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Boys Basketball: Tough defense not enough as Matadors lose to Santa Clara

Junior Ramana Keerthi blocks a shot during Monta Vista’s game against Santa Clara on Jan. 8. Despite a strong defensive effort, the Matadors lost 45-35 against the Bruins. Photo by Robert Sulgit.

Nathan Desai

January 9, 2013

                            Since 2006, MVHS had won 11 of their past 12 matchups against Santa Clara High School. That hot streak ended as the Matadors fell below .500 (7-8, 1-2) with their 45...

Boys basketball: Fourth place finish at Lynbrook Invitational

Boys basketball: Fourth place finish at Lynbrook Invitational

Dickson Tsai

December 12, 2011

After gaining the consolation championship at the Westmont Tournament, the Matadors entered the Lynbrook Invitational from Dec. 8 to Dec. 10 with a 2-1 record. Despite a strong defensive performance in a 39-35 win over Sobrato High School in the first round, the defense collapsed in the second quarter in their losses ...