[Update] Although the Eagles gave it their best, the varsity basketball team fell to Santa Cruz at the end of February, 56-44 in the CCS quarterfinals. Santa Cruz started off the game with a full-court press that never let up. At the end of the first quarter, we were down by seven points, but that was the closest the Eagles got. Despite the best efforts of our boys, including several impressive three-pointers from Partha Mahajani, Gr. 11, and, with 6:41 left in the game, a three-point shot from Ryan Cali, Gr. 12, that brought us to within seven points, we couldn’t catch up to the early lead that Santa Cruz held for the entire game. About 50 fans made the trip to Salinas to cheer the boys on as they ended their post-season play.
Feb. 26, 2010
In front of a loud and supportive crowd in the Blackford gym, the Eagles varsity basketball boys won their CCS game Thursday night against Stevenson, 62-46. The game started off with both teams trading baskets for a close first quarter, which got the crowd motivated to cheer even louder. By halftime, Harker was up 34-20, and the boys never looked back. With impressive play by the starting players, including seniors Ryan Cali, Greg Plauck, Rohan Shah, Lung-Ying Yu and Partha Mahajani, Gr. 11, the Eagles kept the lead in the fast-paced game. They play tomorrow at 4:30 p.m. in the quarterfinals against Santa Cruz High School at Hartnell College in Salinas. For the remainder of the tournament, our boys feel they have a chance to continue advancing. They could use your support! CCS charges for entry: $8 adults, $4 students with ID.
A win against Santa Cruz means the boys will play again Tuesday, March 2, in Salinas in the semifinals. Finals are Friday, March 5, at Santa Clara University.