Breanna Turner and Aaliyah Sowards each scored 14 points and the Menlo College women's basketball team rallied from a 10-point deficit to beat visiting Hope International, 81-73, in a Golden State Athletic Conference contest Thursday night.
Vanessa D'Amico and Anisah Smith each added 12 points for the Oaks (10-12, 3-6 GSAC), who snapped a three-game losing streak with their fourth win in the past five home games. Fia Hoskinson had 11 points.
The Royals led by 10 late in the second quarter and took a 37-31 lead into halftime.
Trailing by five with 5:33 left in the third quarter, the Oaks went on a 15-5 run the rest of the way to pull ahead. Smith hit a 3-pointer with 2:49 left in the period to give Menlo its first lead.
Hope International rallied to take a 61-58 advantage with 6:23 remaining to play. D'Amico responded with a layup and 3-pointer to help the Oaks regain the lead for good.
Menlo out-rebounded the Royals, 38-26, with Turner grabbing a game-high nine boards. Emma Briggs added eight rebounds to go with nine points.
Ryan Wilson scored 11 points, though Menlo failed to generate enough offense to compete with visiting No. 7 Hope International, losing to the Royals, 87-63, in a Golden State Athletic Conference contest Thursday night.
Rosendo AmayaWood and Adam Griffin each added 10 points for the Oaks (8-14, 2-7 GSAC), who lost their eighth in nine games.
Conference-leading Hope International scored the game's first eight points and was up, 14-4, less than three minutes in.
The Oaks responded with an 11-2 run to pull within 16-15 with 13:36 remaining in the first half. Wilson hit a 3-pointer about a minute later to tie the game at 18.
The Royals edged ahead to stay, though Kalen Camero hit a pair of free throws with just over seven minutes left in the half to make it 29-26.
Hope International scored the next 10 points before Adam Griffith scored but then the Royals nailed a 3-pointer at the buzzer to take a 47-32 advantage into halftime.
Menlo hosts No. 10 Arizona Christian in a GSAC contest at 3 p.m. Saturday.