The Menlo-Atherton seniors closed their regular-season careers with a 61-32 win over Woodside on Thursday, giving the Bears the PAL South Division title. Photo by Lara Hoyem.
Menlo-Atherton senior Erin Goode (right) hit a trio of 3-pointers to help the Bears win the PAL South Division title on Thursday. Photo by Lara Hoyem.
Palo Alto junior Jacey Pederson (19) had a pair of goals during an 8-0 romp over Homestead on Thursday. Photo by Al Chang.
Palo Alto senior Olivia Musil, who is still recovering from a broken collarbone suffered before the season started, took the opening kickoff during Senior Day before retiring to the sideline to watch her teammates post an 8-0 win over Homestead. Photo by Al Chang.
Lena Chang (3) is congratulated for scoring her first goal of the season by Natalie Maloney (left) and Ansley Queen. Photo by Al Chang.
Palo Alto's Emily Tomz (right) battles a Homestead player during Thursday's 8-0 win by the Vikings. Photo by Al Chang.
Palo Alto's Lauola Amanoni had an assist in the Vikings' 8-0 win over visiting Homestead on Senior Day. Photo by Al Chang.
Menlo-Atherton did exactly what it was expected to do on Thursday night as the Bears romped to a 61-32 victory over visiting Woodside and clinched the PAL South Division regular-season basketball title.
It is the Bears' first championship since 2009 and their first outright title in the North/South-only era since 2001.
The Bears will be back in action on Wednesday, hosting the No. 4 seed from the PAL North in the PAL Tournament at 7 p.m.
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