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November 30, 2010 > HAAL sports roundup

HAAL sports roundup

By Kevin Yin

In their home opener, the Mount Eden High School boys basketball team defeated Livermore 84-74 on Monday, Nov. 22. Junior shooting guard Kevin Clerkley led Mt. Eden with 25 points and six assists, while junior center Shamil Sharma added a double-double with 15 points and 11 rebounds. Senior small forward Nick Simi had a huge game in a losing effort for Livermore, with 35 points (including nine 3-pointers), eight rebounds and six assists. Next, Mt. Eden will take on Pinole Valley on Tuesday, Nov. 30.

San Leandro's boys squad dropped their season opener against Deer Valley 79-73 on Saturday, Nov. 27, in the first round of the Nor Cal Tip-Off Classic in Newark. San Leandro jumped out to a 15-point, first-quarter lead but couldn't hold on for the win. Senior point guard Hamed Ali had 28 points for San Leandro. San Leandro will face Newark Memorial on Tuesday, Nov. 30.

Tennyson's girls team split two games this week, first defeating Oakland, 43-32, on Nov. 23 before falling to Skyline, 35-33, on Nov. 27. Junior forward Kianna Foster led Tennyson against Oakland with 15 points, while sophomore shooting guard Keanya Ousley scored 14 points against both Oakland and Skyline. Tennyson is now 2-1 on the season and will next take on John F. Kennedy High in Fremont on Dec. 9.

Hayward girls team defeated McClymonds, 50-37, on Saturday, Nov. 27. Sophomore point guard Kiera Scott paced Hayward with 11 points, with junior forward Erin Muhammed chipping in five points and a team-high eight rebounds. Hayward is now 2-0 on the season; their next game is at Castelmont in Oakland on Monday, Dec. 6.

In soccer, there was a very limited schedule in HAAL, with all games taking place early in the week. On Monday, Nov. 22, Mt. Eden topped Irvington High School, 2-1, in Fremont. Adam Rebello scored the lone goal for Irvington; Mt. Eden's stats were unavailable at press.

On Tuesday, Nov. 23, the two HAAL schools in action -- Hayward and Tennyson -- both left the pitch with a tie on their resume. Hayward accomplished its draw, 2-2, on the road at Mission San Jose High School; Tennyson, however, wasn't able to take advantage of its home field, with St. Joseph Notre Dame coming away with a 3-3 split. Tennyson had three different scorers on the day, Gerardo Zendejas, Netty Orellana and Carlos Valeriano.

Hayward's girls were the only soccer team in HAAL on the field last week, falling 3-0 at home to Encinal High School on Tuesday, Nov. 23.

All the HAAL winter sports pick up beginning Monday, Nov. 29 (scores unavailable at press), and all through the current week and into the new year. Pick up a copy of the Dec. 7 issue of Tri-City Voice for all results on the coming week. Log onto the TCV Sports Web page,, for scores as they happen.

Giovanni Albanese Jr. contributed to this article.

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