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Menlo Atherton wins 1st Round vs. Willow Glen in Wildcat Shootout (46-44)

Original post made by calfan, Menlo Park: Sharon Heights, on Dec 9, 2009

The M-A Bears Varsity Basketball Team advanced to the 2nd round of the Wildcat Shootout at Los Gatos High School with a 46 – 44 win over Willow Glen. Jeff Keller, Reed Foster and Nils Gilbertson led the way for the Bears with 13 points apiece. It was a close one for the Bears as their 8 point lead slipped away in the final minute of the game. With the score tied at 44-44, Jeff Keller drove down the lane for the go ahead shot with only 4 seconds left to play. Willow Glen took the inbounds pass and threw up a desperation shot that fell just short of the rim as time expired and the M-A cardiac kids won their second nail-biter in a row after defeating Sacred Heart Prep last week. Once again, M-A’s award winning 6th Man Club was in full force, cheering on the Bears. The next game for the Bears (2-1) is December 10th vs. Leland High School.

Menlo-Atherton 46, Willow Glen 44
Menlo-Atherton (2-1)
Foster 5 2-2 13, Keller 3 7-11 13, Gilbertson 3 7-8 13, Mullen 1 0-0 3, Perkins 1 1-2 3, Brewer 1 0-0 2
Willow Glen (2-2)
Renneke 9 1-1 22, Abdi 4 2-2 13, Mekanic 3 0-0 6, Meeker 1 0-0 3
3-point goals M-A: Foster 1, Mullen 1 WG: Renneke 3, Abdi 3, Meeker 1


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