In a game pitting the top two boys basketball teams in the PAC 7 last season, Righetti High came out ahead of defending champion Arroyo Grande 69-52 in Santa Maria on Friday.
With the score tied at 12 after the first quarter, the Eagles (11-5, 0-2 PAC 7) fell behind 31-27 at halftime and never recovered.
DeSean Scott scored 11 points and had six rebounds for Arroyo Grande, Matt Willkomm, Carson Wack and Brennan Rivera scored nine apiece and Cobe Williams had six points and six assists for the Eagles.
Cameron Walker led the Warriors with a game-high 22 points, and Marcus
McMorris and Landon Brown each had 12 for Righetti.
Pioneer Valley 61, Paso Robles 59
Josh Wilson-Murry scored 22 points for the Bearcats (4-10, 0-2), but it wasn’t enough as Paso Robles fell for the second consecutive game to open the PAC 7 season.
Rudy Binkele had 13 points, and Jaylon Davis added 12 for the Bearcats.
Morro Bay 40, Santa Ynez 39
Luke Munds sank a 3-pointer at the buzzer to lift Morro Bay to a Los Padres League road victory.
Morro Bay coach Mike Godsey said the winning play was drawn up by Munds himself during a timeout.
Munds had a game-high 21 points, including three 3-pointers. Elijah Lampley had nine points and 17 rebounds for Morro Bay (7-9, 2-1).
Chase Sanchez led Santa Ynez with 13 points.
Valley Chr. Academy 80, North County Chr. 21
Blake Marchell had 14 points and five rebounds for the Crusaders in their Coast Valley League loss to the Lions on the road.
Nolan Cannon had six points and eight rebounds for North County Christian (2-7, 1-3).
Santa Maria 56, Nipomo 50
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Arroyo Grande 43, Righetti 28
Olivia Galindo had 12 points and six steals, and Jordan Robinson added 11 points and five rebounds for the Eagles (8-7, 1-1), who held the Warriors to two third-quarter points in Arroyo Grande’s first PAC 7 win of the season.
Ashlyn Herlihy added six points and nine rebounds, and Alex Mero had four points, five steals and three assists for Arroyo Grande.
Pioneer Valley 55, Paso Robles 36
The Bearcats (7-7, 1-1 PAC 7) led by as many as 21 points in the second quarter before a full-court press allowed the Panthers to rally for the road victory.
Molly Donovan had 12 points, and Katie Ryan had eight points for Paso Robles, which was outscored 33-10 in the second half.
Morro Bay 51, Santa Ynez 8
Hannah Gilbert had 13 points, Sierra Schwellenbach added 10, and Morro Bay led Santa Ynez 23-0 at halftime in an LPL game.
Kara Schmidt and Jerrica Crosby added seven points apiece for Morro Bay (9-3, 3-0).
Nipomo 39, Santa Maria 25
Taylor Nevitt scored 11 points for the Titans (7-8) in their home win over the Saints.
Arroyo Grande 3, Righetti 1
Juan Jazo had a goal and an assist to lead the Eagles (9-7, 2-0 PAC 7) to the win.
Josh Wilkins and Miguel Fregoso added one goal apiece, Raul Munoz had an assist and Aaron Friedman had five saves in goal for Arroyo Grande.
San Luis Obispo 2, Atascadero 0
The Tigers scored two second-half goals to defeat the Greyhounds on the road.
Alex Maier scored first for San Luis Obispo off a free kick, and Chris Poh scored off an assist by Mo Morales.
Goalkeeper Michael Lambert had five saves for San Luis Obispo (8-4-2, 1-1 PAC 7).
Pioneer Valley 3, Paso Robles 2, 2 OT
Daniel Viramontes and Rafael Roman each scored once, and Johnny Rodriguez had one assist in the loss for the Bearcats.
Juan Carlos Ruiz had eight saves in goal for Paso Robles (5-5-2, 0-2 PAC 7).
Arroyo Grande 4, Righetti 1
Nadine Reed scored three goals to lead the Eagles (7-0-6, 1-0-1) to a PAC 7 win.
Elizabeth Reed added one goal, and Alyssa Nevis and Jane Summers had one assist apiece for Arroyo Grande.
San Luis Obispo 3, Atascadero 0
Brady Candaele scored twice and had one assist in the Tigers’ PAC 7 home win over the Greyhounds.
Darla Berkefeld scored once, and goalkeeper Lily McCann had eight saves for San Luis Obispo (8-6-1, 2-0).
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Arroyo Grande Winter Classic Tournament
Arroyo Grande advanced to the quarterfinals after defeating Thousand Oaks 10-3 and Costa Mesa 11-4.
Melanie Papovich scored three goals for the Eagles against Thousand Oaks, and Alexis Elias had a team-high five goals in the win over Costa Mesa.
Hannah Wadlow totaled 17 saves in goal on the day for Arroyo Grande (11-2).
San Luis Obispo (5-9) fell 9-5 to Rio Mesa and 16-5 to Ventura. The Tigers’ Anna Mullen had 22 saves in goal over the two games.
Atascadero defeated Santa Ynez 10-8 but later fell to Roosevelt 16-14.
Paso Robles started the day with a 9-7 win over Oxnard. The Bearcats later lost to Newbury Park 17-6.
Nipomo fell to Cabrillo 15-10 and to Louisville 13-5.