Menlo News January 20, 2023

Knights 1983 state championship team reunited

Knights fall to SHP on buzzer-beater

Menlo School’s Lucas Vogel converted a three-point play to tie the score, but Sacred Heart dropped a buzzer-beater to win 61-59 Friday night before a packed Athletic Center crowd. Not unexpectedly, the fans got a thriller of a game which typically happens between these teams, records aside.
As time expired, the Gators missed their first attempt, then junior Erick Osterloh grabbed the rebound and released a shot right before the final buzzer.
Vogel finished with 20 points and three steals, junior Julian Brooks posted 10 points and sophomore Tate Cohen added nine. Will Eggemeier, a senior, had seven points and five rebounds for Menlo
Menlo-SHP boys' basketball 1.20.2023 Menlo-SHP boys' basketball 1.20.2023
Credit: Pam McKenney
Menlo trailed 19-15 after the first quarter, then took a 33-31 halftime lead when Will Eggemeier scored three of his seven second-quarter points on a long-range baseline jumper.
SHP pulled away before the Knights’ Brooks went on a tear late third period, sinking a three to close the gap 44-41. He added a pair of free throws on each side of a rebound and the Knights trails 47-45. SHP added free throws and a basket to stretch the lead 52-25.
The Knights weren’t going away and started the fourth quarter with a 6-0 run in the first four minutes. Brooks Mead started the fourth with a steal and a layup then a steal and dish to Vogel. Sam Reznik added another basket and the Knights trailed 52-51. With 1:31 left. Mead pulls down a rebound, then assists sophomore Tate Cohen and the Knights trailed 59-56 with 1:31 left. Vogel then muscled in the putback and the subsequent free throw to tie the score.


Knights 1983 state championship team reunion

It’s been 40 years since the 1983 Menlo basketball team won the school’s first state title, and several alumni returned to campus to celebrate at halftime of the boys’ game. 

Matt Halprin, John Paye and Jervis Williams of the Class of ’83, Eric Reveno and Mike Texido of the Class of ’84, along with teacher Gaylord Smith and KnightMares member Mike Goode joined mid-court during the middle of a edge-of-your-seats rivalry game