Liveblog: Vikings take on Saratoga in basketball action
by Malcolm Davis and Molly Fogarty
Published January 22, 2014
The Palo Alto High School boys’ basketball team (7-7, 2-1) will take on the Saratoga High School Falcons (5-10, 0-4) in league action at 7 p.m. tonight in the Big Gym.
Check back in at 7 p.m. for live updates on the game.
Vikings win! Final score is 66-31
Dees with another three. Extends lead to 38. Under a minute left to play.
Dees with a three, extends the lead to 35. 1 minute left.
Grandy with the basket extends the Vikings lead to 32 points. 2:30 to go.
Junior Alex Dees makes the basket and one to put the Vikings up 58-27. 3:15 left in game.
Saratoga Senior Kevin Chun takes it to the hoop makes basket, misses free throw. 5:16 left in game.
Saratoga’s Michael Cole with the bucket and one. Cole misses the free throw, now the Vikings lead 53-25.
Mullin with another three to start off the quarter. 49-23 Vikings.
Third quarter ends with the Vikings on top 46-23.
Johnson’s three puts the Vikings up 46-23 two minutes left in the third.
Saratoga Sophomore Joseph Eschen goes 2-2 from the line to bring the score within 20.
Johnson with the basket. Puts the Vikings up 43-21. Timeout Saratoga 2:36 left in quarter.
Clark Schmutz hits a three to put the Vikings up 39-21 with 3:30 left in the third.
5:10 left in the third.
Saratoga’s Michael Cole goes 2-2 from the line to bring the game to 36-19.
Fogarty with the first basket of the quarter. 34-17 Vikings with 6:50 to go in the third.
Justin Hull’s last second shot falls short. Vikings take a 32-17 lead going into halftime.
Palo Alto calls a timeout with 49 seconds left in the half.
Saratoga Junior Michael Cole takes it to the rim and finishes. Vikings up 32-17 1:00 left in quarter.
Johnson again. 32-14 Vikings with 2:00 left in the quarter.
Mullin hits another jumper leading to a Saratoga timeout. 3:54 left in first half.
Johnson with another basket. 4:02 left in the second Vikings up 29-14.
Senior Keesean Johnson with the lay-up. 25-13 Vikings 5:02 left in the second.
Philips with the first bucket of the quarter with 6:45 left in the second. 23-10 Vikings.
Vikings lead 21-10 at the end of the first quarter.
Sophomore Mikey Grandy with the bucket, Vikings up 18-7.
Mullin with another three to put the Vikings up 16-7.
Senior Noah Phillips drives coast to coast and lays it in to put the Vikings up 11-7 with 2:58 left in the first.
Junior Kevin Mullin ties game at 7 a piece with 4:10 left in first.
Senior Matthew Fogarty scores first basket with 5:47 left in the first quarter