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There's a new boys basketball leader in the De Anza Division

Mountain View beat Los Altos for the second time this season. Photo taken Jan. 18, 2022 by Rick Eymer.

Jack Pillsbury had one of his better games and it was exactly what Mountain View needed Tuesday in the Spartans 54-49 victory at Los Altos, once again scrambling the Santa Clara Valley Athletic De Anza Division.

The Spartans (17-6, 9-2) regained possession of first place, a half-game ahead of Los Altos (17-4, 8-2) heading into the final two games of the regular season.

Palo Alto (14-7, 7-2) kept pace with the league leaders with a 56-48 victory at Homestead.

Mountain View leading scorer Joe Brown picked up two fouls in the game’s first two minutes and spent most of the first half on the bench.

Enter Pillsbury, along with Patrick Kane and Joey Peir, as Mountain View opened with an 11-2 run and never trailed, though Los Altos never fell too far behind either.

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Pillsbury finished two rebounds shy of a double-double

The Spartans took a 37-27 advantage into the fourth quarter, their largest lead of the contest.

Los Altos scored the first nine points of the final period, with Jerwayne Williams, Jr. hitting a 3-pointer to make it 37-36 with 6:37 remaining.

Jake Skaggs and Andrew Reilly did the bulk of the Eagles scoring.

Mountain View, winners of four straight, hosts Cupertino in its regular season finale Friday night. The Spartans have a bye next Tuesday.

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Los Altos, which has won 11 of its past 13 games, goes to Milpitas for a game Friday and hosts Palo Alto next week.

The Vikings have a home game against Santa Clara on Friday, which will serve as Senior Night. They also host Milpitas in a makeup contest Saturday before playing the Eagles.

Palo Alto rallied from a four-point halftime deficit to beat Homestead. Ryan Lykken, who missed several games due to injury, scored 21 points, with four 3-pointers, to pace Paly.

Lucas Black added 10 points and 10 rebounds and Max Bonnstetter contributed 15 points, which included a trio of 3-pointers in the third quarter.

In the El Camino Division, Gunn rallied from an early 13-point deficit to beat Monta Vista 54-46.

Ethan Kitch scored 22 points to lead the Titans (16-6, 6-4), who won their fourth straight.

Sam Mulkey scored 10 for Gunn and Rogan Gibbons added team highs in rebounds (9) and assists (4).

In the West Bay Athletic League, Sacred Heart Prep clinched at least a tie for the title following an 80-31 victory at Crystal Springs Uplands on Tuesday.

SHP (19-3,12-0) hosts defending WBAL champion Priory (12-10, 8-4) on Friday with a chance to secure the outright title.

Priory beat Pinewood 73-63, Menlo (13-8, 7-4) topped Harker 68-38 and The King’s Academy (12-7, 8-2) downed Eastside Prep 56-29.

Aidan Braccia led SHP with 16 points. Jake York added 13 and Sam Norris had 10.

Lucas Vogel scored 18 points, on 7-of-10 shooting, in Menlo’s win. Daniel Solomon added 13 and Brooks Mead had 10.

Girls basketball

Elle Ladine scored 23 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to lead Pinewood past The King’s Academy, 79-29, on Tuesday.

Alex Facelo added 14 points for Pinewood (17-1, 9-0), which travels to play at Notre Dame Belmont on Thursday. Kaile Cruz added 12 points.

Shannon Li hit a 3-pointer in the final minute to help Menlo beat Priory 55-52. Li’s long-range shot gave the Knights the lead for good while Karen Xin scored four points in the final 25 seconds to seal it.

In the Skyline Division, Harker beat Sacred Heart Prep 45-32 and Eastside Prep topped Castilleja 36-32.

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There's a new boys basketball leader in the De Anza Division

Uploaded: Wed, Feb 9, 2022, 5:09 am

Jack Pillsbury had one of his better games and it was exactly what Mountain View needed Tuesday in the Spartans 54-49 victory at Los Altos, once again scrambling the Santa Clara Valley Athletic De Anza Division.

The Spartans (17-6, 9-2) regained possession of first place, a half-game ahead of Los Altos (17-4, 8-2) heading into the final two games of the regular season.

Palo Alto (14-7, 7-2) kept pace with the league leaders with a 56-48 victory at Homestead.

Mountain View leading scorer Joe Brown picked up two fouls in the game’s first two minutes and spent most of the first half on the bench.

Enter Pillsbury, along with Patrick Kane and Joey Peir, as Mountain View opened with an 11-2 run and never trailed, though Los Altos never fell too far behind either.

Pillsbury finished two rebounds shy of a double-double

The Spartans took a 37-27 advantage into the fourth quarter, their largest lead of the contest.

Los Altos scored the first nine points of the final period, with Jerwayne Williams, Jr. hitting a 3-pointer to make it 37-36 with 6:37 remaining.

Jake Skaggs and Andrew Reilly did the bulk of the Eagles scoring.

Mountain View, winners of four straight, hosts Cupertino in its regular season finale Friday night. The Spartans have a bye next Tuesday.

Los Altos, which has won 11 of its past 13 games, goes to Milpitas for a game Friday and hosts Palo Alto next week.

The Vikings have a home game against Santa Clara on Friday, which will serve as Senior Night. They also host Milpitas in a makeup contest Saturday before playing the Eagles.

Palo Alto rallied from a four-point halftime deficit to beat Homestead. Ryan Lykken, who missed several games due to injury, scored 21 points, with four 3-pointers, to pace Paly.

Lucas Black added 10 points and 10 rebounds and Max Bonnstetter contributed 15 points, which included a trio of 3-pointers in the third quarter.

In the El Camino Division, Gunn rallied from an early 13-point deficit to beat Monta Vista 54-46.

Ethan Kitch scored 22 points to lead the Titans (16-6, 6-4), who won their fourth straight.

Sam Mulkey scored 10 for Gunn and Rogan Gibbons added team highs in rebounds (9) and assists (4).

In the West Bay Athletic League, Sacred Heart Prep clinched at least a tie for the title following an 80-31 victory at Crystal Springs Uplands on Tuesday.

SHP (19-3,12-0) hosts defending WBAL champion Priory (12-10, 8-4) on Friday with a chance to secure the outright title.

Priory beat Pinewood 73-63, Menlo (13-8, 7-4) topped Harker 68-38 and The King’s Academy (12-7, 8-2) downed Eastside Prep 56-29.

Aidan Braccia led SHP with 16 points. Jake York added 13 and Sam Norris had 10.

Lucas Vogel scored 18 points, on 7-of-10 shooting, in Menlo’s win. Daniel Solomon added 13 and Brooks Mead had 10.

Elle Ladine scored 23 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to lead Pinewood past The King’s Academy, 79-29, on Tuesday.

Alex Facelo added 14 points for Pinewood (17-1, 9-0), which travels to play at Notre Dame Belmont on Thursday. Kaile Cruz added 12 points.

Shannon Li hit a 3-pointer in the final minute to help Menlo beat Priory 55-52. Li’s long-range shot gave the Knights the lead for good while Karen Xin scored four points in the final 25 seconds to seal it.

In the Skyline Division, Harker beat Sacred Heart Prep 45-32 and Eastside Prep topped Castilleja 36-32.

Rick Eymer

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