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Menlo women host Peninsula Classic basketball event


The Menlo College women's basketball team hosts Midland College on Friday at 6 p.m. as part of the Peninsula Classic, its first game since knocking off NAIA No. 3-ranked Campbellsville at the Hoop N Surf Christmas Classic in Honolulu.

The Oaks (10-2), who also host College of St. Mary at 6 p.m. Saturday, won their first nine games before dropping two in a row.

Madison Michelis/Menlo Athletics
Ashlyn Monk scored 18 points, one of four Oaks who reached double figures, in the big victory over the Tigers (12-2).

Woodside grad Madison Michelis had 17 points to go with 13 rebounds. She had 30 rebounds in her past two games, replacing Destinee Bowie, Menlo's leading scorer at 18.2 per game. Bowie did not play in Hawaii.

Michelis also surpassed Bowie as Menlo's top rebounder, averaging 8.4. Bowie averages 8.3. Alexis Delovio is the team leader in assists with 45. Delovio has appeared in all 12 games but started two.

Aliyah Brantley recorded 16 points and blocked five shots. Celina Pagan, the Oaks second-leading scorer (16.5) added 13 points and five assists. Brantley leads the team with 19 blocks.

Midland (8-7) has lost two straight and four of its last six. The Warriors will also UC Merced in the tournament.

Menlo was 6-6 at this point last season, finishing 10-19.

— Palo Alto Online Sports

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