With three seconds left on the clock Friday, Harry Labastida of the Nipomo High boys basketball team stole the ball to seal the Titans’ 60-58 home win against Morro Bay, one of 23 steals for Nipomo in the game.
Luke Nicholson had a team-high 16 points for Nipomo (4-13, 2-5 Los Padres League). Matt Ramsey added nine points for Nipomo, and Freddy Ruiz had nine rebounds.
Jordan Amato led Morro Bay (1-17, 0-7 LPL) with 11 points.
“Morro Bay was hungry, and they hustled,” Nipomo coach Fernando Loera said. “It was all-out effort for our team on defense, and with Morro Bay hitting all those 3-pointers, it was hard to stop them.”
The Pirates made nine 3-pointers.
Atascadero 69, Pioneer Valley 60
The Panthers tried to make a late rally, hitting six 3-pointers in the fourth quarter but Atascadero’s (16-2, 6-0 PAC 7) 15-point lead was too much to overcome.
Robbie Berwick led the Greyhounds with 23 points.
Joe Johnson added 18 points, and Connor Kim had 17 points for the Greyhounds.
Righetti 54, San Luis Obispo 50
The Tigers started slow and were down by four in the first quarter but took back the lead as they went up by one in the second.
They carried their lead to the fourth quarter but shot 3 for 12 from the free-throw line and scored only seven points in the final quarter.
Chase Braun led San Luis Obispo (3-15, 1-6 PAC 7) with 13 points.
Mission Prep 72, Marshall 32
Quinton Adlesh led the Royals (15-4) with 22 points and also had four assists.
Brandon Jones and Kyle Stewart added 11 and 10 points, respectively, for Mission Prep, and Stewart also had eight rebounds.
San Luis Obispo 52, Righetti 48
Jessica Judge had a game-high 20 points to go along with five rebounds and two blocks for the Tigers (11-6, 3-3 PAC 7).
Natalia Demartini added 11 points and 10 rebounds, and Stephanie Brenner had eight points and 13 rebounds for San Luis Obispo.
St. Joseph 51, Paso Robles 16
The Bearcats remained winless in PAC 7 play after falling to the Knights.
Natalie Martin scored a team-high four points for Paso Robles (1-17, 0-6 PAC 7).
Templeton 50, Lompoc 34
Templeton’s Mari Stewart had 21 points and 17 rebounds.
Paige O’Sullivan added 14 points and five assists for the Eagles (16-2, 6-0 LPL), who led by 11 after one quarter and by 27 entering the fourth period.
Morro Bay 53, Nipomo 19
Kara Schmidt led the Pirates with 15 points in their win over the Titans.
Sierra Schwellenbach added 13 points for Morro Bay (13-2, 6-1 LPL).
Coastal Christian 41, Cuyama Valley 23
Amy Arnold led the Conquerors over the Bears with 13 points and 11 rebounds.
Roni Garrison grabbed 15 boards, blocked nine shots and dished out five assists for Coastal Christian (3-12, 3-3 Coast Valley League).
San Luis Obispo 3, Righetti 1
The Tigers led 1-0 at the half on a Lukas Holocher goal.
Travis Caldwell-Young and Ben Lindahl scored in the second half for San Luis Obispo (13-3-3, 5-1 PAC 7), sandwiched around a Righetti goal.
The Tigers’ Cameron Wright had four saves.
Mission Prep 5, Bishop Diego 2
Stephen Orradre had two goals for the Royals (5-6-3), who scored five straight goals after falling behind 1-0 early on.
Marcel Graingen, Ryan Van Til and David Miller also scored for the Royals, who had five saves from Justin
McKeague and three from Paul Tomkins, who assisted on Van Til’s goal.
Atascadero 1, Pioneer Valley 0
Rachel Andrade broke away to score the game’s only goal for the Greyhounds in the first 10 minutes.
Emily Johnson recorded seven saves for Atascadero (10-7-1, 1-4-1 PAC 7).
Paso Robles 3, St. Joseph 1
Karol Rendon, Nadine Vargas and Aundrea Mendoz all scored for the Bearcats (11-7, 2-4 PAC 7).
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Paso Robles won its first game 17-2 against Huenemme. Shannon Rees and Laileha Vermy each had four goals for the Bearcats (8-10), while Lauren Reed and Zoe Zepp had three. Kelsey Lewis had seven saves.
Paso Robles lost its second game 8-7 to Temple City after trailing 7-3 entering the fourth period. Rees had three goals for the Bearcats, who got seven saves from Kelsey Lewis.
San Luis Obispo lost 5-4 to Carpinteria after being tied 2-2 in the third period. Anna Mullen had 12 saves for the Tigers (5-10).
San Luis Obispo lost to Westlake 13-4 after being up 3-2 after the first quarter. Addie Foster had two goals, and Anna Mullen had 12 saves.
Atascadero (12-7) lost 12-8 to Newbury Park as Kylie Ferree had three goals, and Alani Rinkenberger and Tori Comin had two goals apiece. Lauren Giggy had five saves.
The Greyhounds then defeated Malibu 9-4. Emily Ferree, Hannah Livengood and Courtney McCarthy each had two goals. Giggy had four saves, and Rylie Brown had two.
Morro Bay lost to Moorpark 12-6 as Katie While had four goals for the Pirates (0-6), and Taryn Nunes had eight saves in goal.