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Boys’ basketball clinches 54-52 win on senior night

Boys’ basketball clinches 54-52 win on senior night

Zoe Bhargava, Staff Writer
February 23
Filed under Basketball - Boys, Top Stories

The Vikings secured a close win Friday night against the Los Gatos Wildcats 54-52. Paly honored its four seniors Matt Fogarty (’14), Keesean Johnson (’14), Noah Phillips (’14) and Clark Schmutz (’14) as apart of its senior night ceremony. “It was very exciting being senior night, especially...

Boys’ basketball tops Mountain View 47-35

Boys’ basketball tops Mountain View 47-35

Zoe Bhargava, Staff Writer
February 15
Filed under Basketball - Boys, Top Stories, Winter Sports

Friday night, the boys’ basketball team defeated the Mountain View Spartans 47-35 after a hard fought battle. The Vikings were led by point guard Kevin Mullin (‘15) who had 28 points during the game. “[The team] was led by Kevin Mullin with 28 points,” coach Erik Olah said. “[His performance...

The triple threat

The triple threat

Megan Valencia, Staff Writer
February 12
Filed under Basketball - Boys, Featured Athlete, Profiles

In high school basketball, a 3-point shooter stands 19 feet, 9 inches from the basket. Kevin Mullin (‘15) has no trouble with this distance, as he has the highest overall point count and greatest number of successful 3-pointers on the Paly varsity team. Though statistics represent the measurable athletic...

Boys’ basketball upsets Los Altos, 55-51

Boys’ basketball upsets Los Altos, 55-51

Sheila Subramanian and Gillian Chryst
February 6
Filed under Basketball - Boys, Top Stories

The boys’ basketball team won victory over the undefeated Los Altos Eagles on Wednesday night to advance to an overall league record of 5-2. “I thought that was the best we played all season especially on the defensive end. We got a ton of stops especially in the 4th quarter,” shooting guard ...

Boys’ basketball manhandles Homestead 63-49

Boys’ basketball manhandles Homestead 63-49

Priscilla Bell, Staff Writer
January 31
Filed under Basketball - Boys, Top Stories, Winter Sports

The Paly boys' basketball team claims victory over Homestead Mustangs Wednesday night advancing them to a 4-2 record in league and 9-8 record overall. "I think it was a good win," captain Noah Phillips ('14) said. "I thought we finished pretty strong." Homestead scored an early three-pointer, but...

Boys’ Basketball conquers Saratoga 66-31

Bryn Carlson, Staff Writer
January 23
Filed under Basketball - Boys, Top Stories, Winter Sports

Tonight, the boys’ basketball team defeated Saratoga by a landslide in it’s fourth league game of the season. Saratoga came out with a lead, scoring a three pointer early in the first quarter. The Vikings battled back,  after Kevin Mullin (‘15) sunk his first three pointer of the night and ti...

Staff vs. student basketball game ends in 22-14 blowout

Staff vs. student basketball game ends in 22-14 blowout

Garrett Reynolds, Staff Writer
January 17
Filed under Basketball - Boys, Basketball - Girls, Staff, Top Stories, Winter Sports

On Thursday, during the winter rally, the staff dominated the students by a final score of 22-14. The low scoring basketball game was defined by turnovers and missed shots. One of the only bright spots of the game for the student team was the first quarter, in which the students outscored the staff ...

Boys’ basketball defeats Milpitas 66-56

Boys’ basketball defeats Milpitas 66-56

Zoe Bhargava and Maddie Kinnaman
January 11
Filed under Basketball - Boys, Top Stories, Winter Sports

On Friday night the boys’ basketball team dominated the Milpitas Trojans in the Vikings second league game of the season. The first quarter started off fast for the Vikings with Clark Schmutz (‘14) scoring a deep three pointer in transition off of a Milpitas turnover. Milpitas countered scoring...

Male team of the year: Boys’ Basketball

Paul Bienaimé, Multimedia Editor
May 22
Filed under Basketball - Boys

    After graduating four starting seniors and losing star player E.J. Floreal (Laurence Dunbar ‘13) from the 2011-2012 season, the Paly boys’ basketball team came into 2013 with big positions to fill. Floreal averaged 11.3 points and 7.3 rebounds per game, and, with the seniors, led the team to ...

The great debate: Mike Rice

The great debate: Mike Rice

Jonny Glazier and Rohit Ramkumar
April 26
Filed under Basketball - Boys, Columns, Great Debate, Top Stories

Did the sports community and the entire nation overreact to the Mike Rice incident or did they react the right way? Rohit: I think that people are overreacting to this whole incident. Keep in mind, I am in no way condoning Mike Rice’s actions. Rather, I believe that the outside world is looking...

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