Prep Roundup: Templeton wraps up its first LPL girls basketball title

Eagles crush Santa Ynez to clinch championship behind another big game from Stewart; Templeton needs one more victory for perfect league season

sports@thetribunenews.comFebruary 11, 2014 

Mari Stewart scored 20 points and pulled down 15 rebounds as the Templeton High girls basketball team raced past Santa Ynez, 76-37, Tuesday in Templeton to clinch its first Los Padres League title in school history.

The Eagles (21-2, 11-0 LPL) led 29-7 after one quarter and 49-18 at halftime. 

Marissa Torres scored 18 points, including three 3-pointers, and Autumn Russell had 13 points and nine rebounds for Templeton. 

Briana Belmonte had eight points, including a pair of Templeton’s nine 3-pointers.

Stewart, who entered the game averaging 21.5 points and 17.4 rebounds per game, has recorded a double-double in every contest this season. Dating back to last year, the senior has had at least 10 points and 10 rebounds in each of the past 25 games.

Templeton wraps up the regular season Thursday at Nipomo.

Coastal Christian 51, Maricopa 35 

Roni Garrison led the Conquerors to victory with 19 points, 15 rebounds and nine blocks.

Amy Arnold added 15 points and 14 rebounds for Coastal Christian (7-11, 4-4 Coast Valley League).

Coast Union 52, Shandon 27 

The Broncos outscored the Outlaws 38-8 in the second half after Shandon (3-13, 0-9 CVL) led by four at halftime. 

Reagan Kniffen led Coast Union (6-7, 6-3 CVL) with 12 points. 

Michelle Rodriguez scored a game-high 14 points for the Outlaws.


Coast Union 76, Shandon 53

Quinten Raethke led the Broncos (14-9, 7-0 CVL) with 21 points and 13 rebounds.

Shandon’s Cicero Goddard had 36 points.

Santa Ynez 57, Templeton 29

Templeton’s (9-13, 6-5 LPL) Elijah Brooks had a team-high seven points. Robby Kaiser chipped in five points.

Cabrillo 79, Nipomo 61

Luke Nickelson had 17 points, including three 3-pointers, for Nipomo (4-19, 2-9 LPL). Mark Hilbert had 10 points for the Titans. 


Coast Union 2, Orcutt Academy 1

Kaelani Ribeira scored one goal and had six second-half saves for Coast Union (7-11-2). Cristina Plasencia scored on a penalty kick after a foul inside the box. 

Cynthia Cadenna had three saves in the first half.  

Nipomo 2, Cabrillo 0

The Titans’ (9-10-3, 4-5-2) Sophie Rubio assisted Vanessa Avila’s first-half goal, and Taylor Witcher’s second-half tally. 

Julisa Soto had four saves for the Titans.  


Santa Ynez 6, Templeton 2, OT

The Pirates scored four goals in overtime after the Eagles scored twice in the final five minutes of regulation to force overtime.

Matt Mosher and Taylor Burks scored for Templeton (8-10-2, 5-5-2 LPL).  

Lompoc 3, Morro Bay 1

Patrick Keely scored the lone goal for the Pirates (5-17, 2-9 LPL) off an assist from Miguel Garcia. 

Oscar Loeza had nine saves before getting a red card. Javier Valencia replaced Loeza for the final 10 minutes and recorded two saves.  

Cabrillo 3, Nipomo 0

Johann Ayala recorded five saves for Nipomo (7-17, 2-9 LPL).


Morro Bay 13, Santa Maria 4; Cabrillo 16, Morro Bay 6

Katie White led Morro Bay with 10 goals, including six against Santa Maria at the LPL Tournament. 

Victoria White scored four against Santa Maria and two against Cabrillo. 

Sophie Gardner, Naomi Wilson and Miranda Galindo each had one goal against Santa Maria. Taryn Nunes had six saves in each game. 


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