Donnenwirth grabs 20 rebounds in Menlo women hoops victory


Laurel Donnenwirth scored 18 points and grabbed a season-high 20 rebounds as the Menlo College women's basketball team downed host Pacific Union, 64-46, to remain unbeaten in the Cal Pac Conference.

Jolise Limcaco added 13 points, hitting three 3-pointers, and Aaliyah Sowards added 10 points for the Lady Oaks (10-0, 21-4), who have won 11 in a row and 18 of 19 overall.

Menlo, which clinched the regular-season title, travels to Cal State Maritime for a conference game on Saturday at 5:30 p.m.

Pacific Union scored the first five points as the Lady Oaks, the two-time defending conference champions, went scoreless for nearly six minutes.

Once Menlo got going, it was all over. The Lady Oaks eventually led by as many as 16 points in the first half and build a 24-point lead when Fia Hoskinson knocked down a free throw to make it 56-32 with just over nine minutes remaining.

Donnenwirth recorded her 11th double-double of the season.

Men's basketball

Keith Bowman delivered a double-double with 24 points and 15 rebounds in helping Menlo top host Pacific Union, 81-64, in a Cal Pac Conference game Thursday night.

Dylan Severson added 13 points and nine rebounds for the Oaks (5-5 in Cal Pac play, 7-16 overall), who have won three of their past five games, with the losses being by one point and in overtime.

Menlo travels to Cal State Maritime on Saturday night for a conference game with a scheduled 7:30 p.m. tipoff.


Justin Harrison and Eric Lopez each recorded a pin but Menlo dropped a 28-18 decision to visiting San Francisco State on Thursday in the final regular-season meet of the season.

Troy Lakin also recorded a victory for the Oaks (4-10), who will compete in the NAIA West Regional in two weeks.

"It was a good dual," Menlo coach Joey Martinez said. "We were competitive in the weights we wrestled. It was unfortunate that we had to give up some weights but that's just the way it works sometimes. Hopefully we can regroup and the guys that are going to regional can focus and get ready for that tournament."

— Palo Alto Online Sports/Menlo Athletics


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