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SPORTS: Gunn girls make history with first CCS hoop title

Original post made on Mar 4, 2012

The Gunn High girls' basketball team captured the first-ever Central Coast Section title in the sport in school history by holding off rival Palo Alto, 41-39, in the Division I championship game on Saturday at Santa Clara University's Leavey Center. Read the full story on [Web Link PASportsOnline.com].

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Comments

Posted by Humble Mom, a resident of Gunn High School
on Mar 4, 2012 at 7:51 am

Palo Alto was representing last night! Both teams had amazing seasons and last night's game was exciting and went down to the wire! It was terrific seeing the girls from both teams clapping for one another, hugging, and congratulating each other on their achievements. Congratulations to Paly for another strong season and best of luck in NorCal and congratulations Gunn for the 1st CCS title in school history.


Posted by Me Too, a resident of Midtown
on Mar 4, 2012 at 5:25 pm

Great showing by both team, who left it all on the floor at the end. Good turn out by team supporters on both sides, with spirited cheering throughout. Last year's game was a little on the physical side; this one was marked by shows of good sportsmanship and mutual respect by both teams. All in all, you couldn't ask for a better championship game or better representation of our schools. Congratulations to both teams and their families.


Posted by Kevin Skelly, a resident of Barron Park
on Mar 4, 2012 at 9:05 pm

What a wonderful night for both schools. It was marvelous to see the administrations of Gunn and Paly hugging kids from the opposing school and the great sportsmanship displayed by all. These young ladies have now competed ferociously for at least two years, and through it, they have certainly gained a respect for each other. Their memories of this time will make them smile for years to come. We will smile with them. Those close to these young ladies and the two basketball programs know what a magical time it is for our two great schools in terms of girls basketball. And next year promises more of the same!


Posted by Alphonso, a resident of Gunn High School
on Mar 4, 2012 at 11:01 pm

Checking out my 1966 Olympian (Gunn Yearbook) there were 36 pages devoted to "Sports" and the Grirls got two of those pages - the "Girls Athletic Association". Times have changed for the better!


Posted by Coach E, a resident of Southgate
on Mar 5, 2012 at 8:32 am

Good on you, Gunn team and supporters for an excellent team, and comments showing exceptional sportsmanship. No gloating, no talk of beat down or other trash talk so prevalent in this day and age. Best of luck to both teams in upcoming NorCal games.


Posted by Brian, a resident of Evergreen Park
on Mar 5, 2012 at 11:40 am

I agree with the positive comments completely. Both schools had good turnout, and the fans and players showed great sportsmanship. It was enjoyable, even though the team I was rooting for lost. My only complaint is with the referees. I think they should have called a few more fouls, on both sides, in order to reduce the rough play and limit the possibility of injuries.