Palo Alto, Menlo School each improve to 3-0 in league play


Max Dorward scored 24 points and had eight rebounds and Palo Alto earned its third consecutive SCVAL De Anza Division victory, beating Los Altos, 63-50, on Tuesday night at Gunn.

The Vikings (3-0, 11-2) travel to Wilcox for a league contest Friday at 7:45 p.m.

The Eagles hung around with Paly in the first quarter and soared to a slight advantage despite Dorward's 12-point outburst.

And then the second quarter happened. Dorwin and Bryant Jefferson each scored four points in the period and the Vikings roared past Los Altos with a 16-4 run in the frame, allowing Palo Alto to take a 35-24 edge into halftime.

The Vikings managed the game throughout the second half to maintain control.

Menlo School 45, TKA 35

Menlo allowed just 12 second-half points in a 45-35 West Bay Athletic League victory over The King's Academy in Sunnyvale on Tuesday.

Menlo (3-0, 6-4) holds on to the early-season league lead after beating TKA (2-1), and Sacred Heart Prep (2-1) fell to Priory (2-1).

The Knights host Pinewood at 6:30 p.m. on Friday.

Menlo junior Riley Woodson dominated the boards, grabbing 19 rebounds, and contributed five blocks and 10 points.

Thomas Brown, also a junior, scored 12 points and had three assists to pace Menlo. Brown also stopped TKA's top 3-point shooter Kolson Frame (29 three-pointers in 13 games), shutting him down for the final three periods.

Junior JH Tevis added seven points, and seniors Jack Gold and Evan King each added a pair of three-pointers.

"We had to step it up on the defensive end," Menlo coach Keith Larsen said. "We held a good TKA team to 18 points in the last three quarters - it was a great team effort."

Priory 61, Sacred Heart Prep 55

The Panthers also needed a big second quarter to push past the Gators. They turned a four-point deficit into a 10-point halftime lead.

Sacred Heart Prep still had plenty left, though, and gave the Panthers some anxious moments in the final period.

Lucas Harris scored 14 points to lead the Panthers (2-1, 10-3) and Emmanuel Ajanaku-Muken added 11 points.

Eric DeBrine scored a game-high 22 points for the Gators (2-1, 4-7), who are now part of the logjam in second place in the WBAL.

Kyle Stalder added 15 points for the Gators, who travel to Hillsborough for a game against Crystal Springs Uplands at 6:30 p.m. Thursday.

Priory hosts The King's Academy at 6:30 p.m. Friday.


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