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M-A boys, girls each win PAL basketball games over Scots

Gunn girls, Woodside boys each win 1-0 soccer games

Justin Anderson scored 15 points and had four assists in helping Menlo-Atherton race to an early lead en route to a 63-39 victory over host Carlmont in a Peninsula Athletic League South Division boys basketball game Friday night.

Nick Tripaldi added 16 points, which included a 7-of-7 effort from the foul line, and had five rebounds for the Bears (10-3, 2-0), who won their sixth straight. JD Carson added 10 points and four steals and Skyler Thomas netted eight points and a team-high seven rebounds.

M-A is scheduled to host Liberty (8-5) in a non-league game Saturday at 3 p.m.

Elsewhere in the PAL, Sequoia handed Woodside its first loss of the season 79-50. The Wildcats (10-1, 1-1) travel to play Palo Alto in a non-league game at 6 p.m. Saturday.

In the SCVAL El Camino Division, Gunn dropped a 66-53 decision to host Wilcox.

Girls basketball

Alyssa Faberowski scored 13 of her 15 points in the first half and Menlo-Atherton beat host Carlmont 63-28 in a key Peninsula Athletic League South Division contest Friday.

Catherine Chai added 13 points and Nicolette Yeh had 12 for the Bears (6-7, 2-0), who travel to play Capuchino at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday in San Bruno.

M-A led 20-7 after the first eight minutes and 38-14 at halftime. The Scots fell to 11-3, 1-1.

Sequoia used a 10-1 run to open the fourth quarter to pull away and beat Woodside 53-42. The Wildcats (8-3, 0-2) went on as 14-2 run early in the contest to take a lead and were down by two after three quarters.

There were seven lead changes in the game, five in the first half. The game was tied on three other occasions.

Girls soccer

Gunn downed Wilcox 1-0 Friday to remain unbeaten in league play.

Sophomore Ana Schremp scored the only goal on a free kick from 30 yards midway though the first half. Senior goalie Nicole Smith needed to make three saves to preserve the shutout.

Gunn (4-3-2, 2-0) is at home against Milpitas at 6 p.m. Wednesday.

In the West Bay Athletic League El Camino Division, Castilleja defeated Pinewood, 2-1. Castilleja (4-2-1, 2-0) hosts Eastside Prep on Tuesday while Pinewood (2-4, 0-2) travels to play Mercy San Francisco.

Boys soccer

Javier Sagastume scored in the 79th minute, with an assist from Robert Sellman to give host Woodside a 1-0 victory over El Camino in Peninsula Athletic League Ocean Division play.

Junior Griffin Mills and freshman Ethan Hamel combined to make 11 saves in goal for the Wildcats (4-5-1, 3-2-1), who host San Mateo at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday.

In another PAL match, Menlo-Atherton topped visiting Hillsdale 2-0.

In the SCVAL El Camino Division, Gunn played Wilcox to a 2-2 tie on Friday.

The Titans (6-1-2, 2-0-1) and Chargers (5-0-6, 1-0-3) are among the top three teams, with Lynbrook, in the division.

Gunn travels to play Milpitas at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Girls wrestling

Senior Anna Smith pinned her first two opponents at the Napa Valley Girls Classic on Friday and remains undefeated at 131. Five other Menlo-Atherton wrestles are in contention in the consolatyion bracket and can still finish as high as third.

Smith will wrestle in Saturday's quarterfinal against Central Catholic's Leilani Martinez at Vintage High in Napa.

Kiely Tabaldo (101), Alejha Brussard (116), Alexia Bensoussan (121), Hannah Hendrickson (170) and Ashlye Gutierrez (235) are also competing.

— Palo Alto Online Sports

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