Palo Alto Weekly

Sports - December 17, 2010

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PERFECTION SPOILED . . .

The Eastside Prep girls' basketball team stepped up in class and suffered its first loss of the season, a 63-51 nonleague decision to host Mitty on Wednesday night. The Division V Panthers fell to 7-1 after facing its toughest competition of the season while facing the Division II Monarchs. Mitty was able to come away with the victory, due in part, to the fact Eastside Prep point guard Ahjalee Harvey suffered an ankle sprain just one minute into the game. She was taken to the hospital as a precautionary measure after not scoring. Harvey scored 75 points in three tournament games last week and has been averaging 25 points a game for the Panthers. Without Harvey, senior Ausjerae Holland stepped up with 17 points and senior Takara Burse added 13. Junior center Hashima Carothers scored eight points and grabbed 14 rebounds. Mitty took advantage of Harvey's absence and got away quickly to a 22-9 first-quarter lead and never was threatened. The Panthers, however, battled back and actually outscored Mitty over the final three quarters, 42-41. In boys' nonleague basketball action Wednesday: Gunn got 16 points from 6-foot-6 senior Matt Redfield and tuned up for the annual Fremont Holiday Classic with a 47-33 win over visiting Westmont. Taylor Perricone and Cody Carefoot each added 10 points for the Titans (4-3). In girls' soccer action: Gunn wrapped up its 2010 competition with a solid 5-0 nonleague victory over visiting Cupertino on Wednesday evening. Holly McKenna provided what would be the winning goal, off an assist from Haleli Moalem. Soon after, Moalem scored off an assist from Melissa Sun as the Titans (4-1-1) headed off for the holidays with two shutout victories. Laura Hayward also tallied twice for Gunn.

HOOP CAMPS . . . Menlo-Atherton's first-year boys' basketball coach Senque Carey will be holding a series of camps over the holidays, the first running Friday and Saturday at the M-A gym. Friday runs from 5:30-7:30 p.m. while the Saturday camp is from 10 a.m. until noon. Camps also will be held Dec. 20 and 21 from 10 a.m. to noon and again on Dec. 23-24 from 10 a.m. to noon. For more information, go to www.thebasketballexperience.com. Priory also will be holding the Future Stars Hoops Academy from Dec. 20-24 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the school in Portola Valley. The camp features fundamentals of shooting, dribbling, passing and defense. To register, call 485-1461 or go to register@FutureStarsHoop.com.

COACHES NEEDED . . .

The St. Elizabeth Seton School Athletic Director Rudy Lopez is in need of girls' basketball coaches for grades 4, 5 ,6 & 7. The basketball season runs January-March. The girls participate in the Menlo Park Recreation League and the games are played at the Burgess Recreation Center. The coaching commitment involves two afternoons a week (after school), one hour a week for practice and 1-2 hours for pregame practice/game day. Those interested can contact Mr. Lopez at rlopezcjs@yahoo.com.

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