Menlo takes care of the Pioneers in men's basketball


Menlo College hit its first four shots and never looked back in an 86-54 victory over visiting Pacific Union on Wednesday in a nonconference men's basketball contest.

John Paine scored 18 points to lead the Oaks (9-2), who are off until traveling to Cal State Humboldt on Sunday, Dec. 10.

John Paine
Charles Neal added 12 points and six assists to help Menlo win its fourth straight. N'Jaie LeBlanc had 10 points.

Ben Graham hit a pair of free throws with 10:51 remaining in the first half to give the Oaks a 20-4 advantage.

Pacific Union, which shot 32 percent for the game, never got closer than 11 points the rest of the way. Menlo, which shot over 64 percent, led at halftime, 38-22.

— Palo Alto Online Sports/Menlo Athletics

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