Saturday could prove special for both the Carlmont and Sequoia High boys basketball teams. That's because both qualified for the quarterfinals of the Central Coast Section Division I tournament with wins on Thursday.
Vosh Malik scored 17 points to lead the Scots past Milpitas, 64-52, as coach David Low winds down his career. He had announced he was stepping down before the tournament began.
Joe Pitocchi scored 13 points to help Carlmont and Michael Costello added 11 points.
Jonathan Padilla and Michael McCloden combined for 15 points in Sequoia's 38-36 win over Fremont.
Carlmont meets San Benito in a 2:45 p.m. game Saturday at Piedmont Hills. The Cherokees play Santa Teresa immediately following.
Aragon High advanced in the Division II tournament while Woodside was knocked out.
The Dons beat Pioneer, 68-57, and will meet St. Francis at 6:15 p.m. at Santa Clara High on Saturday. The Wildcats lost to Leland, 72-38, as Mitchell Hickman scored 24 points.
Hillsdale High advanced in Division III with a 51-40 win over Prospect. Steve Hasegawa and Angelo Bautista each went for 12 points.
Terra Nova fell to Aptos, 63-41. Mills High will be playing Aptos in Saturday's quarterfinal at St. Igantius at 1:45 p.m. The Knights meet the host Wildcats at 3:30 p.m.
Peninsula Athletic League South Division champion Burlingame will also be in action Saturday, playing Monterey at noon. Monterey beat Christopher, 54-53, to advance.
In Division IV action, Sacred Heart Prep got 15 points from Corbin Koch and 13 points from Ricky Galliani and beat Greenfield, 67-31. The Gators meet Half Moon Bay at 4:30 p.m. Saturday at Menlo School.
The host Knights will play Hacker at 6:15 p.m. Hacker beat Pacific Grove, 64-56.
Woodside advanced into the quarterfinals in Division I, Mills and Burlingame are alive in Division II and three Division IV schools will all play at Notre Dame in Belmont on Saturday, including the host Tigers. Menlo School and Sacred Heart Prep will also be playing.
Notre Dame downed Seaside, 27-24; Helen Gannon scored 21 points to lead Sacred Heart Prep past King City, 79-37; and Menlo drew a bye. McKenna Hilton scored 14 points but it wasn't enough as Half Moon Bay lost to Mercy High of San Francisco, 49-42.
Saturday's schedule at Notre Dame includes a 1 p.m. game between Monte Vista Christian and Scotts Valley, followed by SH Prep and Gunderson at 2:45 p.m. Menlo and Mercy play at 4:30 p.m., followed by the host Tigers and Soquel at 6:15 p.m.
Madison Michelis scored 19 points and Tessie Rhodes added 17 points asa Woodside beat El Camino, 55-37. The Wildcats meet Westmont at 4:30 p.m. at Oak Grove High in San Jose on Saturday.
Menlo-Atherton wasn't as fortunate. The Bears lost to Milpitas, 48-37, as Emma Heath scored 13 points.
Also in Division II, Saratoga beat Terra Nova, 75-56, though Lynette Mackey scored 20 points to lead the Tigers.
Alana Simon scored 20 points for San Mateo in a 38-34 setback to Santa Cruz.
In non-league action, Burlingame's Tommy Caulfield threw six shutout innings, striking out 11, as the Panthers beat Mills, 2-0.
Greg Hubbell gave up a run on four hits in six innings to help Carlmont down Milpitas, 5-2. He walked two and struck out four and received support from Kyle Barrett, who had two hits and drove in four runs.
Neil Sterling hit a home run, tripled and drove in four runs as Serra beat Logan, 6-2.