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February 23, 2005

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Palo Alto Online

Publication Date: Wednesday, February 23, 2005

Sports Shorts Sports Shorts (February 23, 2005)

OAKS' CORNER . . . The Menlo men's wrestling team placed second at the West Regional Finals on Saturday. The event was hosted by Menlo. Embry Riddle won the team title with 95 1/2 points. Menlo finished with 84. Oaks' wrestlers Sergio Lopez, Artem Krylov, and Tyrell Blanche all won their weight divisions. Lopez won at 133 pounds, beating teammate Pablo Sanchez, 6-4, in the finals. Krlov won at 157 pounds, beating teammate Kyle Bickford, 4-3, in the championship match. Blanche won the 197-pound title. Menlo's Jacob Hallmark finished second in the heavyweight division while Jeff Aguilar placed third at 125 pounds, Junior Liberal was third at 174 pounds, Mariano Sanchez took third at 197 pounds and Deniz Akmese was third in the heavyweight division. The Oaks advance to the NAIA championships in Sioux City, Iowa beginning March 4 . . . The Menlo College baseball team lost to host Chapman, 7-1, on Saturday. Jim Goethals hit a home run for the Oaks (7-2) only run. Menlo hosts Pacific University on Friday at 2 p.m., in the first of a four-game series . . . The Menlo College men's basketball team swept a pair of home games in Cal Pac Conference action over the weekend, beating William Jessup, 80-60, on Friday and topping Bethany, 83-43, on Saturday. The Oaks (10-6, 12-13) open in the Cal Pac tournament on Wednesday at Cal State East Bay. Against the Warriors, Brandon Rogers led four Menlo players in double figures with 15. James Gilkey added 14, Kyle Arneson had 13 and Ricky Butler added 12. Against the Bruins, Byron Wesley scored a game-high 16 points . . . The Menlo College women's basketball team beat visiting Bethany, 60-52, in Cal Pac action Saturday. The Oaks also beat William Jessup, 67-48, on Friday. Menlo (13-5, 17-8) has won seven of its past eight games heading into the Cal Pac tournament which begins on Thursday at Cal State East Bay. Freshman Kepua Lee recorded her third double-double against the Bruins, scoring a team-high 15 points to go with a game-high 10 rebounds. Lauren Gordon added 13 points and Cindy Epps scored 11. Against William Jessup, Lee and Nicole Johnson each scored 14 points.

JUNIOR HOOPS . . . Hillview School of Menlo Park captured the Atherton Lions/SANCRA 41st annual Boys 8th Grade Basketball Tournament at Cubberley Pavilion last weekend. Hillview won the championship game over Burlingame Intermediate School, 48-30. Jane Lathrop Stanford Middle School defeated Terman Middle School, 46-38, for fifth place. Peter Defilipps of Hillview was named to the all-tournament first team, as was Kyle Perricone of JLS. Nick Robinson of Terman made the second team.

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