El Estoque

Girls basketball: Lost momentum in first half leads to 41-49 loss

Girls basketball: Lost momentum in first half leads to 41-49 loss

Neesha Venkatesan

December 12, 2012


Filed under Girls Basketball, SPORTS, Uncategorized, Winter Sports

Matadors lose first invitational game despite comeback efforts. Constant fouls and painful injuries plagued the Matadors led to a loss by eight points. With a slow start to the game, there were many turnovers that led to the Saratoga High School Falcons gaining most of the possession of the ball...

Girls basketball CCS: Late game rally falls short vs. Salinas

Girls basketball CCS: Late game rally falls short vs. Salinas

Dickson Tsai

February 25, 2012


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

The Matadors (14-12) went on an 11-1 run late in the fourth quarter, but they could not hold off the sixth-seeded Salinas High School Cowboys (18-8) as MVHS lost 50-53 in the second round of the CCS Division I playoffs on Feb. 23. Sophomores Stephanie Jennings and Tiffany Tsai combined for 22 points...

Girls basketball CCS: Lady Mats advance after 55-52 win

Girls basketball CCS: Lady Mats advance after 55-52 win

Dickson Tsai

February 24, 2012


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

The Oak Grove Eagles have just cut MVHS’ six point lead to three. They have the ball out of bounds and can possibly tie the game.Suddenly, co-captain senior Steffanie Sum steals an errant inbounds pass with 47.7 seconds left, running down the court all alone to score the fast-break layup ...

Girls basketball: Missed free throws, delayed offense result in defeat against the Saratoga Falcons 51-59

Girls basketball: Missed free throws, delayed offense result in defeat against the Saratoga Falcons 51-59

Ashley Wu

February 16, 2012


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

For the varsity girls basketball team, it's a normal tactic to spend the first half of the game figuring out the strategies of the other team. And it's normal to come back after halftime stronger than ever. “We’re a second-half team,” senior Steffanie Sum said. “We go all out third and four...

Girls basketball: Defense clinches victory against Santa Clara

Girls basketball: Defense clinches victory against Santa Clara

Gisella Joma

February 6, 2012


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

The last time the Lady Matadors played against Santa Clara High School, the game went into overtime; yet they managed to come out with a victory. Battling once again on Feb. 3, the Matadors performed a defensive strategic game, beating Santa Clara once again. Both sophomore Stephanie Jennings, sc...

Girls Basketball: Rout of Cupertino boosts league record to 5-0

Girls Basketball: Rout of Cupertino boosts league record to 5-0

Dickson Tsai

January 20, 2012


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

The Matadors rout the Cupertino Pioneers 57-22 after a 23-2 third quarter in which the Matadors forced 10 Cupertino turnovers. Video by Dickson Tsai. Music: "Goodbye Mary" by Fireproof_Babies (ft. Phasenwandler) licensed under CC-BY-NC 3.0   ...

Girls Basketball: Senior Steffanie Sum scores 21 in 60-48 win

Girls Basketball: Senior Steffanie Sum scores 21 in 60-48 win

Dickson Tsai

January 14, 2012


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

Highlight video by Dickson Tsai. Music: "Could be Worse" by Alex (ft. Steven M Bryant & Rex Havoc) licensed under CC-BY-NC-3.0. On Jan. 10, the Matadors (6-9, 3-0) topped the Los Altos Eagles (7-8, 1-2) 60-48, led by captain senior Steffanie Sum’s 21 point, 8 rebound performance. MVHS solid...

Girls basketball: Matadors fall to Cougars after early lead

Girls basketball: Matadors fall to Cougars after early lead

Rachel Lu

December 10, 2011


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

Coming off a strong win against Yerba Buena, the Matadors went up against the Newark Memorial High School Cougars in round two of the Monta Vista Invitational Tournament. The Cougars had beaten the Matadors just a few days earlier, but came back to beat them again 27-38 on Dec. 9. The stellar defense and strong drives to ...

Girls basketball Alumni game

Girls basketball Alumni game

Nellie Brosnan

November 30, 2011


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

The girls varsity basketball team battled it out against alumni players at the annual alumni game on Nov. 26. But even with strong defense and fierce competition, the Matadors did not triumph over the alumni. In the first quarter, the girls could not take hold of the game, allowing ...