Prep Playoff Roundup: Wack powers Arroyo Grande boys to rout of Cerritos

Wack hits six 3-pointers on his way to 24 points, propels Eagles to 65-41 victory in Division 2A playoffs

sports@thetribunenews.comFebruary 20, 2014 

Carson Wack had a game-high 24 points, including six 3-pointers, to lead the Arroyo Grande High boys basketball team to a 65-41 home win over Cerritos in the first round of the CIF-Southern Section Division 2A playoffs.

The Eagles (20-8) had an 11-point lead at halftime and extended their lead to 22 points with a 21-point third quarter. 

Quillan Smith had 11 of his 13 points in the first half and 11 rebounds to go along with Andrew Midyett’s 12 points and eight rebounds. Cobe Williams added 11 points and five assists.

No. 11 seed Arroyo Grande advances to face either sixth-seeded Tustin or Don Lugo on Tuesday in the second round.


Atascadero 52, South El Monte 18

Maddie Leong sunk six 3-point shots and scored 18 points to lead the Greyhounds in their Division 3A first-round playoff victory. 

Sabrina Degnan led Atascadero (15-9) with 13 rebounds and added 11 points. 

The Greyhounds will host Bellflower on Saturday in the second round. 

San Luis Obispo 48, Cabrillo 41

Jessica Judge led the Tigers to the second round of the Division 3A playoffs by recording 15 points, eight rebounds and four blocks. 

Natalia DeMartini chipped in 14 points for San Luis Obispo (14-10), which plays Saturday.   

St. Bernard 39, Morro Bay 30

Sierra Schwellenbach led the Pirates with 15 points, but it was not enough to push them past the Vikings in the first round of the Division 4AA playoffs at home. 

Morro Bay (17-5) grabbed 28 rebounds. 

Flintridge Prep 50, Mission Prep 44

The Royals had the lead midway through the fourth quarter of their Division 4A playoff opener, but turned the ball over 33 times.

I’raya Smith scored a team-high 16 points for the Royals (16-10). 

Joshua Springs 41, Coastal Christian 27

Roni Garrison led the Conquerors (7-9) with 12 blocks, 11 points and six blocks. 

Amy Arnold added nine points and 10 rebounds in the Division 6 loss.

Shalhevet 51, Coast Union 18

Emily McAvoy had six points for the Broncos (7-8) as they failed to score in the second quarter in the Division 6 loss. 


Windward 1, San Luis Obispo 0

Visiting Windward scored 10 minutes into the second half, and the Tigers could not push a tying goal across, falling in the first round of the Division 5 playoffs.

After a scoreless first half, the Wildcats broke through in the 50th minute, when Daniel Green kicked in a goal through traffic inside the 18-yard-box. 

The Tigers, co-champions of the PAC 7, applied consistent pressure for the remaining 30 minutes, but could not find an equalizer. Their two best chances came with seven minutes remaining, when Travis Caldwell Young’s header was punched over the goal by Windward netminder Noah Landry. On the ensuing corner kick, Lukas Holocher’s cross found the head of Griffin Irving, but the ball bounced up off the ground and smacked the crossbar.

Cameron Wright finished with five saves for the Tigers. 

San Luis Obispo earned two corner kicks in stoppage time, but both were booted away by the Wildcats (14-6-1).

Granite Hills 1, Paso Robles 1 (4-3 PK) 

Juan Pino scored a penalty kick with 15 minutes left in regulation for the Bearcats to send their Division 5 first-round match into overtime. 

Pino, Kirby Walton and Josue Ojeda made penalty kicks for Paso Robles (13-12) after overtime, but Matthew Mihelic missed his attempt. 

Juan Carlos Ruiz had four saves for the Bearcats. 

Baldwin Park 3, Arroyo Grande 0

The Eagles gave up an early goal in the first 10 minutes as they went into the half down 1-0.

Arroyo Grande (15-7-2) surrendered two more goals in the second half. Danny Montero had five saves.

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