Varsity Boys Basketball

2021/2022 Season Schedule

Legend:  Postponed  Cancelled/Season Over

Date Opponent Location Dismissal Departure Start Results
Thu 11/18 St. Ignatius (CCS Sportsmanship Game) St. Ignatius   5:00pm 7:00pm  
Sat 11/20 Gunn (scrimmage) Home: Athletic Center - Main Court     1:00pm  
Fri 11/26 Alumni Game Home: Athletic Center - Main Court     TBA  
Fri 12/3 M-A Home: Athletic Center - Main Court     7:00pm  
Tue 12/7 Burlingame Tournament vs TBA Burlingame HS   TBA TBA  
Thu 12/9 Burlingame Tournament vs TBA Burlingame HS   TBA TBA  
Fri 12/10 Burlingame Tournament vs TBA Burlingame HS   TBA TBA  
Sat 12/18 Piedmont Hills Menlo Atherton HS     1:00pm  
Mon 12/27 Torrey Pines Holiday Classic vs TBA Torrey Pines HS     TBA  
Tue 12/28 Torrey Pines Holiday Classic vs TBA Torrey Pines HS     TBA  
Wed 12/29 Torrey Pines Holiday Classic vs TBA Torrey Pines HS     TBA  
Thu 12/30 Torrey Pines Holiday Classic vs TBA Torrey Pines HS     TBA  
Tue 1/4 Priory* Priory   5:05pm 6:30pm  
Thu 1/6 Pinewood* Home: Athletic Center - Main Court     6:30pm  
Sat 1/8 SHP* Home: Athletic Center - Main Court     7:30pm  
Tue 1/11 Harker* Harker   4:45pm 6:30pm  
Fri 1/14 Eastside* Home: Athletic Center - Main Court     6:00pm  
Tue 1/18 CSUS* Crystal Springs Upland School   4:50pm 6:30pm  
Fri 1/21 TKA* Home: Athletic Center - Main Court     7:30pm  
Tue 1/25 Priory* Home: Athletic Center - Main Court     6:30pm  
Fri 1/28 Pinewood* Pinewood   6:05pm 7:30pm  
Tue 2/1 SHP* Sacred Heart Prep     7:00pm  
Fri 2/4 Eastside* Eastside Prep   3:35pm 5:00pm  
Tue 2/8 Harker* Home: Athletic Center - Main Court     6:30pm  
Wed 2/9 Half Moon Bay Half Moon Bay HS   4:30pm 6:30pm  
Fri 2/11 CSUS* Home: Athletic Center - Main Court     6:30pm  
Tue 2/15 TKA* Kings Academy   4:45pm 6:30pm  

About the Team

 A consistent Central Coast Section qualifier. Menlo advanced to the quarterfinals before falling to eventual champion Carmel in 2019. Winning back-to-back league titles, the Knights closed a historic 2018 season with an incredible 25-4 record, earned a program-first CCS Open bid, and climbed to the NorCal Div. I semifinals. The 2017 Knights brought home the section championship—its first since 2013 and its eighth in school history. Menlo then advanced to the second round of NorCals. The Knights won five consecutive league titles, each with 20-victory seasons in 2005-2009.Menlo captured CCS championships in 2008, 2009, and 2013, advancing to the CIF state NorCal quarterfinals in each of those seasons. 

ABOUT THE COACH

Ben Batory (first season)

Batory has coached high school basketball for two decades, including a stint as Menlo’s varsity assistant in the 2018-19 season. Batory is coming off a pandemic-shortened season as varsity head coach for Aragon High where he led all aspects of the program. He guided training for nearly 40 players through a 12-week season under strict COVID-19 protocol. The Dons earned a first-round bye then defeated Gunn to advance to the CCS Div. II quarterfinals.
He earned his bachelors in political science from Amherst, where he played for three seasons and earned all-conference honors. A professional basketball player for five seasons, Batory represented teams from Switzerland, Mauritius, Malta, Ireland and Costa Rica. He returned to the states and started his coaching career as an assistant in New York, Florida and the Bay Area. He was also head coach of Canisius High in New York. He is a senior vice president of Franklin Equity Group of Franklin Templeton.