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Jeremy Lin off to a good start with the NBA's Rockets
|Palo Alto High grad Jeremy Lin evidently has settled in with his new NBA, the Houston Rockets. The team is off to a 2-1 start and Lin is a big part of it.
Lin is averaging 15.3 points, 7.3 assists, 5.7 rebounds and 2.3 steals in 37.7 minutes per game. He ranks No. 2 on the team in scoring average and is only one of four players to start all three games.
Lin had 13 points, seven asists, three rebounds, three steals and two block assists in a 95-85 loss to Portland on Saturday. A night earlier, he had a season-high 21 points with 10 rebounds and seven assists in a 109-102 victory over the Atlanta Hawks.
Next up for Lin the Rockets will be a home game Wednesday against Denver.
Cam Newton took the 2010 Heisman Trophy away from Andrew Luck as the Stanford quarterback finished second in the voting following his junior year.
On Sunday, Luck got back at Newton (in away) by taking away Newton's NFL rookie record for passing yards in a single games.
Luck completed 30 of 48 passes for 433 yards and two touchdowns as his Indianapolis Colts held off visiting Miami, 23-20.
Luck's 433 passing yards eclipsed Newton's record of 432. In addition, Luck became only the second NFL rookie to produce four 300-yard games in a season. The first was Peyton Manning, whom Luck replaced in Indianapolis.
Luck also converted 13 of 19 third-down opportunities while helping the Colts improved to 5-3.
Said Colts' receiver Reggie Wayne of Luck" "The kid, he continues to amaze."
Elsewhere in the NFL on Sunday, Stanford grad Toby Gerhart carried once for 14 yards and caught a pass for three yards in Minnesota's 30-20 loss to host Seattle. Fellow Cardinal grad Doug Baldwin had one catch for six yards for the Seahawks.
Menlo-Atherton High grad Alec Haley joined with UC Davis teammate Kyle Miller to win the consolation doubles final in the Black Division at the Pacific Tigers Invitational in Stockton on Sunday.
Palo Alto High grad Caroline Martin, Menlo School grad Anelise Hohl and their Connecticut College teammates have qualified for the NCAA Division III Championships and will host a regional in New London, Conn. The Carmels (24-9) will host Framingham State on Friday to help kick off the 64-team NCAA field.
Connecticut College is coming off a 3-0 loss to Middlebury College in Sunday's NESCAC Championships. Martin finished with 11 kills and nine digs. A day earlier, Connecticut College posted a 3-0 victory over Williams College as Martin had 11 kills and five digs.
In the Pac-12, freshman Melanie Wade from Palo Alto High saw action for Washington in victories over Colorado and Utah during the weekend.
On Sunday in a 3-2 win over Utah, Wade had five kills, hit .455 and had six block assists. In a sweep of Colorado on Friday, Wade had four kills, hit .500 and had three block assists.
In the Big West Conference, Palo Alto grad Allison Whitson helped her UC Davis team split matches with UC Irvine and Long Beach State.
On Friday, Whitson had 13 kills and 14 digs in a 26-24, 25-20, 27-25 win over Irvine. On Saturday, Whitson finished with 19 kills, 13 digs, hit .356 and had only three errors in 45 attempts during a 25-20, 28-26, 21-25, 25-15 loss to Long Beach as UC Davis fell to 7-6 in league (13-13 overall).
— Palo Alto Online Sports
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