Depth carries Lincoln to win 

Freshman Hallie Meneses had a team-high 20 points as the Lincoln girls’ basketball team edged Burton 46-42 in an Academic Athletic Association game Friday.

The Mustangs (12-8, 3-2 AAA) came back from a 26-18 halftime deficit with speed, ball control and a notably deeper bench than Burton (5-8, 3-3).

"They only have eight girls and they can’t outlast us on the court," Lincoln coach Jason Lee said. "We have to have a faster, up-tempo game."

The deeper roster gave Lincoln the fresh legs in the second half to maintain the tempo while Burton began to tire. However, the strong efforts of Lincoln starters, especially the backcourt, made the difference on the scoreboard. Point guard Kelly Huey had 11 points on the game and combined with shooting guard Meneses, who hit three of her four 3-pointers in the third quarter. Huey hit two foul shots with 9 seconds left to extend the lead from two points to four and clinch the win.

"I’d like to take credit, but I’m lucky," Lee said. "This is the first year I’ve coached here where I didn’t have to worry about the guard spot."

The Mustangs’ defense also played its part, keeping Pumas star Mone Peoples in check with 23 points, 17 of which she made in the first half. Lee said that one key to getting a victory over Burton would be controlling the Pumas’ top scoring threat, who was averaging 24 points per game.

"We talked about shutting down Peoples," Lee said. "She was getting shots, but she had to earn it a lot more."

Washington 45, Galileo 42

Senior Steph Truong had 17 points and 11 rebounds to lead the Eagles (7-11, 5-0) over the Lions (7-11, 3-4). Galileo had a chance to tie the game late, but Melissa Wong’s desperation 3-pointer in the final seconds came up short.

"We got tired at the end," Galileo coach Don Papa said. "We also rushed our shots."

Rachelle Hwee added nine points for Washington, which has now ripped off six straight wins after a 1-11 start.

But the Eagles are still looking for more.

"We haven’t played to our full potential yet," Truong said.

— Colleen Farrell

BAY COUNTIES LEAGUE

Leadership 51, Bay 49 (OT)

Leshay Wallace scored 21 points to lead the Griffin (3-11, 2-2) to an overtime win over the Breakers (8-7, 2-2).

Bay’s Kelly Wyatt’s deep 3-pointer with seven seconds remaining in regulation tied the score at 43-43 and forced overtime.

The extra period went back-and-forth until Wallace made a 3-footer in the final seconds to give Leadership the win.

"I was just thinking about how bad I wanted to win," Wallace said, smiling. "It feels great to get our second [league] win."

Amelia Mostovoy scored 18 points and pulled down five rebounds to lead the Breakers.

— Amanda Stupi

Lick-Wilmerding 41, University 35

Amanda Brown had nine points and nine rebounds as the Tigers (11-6, 4-1) won a physical and sometimes sloppy game over the Red Devils (8-9, 1-4).

Traci Chang added eight points for Lick-Wilmerding, including a key layup midway through the fourth quarter after University had cut a double-digit lead down to four. Stephanie Lee scored seven points for the Red Devils, who shot 3-of-28 from the field in the first half and could never recover.

— Matt Elliser

Urban 59, Drew 19

Allison Weston had 16 points and 10 rebounds and Jen Marquez added 14 points and nine assists as the Blues (17-1, 5-0) cruised past the Dragons (0-5, 0-15).

— Staff report

International 37, Pescadero 18

Julia Hechanova scored 12 of her 14 points in the first half as the Jaguars (7-9, 3-1) dispatched the Vikings. Lauren Lightbody and Rachel each added eight points for International, which led 10-4 after the first quarter and 25-8 at halftime. Hechanova also had 12 rebounds.

— Staff report

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