Pinewood girls enjoying hoop success on summer circuit


The Pinewood girls' summer league basketball team finished seventh in the tough 3A division of the San Diego Classic that finished up this past weekend in Southern California.

The Panthers earned seventh with a 57-43 win over CIF San Diego Section Open Division champion Mission Hills of San Marcos. Senior Chloe Eackles scored 16 points to lead Pinewood, which played without all-state sophomore Stella Kailahi.

Earlier, Pinewood won the Pool B championship game by also beating Mission Hills, 55-51. The six-time state champion Panthers overcome a 20-11 first half deficit to win at UC San Diego.

Eackles led Pinewood with 15 points, nine rebounds, four assists, three blocks and three steals according to Cal-Hi Sports.

Pinewood began play on Friday with a 46-35 victory over South Torrance. Eackles led the way with 18 points, 11 rebounds, four assists and four steals.

The 29th annual tournament got under way last Thursday with a total of 152 teams competing in three divisions.


Palo Alto High grad Mira Khanna was one of six individuals on the Hamilton College women's team that received honors from the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) for exceptional academic performance.

Hamilton picked up the 2015 ITA All-Academic Team award, which is open to any ITA program that has a team grade point average of 3.20 or better for the 2014-15 academic year. The Continentals received the same award in 2011.

Khanna and five of her teammates earned ITA Scholar-Athlete status. Khanna also was recognized as a ITA scholar-athlete in 2014.

All honorees must be a varsity letter winner, have a grade-point average of 3.50 or better for the current academic year and have been enrolled at their present school for at least two semesters.

— Palo Alto Online Sports

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