OF LOCAL NOTE . . . The Menlo Park-based Roadrunners 16U boys' team won the bronze division at the FAB 48 tournament in Las Vegas last weekend. The team went 5-1, losing only to Deron Williams Elite of Dallas, Texas, in pool play. The Roadrunners wound up in a three-way tie for first in prelim competition along with Deron Williams Elite and Lake Show of the East Bay. Based on point differential, the other teams moved on to the championship bracket. The Roadrunners went on to defeat Game Point of San Diego by 20 points, edged a Texas team by three and wrapped up the division title with an 11-point win over San Diego Pump & Run. Team members included Cole Lockwood, Ryan White, Keesean Johnson, Scott Mitchell, Z'hir James, Joseph Pwal, Greg Naumann and Joey Williams . . . A handful of local players and incoming Stanford freshmen will compete in the USTA National Boys 18 and 16 Championships that begin Friday at Kalamazoo College and Western Michigan University. Palo Alto High grad Nick Hu will be in the 18s field along with Menlo School's Daniel Morkovine and Richard Pham, plus incoming Cardinal freshmen Nolan Paige, Anthony Tsodikov and Trey Strobel. In the 16s, Menlo School's Victor Pham and David Ball will lead the way.
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