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There's no place like home for Menlo women hoops team

 

The Menlo College women's basketball team ended a two-game losing streak with an 89-70 victory over visiting Holy Names on Tuesday.

The Oaks (6-2) posted their best team shooting effort of the year, both from the field (.514) and from three-point-land (.421), leading to lop-sided margin of victory.

Senior guard Jolise Limcaco scored 25 points on 9-of-11 shooting, including 3-for-3 from long distance, and leading three players who reached double figures.

Laurel Donnenwirth recorded her seventh double-double with 19 points and 15 boards. She added six assists, four steals and blocked a shot.

Junior Vanessa D'Amico had her best shooting night, going 4-for-6 from three and 6-of-8 from the field to finish with 18 points.

Despite the lopsided final, it was largely a one to two possession game for much of the first half, with three lead changes occurring in the first 12 minutes.

Leading 23-19 with eight minutes remaining, Menlo started to mount its run and put some distance between themselves and the Hawks. Menlo took a 10 point-lead advanatge with 3:18 remaining when Limcaco knocked down a three pointer.

Menlo led, 31-25, at halftime.

Menlo returns to action on December 6 when they travel to Vallejo to play Bethesda University in the Cal Maritime Tournament.

— Palo Alto Online Sports/Menlo Athletics

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