Boys basketball: Team loses senior night to Santa Clara HS

After playing neck and neck in the first half, MVHS faces a slow second half and loses 32-45

Charlotte Chui, Gauri Kaushik, and Rajas Habbu

Surrounded by two lines of his applauding teammates, senior and captain Ryan Tagawa makes his way down the basketball court to the sound of ecstatic cheers from the crowd, clutching a bouquet of flowers. As the announcer lists off Tagawa’s contributions and proudest moments on the team, Tagawa’s 6-year-old brother, trailed by his beaming parents, darts over and clings to Tagawa in a tight hug.

For the seniors on the team, including Tagawa, captains Akshay Gopalakrishnan and AJ Falak, Rohan Inampudi, Josiah Figueroa, Manu Kondapaneni, Mason Lau and Sid Rao, the home game against Santa Clara HS on Feb. 8 was their last.

Click through the slideshow below to learn more about the senior night ceremony.

Click through the slideshow below to learn more about the senior night game.