Paul Teetor

Playoff run ends, Mustang look to players returning next year

Playoff run ends, Mustang look to players returning next year

by Paul Teetor It’s a basketball debate as old as the 3-point shot itself. If your team is down by 3 points with less than a minute to play, should you shoot a 3 to tie the score and force overtime? If you miss, the game is probably over. Or should you go for a […]

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Mustangs celebrated despite elimination

Mustangs celebrated despite elimination

by Paul Teetor Mira Costa boys basketball Coach Neal Perlmutter stood courtside sporting a big “mission accomplished” smile while accepting congratulations for at least 10 minutes after Friday night’s second-round playoff game with Pacifica Christian of Newport Beach. “Thank you, thank you, thank you,” he said as a steady stream of fans, parents, students and […]

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Costa versus Redondo rivalry heats up

Costa versus Redondo rivalry heats up

by Paul Teetor Mira Costa and Redondo Union will head into their Thursday night boys basketball showdown at Da Vinci High in El Segundo with even more motivation than is customary for a rivalry game. (The game is at Da Vinci because Mira Costa’s new gym is under construction). Redondo is still smarting from its […]

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Seniors score on senior night

by Paul Teetor The Mira Costa boys basketball team put a stranglehold on the race for the Bay League title Tuesday night when it beat Palos Verdes 57-49 in yet another defensive slugfest in a season full of down-and-dirty battles. The Mustangs now have a 7-0 league record thanks to senior shooting star Tyler “Ant […]

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Mustangs bring down Sea Hawks for league lead

Mustangs bring down Sea Hawks for league lead

Costa defeats rival Sea Hawks for first time since 2012  by Paul Teetor The Mira Costa boys basketball team seized control of the race for the Bay League title Tuesday night when it beat seven-time defending Bay League champion Redondo in a 52-48, back-and-forth thriller. The win puts the Mustangs in the driver’s seat with […]

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Costa boys, girls prove selves against Palos Verdes

Costa boys, girls prove selves against Palos Verdes

by Paul Teetor It only took two games over four days for the Mira Costa boys basketball team to send an unspoken-but-unmistakable message to seven-time defending Bay League champion Redondo: you better take us seriously this year.  After suffering through too many years of Bay League non-contention while their backyard neighbor dominated the rivalry and […]

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Sea Hawks win opener with assist from Leuzinger trainer

Sea Hawks win opener with assist from Leuzinger trainer

by Paul Teetor The Redondo boys basketball team started its quest for an eighth consecutive Bay League title with a much-closer-than-it-sounds 59-51 victory over Leuzinger Tuesday night. More impressively, they held Amound Anderson, who came in to the Sea Hawk Pavilion averaging 28 points a game, to just one point in the Bay League opener […]

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Rosen MVP in Mustang Holiday Tourney win

Rosen MVP in Mustang Holiday Tourney win

         

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Mustangs improve to 7-5 going in to Bay League play

by Paul Teetor In a season already filled with peaks – third place in the Pac Shores tournament – and valleys – a one-point overtime loss to El Segundo – the Mira costa boys basketball team was staring directly at the possibility of reaching a new low a week ago Friday night. The Mustangs trailed […]

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Young Mustangs play like vets against Gondoliers

Young Mustangs play like vets against Gondoliers

by Paul Teetor The Mira Costa boys basketball team got its Pac Shores Tournament off to a rousing start Monday night with a dramatic, two-point, come-from-behind win over Venice in the first round of pool play.  Year two of Head Coach Neal Perlmutter’s rebuild of Costa’s traditionally mediocre basketball program got a jolt of rocket […]

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Sea Hawks deliver first win to new head coach Welch 

Sea Hawks deliver first win to new head coach Welch 

by Paul Teetor Redondo boys basketball head coach Nick Welch sounded more relieved than happy after his team opened the Ryse Williams Pac Shores Tournament Monday night with a gritty, first-round 60-50 win over South Gate South East High School. “I’m just glad it’s out of the way,” Welch said after his very first game […]

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First half momentum propels Mustangs past Sea Hawks

First half momentum propels Mustangs past Sea Hawks

Whitney, Southey connect for three TDs  by Paul Teetor It was only a 3-yard pass, but rarely has a single play had such a huge impact on a rivalry game. After the Mira Costa and Redondo football teams fought and scrapped their way to a 7-7 tie shortly before halftime Friday night, the Mustangs got […]

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Mustang, Sea Hawk victories ramp up rivalry tensions

Mustang, Sea Hawk victories ramp up rivalry tensions

  by Paul Teetor The Mira Costa and Redondo football teams both won last Friday night to set up their annual end-of-the-season rivalry game as a battle for second place in the Bay League and all the playoff seeding advantages that go with it. There is even a remote chance that the winner will share […]

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Mira Costa, Redondo rival for second, playoff seeding

Mira Costa, Redondo rival for second, playoff seeding

by Paul Teetor The Mira Costa vs. Redondo rivalry football game is always a high point of the regular season, regardless of the teams’ records. But this year the Nov. 1 game at Costa is shaping up as an even bigger deal than usual. It looks like it will be a battle for second place […]

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Mustangs hold off relentless Panthers

Mustangs hold off relentless Panthers

by Paul Teetor Mira Costa won a wild 35-27 shoot-out with Peninsula Friday night, but had to survive an epic 21-point Peninsula comeback, a 20-minute blackout and a last-second on-side kick that could have given the Panthers one last chance to send the game into overtime. “What a great game!” said a happy and relieved […]

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