Jordan Middle School boys finish off 13-0 hoop season


The Jordan Middle School 6th grade boys' basketball team put the finishing touches on an unbeaten season by defeating Bowditch Middle School, 43-21, in the championship game of the Art David Athletic League (ADAL) playoffs last week.

Capping a 13-0 season, Jordan handled Bowditch in the playoff final with a complete team effort driven by a fierce fullcourt press and finely tuned offense.

The victory over Bowditch came on the heels of a very close semifinal game against Tierra Linda, where Jordan built a large lead and squeaked out a 37-35 victory. In first-round action of the playoffs, Jordan defeated Borel, 43-17.

"I can't be prouder of this group of boys," said Jordan coach Ken Morgan. "They always practiced and played hard…a very focused group of fine young men. They represented Jordan with great sportsmanship and poise while winning all of their games."

The Jordan roster included guards Griffin Byer, Matthew Peery, Tommy Smale, and Ethan Stern; forwards Miles Tention, Jared Stanley, Adrian Smith, Jack Simison, and Nick Smallwood; and centers Peter Snodgrass and Jordan Schilling.

Morgan was assisted by Andres Short and Zachary Kirk.


University of Chicago junior Tara Levens from Gunn High became the third Maroon in as many days to claim All-America recognition at the NCAA Division III Championships at the Jones Aquatic Center on the campus of the University of Tennessee in Knoxville.

Levens earned honorable mention All-America status as a result of a 14th-place finish in the 100-yard backstroke with a time of 57.23. She also placed 14th in the event a year ago.

-- Palo Alto Online Sports

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Posted by Jeff
a resident of Old Palo Alto
on Mar 29, 2011 at 9:14 pm

Great Job guys! A good year for Palo Alto Basketball, from 5th Grade NJB , 6th Grade Jordan, Palo Alto Varsity (Men & Women) to Stanford Women in Final Foul.

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Posted by palo verde parent
a resident of Palo Verde
on Mar 29, 2011 at 9:24 pm

I think the JLS 7th grade boys and Terman 8th grade girls won their championships as well! Quite a year for hoops in this area.

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Posted by NJB Parent
a resident of Gunn High School
on Mar 30, 2011 at 10:22 am

Results from the National NJB All-Net tournament held in Orange County last weekend:

5th Grade girls -- 1st place -- National Champions!
6th Grade girls -- 4th place
7th Grade girls -- 2nd place

5th Grade boys (PA Panthers) -- 3rd place
7th Grade boys -- 2nd place

Congrats to everyone who made it to LA for nationals!

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