinger notched two singles and a double en route to a five-RBI day. Brock Susko scored five runs and drove in three.

Colby Cook pitched four innings for the win; Jamie Baum threw three shutout innings of relief.

The Eagles – who blanked Milpitas 12-0 earlier in the week behind the bat of Altinger (3-for-3, four RBIs) and arm of Brenner (six strikeouts over six innings) – improved to 3-1.

Host Mountain View topped Sobrato 6-1 Saturday, boosting its record to 4-2. Trace Thompson had two hits and two RBIs for the Spartans; James Hoyt earned the win.


Mariah Villalobos drove in three runs to help Mountain View beat Carlmont 7-2 Thursday. Abby Jensen added two RBIs for the Spartans (3-1).

Simran Lauwers picked up the win, striking out four batters in the complete-game effort.

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