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Boys Basketball Does it Again, Upsets #1 Heritage 59-49

Boys Basketball Does it Again, Upsets #1 Heritage 59-49

Bryan Look, Editor-in-Chief

March 11, 2018

In the quarterfinals of the CIF Division I NorCal Tournament, boys basketball upset top-seeded Heritage 59-49. After beating #1 seeded Dublin in the same tournament last year, the circumstances of this game felt eerily similar. Coming off some impressive victories, Paly headed into the top-seeded ...

Previewing Winter Sports Postseason

Previewing Winter Sports Postseason

Bryan Look, Editor-in-Chief

February 20, 2018

Boys Basketball (18-2, 12-0) After winning the SCVAL title and being selected as the #3 seed in the CCS Open Division tournament, boys basketball looks to make a run at the open division title. “I want to win Open,” Will Schlemmer (‘18) said. “I think we have enough talent and experien...

Boys basketball completes 12-0 league season by beating Cupertino 58-34 on senior night

Boys basketball completes 12-0 league season by beating Cupertino 58-34 on senior night

Bryan Look, Editor-in-Chief

February 16, 2018

Boys basketball beat Cupertino 58-34, completing their undefeated 12-0 season in SCVAL as nine seniors were honored on senior night. Cupertino stuck around early as the first quarter ended 18-12, but the Vikings quickly opened a big lead in the second quarter. Jared Wulbrun (‘18) lead Paly with...

Boys Basketball Secures SCVAL De Anza League Title with 72-61 win over Los Gatos

Boys Basketball Secures SCVAL De Anza League Title with 72-61 win over Los Gatos

Tyler Foug, Staff Writer

February 10, 2018

Boys basketball defeated Los Gatos 72-61 to clinch SCVAL De Anza league. Both teams battled early on in the game changing leads on multiple occasions, causing tension in the Peery Family Center. The game was very fast paced which created many transition opportunities for both teams. With efficiency sho...

Boys Basketball Defeats Mountain View 74-32

Max Dorward goes up with a shot.

Ellie Jeffries, Staff Writer

January 24, 2018

Wednesday evening the Palo Alto High School Varsity boys basketball team defeated the Mountain View Spartans with a final score of 74-32. The Vikings took control from the tip, wasting no time building their lead and setting the tone for the game. By the end of the quarter Paly led by 15, up 21 to...

Boys’ Basketball beats rival Gunn, 56-40

Boys’ Basketball beats rival Gunn, 56-40

Bryan Look, Editor-in-Chief

January 13, 2018

In front of a rowdy crowd of both Paly and Gunn students, boys’ basketball defeated the Titans 56-40 in their only matchup of the year. Both teams struggled to get going offensively early as Paly lead 10-8 at the end of the first quarter. Despite their early shooting struggles, the Vikings’ were a...

Boys’ Basketball falls to Gunn 72-59

Lauren Koyama and Skylar Burris

January 30, 2016

The Palo Alto High School boys’ basketball team (12-7, 3-4) fell to cross-town rival Gunn High School (13-1, 4-1) 72-57 last Friday on Quad Night at Gunn High School. This was the first loss the boys basketball team has had to Gunn since 2009. The Vikings’ started off the game slow, letting the...

History in the Making

Lauren Koyama ('17) dribbles in last year's game against the Titans.

Maddy Atwater, Features Editor

January 8, 2016

Tonight marks a huge night in the Gunn-Paly extensive rivalry: Basketball Quad Night. All four teams (junior varsity boys and girls followed by varsity boys and girls) will compete against each other at Gunn’s Titan Gym. Girls varsity kicks off at 6:15 followed by the boys game at 7:45. If you are...

Boys’ basketball suffers tough loss to Los Gatos Wildcats 64-59

Kevin Mullin (`15) drives towards the rim during the fourth quarter of Paly's loss to Los Gatos.

Daniel Douty, Staff Writer

January 27, 2015

Paly started out the game strong, pushing ahead to a 9-3 lead in the first few minutes of the game. Kevin Mullin (`15) came out of the gate strong, scoring the Vikings’ first five points and making a couple of steals early on. That trend would continue for the rest of the half and throughout the game....

The triple threat

Kevin Mullin (‘15) dribbles the ball towards the basket. Mullin was pulled up to the varsity basketball team last year by Coach Adam Sax.

Megan Valencia, Staff Writer

February 12, 2014

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...

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