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M-A girls roar back, Priory girls win big in CCS basketball

Original post made on Mar 1, 2020

Down after three quarters of frustrating offensive inefficiency, the Menlo-Atherton girls basketball team caught fire in the fourth quarter and pulled off a comeback for the ages, defeating No. 1 seed Palo Alto 34-32.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Sunday, March 1, 2020, 1:01 AM

Comments (3)

Posted by Mark Weiss
a resident of Downtown North
on Mar 1, 2020 at 7:32 am

You should’ve put MA on the cover and not pinewood who you must’ve jinxed
Or Paly boys.
Or Gunn.

Posted by Menlo Park resident
a resident of Menlo Park
on Mar 1, 2020 at 7:39 am

"Priory coach Buck Matthews agreed that a competitive equity format, rather than one based on enrollment figures, would be more appropriate in regard to where his team is concerned." That's hypocritical. You want to talk about competitive equity? Priory and all of the other private schools recruit whoever they want within about a 30-mile radius, in many cases even offering them financial aid and merit scholarships to play, leaving the publics with a much smaller pool of top athletes. If you're interested in competitive equity, I suggest you look in the mirror, and begin with the extremely unfair advantages of your own private schools, which shut out countless students while concentrating so much of the financial wealth in exclusive bubbles. Division 5 seems to be the right place for Priory, and if you want to play against the bigger schools, I suggest that you coach for one: given your success, I am sure that a lot of schools would absolutely love to have you as a coach, and you would find yourself incredibly rewarded working with their students. And then you will understand a lot more about equity.
As for me, I will cheer for a Menlo-Atherton, Paly, or any other public any day over a private high school.

Posted by Jim
a resident of Midtown
on Mar 1, 2020 at 3:40 pm

The M-A girls won their first CCS title since 1993, not '92.....thus, it was the Bears' first such title in 27 years (not 28).

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