Palo Alto, Pinewood use long-range shooting to earn wins


It was raining 3-pointers Monday night on both sides of the bay thanks to the Palo Alto and Pinewood girls basketball teams.

The Vikings made 15 3-pointers and topped host Foothill, 73-60, in Pleasanton in a nonleague contest. The Panthers sank 14 long-range shots en route to an 81-21 victory over Westmoor in the first round of the Jim Soden tournament at Terra Nova.

Menlo School, which has its own set of 3-point shooters, also won Monday, beating Soquel, 52-48, in the first round of the Steve Geramoni Invitational at Notre Dame in Belmont.

Carly Leong led Palo Alto (3-1) with 21 points, Julie Chandler and Lauren Koyama each added 14 points for the Vikings, who play at Leigh on Thursday at 7 p.m.

Hannah Jump was 5-of-7 from 3-point range for Pinewood, scoring a game-high 17 points. Akayla Hackson made three of her four long-range shots and finished with 14 points to go with 10 rebounds.

Mikaela Topper played an efficient game, finishing with 12 points, four rebounds and five assists. Brianna Claros added 10 points and five assists.

The Panthers (5-2) are scheduled to play Monte Vista Christian at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Sam Erisman scored 23 points to help Menlo (4-1) win the battle of the Knights. It's her third straight 20-plus game. The Knights play Tuesday in the winner's bracket.

— Palo Alto Online Sports

We can't do it without you.
Support local journalism.


Sorry, but further commenting on this topic has been closed.

Don't be the last to know

Get the latest headlines sent straight to your inbox every day.

Peek inside the fine-dining Selby's, opening in Redwood City this summer
By Elena Kadvany | 6 comments | 4,737 views

If you do nothing else, do These Three Things
By Sherry Listgarten | 28 comments | 1,945 views

Premarital and Couples: "You're Not Listening to Me!" may mean "I don't feel heard."
By Chandrama Anderson | 1 comment | 1,286 views

Lentil Brownies
By Laura Stec | 4 comments | 408 views

Finding Balance
By Cheryl Bac | 0 comments | 237 views


Vote now!

It's time once again to cast your vote for the best places to eat, drink, shop and spend time in Palo Alto. Voting is open now through May 27. Watch for the results of our 2019 Best Of contest on Friday, July 19.