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Boys Basketball defeats Overfelt 70-21 in its third game of the season

The Matadors dominate throughout the entire game
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Leah Desai
Senior Ruchir Banerjee jumps above an opponent for a layup attempt.

Varsity Boys Basketball defeated Overfelt High School 70-21 on Monday, Nov. 27. MVHS started the game with a strong lead, ending the first quarter with a score of 20-4. The team didn’t give up its lead and maintained its momentum throughout the game, finishing the next two quarters with scores of 36-14 and 60-19, respectively. 

Coming off of a win against Willow Glen High School, and having a previous win against OHS in CCS playoffs last season, junior and forward Parth Upadhyay attributes the team’s powerful performance to its strong offensive plays and communication. 

“We were well spaced out and we knew how each other played,” Upadhyay said. “So I think we adjusted well to each other and played well with each other.”

Junior and point guard Vibhav Pata adds that the energy on and off the court was a key component to the team’s successful game. He notes that the liveliness of the team during the game and the successes of the otherwise bench players were both contributing factors to the win. Despite their overall exceptional performance, Pata believes the team still has room for improvement defensively.

“We were trying to get a lot of steals, and in play, we saw defense and offense, but we were also getting a little bit lazy,” Pata said. “This week [in practice] we are going to work on a lot of fundamentals.”

Assistant Coach Viet Nguyen echoes Pata’s sentiments, however, he wants to focus on the team’s overall gameplay and ability to execute a game plan. Improving the team’s offensive plays is imperative to Nguyen in order to keep their winning streak going. 

“For both JV and Varsity, it is really about understanding how to execute plays, and be ready when you are called upon,” Nguyen said. “When the coach draws a play out, you have to be able to run it as expected.”

About the Contributors
Leah Desai, Staff Writer
Leah is currently a sophomore and a staff writer for El Estoque. She is a member of the volleyball team at Monta Vista and in her free time, she enjoys spending time with her friends and listening to music.
Sania Nadkarni, Staff Writer
Sania Nadkarni is currently a sophomore and Staff Writer for El Estoque. In her free time, she enjoys listening to music, eating in-n-out and spending time with her friends and family.
Eshika Tiwari, Staff Writer
Eshika is currently a Junior and a staff writer for El Estoque. In her free time, she likes to read, listen to Daniel Caesar, and spend time with family.
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