Paly's Dorward named MVP of boys' basketball tournament


Junior Jared Wulbrun scored 24 points, one of three players to reach double figures, and the Palo Alto boys' basketball team beat Stuart Hall-San Francisco, 81-73, in the championship game of the Burlingame Lions Club Tournament Friday night.

The Vikings (3-0) play Amador Valley at 6 p.m. next Friday in the DJ tournament at Bellarmine.

Max Dorward added 16 points and fellow junior Spencer Rojahn added 12 points, all on four 3-pointers.

Dorward, Rojahn and junior Will Schlemmer were named to the all-tournament team, with Dorward named MVP.

Wulbrun made six 3-pointers, went 6-of-7 from the foul line, had a pair of assists and recorded three steals. Rojahn and Dorward combined for another 12 rebounds.

Schlemmer and senior point guard Miles Tention each delivered solid performances. Schlemmer scored nine points, grabbed five rebounds, and had three steals. Tention added five points, five rebounds and seven assists.

Paly coach Peter Diepenbrock was an all-league point guard at Burlingame.

Tevin Panchal hit five 3-pointers en route to a game-high 23 points in Sacred Heart Prep's 65-60 setback to Aragon in the consolation game of the Burlingame Lions Invitational on Friday night.

Eric DeBrine hit a pair of 3-pointers and added 19 points for the Gators (1-2), who travel to Mountain View for a nonleague game next Friday. Junior Daniel Longaker added 11 points, including a trio of 3-pointers.

The Dons went wild in a 29-point second quarter to take a 41-32 edge into halftime and then held on as Sacred Heart Prep rallied in the second half. The Gators outscored Aragon in all but the second quarter.

At the Wildcat Shootout in Los Gatos, Demario Shepard scored 18 points and Evan Dray added 13 rebounds to help Gunn beat Mt. Pleasant, 54-38, on the final day.

The Titans (4-2) host Hillsdale at 6 p.m. Saturday.

Girls basketball

Charlotte Levison scored 22 points, including hitting four 3-pointers, and Sacred Heart Prep opened the King's Academy tournament with a 57-35 victory over San Mateo on Friday.

The Gators (3-1) are scheduled to play in Saturday's championship contest.

Carly Leong and Skylar Burris each scored 10 points in Palo Alto's 69-41 loss to St. Mary's-Stockton in the first round of the Miramonte Shootout on Friday. The Vikings (1-1) continue play in the tournament Saturday.

— Palo Alto Online Sports


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