Palo Alto, Saint Francis set to meet for Schram title

December 30, 2016

Palo Alto and Saint Francis will meet for the boys championship of the Joe Schram Holiday Basketball Classic, hosted by Saint Francis.

In Thursday's semifinals, Palo Alto put four different players in double digits as the Vikings used a big second quarter to down Campolindo, 57-50, while Saint Francis raced past Mountain View, 64-38.

Palo Alto and Campolindo were close after one quarter, with the Vikings leading by four, 16-12. A 24-8 advantage in the second quarter, however, gave Palo Alto a 20-point lead going into halftime, and the Vikings never relinquished that lead. A trio of juniors - Spencer Rojahn, Jared Wulbrun, and Max Dorward - each scored 11 points to lead a balanced attack for Palo Alto, while senior guard Miles Tention hit a pair of three-pointers and contributed 10 points in the winning effort.

Campolindo got 20 points from 6-foot-5 freshman Hunter Clarke, who hit four three-pointers, to go with 14 points from 6-foot-6 senior Chris Wright. The Cougars now face Mountain View in the third-place game on Friday.

Saint Francis, meanwhile, got a huge game from junior guard Logan Johnson, who scored 15 of his 22 points in the first half, as the Lancers led by 18 points at halftime in their win over Mountain View. Oscar Pedraza, Jacob Mihanovic, and Anthony Landphere all scored in double digits as well for Saint Francis, who pulled away to lead by 23 points entering the final eight minutes.

Sophomore Sam Tobin was the lone Mountain View player to score in double digits, with 13 points.

In consolation bracket action, Villa Park defeated San Ramon Valley, 84-57, while Leigh downed Central Valley-Ceres, 57-52. Leigh senior Collin Hill led the Longhorns with 18 points in their victory, while Villa Park senior Caleb Banuelos hit five three-pointers among his 19 points to lead the win over SRV.

Villa Park and Leigh meet for the consolation championship on Friday afternoon.

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