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


Dickson Tsai

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 solidified the victory by shooting 17 of 21 from the free throw line while limiting Los Altos to 22 percent shooting from the field.

Junior Ideen Seyed scored 12 of Los Altos’ 13 first quarter points, but Sum matched her with 15 first half points, including two three-point shots. Senior Hitomi Sugimoto also scored six points in the first half to give MVHS a 29-23 halftime lead.

In the third quarter, senior Lauren Amorese surged with 15 points, including a three-point play at the end of the third quarter that led to a 42-42 tie. However, the Matadors did not allow a single field goal to Los Altos in the fourth quarter, as Los Altos shot 0-14 and committed four turnovers. With the defense, MVHS outscore the Eagles 18-6 in the fourth quarter en route to the 60-48 victory.

The Matadors won versus Santa Clara High School in overtime on Jan. 13 — bringing the overall record to 7-9, 4-0. They will continue the league season at home versus Cupertino High School on Jan. 17 at 7 p.m.