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Girls basketball: Senior night game lost in final minutes of fourth quarter

Girls basketball: Senior night game lost in final minutes of fourth quarter

Roshan Fernandez

March 5, 2018


Filed under Game Reviews, Girls Basketball, SPORTS, Winter Sports

[dropcap]D[/dropcap]uring the warmups leading up to their senior night game, the three seniors on the girls basketball team came out onto the court wearing bright yellow shirts with one bold word written across: chicken. The shirts, which also had small drawings of chickens along the sleeves, were part of...

Hear it from the rivals: Lynbrook HS boys basketball players discuss their hopes for upcoming quad game

Anthony Moll

January 11, 2018


Filed under Boys Basketball, Girls Basketball, SPORTS, Winter Sports

[dropcap]W[/dropcap]hether it’s to cheer on a friend or sit back to watch two teams go head to head, basketball games at MVHS are popular social events that allow students from different schools to meet and connect. A competitive atmosphere still exists as they root for their respective teams. Tho...

Girls basketball: Team beat by Milpitas HS on senior night

Girls basketball: Team beat by Milpitas HS on senior night

Amanda Chan

February 24, 2017


Filed under Game Reviews, Girls Basketball, SPORTS, Sports Editor's Picks, Winter Sports

With flowers in their hands and family by their sides, the girls basketball seniors walked up the court one by one as friends in the stands cheered. The four seniors donned matching white shirts with a picture of the seniors cut out in the shape of a heart. While each senior stood in the middle of the...

Girls basketball: Team vanquished by Cupertino HS

Girls basketball: Team vanquished by Cupertino HS

Rana Aghababazadeh

February 15, 2017


Filed under Girls Basketball, SPORTS, Winter Sports

[dropcap]T[/dropcap]he Cupertino HS bench was on their feet, jumping and clapping as their teammates forced turnover after turnover. They were on their way to seal a second victory against MVHS. Meanwhile, the MVHS team was silent as coach Sara Borelli paced back and forth in her classic beige high heels...

Girls basketball: Narrow victory over Los Altos HS

Girls basketball: Narrow victory over Los Altos HS

Akshara Majjiga

February 8, 2017


Filed under Girls Basketball, SPORTS, Winter Sports

[su_dropcap style="flat"]O[/su_dropcap]n a rainy Jan. 27, the girls basketball team took to the court against Los Altos HS. Early on, MVHS looked poised to win: over the first two quarters, they built a lead of over 15 points. Nothing done by LAHS could deter them. But after halftime, they began to l...

Girls basketball: MVHS makes a comeback in fourth quarter to beat Lynbrook HS

Girls basketball: MVHS makes a comeback in fourth quarter to beat Lynbrook HS

Amanda Chan

January 22, 2017


Filed under Girls Basketball, SPORTS, Winter Sports

In the second quad game of the season, the girls basketball team faced Lynbrook HS, a team ranked one place above MVHS in the El Camino League before Friday’s game. The game was close throughout, with LHS leading 32-28 after three quarters. In the fourth quarter however, MVHS dominated 19-9 to complete...

Girls basketball: Team defeated by Santa Clara HS 41-55

Girls basketball: Team defeated by Santa Clara HS 41-55

Aditya Pimplaskar

January 18, 2017


Filed under Game Reviews, Girls Basketball, SPORTS, Winter Sports

Additional Reporting by Shayon Moradi The MVHS girls basketball team did not have the opportunity to ease back into the school week following the three day weekend. The Matadors warmed up on their half of the court to the sound of popular instrumental tracks. Across the court, the Santa Clara HS Bruin...

Girls basketball: Team unable to clasp close battle against Fremont HS

Girls basketball: Team unable to clasp close battle against Fremont HS

Rana Aghababazadeh

January 17, 2017


Filed under Girls Basketball, SPORTS

[dropcap]W[/dropcap]ith only three minutes remaining in the final quarter, the MVHS girls basketball team was down three points behind Fremont HS. The crowd was yelling and the benches of both teams were standing up. The Matadors were on a three-game losing streak and were determined to win this gam...

Photo gallery: Girls basketball defeats Mt. Pleasant HS in non-league game

Photo gallery: Girls basketball defeats Mt. Pleasant HS in non-league game

Amanda Chan

December 9, 2016


Filed under Girls Basketball, SPORTS, Winter Sports

During their second game of the season, the MVHS girls varsity basketball team displayed offensive dominance over Mt. Pleasant HS. With a 3-1 record coming into the game, MVHS improved to 4-1 with a 51-18 victory over Mt. Pleasant HS. See the photo gallery below for moments from Monday’s game. ...