Sawin delivers big game to help Menlo men to hoops victory


Brad Sawin scored 20 points to help the Menlo College men's basketball team beat host William Jessup, 62-52, in a Golden State Athletic Conference contest Tuesday.

The Oaks (7-6, 1-1 GSAC) host Grace College in a nonconference game Thursday night at 7 p.m.

Menlo turned in an all-around performance, shooting nearly 50 percent from the field while holding the Warriors to under 30 percent.

Menlo's Ryan Wilson made his season debut in the contest and knocked down a 3-pointer with just under four minutes remaining in the first half to give the Oaks an eight point edge, though the Warriors rallied to cut the Menlo lead to 28-27 by halftime.

Menlo ran away with it in the second half thanks to another strong shooting effort and a tenacious defensive attack.

William Jessup drew within a point with 15:13 remaining to play before Menlo responded with a 15-7 run to extend its lead and maintain control. The Oaks extended the lead to a game-best 13 points on a pair of Dylan Severson free throws with seconds remaining.

Sawin was 8-of-12 from the field and made both of his 3-point attempts. He added five rebounds and an assist.

Wilson added 12 points, three rebounds, a block and a steal. Rosendo AmayaWood had another strong night, scoring 12 points on 6-of-9 shooting and pulling down six rebounds, blocking a shot and recording a steal.

Women's basketball

Junior Emma Briggs put together the best offensive game of her career, scoring a game high 26 points to go along with 10 rebounds but Menlo dropped a 57-52 GSAC contest Tuesday.,

Briggs finished 9-of-13 from the field including a perfect 3-of-3 from range and 5-of-7 from the free throw line. She also ripped down seven offensive boards and had a game high six steals.

The Oaks (5-7, 0-2 GSAC) host Jamestown in a non-conference affair at 2 p.m. Saturday.

— Menlo Athletics

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