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SHP boys basketball, boys soccer teams at the top of the WBAL


For a few more hours the Sacred Heart Prep boys basketball team can savor the feeling of residing alone atop the West Bay Athletic League boys basketball standings.

Aidan Braccia scored 19 points and the Gators beat host Crystal Springs Uplands 74-41 in the only scheduled WBAL contest Monday.

Aidan Burke added 11 points for SHP (19-3, 11-1), which travels to play Pinewood at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. Emmer Nichols scored 10 points.

SHP has a half-game lead on Menlo School, which hosts Eastside Prep at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. Priory plays at Harker at the same time.

The Gators took control of their game with the Gryphons early, opening a 21-3 first-quarter advantage en route to their 10th straight win.

In the Private Schools Athletic League, Mid-Peninsula overcame an early deficit to beat host North Valley Baptist 49-46 on Monday.

Noah Takatsuno scored 23 points and had six steals to lead the Dragons (12-6, 7-3), who host Downtown College Prep of San Jose at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Sebastian Strachan added 12 points and seven rebounds and Taylor Young had eight points and eight rebounds for Mid-Peninsula.

Boys soccer

Liam Johnson scored twice and added an assist and Sacred Heart Prep downed visiting Crystal Springs Uplands 9-1 in a WBAL match Monday.

Carlos Deras also scored twice and added an assist for the Gators (19-3, 10-0-1), who clinched a tie for the regular-season title. SHP hosts Harker, the only team with a chance to tie the Gators, at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Alexi Stavropoulos scored twice, Kyle Nilsson, Ethan Vegthe and Tristan Mischke-Reeds each added a goal and assist and Zach Freire recorded an assist.

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