Prep Playoff Roundup: San Luis Obispo moves on to girls basketball quarterfinals

San Luis Obispo High blows past Ganesha 57-33 at home in Division 3A playoff game; also, Atascadero and Morro Bay’s teams advance as well in their divisions; Arroyo Grande girls reach water polo semifinals

sports@thetribunenews.comFebruary 16, 2013 

Jessica Judge had 17 points and eight rebounds to lead the No. 4-seeded San Luis Obispo High girls basketball team past visiting Ganesha 57-33 on Saturday and into the CIF-Southern Section Division 3A quarterfinals.

Erica Chandler had 15 points and eight rebounds, Morgan Liebscher had nine points and eight rebounds and Christine Freberg had 10 points for the Tigers (17-10).

San Luis Obispo led 16-7 after the first quarter and 31-14 at halftime before cruising to victory.

Jocelyn Briseno had 14 points, and Priscilla White had 12 for Ganesha, who had only three players score in the game.

The Tigers will play Wednesday at the winner of the South Pasadena-Ocean View playoff game. 

Atascadero 52, Jurupa Hills 50

Sabrina Degnan had 10 points and 15 rebounds to lead the Greyhounds to the Division 3AA quarterfinals.

Sarah Stafford had a game-high 11 points for Atascadero, which trailed by five with three minutes remaining.

Jurupa Hills attempted a potential game-tying 15-foot shot as time expired, but the Greyhound defense forced a low-percentage shot that missed badly,  Atascadero coach Jim Stecher said.

Atascadero next plays at home Wednesday. It is the second straight year the Greyhounds are in the divisional quarterfinals.

Morro Bay 49, Rosary 31

Hannah Gilbert had nine points and 13 rebounds to lead the Pirates (22-3) past Rosary and into the quarterfinals of the Division 4AA playoffs.

Morro Bay will advance to take on Windward of Los Angeles at home Wednesday night. Windward (27-0) is ranked No. 4 in the nation by USA Today.

Nikki Machado and Jerrica Crosby had nine points apiece, and Carli Watt added eight, all in the second half. Crosby had 10 rebounds, and Sierra Schwellenbach had six points and six rebounds.

GIRLS WATER POLO

Arroyo Grande 9, Mira Costa 4

Alexis Elias scored four goals, Brooklyn VanderVeen had three, and the Eagles avenged a season-opening overtime loss to Mira Costa in a Division 3 quarterfinal win.

Melanie Popovich and Delaney Hainesworth added one goal apiece, and Hannah Wadlow had eight saves in goal for Arroyo Grande (23-7), which shut out Mira Costa in the first and fourth quarters.

The No. 6-seeded Eagles, who led 4-0 after the first quarter and 6-2 at halftime, will face No. 2 seed Los Osos in the semifinals Wednesday at the William Woolpert Aquatics Center in Irvine at 3 p.m.

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