The Carlmont boys' basketball team is living a Cinderella-esque run through the Central Coast Section Division I tournament.
And the clock has yet to strike midnight.
The Scots upset No. 2 seed San Benito 42-31 in Division I action. Once again, Carlmont was led by Yash Malik and his 15 points. Michael Costello added 12. The Scots advance to play No. 3 Santa Teresa, who ended Sequoia's run 56-50.
Carlmont head coach Dave Low said this is his last season at the helm of the boys' basketball program.
In boys' Division II, No. 6 Aragon did not have enough to take down No. 3 St. Francis. The Lancers defeated the Dons 65-54. Aragon led 44-39 going into the fourth quarter but were outscored by St. Francis 22-10. Alex Manu finished with 20 points. Trevor Lahoz scored 11.
The Peninsula Athletic League is guaranteed at least one finalist in Division III boys' basketball after both representatives took care of business.
No. 2 Burlingame overcame a 17-point deficit to take down No. 7 Monterey 64-59. The Panthers outscored Monterey 42-24 in the second half.
And No. 3 Mills ran rough shod over No. 6 Aptos 70-49. Joseph Warku scored 30 points and Matt Wong added 20.
"I think the time off really gave us a chance to get healthy," said Mills head coach Rick Hanson. "I think there was also a real sense of urgency with the guys knowing this could be their last game of the season. It was a good overall effort in a lot of areas."
The familiar foes will face off Wednesday night at St. Ignatius High School in San Francisco. The winner will face either Santa Cruz or No. 1 seed St. Ignatius, who ended Hillsdale High School's season with a 62-41 win.
Menlo School beats Harker
Over in Division IV, Menlo School defended home court and took down No. 6 Harker 53-46. They'll face No. 2 Palma was a shot at the CCS title on Tuesday. If they win, their opponent might be Seaside or No. 4 Half Moon Bay, who took down defending champion Sacred Heart Prep with a 54-50 win. Rico Nuno led the Cougars with 15 points.
"I thought we had some good plays down the stretch," said Cougars head coach Rich Forslund. "We made a couple of free throws. We broke their pressure which led to a couple of lay-ups and we basically held on after that."
Half Moon Bay took down a team in SHP that hadn't lost in the CCS quarterfinals since 2003 and in the past nine seasons had only lost once in the semifinals.
"You beat a program like theirs, it's a huge win for your program," Forslund said. "We knew going in it was going to be a tough game. We really prepped our guys for that. That's a team that is used to winning. They're not going to give up. They're not going to quit. They're going to keep battling. We made plays when we had to