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Gunn boys, girls each win close SCVAL basketball games

Allen Rankin hit a 3-pointer with a minute to play, giving Gunn the lead for good in Saturday's 56-53 victory over visiting Fremont in a SCVAL El Camino Division contest.

Max Luo. Photo taken Jan. 7, 2022 by Rick Eymer.

Ethan Cheng sank a pair of free throws with 0.9 seconds left for the final margin. Rogan Gibbons had 19 points and 10 rebounds to pace the Titans (10-4, 1-2), who snapped a two-game slide.

Max Luo and Cheng each added 10 points for Gunn, which travels to play Wilcox at 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Milandev Chatha scored 29 points for the Firebirds (10-4, 1-1), who led by double digits in the second quarter. Gunn tied the game at 41-all early in the fourth quarter on a Cheng 3-pointer.

Fremont regained the lead at 49-48 with less than three minutes remaining.

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Priory nearly recovered from a 20-point, first-half deficit, falling to host The King's Academy 50-43 in a West Bay Athletic League contest Saturday.

Priory started slow, allowing the Knights the chance to open a 21-1 lead after the first quarter. Priory (5-7, 1-1) slowly got back into the game, trailing 32-19 at halftime and then slicing the lead to single digits by the fourth quarter.

Oliver Conn scored 13 points to lead Priory while Rehan Parwani and Steve Emeneke each added 10. Parwani hit a pair of 3-pointers and Emeneke made all six of his free throw attempts.

Priory is slated to host Pinewood for a 6:30 p.m. WBAL game on Tuesday.

Girls basketball

Aviana Boccio made a late throw to secure Gunn's win over Fremont. Photo taken Jan. 8, 2022 by Sunny Jefferson.

Aviana Boccio made one of two free throws with 6.4 seconds remaining to play, clinching Gunn's 31-27 victory over visiting Fremont in a SCVAL El Camino Division game Saturday.

Fremont's 3-point attempt at the buzzer bounced off the front of the rim.

Vallory Kuelker led the Gunn with nine points. Kean Tong had seven and Beverly Lamis had six.

Gunn (7-4, 2-1) is off until Wednesday, Jan. 17, when it hosts Monta Vista at 7 p.m.

The Titans ended a six-day stretch in which they played five games, four at home. Fremont (6-7, 0-3) is at home against Cupertino on Friday.

Boys soccer

Bruno Inzunza scored the only goal of the game for St. Francis. Photo taken Dec. 9, 2021 by St. Francis Athletics (student-produced).

Senior Bruno Inzunza scored in the first half and St. Francis made it stand up to hand visiting Serra its first loss of the season, 1-0, Saturday morning in West Catholic Athletic League League action.

The Lancers (6-2, 2-0) recorded their third consecutive shutout and fourth overall. The Padres (7-1, 1-1) entered the game having outscored their opponents by a 26-6 margin.

St. Francis travels to Bellarmine for a league match Wednesday at 7 p.m. The Bells (3-0-5, 1-0-1) had their Saturday match at Valley Christian postponed.

In a non-league girls match, Palo Alto fell to Carlmont 2-1.

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Gunn boys, girls each win close SCVAL basketball games

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Allen Rankin hit a 3-pointer with a minute to play, giving Gunn the lead for good in Saturday's 56-53 victory over visiting Fremont in a SCVAL El Camino Division contest.

Ethan Cheng sank a pair of free throws with 0.9 seconds left for the final margin. Rogan Gibbons had 19 points and 10 rebounds to pace the Titans (10-4, 1-2), who snapped a two-game slide.

Max Luo and Cheng each added 10 points for Gunn, which travels to play Wilcox at 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Milandev Chatha scored 29 points for the Firebirds (10-4, 1-1), who led by double digits in the second quarter. Gunn tied the game at 41-all early in the fourth quarter on a Cheng 3-pointer.

Fremont regained the lead at 49-48 with less than three minutes remaining.

Priory nearly recovered from a 20-point, first-half deficit, falling to host The King's Academy 50-43 in a West Bay Athletic League contest Saturday.

Priory started slow, allowing the Knights the chance to open a 21-1 lead after the first quarter. Priory (5-7, 1-1) slowly got back into the game, trailing 32-19 at halftime and then slicing the lead to single digits by the fourth quarter.

Oliver Conn scored 13 points to lead Priory while Rehan Parwani and Steve Emeneke each added 10. Parwani hit a pair of 3-pointers and Emeneke made all six of his free throw attempts.

Priory is slated to host Pinewood for a 6:30 p.m. WBAL game on Tuesday.

Aviana Boccio made one of two free throws with 6.4 seconds remaining to play, clinching Gunn's 31-27 victory over visiting Fremont in a SCVAL El Camino Division game Saturday.

Fremont's 3-point attempt at the buzzer bounced off the front of the rim.

Vallory Kuelker led the Gunn with nine points. Kean Tong had seven and Beverly Lamis had six.

Gunn (7-4, 2-1) is off until Wednesday, Jan. 17, when it hosts Monta Vista at 7 p.m.

The Titans ended a six-day stretch in which they played five games, four at home. Fremont (6-7, 0-3) is at home against Cupertino on Friday.

Senior Bruno Inzunza scored in the first half and St. Francis made it stand up to hand visiting Serra its first loss of the season, 1-0, Saturday morning in West Catholic Athletic League League action.

The Lancers (6-2, 2-0) recorded their third consecutive shutout and fourth overall. The Padres (7-1, 1-1) entered the game having outscored their opponents by a 26-6 margin.

St. Francis travels to Bellarmine for a league match Wednesday at 7 p.m. The Bells (3-0-5, 1-0-1) had their Saturday match at Valley Christian postponed.

In a non-league girls match, Palo Alto fell to Carlmont 2-1.

Rick Eymer

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