Honor Roll: San Mateo County High School Athletes’ Week Best Performances | Local

Kiely Tabaldo and Alexia Bensoussan, Menlo-Atherton Women’s Wrestling. MA’s most seasoned wrestlers, Tabaldo and Bensoussan, each won repeat titles at the PAL Women’s Wrestling Championship Tournament last Friday in South City. Tabaldo, a junior, is a perfect 2-for-2 in PAL title matches after claiming the crown at 113 seconds; she took the top spot in 2020 at 103s. Her MA teammate Gwen Tomkins won the individual title at 103 this season. Bensoussan, a senior, won the title at 133 seconds, marking her second consecutive crown after her championship at 121 seconds in 2020.

Jonathon Claybon, El Camino men’s basketball. The senior captain scored 28 points 57-49 against Oceana and in a 64-62 victory over rivals South City, Claybon earned a record 16.

Elise Evans, Woodside Women’s Football. The Stanford clerk scored a goal in stoppage time to give the Wildcats a 4-3 win over Sequoia to claim the PAL Bay Division Championship. It was Evans’ second goal of the game.

Jordan Beaumont, Aragon Women’s Basketball. Since returning from the COVID roster, Beaumont has lit up the PAL South competition. She went for a game-high 28 points in a 64-55 win over Burlingame, while adding 15 points in a 63-58 loss to Hillsdale.

Marcos Bautista and Nicolas Mandujano, men’s wrestling from Half Moon Bay. Half Moon Bay took second place in the PAL Men’s Wrestling Championship Tournament Tag Team Rankings, but finished just points behind first place. The difference between second place and the Cougars winning their eighth straight PAL tag team title was a late scratch at 134 seconds due to COVID protocols. Otherwise, Bautista and Mandujano would have tag team championships to go along with their individual first-place medals. Bautista topped the podium at 162 seconds with a 10-3 victory over Hillsdale, while Mandujano took a disciplined 6-1 victory in the title match at 197 seconds.

Makena Nitao, Hillsdale women’s basketball. In contention for the PAL South Player of the Year race, Nitao picked up 26 points in a 63-58 victory over Aragon on Friday, who went on to claim an unbeaten division record. She finished with 13 in a 62-39 win over Menlo-Atherton earlier in the week.

Konstantina Konidaris, Capuchino Women’s Soccer. A college footballer for four years, Konidaris had a goal and an assist in a 2-1 win over Half Moon Bay. She did the same in a 2–0 win over El Camino, extending the Mustangs’ unbeaten streak to three in the season finale.

Kevin Marroquin-Mayen, Aragon men’s football. The senior striker helped the Dons win a share of the PAL Bay Division Championship. He scored twice in a 2-0 win over San Mateo and gave Aragon a 2-1 with one goal in a 2-2 draw with Carlmont.

Noah Gagne, San Mateo men’s basketball. Gagne scored a game-high 14 points to lead San Mateo to a stunning knockdown of rival Burlingame. It was the Bearcats’ first win over the Panthers since the 2019-20 season. It was only the fifth win over Burlingame in 33 games, dating back to the 2005 season.

Enzo Cappablanca, Serra boys wrestling. The senior topped the podium in the 172-pound division at the West Catholic Athletic League Men’s Wrestling Championships on Saturday, marking the first individual league title for the Serra standout. Last year, Cappablanca settled for second place in the WCAL tournament but left no doubt this year. He had dominant victories in the semi-finals and finals, scoring first-round pins in each, including his championship win over Mitty in 41 seconds.

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