Third-quarter run fuels SF boys' win against Burbank

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St. Francis High’s Logan Johnson leaps between two Burbank defenders on his drive to the basket in Saturday’s playoff win.

After a back-and-forth first half, the St. Francis High boys basketball team took over Saturday’s Northern California Division II quarterfinal game in the third quarter and never relinquished control.

The top-seeded Lancers beat Burbank of Sacramento 77-68, propelled by a 20-9 run in the third.

Prep roundup: MV's historic hoops season comes to close

After nearly a month of only playing games at home or on neutral courts, the Mountain View High boys basketball team received a rude reminder of just how hard it can be to win on the road.

The 11th-seeded Spartans opened the Northern California Division II playoffs by driving 96 miles to Modesto, where No. 6 Beyer beat them 68-57 last week.

Mtn. View High adding wrestling

Mountain View High athletic director Shelley Smith confirmed last week that the school plans to add wrestling next season, in part due to “interest from incoming freshmen families,” he said.

The team will train at Los Altos High, but meets will be held at Mountain View, according to Smith.

Mtn. View claims first section title in boys basketball

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Mountain View’s Eugene Liao attacks the basket in Saturday’s CCS final. The senior scored 16 points in the Spartans’ victory.

As time ticked down in Saturday’s Central Coast Section Division II boys basketball final and with their team safely ahead, the jubilant fans in the Mountain View High student section chanted: “I believe that we will win.”

Apt words for the Spartans – it’s been their mantra since the season began.

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