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Spartans bounce back after rare loss

De La Salle High's Elliott Pitts, right, tries to drive past Monte Vista's Anders Turner during a Jan. 8 East Bay Athletic League game. The Spartans suffered a rare league loss, falling to the Mustangs at home 49-40 after getting outscored 18-6 in the final period. Pitts scored a team-high 13 points in the loss. The Spartans recoverd to post a 39-29 victory over San Ramon Valley in their next game Jan. 11.