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February 2, 2023

GIRLS BASKETBALL: Cougars hold off Mustangs in thrilling crosstown contest

The Christopher High girls basketball team shot out to an 11-0 lead midway through the first quarter, held that same-sized advantage at the half, carried a nine-point cushion into the final quarter and led by 14 with 3:45 to play in the game. As that saying goes, “It ain’t over till it’s over.” Especially when it involves CHS and Gilroy High, where it has become the norm to expect just about anything.

HAGEN UPDATE: Mustangs to play in championship tonight

The Gilroy High boys basketball team will face a familiar foe in tonight's championship game of the 32nd annual Bob Hagen Memorial Tournament.

BASKETBALL: CHS girls send off Live Oak, 52-28

The first game of a back-to-back home contests went the way of the Christopher High girls basketball team in a 52-28 decision against Live Oak on Thursday night.

BASKETBALL: Mustangs sink Acorns in first round of Bob Hagen Memorial Tournament

Once Gilroy’s shots began falling the third quarter, Live Oak’s window for stealing an early win in the Bob Hagen Memorial Tournament was all but shut. Charles Walker scored 14 points on 6-of-8 shooting from the field, and three Gilroy players finished with seven points Thursday as the Mustangs pulled away to a 48-39 victory on opening night of their 32nd annual boys basketball tournament in Bob Hagen Gymnasium.

Buzzer beater lifts CHS to 1st-round win at Hagen tourney

DJ Campos hit a fade away bank shot as time expired to give the Christopher High boys varsity basketball team a 71-70 victory over Alvarez in the opening round of the 32nd annual Bob Hagen Memorial Tournament on Thursday at Gilroy High.

GIRLS SOCCER: Scotts Valley tallies three times in second half to down GHS

A pair of underclassmen standouts lifted the Gilroy High girls varsity soccer team to a 1-0 halftime lead against visiting Scotts Valley on Thursday night. However, the defending Santa Cruz Coast Athletic League champion Falcons deposited three second-half goals to down the Mustangs 3-1 in a nonleague tilt.

SEASON PREVIEW: GHS boys basketball a ‘hard-hat team’

Clocking in for another two-hour shift inside the gymnasium at Gilroy High, sounds of sneakers squeaking on the hardwood, dribbling basketballs and the booming voice of GHS varsity boys head coach Matt Tait fills the empty air. It's the indoor, sporting version of a construction site - all business with work in progress building toward a final product.

SEASON PREVIEW: CHS boys hoops team is on the run

Entering their second year at the varsity level, players on the Christopher High boys varsity basketball team weren’t shy in setting lofty goals for the 2011-12 season. If you ask them, the more expectation, the merrier.

WRESTLING ROUNDUP: GHS, CHS each earn league dual wins

The Central Coast Section's No. 1-ranked Gilroy High wrestling team traveled south to face No. 8 Alisal for the Tri-County Athletic League dual meet opener for both squads Wednesday night. The Mustangs, who have gone the past nine seasons without losing a TCAL dual meet, kicked off year 10 with a 49-21 win over the Trojans to keep that streak in tact.

BASKETBALL: Alarcon goes for 20 points in GHS girls victory

Anchored by senior Athena Alarcon's season-high 20 points, the Gilroy High girls varsity basketball team topped Yerba Buena 61-33 on Wednesday night in Gilroy.