Prep Roundup: Arroyo Grande falls to St. Joseph in 2 OT in boys basketball

San Luis Obispo, Templeton victorious in boys basketball league contests

sports@thetribunenews.comJanuary 29, 2014 

Arroyo Grande High lost to St. Joseph 56-50 in double overtime Wednesday night in a PAC 7 boys basketball road game. 

Both teams started out slow as the Warriors were up 15-13 at halftime. 

The Eagles (15-7, 5-2 PAC 7) came out of the half scoring 19 points in the third quarter but let St. Joseph (7-13, 4-3 PAC 7) back in the game. They scored only five points in the fourth quarter as the Knights forced overtime.

Cobe Williams had a game-high 29 points for the Eagles. 

San Luis Obispo 53, Pioneer Valley 47

Matthew Blaney led the Tigers with 13 points and three 3-pointers as they got out to a 12-point lead at the half. 

San Luis Obispo (4-15, 2-6 PAC 7) hung on in the second half despite scoring only 17 points.

Templeton 51,Santa Maria 46 

Will Mehring had 21 points and 11 rebounds in the Eagles’ win. 

The two teams were tied at halftime, before Templeton (8-11, 5-3 Los Padres League) outscored Santa Maria 12-5 in the third quarter.

The Eagles’ largest lead of the night was 12 in the fourth quarter, but then the Saints went on a run to come within five. 

Aidan Sarbeck had 10 rebounds to go along with his eight points for Templeton. 

Cabrillo 77, Morro Bay 35

Morro Bay was only down by five at the end of the first quarter but a 32-point second quarter by the Conquistadores proved to be too much. 

The Pirates (1-20, 0-8 LPL) were led by Solomon Ruddell’s 11 points and Marjoe Delacruz’s eight points.

GIRLS BASKETBALL 

Pioneer Valley 52, San Luis Obispo 24 

Jessica Judge provided the majority of the Tigers’ offense, scoring 18 of their 24 points. 

Judge also had four steals for San Luis Obispo (11-7, 3-4 PAC 7). 

Righetti 54, Paso Robles 25

Kailey Warren had 10 points for the Bearcats (0-7 PAC 7). 

St. Joseph 43, Arroyo Grande 41

The Eagles got out to a slow start, scoring four points in the first quarter, and were down by 16 at the half. 

Arroyo Grande (8-12, 3-4 PAC 7) came back to tie the score in the final minutes of but could not make its free throws to put the Warriors away. 

Ashlyn Herlihy led the Eagles with 16 points and 10 rebounds.

Templeton 72, Santa Maria 34

Mari Stewart led the Eagles with 26 points and nine rebounds against the Saints. 

Paige O’Sullivan went 5 of 6 from the foul line and dished out nine assists for Templeton (18-2, 8-0 LPL). 

Marissa Torres added 13 points for the Eagles. 

Morro Bay 53, Cabrillo 33 

Nikki Machado and Kara Schmidt both scored a team-high 12 points for the Pirates.

Olivia MacDonald added 11 points, and Sierra Schwellenbach had seven points and 10 rebounds for Morro Bay (14-2, 7-1 LPL). 

BOYS SOCCER

Pioneer Valley 3, San Luis Obispo 1

The Panthers got off to a quick start against the Tigers, going up 2-0 within the first five minutes of the game.

At the start of the week, San Luis Obispo (13-4-2, 5-2) was the top-ranked team in the CIF-Southern Section Division 5 poll. 

Ben Lindahl scored the Tigers’ lone goal off a penalty kick at the end of the game. 

Cameron Wright recorded five saves for San Luis Obispo.

Arroyo Grande 6, St. Joseph 1 

Hosanna Cassidy led the Eagles with two goals, and sophomore Fernando Danda scored his first goal of the season.

Danny Montero and Marco Figuero both had one save for Arroyo Grande (11-4-2, 6-1 PAC 7).  

Righetti 3, Paso Robles 0

Despite eight opportunities to score, including five one-on-one situations, the Bearcats were unable to capitalize. 

The Warriors scored three goals out of four chances. 

Juan Carlos Ruiz had one save for Paso Robles (10-8, 3-4 PAC 7). 

GIRLS SOCCER 

Arroyo Grande 2, St. Joseph 1, OT

For the fourth time this season, the Eagles had their match go into overtime and for the first time, they came away victorious. 

Rocio Romero knocked in the winning goal for Arroyo Grande (10-4-4, 

4-0-3 PAC 7) off a corner kick from Briana Welch. 

Welch scored a goal in the first half to tie it at 1-1. 

Kendall Bowers had two saves in the first half, and Sarah Doughty had five in the second half and overtime. 

The goal Bowers gave up in the first half is only the second that the Eagles have given up in league play this season.  

San Luis Obispo 3, Pioneer Valley 1

Katarina Drake scored in the opening minute, and Ellee Shields also scored in the first half goal to give the Tigers a 2-1 lead at the half. 

Sydney Knauer scored an insurance goal in the second half for San Luis Obispo (11-3-3, 5-1-1 PAC 7) off a cross from Shields.

Atascadero 8, Orcutt Academy 0

Nique Mack’s two goals in the first half, including one in the first 30 seconds, set the tone for the Greyhounds (11-7-1, 1-4-1 PAC 7.) 

They went up 4-0 at the half. 

Rachel Andrade also had two goals for Atascadero. 

Keara Blodgett, Brittni Frace, Cass Craker and Jessica Rouse also scored for the Greyhounds.

GIRLS WATER POLO

Santa Ynez 16, Morro Bay 6

Katie White scored three goals for the Pirates (1-9, 0-3 LPL). 

Tori White had two goals, and Luna Bailey rounded out the scoring.

Taryn Nunes made seven saves.

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