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Menlo girls dominate boards in nonleague basketball win
|Maddy Price grabbed 20 rebounds and Drew Edelman had 11 as the Menlo School girls' basketball team overpowered host Harker, 73-35, in a nonleague game Friday night in San Jose.
Price added 16 points and Edelman led the way with 25 as the Knights overcame 15-for-30 shooting from the free-throw line and 34 percent shooting from the field while improving to 9-3.
Olivia Pellarin pulled down 11 rebounds as Menlo grabbed a 64-37 advantage on the boards.
In Atherton, Caroline Cummings tallied 13 points and Helen Gannon added 12 as the Sacred Heart Prep girls' basketball team rolled to an easy 61-30 nonleague romp over host Menlo-Atherton on Friday afternoon. The Gators (11-2) grabbed a 32-16 halftime lead before holding the Bears (4-8) to 14 points in the second half.
Getting four players in double figures, Palo Alto rolled to a 60-45 victory over host Mountain View in SCVAL De Anza Division action on Friday night.
The Vikings (2-0, 11-1) got their usual production from Aubrey Dawkins (15 points) and Aldis Petriceks (13), but got some some added offense from senior Scotty Peery, who tallied 15 points on five 3-pointers. Senior Mathias Schmutz added 14 points as seniors accounted for 57 points.
In SCVAL El Camino Division action, host Gunn saw its close lead after three quarters disappear in a 53-52 loss to Monta Vista on Friday. The Titans (0-2, 3-9) got a combined 23 points from Patrick Skelly and Chris Russell.
In the West Bay Athletic League, a big fourth-quarter rally came up one point short for Pinewood as the defending champion fell to host King's Academy, 54-53, in a league opener for both teams on Friday in Sunnyvale. Owen Lewis led the Panthers (0-1, 5-4) with 19 points. Pinewood trailed by 10 heading into the final period.
Also in the WBAL, Menlo School jumped out to a seven-point halftime lead, but Harker rallied late to win, 63-54, in a league opener in San Jose. The Knights dominated the first half, taking a 15-5 first-quarter lead and holding in the second half. Harker warmed up and came up with the non-league win.
"In the fourth quarter, we missed too many shots at the basket and lost the hustle-ball plays," Menlo coach Delandro Leday said. "Great start to the game, but we made a few mistakes that cost us in the end."
Ryan Young continued his outstanding play, finishing with a game-high 19 points and his first game dunk. Bobby Roth found his shooting touch to finish with 14 and Shane Barratt chipped in with nine.
"Before the game, we talked about enjoying the journey, and win or lose would not take away from our goal we set at that beginning of the season and that is to get better each game," Leday said. "(Against Harker) we accomplished that first step and now it's up to them to put four quarters together."
Palo Alto made its debut in the SCVAL El Camino Division a good one with a 2-1 victory over visiting Lynbrook on Friday. The Vikings (1-0, 5-2-1) got on the board first when senior Chris Meredith scored with six minutes gone in the second half off an assist from sophomore Fernando Rodriguez.
Lynbrook tied things up four minutes later. Paly got the winner in the 38th minute of the second half on a goal by junior Cina Vazir.
This was Paly's first game in 19 days. It was a quick-paced game with Paly having several opportunities, including two shots on the post (Paul Stefanski) and one on the crossbar by Vazir, who had a clutch winning goal, taking a Rodriguez pass and striking it into the upper left corner from 15 yards out with only two minutes remaining to secure the win.
In the SCVAL De Anza Division, Gunn defeated visiting Homestead, 1-0. Johnny Sun scored in the first half off an assist by Justin MacMillan as the Titans improved to 1-0-1 in the division (3-4-2 overall).
In nonleague action, Menlo School returned from winter break and fell in a tight game against host Woodside, 2-1, on Friday night. Ryan Karle scored in the sixth minute off a pass from fellow senior Max Parker to put the Knights on the scoreboard first.
The Wildcats bounced back with two goals in the second half. Menlo moves to 3-2-1 overall and opens West Bay Athletic League play Wednesday with a home game against Crystal Springs.
Sunny Lyu scored three goals and added one assist to spark Palo Alto to its first road win in two years, a 6-0 romp over host Lynbrook in SCVAL El Camino Division action on Friday afternoon.
Aoi Sugihara scored on a corner kick in the 38th minute as the Vikings (1-0-1, 2-4-2) took a 1-0 lead into the break. Sunny Lyu led the way after intermission with Jacey Pederson and Alyssa Maharaj adding goals while Anna Dukovic, Lena Chang and Katherine Maniscalco provided assists. Erin Chang and Catherine Angell-Atchison combined for Paly's second shutout of the season.
In nonleague action, Lindsay Karle had a hat trick and Chandler Wickers contributed four assists in Menlo School's 5-0 victory over host La Jolla Country Day on Friday. The Knights improved to 2-2-3.
— Palo Alto Online Sports
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