Prep report: Locals participate in special basketball games


In the MLK event at Bishop O'Dowd, the host Dragons squeezed past Priory, 60-57. UC Santa Barbara-bound Ila Lane recorded 26 points and 17 rebounds for Priory (9-7, 3-2), which throws out the welcome mat for Menlo School on Tuesday for a 6:30 p.m. West Bay Athletic League contest.

Aniyah Augmon, who transferred to Priory this year after spending her freshman season at Silver Creek High, added 12 points and four steals.

Aniyah Augmon/Cynthia Norris
In another MLK Classic game, Eastside Prep fell to Heritage, 74-68. The Panthers (9-7) host Pinewood at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Boys basketball

Brendan Carney scored 24 points but that wasn't enough as host Piedmont downed Sacred Heart Prep 67-44 in the MLK Shoot-Out on Saturday.

Jai Deshpande added nine points for the Gators (8-8, 5-1), who have an important WBAL road contest Tuesday against Eastside Prep (7-6, 4-1) at 5 p.m.

The King's Academy (10-6, 5-1) makes its way to Menlo School (11-4, 5-1) for a 6:30 pm. game Tuesday.

Menlo-Atherton also traveled to the MLK Shoot-Out in Piedmont, beating Pinole Valley, 72-30, for its 11th straight victory heading into Wednesday's home game against Aragon at 5:30 p.m.

The Bears (15-3) outscored Pinole Valley, 33-7, in the third quarter, something that is trending with M-A. Over the past three games, the Bears have outscored their opponents by a combined mark of 71-16.

Girls soccer

Menlo School's brief foray to Monterey resulted in a 10-0 victory over the host Toreadores in a nonleague contest Saturday.

Sophie Jones recorded a hat trick and Cameron Boom had three assists for the Knights (12-1), who are the front runner in the West Bay Athletic League. They travel up Valparaiso to meet rival Sacred Heart Prep at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Alexa Thomases, Francesca Prescott, Sidney PeƱa, Carolina Espinosa, Julia Deffner, Katie Aufricht and Bella Guel also scored for Menlo, which has out-scored its past three opponents by a combined margin of 21-0. Espinosa also had two assists.

— Palo Alto Online Sports

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