In local Central Coast Section basketball action, the Mills girls’ basketball team avenged an ugly loss to Terra Nova during the PAL tournament with a 36-32 win.
Julia Gibbs scored 11 points for the Vikings in the win and Aubrie Businger pulled down 13 huge rebounds.
Afterholding a big lead, the Capuchino girls could not old off Santa Cruz. The Cardinals stormed past the Mustangs 52-44. Also in Division III, Hillsdale followed it opening round offensive barrage by scoring just half that total in a 49-36 loss to Gunderson.
And to finish things off in DIII, Burlingame saw its bid for another CCS title come to an end by virtue of a 54-51 loss to Notre Dame-San Jose.
Menlo-Atherton took down Silver Creek 52-41 in Division I action. Also in Division I, Anisah Smith scored 25 points in Carlmont’s 52-47 win over Independence. Rachel Lum added a big 10 points.
In Division II, Pioneer put an end to Aragon’s season with a 59-50 victory.
Over in Division IV, Mercy-Burlingame locked up a match up with No. 1 Notre Dame-Belmont by beating Harker 30-27.
And finally, Half Moon Bay fell to Monta Vista Christian 65-42.
In boys’ CCS action, Sequoia fell to Palo Alto 61-49. The Vikings will face No. 3 Menlo Atherton on Saturday at Piedmont Hills.
PAL teams in Division II went 0-2 on Thursday. South City was routed by Gunderson 66-25 and Westmoor fell to Santa Clara 70-55.
The PAL also went 0-2 in Division III. San Mateo was down 15 heading into the fourth quarter against Valley Christian but then gave them a run for their money. Still, the Bearcats lost 54-52. And Terra Nova lost a heartbreaker 64-63 to Monterrey.
And finally in Division IV, Gonzales fell victim to the Menlo Knights 62-44.