Prep Roundup: Arroyo Grande opens PAC 7 boys basketball play with win over St. Joseph

sports@thetribunenews.comJanuary 3, 2014 

The Arroyo Grande High boys basketball team opened PAC 7 play with a 62-52 victory at St. Joseph on Friday. 

Cobe Williams led the Eagles with 28 points and five assists, and Carson Wack had 17 points and three assists. 

Curtis Schilling grabbed 10 boards and added seven points for Arroyo Grande (11-5 overall).

Andrew Midyett held the Knights’ Keith Datu to 10 points, and Quillan Smith had four steals

San Luis Obispo 66, Pioneer Valley 48

Alex Chai scored a team-high 12 points, and Sam Thompson and Jonathan Edwards added nine points apiece for the Tigers (3-9) in their PAC 7 opener.  

San Luis Obispo, which also got eight points from Matthew Blaney, held a 26-17 halftime lead and erupted for 23 third-quarter points. 

Eric Fonteneau led the Panthers with 13 points, including three 3-pointers, and Andrew Madrigal added 11. 

Righetti 58, Paso Robles 33

Cameron Walker scored 24 points and had seven rebounds against the Bearcats. 

Quinn Parker was the top scorer for Paso Robles (9-5, 0-1 PAC 7) with 12.  

GIRLS BASKETBALL 

Righetti 45, Paso Robles 37

Kailey Warren led the Bearcats with eight points as they opened PAC 7 play with a loss. 

Natalie Varahona, Alyssa Miller and Grace Rosa all scored seven points for Paso Robles (1-13).   

The Bearcats were without leading scorer Gwen Lundy, who injured her knee in practice earlier this week. 

St. Joseph 55, Arroyo Grande 44

Arroyo Grande could not overcome a slow start, scoring only eight points and trailing by 12 after the first quarter en route to losing its PAC 7 opener. 

Ashlyn Herlihy led the Eagles (5-9) with 17 points, and Olivia Galindo had 14 points. 

Free-throw shooting was the difference as Arroyo Grande shot 10 of 23 from the line compared to the Knights’ 14 for 14.

Pioneer Valley 60, San Luis Obispo 33

The Panthers’ 13 made 3-pointers proved to be too much for the Tigers, who were outscored in every quarter. 

Jessica Judge scored a game-high 22 points for San Luis Obispo (7-4, 0-1 PAC 7).

Nipomo 52, Santa Ynez 42

Taylor Nevitt stole the ball for the Titans and made a half-court shot at the end of the first quarter in leading Nipomo to a win in its Los Padres League opener.

Nevitt finished with 13 points, six steals and five blocked shots for Nipomo (3-11).

Mercedes Rodriguez led the Titans with 20 points and nine steals. 

Templeton wins twice

At the Wolverine Shootout in San Diego, Briana Belmonte scored 15 points to lead Templeton to a 66-36 win over Bishop, and Mari Stewart had 18 points, 23 rebounds and four steals in a 56-37 win over El Capitan.

Stewart also had 13 points and 19 rebounds against Bishop as the Eagles pulled away with a 22-5 third-quarter advantage.

Against El Capitan, Annie Elterman had 17 points for the Eagles (10-2), and Autumn Russell had 11 rebounds. 

BOYS SOCCER 

Arroyo Grande 10, St. Joseph 1

Josh Wilkins had a hat trick, leading the Eagles over the Knights in the PAC 7 opener for both teams.

Hossanna Cassidy, Christian Merino and Miguel Fergoso all scored two goals  for Arroyo Grande (5-3-2). 

San Luis Obispo 3, Pioneer Valley 1

Ben Lindahl scored two goals for the Tigers, and Travis Caldwell-Young also scored as San Luis Obispo opened PAC 7 play with a win.

Cameron Wright had five saves for San Luis Obispo (8-2-2). 

Paso Robles 2, Righetti 0

Carson Barker scored the first goal in the Bearcats’ shutout of the Warriors. 

The Righetti goalkeeper tackled Barker later in the game, and Rafael Roman converted the penalty kick for Paso Robles (9-4, 1-0 PAC 7). 

GIRLS SOCCER 

San Luis Obispo 3, Pioneer Valley 0

Sydney Knauer assisted Sydney Tamaki on the first goal and then went on to score the next two for the Tigers in their PAC 7 opener.

Lily McCann had four saves in goal for San Luis Obispo (7-2-2). 

Righetti 2, Paso Robles 0

Natalya Marcobe had 12 saves for the Bearcats (9-4), as Paso Robles fell to the Warriors in its first PAC 7 match.

Nipomo 1, Mission Prep 0

Vanessa Avila scored the game’s only goal for Nipomo (3-6-2), which also had two saves from goalkeeper Yocelyn Lopez. 

WRESTLING

Atascadero New Year’s Revolution

The round-robin Friday set up the seeding for today’s tournament, and Morro Bay had two wrestlers go undefeated. 

Richard Beecham (152 pounds) and Chris Maez (182) were both 2-0 on the day for the Pirates. 

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