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Sports - November 29, 2019

Sports Shorts

HOOP IT UP . . Junior David Ajanku-Makun scored 24 points and Priory opened its boys basketball season with a 79-45 victory over visiting Nueva in a nonleague game. Zach Zafran scored 17 points for the Panthers, who head to the Redwood Classic on Thursday and meets Laytonville in the opening round at 3:30 p.m. Andries Castellano scored nine points, leading a balanced attack, as host Mid-Peninsula opened its season with a 31-27 victory over Averroes. Castilleja officially raised the curtains on the high school basketball season, tipping off at 5:30 p.m. Monday with a nonleague game against visiting Evergreen Valley, which opened a big lead early en route to a 50-35 victory. Sacred Heart Prep tipped off at 6 p.m., losing to Lynbrook 55-53. Nikki Chen scored 13 points to lead Castilleja, which meets St. Francis in the first round of the Firebirds Tournament on Tuesday, December 3 at 8 p.m. at Fremont High in Sunnyvale. Chen scored 10 of her points in the second half as Castilleja rebounded from a 19-point deficit at halftime to rally to within nine points with under three minutes to play. Anna DeVitis and Sammy Wong combined for another 14 points for the Gators.

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