Menlo women tame the Cougars for hoops road victory


Laurel Donnenwirth scored 16 points and had nine rebounds despite playing with foul trouble most of the game and the NAIA's 13th-ranked Menlo College women's basketball team downed host Cal State San Marcos, 67-57, in a nonconference contest Saturday.

The Oaks (13-3) remain on the road for a nonconference game at UC Santa Cruz on Thursday at 6 p.m.

Jacki Bateman
Jacki Bateman recorded a double-double with 10 points and 11 rebounds as Menlo won its eighth in nine games. Amber Lane added 16 points, four assists and six steals. Aaliyah Sowards scored 11.

Menlo scored the first seven points of the second half and 11 of the first 14 overall to take control of the game.

The Cougars drew within two points, at 50-48, midway through the second half but the Oaks responded with another spurt sparked by a pair of baskets by East Palo Alto resident Anisah Smith.

San Marcos never got any closer than six points the rest of the way.

Bateman's jumper with 8 seconds left gave Menlo a 35-34 edge heading into the intermission. She also had seven rebounds in the first half, a good thing because Donnenwirth was limited to six minutes due to foul trouble.

Men's basketball

Freshman Ben Graham scored 14 points but Menlo dropped a 93-59 decision to host Cal State San Marcos in a nonconference affair Saturday.

Menlo (1-15) travels to UC Merced for a Cal Pac Conference games next Saturday at 7:30 p.m.

The Cougars (19-2) never trailed in the contest, and their bench players scored 51 of the 93 points.

Freshman Brad Sawin added 10 points for the Oaks.

— Palo Alto Online Sports

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