Trio of local teams win boys hoops tournament openers


Lehigh-bound Joe Foley scored 26 points, had seven assists and recorded five steals to help the Menlo School boys basketball team open the Orange Holiday Classic with a 64-45 win over Paramount at Hope International in Fullerton on Wednesday.

Riley Woodson grabbed 14 rebounds and added 18 points, four steals and three blocks for the Knights (5-0), who meet Valley Christian of Cerritos at 5:10 p.m. Thursday.

Menlo led 29-21 at the half and then broke the game open with a 23-point third quarter.

Palo Alto opened play in the Lahainaluna Invitational Tournament with a 75-34 victory over St. Louis High-Honolulu on Wednesday.

Seniors William Schlemmer and Max Dorward combined to score all 26 of Paly's first-quarter points. Schlemmer ended with 20 points and added nine rebounds. Dorward finished with a game-high 23.

Senior Paul Jackson III, who struggled with injuries during the football season, scored seven points in his basketball debut.

The Vikings (4-2) meet host Lahainaluna High School on Thursday night.

Priory (5-2) won its first round contest at the SoCal Holiday Tournament, beating Del Norte, 51-44.

Girls basketball

Sammy Wong scored 15 points in Castilleja's 43-41 loss to Pajaro Valley in the Seaside Sweet 16 on Wednesday. Wong connected on three 3-pointers in the contest.

Lauren Sibley and Anna DeVitis each added 10 points for the Gators (3-7), who will play a consolation game on Friday against a time to be determined.

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