It favored Mountain View immediately after tip-off and down the stretch in an upset bid at top-seeded Palo Alto, but the potential game-winning shot clanked off the rim as time expired.
Palo Alto 45, Mountain View 43.
“I’m proud of our guys, first and foremost, just their effort,” Mountain View coach Kevin Mack said. “We could’ve really easily folded the tent up and kind of called it a day when we went down 13. If you told me tonight that we had a shot to tie or win the game at the end, I would’ve taken it.”