Menlo College women move up in national basketball poll

The Menlo College women's basketball team, which has compiled a 6-3 start through a tough early season schedule, has jumped one spot in the first regular- season poll of the 2013-14 season.

Menlo has moved up to No. 23 nationally while remaining the only team in the California Pacific Conference to earn a top-25 ranking.

The Lady Oaks are led by a trio of scorers averaging 10 or more points this season -- Vanessa D'Amico (15.2), Jolise Limcaco (14.0) and Laurel Donnenwirth (13.9 ppg, 8.9 rpg).

Indiana Wesleyan remains the No. 1-ranked team in the country with a perfect 8-0 record this season. It has outscored opponents by an average of 25 points and earned the top spot for the 10th time in the last 11 polls dating to last season.

Menlo extended its winning streak to a season-best three games this past Sunday with an 86-69 nonconference win over Johnson and Wales University (JWU). The Lady Oaks forced JWU (1-7) into 20 turnovers and got big scoring nights from Limcao (18 points) D'Amico (17) and Donnenwirth (13).

Menlo returns to action on Friday as the Lady Oaks take on CSU San Marcos (5 p.m.) in the opening round of the Cal Maritime Classic in Vallejo. The tournament concludes on Saturday with the Lady Oaks facing Bethesda University at 5 p.m.

— Palo Alto Online Sports


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Posted by randy albin
a resident of Mountain View
on Dec 6, 2013 at 10:45 am

these teams play in different divisions. perhaps the stanford and menlo college women's basketball teams are successfully winning in their divisions. anyway, best of luck and keep the traditions of presenting winning squads. go for a good win-loss consistency

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