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Strong start gives SH Prep boys a win at tournament in Arizona

Mountain View, Los Altos, Menlo, Gunn also win tournament games

Aidan Braccia (2) scored 13 points in SHP's win Monday. Photo taken June 1, 2021 by Rick Eymer.

Aidan Braccia scored 13 points, one of three players to reach double figures and Sacred Heart Prep beat Tumwater (WA) 76-44 on the first day of the Cactus Jam at Sunnyslope High in Phoenix on Monday.

Emmer Nichols and Sam Norris each added 12 points for the Gators (5-1), who meet Start (Toledo, Ohio) at 1:15 p.m. local time Tuesday, also at Sunnyslope. Braccia made three of the team’s eight 3-pointers.

Start edged Skyridge (Utah) 46-45 to advance.

SHP took a 20-4 lead in the first quarter, allowing coach Tony Martinelli to use his bench freely and that resulted in 11 players scoring.

JP Kerrigan and TJ O’Brien each made a pair of 3-pointers and scored eight points for SHP, which led 39-14 halftime advantage.

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Tumwater (4-1) entered the game undefeated.

Menlo-Atherton dropped a 69-51 decision to Cleveland Heights (Ohio) in another first round game.

The Bears (3-3) are scheduled to play Columbia River (WA) at 11:30 a.m. at Sunnyslope. Westmont beat Columbia River 48-40 and will play Cleveland Heights.

At the Aptos/Warriors NorCal Invite, Mountain View won its third consecutive contest, beating North Monterey County 55-35 in the first round of the White Bracket.

Joe Brown led the Spartans (7-3) with 18 points. Patrick Kaye and Joey Peir combined for another 18 points.

Mountain View meets Saratoga (7-1) at 8 p.m. on Tuesday. The Falcons beat Soquel 66-29 to advance.

In the Blue Bracket, Los Altos defeated Summit Shasta and will meet Lowell at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday. Lowell downed Half Moon Bay to advance.

At the Torrey Pines Holiday Tournament, Menlo School rallied from a 43-35 fourth-quarter deficit to beat Artesia 61-53.

Lucas Vogel hit all six of his free throws in the final minute to help the Knights (5-1) hang onto the win.

Danny Solomon and Vogel each hit key baskets to spark the comeback.

Gunn beat host Milpitas 41-37 in the opener of the Milpitas’ 2021 Cain Classic.

Rogan Gibbons scored 15 points and grabbed 7 rebounds for the Titans, who play in Tuesday's final against Washington (SF) at 7:30 pm at Milpitas.

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Strong start gives SH Prep boys a win at tournament in Arizona

Mountain View, Los Altos, Menlo, Gunn also win tournament games

Uploaded: Mon, Dec 27, 2021, 9:44 pm
Updated: Mon, Dec 27, 2021, 10:22 pm

Aidan Braccia scored 13 points, one of three players to reach double figures and Sacred Heart Prep beat Tumwater (WA) 76-44 on the first day of the Cactus Jam at Sunnyslope High in Phoenix on Monday.

Emmer Nichols and Sam Norris each added 12 points for the Gators (5-1), who meet Start (Toledo, Ohio) at 1:15 p.m. local time Tuesday, also at Sunnyslope. Braccia made three of the team’s eight 3-pointers.

Start edged Skyridge (Utah) 46-45 to advance.

SHP took a 20-4 lead in the first quarter, allowing coach Tony Martinelli to use his bench freely and that resulted in 11 players scoring.

JP Kerrigan and TJ O’Brien each made a pair of 3-pointers and scored eight points for SHP, which led 39-14 halftime advantage.

Tumwater (4-1) entered the game undefeated.

Menlo-Atherton dropped a 69-51 decision to Cleveland Heights (Ohio) in another first round game.

The Bears (3-3) are scheduled to play Columbia River (WA) at 11:30 a.m. at Sunnyslope. Westmont beat Columbia River 48-40 and will play Cleveland Heights.

At the Aptos/Warriors NorCal Invite, Mountain View won its third consecutive contest, beating North Monterey County 55-35 in the first round of the White Bracket.

Joe Brown led the Spartans (7-3) with 18 points. Patrick Kaye and Joey Peir combined for another 18 points.

Mountain View meets Saratoga (7-1) at 8 p.m. on Tuesday. The Falcons beat Soquel 66-29 to advance.

In the Blue Bracket, Los Altos defeated Summit Shasta and will meet Lowell at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday. Lowell downed Half Moon Bay to advance.

At the Torrey Pines Holiday Tournament, Menlo School rallied from a 43-35 fourth-quarter deficit to beat Artesia 61-53.

Lucas Vogel hit all six of his free throws in the final minute to help the Knights (5-1) hang onto the win.

Danny Solomon and Vogel each hit key baskets to spark the comeback.

Gunn beat host Milpitas 41-37 in the opener of the Milpitas’ 2021 Cain Classic.

Rogan Gibbons scored 15 points and grabbed 7 rebounds for the Titans, who play in Tuesday's final against Washington (SF) at 7:30 pm at Milpitas.

Rick Eymer

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