Menlo hosts Sacred Heart Prep (5-7, 2-1) at 7:30 p.m. Friday in a West Bay Athletic League rivalry game while (5-8, 0-3) travels to play The King's Academy (8-5, 3-0).
Eastside Prep (4-6, 1-1) hosts Harker at 5 p.m. Friday and Pinewood (8-5, 0-3) plays at Crystal Springs Uplands at 7:30 p.m.
In the Santa Clara Valley Athletic League De Anza Division, Palo Alto (7-7, 1-1) hosts Los Gatos and Gunn (6-6, 0-1) hosts Homestead, both at 7:45 p.m.
On the girls side, Menlo (13-1, 2-0) hosts Sacred Heart Prep (10-5, 1-2) and Pinewood (12-1, 2-0) travels to Notre Dame in San Jose at 6 p.m. Friday in WBAL games.
Priory (7-5, 1-1) goes to Notre Dame Belmont while Eastside Prep (7-6, 2-1) gets the night off.
Palo Alto (11-2, 3-0) hosts Los Gatos at 6 p.m. Friday in a SCVAL De Anza game with title implications.
The Bears hardly overlooked visiting Hillsdale on Wednesday night, beating the Knights 60-31 as James Beckwith scored 15 points. Ten other players reached the scoring column for M-A (9-3, 2-0), which employed a smothering defense to help overcome an early deficit.
The Bears scored 13 straight points to obliterate Hillsdale's 5-2 edge in the early going. Four different players scored during the run: Beckwith, Skylar Thomas, Justin Anderson and Trevor Wargo, who had two of the Bears' seven 3-pointers in the game.
M-A's nonleague schedule included nine teams with current winning records and six of those teams are unbeaten in league play. The Bears three losses are by an average of 5.67.
Carlmont has yet to lose to a Central Coast Section team this season. The Scots lost to Stuart Hill of San Francisco and to Churchill County of Fallon, Nev. Those schools are a combined 21-7.
M-A and Carlmont share the early PAL lead with Burlingame and Mills and they also play each other Friday night.
Menlo is coming off Tuesday's 60-55 win over Eastside Prep. Cole Kastner, who entered the game averaging 15.3 points and 11.1 rebounds, scored 13 of his game-high 32 points in the second quarter. Kastner added 15 rebounds and Justin Sellers added 13 points and eight rebounds.
Sacred Heart Prep rode 20 points from Brendan Carney to beat host Pinewood 70-34 on Tuesday.
SHP outscored the Panthers, 21-3, in the third quarter to take a 47-25 lead into the final period.
While Carney held the hot hand offensively, it was Warren Long who stoked the coals and sent a wave of energy through the Gators with his defensive intensity.
Jai Deshpande and Yianni Gardner each added nine points for Sacred Heart Prep.
Elif Turgut and Carly Martin, both members of the sophomore class at Palo Alto High, each scored 15 points to lead the Vikings past host Cupertino, 56-44, in a Santa Clara Valley Athletic League De Anza Division contest on Wednesday night.
Turgut and Martin may not make anyone forget about soph sensation Annika Shah, who was limited to a season low nine points, but they play an important role for the Vikings by showing this is far from a one-woman show.
Illayda Turget, also a sophomore, added four points. Seniors Ellie Jeffries, Alana Abeyta and Lauren Daniel combined for another 11 points and freshman Thea Enache, who had a big scoring game in Monday's win over Mountain View, also contributed a couple of points.
Shah was held scoreless in the first quarter. It was no big deal for the rest of the team, which rolled to a 10-3 lead after eight minutes. Paly's first two baskets of the game were a 3-pointer from Martin and a 3-pointer from Turgut.
Paly recorded four of its nine 3-pointers in the second quarter, with Turgut nailing a pair and Jefferies and Daniel also hitting. The Pioneers ventured into better offensive territory but they fell further behind as Palo Alto won its ninth straight game.
Los Gatos (9-4, 2-0) has won three straight, including a 38-36 win over Mountain View on Wednesday.
Nationally-ranked Pinewood fell to host Carondelet, 67-59, in a nonleague game Wednesday in Concord.
Hannah Jump scored 21 points to lead Pinewood, which went 3 of 22 from 3-point range. Klara Astrom added 13 points. Jump and Astrom each had six rebounds.
The Panthers led, 21-20, early in the second quarter before the Cougars (13-2) went on a 14-2 run to take control.
Menlo remained atop the WBAL standings, with Pinewood, after knocking off host Notre Dame San Jose, 62-34, Tuesday. Valentina Ross was the defensive star, helping the Knights, on an 11-game winning streak, open a 48-5 halftime lead. She also scored seven points.
Sacred Heart Prep is coming off a tough, 49-45, loss at Priory. Charlotte Levison led the Gators with 16 points. Megan Norris scored 10.
Priory's Ila Lane finished with 24 points, making 9 of 14 field-goal attempts and 6 of 6 from the foul line, and pulled down 15 rebounds.
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