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Lin continues to find success against his old NBA teams

 

Jeremy Lin has made a number of returns to his old teams in the National Basketball Association this season, most often resulting in success for the former Palo Alto High standout.

On Sunday, Lin returned to Los Angeles to face his most recent old team, the Lakers. Lin had six points, five assists and five rebounds in a 101-82 victory despite a sprained right ankle.

The point guard spent last season with the Lakers, struggling to fit into coach Byron Scott's offense and rarely playing a significant role on the worst team in franchise history. Lin signed with Charlotte in July.

Heading into Wednesday's home game against Cleveland, Lin is averaging 27.3 minutes while playing in 45 of 48 games for the 23-25 Hornets, who are two games out of the final playoff berth in the Eastern Conference.

Lin is averaging 12.3 points, 3.3 rebounds and 3.2 assists while shooting 42 percent from two-point range and 80.2 from the foul line.

In a Jan. 23 game against the New York Knicks, another one of his former teams, Lin had 26 points, five assists and five rebounds in a victory. His season high is 35 points in a win over Toronto.

Girls basketball

The Hillview Middle School girls capped their season by winning the St. Simon's Tournament championship over Sacred Heart Prep, 42-11, during the weekend.

Hillview beat Burnett Middle School (San Jose) and Menlo School (Atherton) on the road to their title-game victory. Hillview eighth grader Maiea Makoni was named MVP of the tournament and fellow eighth-grader Marit Hoyem also was named to the all-tournament team.

The Hawks finished the season on an 11-game winning streak, which started in December when they won the Notre Dame Middle School Tournament.

Coached by Art Weil, the Hawks had a 12-player roster that, in addition to Makoni and Hoyem, included Alexa Griffin, Ashley Van Zandt, Ava Honerkamp, Bridget Patrick, Judy Demirkol, Linnea Lindblom, Nell Fahey, Sarah Davenport, Sofia de la Vega, and Theresa McGannon.

Women's water polo

Michigan sophomore Caroline Anderson from Gunn High had six goals and six assists during the weekend as the Wolverines went 4-0 and captured the Michigan Invitational title.

Nationally No. 7-ranked Michigan defeated San Diego State (12-9), Marist (16-6), UC Santa Barbara (14-8) and Pacific (11-7). Anderson had three goals with two assists against San Diego State and two goals against UOP.

Anderson and her teammates will be in Palo Alto this weekend to compete at the Stanford Invitational on Saturday and Sunday at Avery Aquatic Center.

— Palo Alto Online Sports

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