Prep Roundup: Mission Prep's state tournament basketball run ends with stunner

Royals have their 12-point lead erased in final four minutes

sports@thetribunenews.comMarch 10, 2013 

The Mission Prep boys basketball team fell to San Gabriel Academy 63-59 in the second round of the CIF Division 5 state tournament Saturday night.

The Royals (25-9) led by 12 points with four minutes remaining, but the Eagles (23-10) stormed back to advance.

“It was a special group of young men,” Mission Prep coach Terrance Harris said. “This team overachieved from the beginning. As difficult as it was for them to have this feeling, we will learn and grow as men. I told them I loved them and I’m proud of them.”

Andy Rowley had a team-high 17 points with six rebounds and four assists for Mission Prep. Connor Woolpert had 17 points and four assists.

Josh Ajayi had a game-high 22 points for San Gabriel Academy, including eight in the fourth quarter.

The Eagles outscored the Royals 22-12 in the fourth quarter. Arnas Dautartas had 19 points.

BASEBALL

Morro Bay 12, Atascadero 4; Atascadero 6, Morro Bay 5 

Shasta Clokey had two RBI in the Pirates’ (2-4) win in the first game of the doubleheader. 

Kurtis Chivens was 2 for 4 with an RBI, and Colt Caravalho was 2 for 5 with an RBI for Morro Bay. Zach Barkus gave up one hit in three innings.

Caravalho was 2 for 3 in the second game. Noah Garcia and Kurtis Chivens were both 1 for 3 with 2 RBI. 

San Luis Obispo 10, Santa Ynez 7

R.J. Hassey was 1 for 2 with two RBI and two runs scored in the Tigers’ victory. 

Garrett Giovannelli was 2 for 3 with an RBI and a run scored. Domenick Fountain had two doubles, two RBI and a run scored for San Luis Obispo (2-3). Joey Benadiba was 3 for 4 with one run scored. 

Nipomo 7, Pioneer Valley 1

David Stevens (1-1) threw a complete game two-hitter to lead Nipomo.

Stevens struck out three, walked one and gave up one earned run.

Nipomo (3-2) scored three runs in the top of the first inning, three more in the sixth and one in the seventh. 

Colton Bloom was 3 for 4 with two RBI, Robby Cano was 2 for 4 with two RBI and Tommy Saenz was 2 for 4 with an RBI.

Dunn 4, Coast Union 2, 8 innings

Coast Union (0-4) took a 2-1 lead in the bottom of the sixth on RBI singles by Quintin Raethke and Gehrig Kniffen.

Dunn scored once in the top of the seventh to tie the score, and twice in the eighth for the win.

Grant Magnuson started for the Broncos and went four innings, allowing two hits and a run and was 2 for 4 at the plate.

SOFTBALL

San Luis Obispo 8, King City 0; San Luis Obispo 4, King City 3

Andrea Reynolds (5-0) won both games for the Tigers, giving up only two hits in five innings with seven strikeouts in the opener. Reynolds was 2 for 3 with one RBI as well. 

Madie Waiters was 2 for 4 with two RBI and a run scored. Erica Chandler was 2 for 4 with three runs and a double.

Reynolds pitched three innings, didn’t allow a hit and had five strikeouts in the nightcap. She was also 3 for 3 with a run scored and an RBI.

Lauren Guastari was 2 for 3, and Waiters was 2 for 3 with two runs and one double. Kimi McCarty had two RBI and Alexis Spencer had a double and an RBI. 

Simi Valley Tournament

Arroyo Grande (2-5) lost 8-0 against Oak Park.

Charlette Yracheta had a double and two RBI in the Eagles’ 8-6 loss to Buena. 

Monica Garcia was 2 for 3 with one RBI in Paso Robles’ 3-2 loss against Kennedy.

Chloe Kerns and Jenna Wookey were both 2 for 3. Megan Clark pitched six innings, giving up five hits for the Bearcats (4-4).

Paso Robles lost its second game 4-2 against Buroughs. Wookey was 2 for 3 with an RBI.

Santa Ynez Tournament

Morro Bay (2-6) fell to Carpinteria 5-2. Alysaa Noriega (0-2) pitched three innings.

The Pirates then beat Bishop Diego 7-6.

Michelle Cordova hit a two-out single in the bottom of the seventh. She then stole second and scored off a base hit by Carli Watt to tie the scored. Watt scored off of two throwing errors for the walk-off win.

Watt was 2 for 3 with three runs scored in the second game, and Lindsey Peters scored three runs. Fallon Molnar was 2 for 3 with two RBI. 

BOYS VOLLEYBALL

SLO Town Tourney

Templeton won the silver bracket division and took fifth place overall. 

The Eagles beat South Madera (25-18) and Hoover (25-10) before downing Arroyo Grande 25-23 in the semifinals.

Ben Schaner had a 92 percent serving average for the tournament. Henri Cherry had 70 kills and Eric Lahargou had 183 assists for Templeton. 

Nipomo won the bronze division, winning 25-23 against Morro Bay and 25-19 against San Luis Obispo. 

Arroyo Grande won its pool and beat California 25-12 before losing to Templeton. 

Jack Empey averaged 15 assists a game for Arroyo Grande.

TRACK AND FIELD

Clovis East Carnival

Arroyo Grande’s Elijah Holt won the boys 110-meter high hurdles (14.9 seconds). 

For San Luis Obispo, Connor Hall won the boys pole vault (15-6). Michaela Rennick was fourth in the girls 1,600 (5:17). 

San Luis Obispo Throwdown

Paso Robles’ Ben Nagengast was first in the boys discus (157-7) and second in the shot put (45-7). The Bearcats won the boys shot put and discus team relays.

San Luis Obispo’s Jack Ferguson won the boys shot put (48-4). 

Taylor Nevitt was second in the girls discus with a throw of 107-6, and Nipomo won the girls team discus relay.

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