Girls Basketball Defeats Rival Mountain View 41-37

Girls basketball ended with a win against Mountain View High School (MVHS) at home tonight, finishing off the game with a score of 41-37. MVHS, a sharpshooting team with a lot of height, had an overall record of 13-1 prior to this game. The last time the Eagles had faced MVHS was in the championship game of the preseason tournament, which MVHS had won. This time around, the Eagles wanted revenge.

An enthusiastic home crowd came out to cheer on the Eagles against their rival. The game remained close from the tip off with a score of 19-21 at halftime, in favor of MVHS. However, the Eagles fought back, led by the outstanding shooting of senior Ideen Seyed who had 20 points.

The Eagles phased MVHS with intense full court pressure throughout the game as well as persistent energy on defense in order to combat the superior size of the MVHS players. Los Altos never let up. Then, on offense, the Eagles patiently broke apart the Spartans’ full court pressure far better than they had last time, although many turnovers still occurred.

“MVHS has definitely been one of our toughest matchups this whole season and is one of the best teams in our league,” junior Meghan McDermott said. “Of course they are our rivals which just increases the emotion on both sides too.”

Los Altos handed MVHS its first loss in league play. The Eagles will play their next game against Santa Clara High School at 4:30 p.m. on Friday, January 11, and are looking to advance their record to 3-0 in the league.