Grace Florendo was the portrait of concentration Thursday as she scored 22 points, including five 3-pointers, in helping the Sacred Heart Prep girls basketball team beat Half Moon Bay 65-38 in the semifinals of the Mills Tournament on Thursday night.
Kennedy Anderson added 14 points for the Gators (2-1), who advance into Friday's 7 p.m. championship game against host Mills. The Vikings (4-0) beat Lowell 53-34 to advance.
Charlotte Levison added 11 points for SHP, which took a 28-7 lead in the first quarter.
Also at Mills, Eastside Prep won its first game of the season, beating East Palo Alto Academy. The schools are located across the street from each other.
Priory took care of business in the first round of the Jim Soden Tournament at Terra Nova, beating Washington San Francisco 59-23.
Junior Aniyah Augmon scored 22 points to lead the Panthers (1-0), who meet Moreau Catholic at 7:45 p.m. Friday. The Mariners (1-0) knocked off St. Mary's Albany in the first round.
Augmon added seven steals and blocked a pair of shots for Priory, which reached the State Regional semifinals last year, losing by two points to eventual state champion Oakland.
Junior Bineta Diatta added 14 points and senior Annabelle North netted 10 points.
Kyle Nilsson scored twice and had an assist as Sacred Heart Prep beat host Prospect in a nonleague contest Thursday night.
Liam Johnson and Max Sloat also scored and Alexi Stavropoulos and Ethan Veghte each had an assist for the Gators (1-0-1), who travel to play Monterey at noon Saturday before meeting Riordan in its home opener at 3:30 p.m. Monday.
Nicholas Hart scored twice, helping Woodside top Oceana 4-1 in its home opener on Wednesday.
Robert Sellman and Cole Preston also scored for the Wildcats (2-2), who visit Westmoor at 3 p.m. Friday. Adrian Ruiz, Dylan Bernard, Nicholas Asborno and Oscar Salinas Quintanilla each recorded an assist.
Host Palo Alto and Carlmont played to a 2-2 draw on Thursday as Fletcher Smith scored twice for the Scots. Palo Alto travels to play Menlo-Atherton at 3:30 p.m. Monday.
Priory battled host Sequoia to a scoreless draw on Thursday. The Panthers (1-0-1) meet Christopher (0-0-1) at 1:15 p.m. Saturday as part of the Fremont High tournament in Sunnyvale.
Palo Alto beat visiting Menlo-Atherton 5-1 in a non-league match Thursday. The Vikings (1-0-1) travel to play Gunn at 6 p.m. Tuesday. The Bears (0-1-1) meet Santa Cruz (3-0) at 1:15 p.m. Saturday as part of the Fremont tournament in Sunnyvale.
Gunn (1-1) edged Santa Clara 1-0 on Thursday. The Titans are also participating at the Fremont tournament with a 1 p.m. home game against Sacred Heart Prep on Saturday.
Gunn freshman Emma Listgarten scored the only goal on a cross from freshman Mia Steadman.
Senior Nicole Smith recorded the shutout in goal for the Titans.
Junior Megan Tinsley recorded a hat trick but Sacred Heart Prep fell to host Carlmont 5-3 in a non-league contest Thursday.
Senior Nikki Molumphy had the assist on Tinsley’s first goal in the fifth minute. Tinsley also scored twice in the second half for the Gators (0-1-1), the defending CCS Division IV champion.