Boys Basketball Dominates San Jose


Sophomore Nolan Brennan prepares to take a three point shot. Photo by Francesca Fallow.

The boys basketball team dominated a game of three-pointers against San Jose, winning 74-39.

Sophomore Nolan Brennan and junior Adam Rosenbaum opened the first quarter with two three-pointers each, jumping the Eagles out to a 12-2 lead right off the bat. Towards the end of the first quarter, Nolan was fouled on his way up for a successful lay-up, and made his free-throw to complete the three-point play. The Eagles topped off the first quarter with yet another three-pointer, this time by junior Jordan Gorospe.

“We shared the ball well, got out on the fast break, and took care of business,” Nolan said.

The Eagles’ success in the first quarter gave them a 16 point lead going into the second. The boys continued to play quick with a lot of passing, and kept their lead as they sailed into the third quarter.

“It’s always tough when a team is at a different level than you are, but we came out tonight and kept energy up the whole game,” Adam said.

Halfway through the third quarter the Bulldogs were forced to call a timeout because of the Eagles’ 30-point lead, but Los Altos did not let San Jose back into the game. Sophomore Matt Eberle contributed to the Eagles’ growing lead with back-to-back three-pointers followed by a two, and the boys rolled into the final quarter with a score of 65-28.

“It’s easy to stay energetic when everything’s going right, but we have to learn to stay level-headed no matter what the scoreboard is, especially when we play more competitive league games,” Adam said.

With the Eagles on fire and maintaining such a significant lead, the Bulldogs stood no chance of coming back in the fourth quarter. Los Altos finished with a final score of 74-39.

“We played really well,” Nolan, who led the team with 18 points, said. “I think we can do better executing our plays and settling down sometimes during the offense instead of forcing things.”

The boys’ next game is Friday, December 18 at 6 p.m. against Saratoga.