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Freedom's Smith among East Bay's best

High school basketball season is underway and Freedom's Elliot Smith is one of the players to watch in the East Bay. Smith, who averaged 15.3 points per game last season, nearly led the Falcons to an upset of Salesian on Dec. 3 as he scored 21 points in a 60-58 loss to the Pride. Freedom plays at Monte Vista on Dec. 17 and hosts its own tournament, the RG Invitational, Dec. 19-21.