The student news site of Los Altos High School in Los Altos, California

The Talon

The student news site of Los Altos High School in Los Altos, California

The Talon

The student news site of Los Altos High School in Los Altos, California

The Talon

Boys Basketball defeats Los Gatos

Senior Thomas Kelleher dodges an opponent.
[/media-credit] Senior Thomas Kelleher dodges an opponent.

The boys varsity basketball team got a comeback win 56-48 against the Los Gatos Wildcats on Friday, January 23.

The game started out as a defensive struggle. Senior co-captain Daniel Rosenbaum hit a three pointer for the first points of the game two and a half minutes into the game. Once the scoring started though, Los Gatos opened up the Eagles’ zone with a barrage of three-pointers, sinking four in the first quarter to take a 16-10 lead.

The Eagles opened up the second half on a 4-0 run, punctuated by a block by Rosenbaum followed by a dunk by senior Patrick McColl. Los Gatos went on a run of its own though, and got the lead back up to six, 20-14. The teams went back and forth, and the half ended with the score 25-20 in favor of the Wildcats.

Story continues below advertisement

The third quarter started much like the second. Los Altos started off on a run to tie the game at 25 with six minutes remaining, but once again the Wildcats came back on their own mini-run to take back the lead, 29-26. A three by senior Will Brennan tied it back up at 29-29 with 3:30 left in the quarter.

The second half was stop-and-go, with the refs calling many fouls. With 2:31 left in the third, both teams were in the bonus. A free throw by Rosenbaum gave the Eagles their first lead since it was 3-0 at the start of the game, and a three by McColl widened the lead to 33-29 in favor of Los Altos with 1:10 left in the quarter. Another three by senior Kyle Cumagun with time expiring made it 36-31 in favor of the Eagles at the end of the third quarter.

Once again in fourth, the Eagles opened up with a run, scoring the first eight points of the quarter to make it a thirteen point lead, 44-31. The Wildcats cut the lead to seven at 44-37, but three free throws by Rosenbaum and a jumper by Cumagun put Los Altos up by twelve, 49-37, with 3:20 left. Both teams went on scoring droughts for the next two minutes, with the score 51-40 with 1:23 remaining. With 1:16 left, senior Thomas Kelleher hit two free throws to make the Los Altos lead thirteen, but two quick Wildcat three-pointers made it 53-46 with 38.7 seconds left. Free throws by Kelleher and Rosenbaum sealed it at 56-48 for Los Altos.

Rosenbaum led all scorers with 24 points. The win give Los ALtos a 7-9 record overall and 2-3 in SCVAL. Up next for the Eagles is an away game at Fremont next Tuesday, January 27, followed by a home game against Milpitas next Friday, January 30.

Leave a Comment
More to Discover
About the Contributor
Josh Kirshenbaum
Josh Kirshenbaum, Sports Editor

Comments (0)

All The Talon Picks Reader Picks Sort: Newest

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *