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Late free throws give Menlo women tournament victory

Celina Pagan scored 20 points to lead Menlo past Midlands on Friday night. Photo courtesy of Menlo Athletics.

Ashlyn Monk hit a go-ahead 3-pointer in the third quarter among her 16 points as the Menlo College women's basketball team rallied to a 91-87 victory over visiting Midlands in the Peninsula Classic on Friday night.

Celina Pagan scored 20 points for the Oaks (11-2), who play College of St. Mary's at 6 p.m. Saturday in Atherton.

Jessica Rogers/Menlo Athletics
Menlo trailed by as many as eight points before exploding offensively, using a 13-0 run to take a 78-60 lead with 7:18 remaining to play.

Monk hit a 3-pointer early in the third quarter to put the Oaks ahead to stay. She also hit a layup to punctuate Menlo's long run.

The Warriors (8-8) kept the heat on, though, and it took some clutch free throw shooting to ward off the comeback bid. Jessica Rogers, who entered the game with a 2.7 scoring average, scored eight points in the final 3:21, including a 6-of-7 effort from the foul line.

Monk, Pagan and Rogers were three of the six Oaks who reached double figures in scoring. Woodside High grad Madison Michelis recorded a double-double with 17 points and 17 rebounds. Alexis Delovio added 12 points to go with seven assists and Aliyah Brantley had 11 points.

— Palo Alto Online Sports

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