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Girls basketball: Team falls 58-35 to Independence HS

Girls basketball: Team falls 58-35 to Independence HS

Karen Ma

December 16, 2015

s players clad in sleeveless white uniforms lined with purple and gold began warming up with shoots and passes, the excitement for the girls basketball match against Independence HS intensified among the team and spectators. Before the first period began, the team gathered for a pre-game huddle and,...

Girls basketball: Matadors aim to reach CCS once again

Girls basketball: Matadors aim to reach CCS once again

Karen Ma

December 6, 2015

ast season, the team made it to the Central Coast Section playoffs. With an overall younger group and tough months of practice ahead, the varsity girls basketball team is determined to place in the top three in its league and repeat its qualification for CCS this season. The team consists of three fre...

Girls basketball: Team starts off shaky but looks to quickly get on track

Girls basketball: Team starts off shaky but looks to quickly get on track

Justin Kim

December 3, 2014

After school, the field house resounds with the squeaks of rubber soles on the shining hardwood floor and dozens of basketballs loudly pounding off the floor. Drill after drill, hour after hour, the girls practice the usual — dribbling, shooting and defense. The players are individually capable of...

Girls basketball: Tough defense results in victory over Homestead

Ruba Shaik

January 22, 2014

Matadors trail in first quarter but quickly overtake the Mustangs and maintain lead throughout rest of the game. Read More »...

Girls basketball: Team shoots high for upcoming season

Girls basketball: Team shoots high for upcoming season

Lydia Seo

December 6, 2013

Varsity hopeful that extensive practice and increased speed will lead to CCS success. Read More »...

Sports shorts: Winter

Sports shorts: Winter

Carissa Chan

March 20, 2013

This winter sports season was a thrilling one with unexpectedly strong performances by some of the teams and soccer finally playing at home. El Estoque looks back and ranks the five winter sports teams based on record, CCS qualification and comparison to previous years, from best to worst perfor...

Girls basketball: Turnovers and slow start lead to 37-46 loss

Girls basketball: Turnovers and slow start lead to 37-46 loss

Shannon Lin

February 2, 2013

The girls varsity basketball team lost to the Mountain View Spartans in a close game on Jan. 25. Although Monta Vista kept the lead for the majority of the game, Mountain View took advantage of Monta Vista’s defensive breakdowns in the fourth quarter, ultimately resulting in a loss of 37-46. ...

Girls basketball: Matadors put off 48-15 victory over Cupertino Pioneers

Girls basketball: Matadors put off 48-15 victory over Cupertino Pioneers

Catherine

January 20, 2013

After strong defense, the Lady Mats were victorious over the Cupertino High School Pioneers with a score of 48-15 at MVHS on Jan.16. The first quarter started off with tough defense by the Lady Mats; the Pioneers were only able to score two points, which jump-started a scoring streak for the Mats....

Girls basketball: Lady Mats fall short in 46-52 loss to Santa Clara Bruins

Girls basketball: Lady Mats fall short in 46-52 loss to Santa Clara Bruins

Catherine

January 10, 2013

Girls Basketball vs. Santa Clara Bruins from El Estoque on Vimeo. The MVHS girls basketball team was not victorious after a long game against the Santa Clara High School Bruins. Though the game was off to an even start in the first quarter, at halftime MVHS was behind 22-33. The first quarte...

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

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

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

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 ...