The Viking Magazine

Boys’ basketball season ends in disappointing 2nd round CCS loss to Santa Teresa

Justin Hull ('16) wins the tip for the Viking's in their last game of the season.

Maddy Atwater and Isaac Kasevich

February 26, 2015

The Palo Alto Varsity boy’s basketball team’s season ended Thursday night after a 69-60 loss to Santa Teresa High School (San Jose, Calif.) in the 2nd round of the Central Coast Section Division 1 playoffs. Santa Teresa dominated the game from the start, thanks in large part to exceptional deep-ball...

Boys’ Basketball defeats Gunn on senior night

The four seniors Corey Bicknell ('15), Kevin Mullin ('15), Jonny Rojahn ('15) and Alex Dees ('15) smile big on senior night as they prepare to to play in their last season home game ever.

Maddy Atwater, Staff Writer

February 8, 2015

Boys’ basketball protected their own court in their senior night game against cross town rival Gunn High School with a 17 point win 71-54. The graduating seniors, Corey Bicknell (‘15), Alex Dees (‘15), Kevin Mullin (‘15) and Jonny Rojahn (‘15) stepped up despite the contest not being a league...

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....

Boys’ basketball falls to the Homestead Mustangs 58-43

Boys' basketball falls to the Homestead Mustangs 58-43

Gillian Chryst and Zoe Bhargava

January 24, 2015

The boys’ basketball team kicked off Friday night with a big audience in the Paly gym as they faced the Homestead Mustangs. The Vikings fell to the Mustangs 58-43, making the game was the team’s first league loss. The Vikings were five for 28 from the three-point line and were disappointed in their...

Boys’ basketball clinches 54-52 win on senior night

Clark Schmutz ('14), Noah Phillips ('14), Keesean Johnson ('14) and Matt Fogarty ('14) stand together during the senior night ceremony. The four helped the Vikings defeat the Los Gatos Wildcats 54-52.

Zoe Bhargava, Staff Writer

February 23, 2014

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

Kevin Mullin ('15) puts up a shot. Mullin contributed 28 points to the Vikings' 47-35 defeat of the Mountain View Spartans.

Zoe Bhargava, Staff Writer

February 15, 2014

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

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...

Boys’ basketball upsets Los Altos, 55-51

Noah Phillips ('14) shoots from the three-point line during Wednesday's basketball game against the Los Altos Eagles. The Vikings won the game 55-51.

Sheila Subramanian and Gillian Chryst

February 6, 2014

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 defeats Milpitas 66-56

Team captain Noah Phillips ('14) looks to pass the ball. Phillips helped the Vikings defeat the Milpitas Trojans 66-56 on Friday night.

Zoe Bhargava and Maddie Kinnaman

January 11, 2014

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...

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