First win for Frosh-Soph Basketball


Sophomore Tyler Brandenburg attempts a lay up in the fourth quarter.

Kimiko Okumura, Highlander Editor

After a two game losing streak, the Boys Frosh-Soph Basketball team saw their first victory of the season against San Mateo High School Wednesday night.

Carlmont High School opened the game with center Matt Reiley scoring two points, but slowly lost their lead due to turnovers that San Mateo scored off of. At the end of the first quarter, San Mateo had the lead at 7-4.

“Our offense didn’t work out too well. The shots that we usually look for weren’t there,” stated sophomore Evan Lee.

In the second quarter, Carlmont scored three points, which was not enough to take the lead away from San Mateo. The first half ended 11-7, with San Mateo still in the lead.

“We need to work on not turning the ball over so much,” said sophomore Andrew Carlsen.

At the start of the third quarter, sophomore Tyler Brandenburg scored a three pointer, putting Carlmont one point behind San Mateo at 11-10.

Carlmont began to fall behind, but sophomore Koby Mamiya scored four free throws, tying the game 15-15. Mamiya scored nine out of his 10 free throw attempts.

“We’ve been practicing free throws every day, so it really paid off tonight,” said Lee.

At the end of the third quarter, San Mateo pulled ahead 20-18, but sophomore Keegan Kirk scored two points, tying the game 20-20. Carlmont continued their intensity into the fourth quarter as sophomore Kyle Ramos scored with a lay up, putting the Scots in the lead at 22-20.

With two minutes left in the game, freshman Matt Shen scored two free throws, pushing the Scots ahead with a 32-25 lead. Carlmont scored another point followed by San Mateo scoring a three pointer. Mamiya scored another two free throws, ending the game at 35-28.

Kirk said, “It was our first home game win, so it felt pretty good.”

Carlmont’s record for league games is currently 1-2. Overall, the record is 6-9.

The Scots hope to walk in prepared for their game against Menlo-Atherton on Jan. 17.