Prep Playoff Roundup: Arroyo Grande advances to water polo semifinals for eighth straight season

Also, Arroyo Grande and Atascadero advance in the girls basketball playoffs

sports@thetribunenews.comFebruary 22, 2014 

The Arroyo Grande High girls water polo team came from behind Saturday to beat Ayala 10-7 in the CIF-Southern Section Division 3 quarterfinals.

The Eagles (22-8) trailed 6-5 at halftime.

Brooklyn Vander Veen and Melanie Popovich each had three goals for Arroyo Grande. 

The Eagles scored two goals in the third and three goals in the fourth, and Ayala did not score in the fourth quarter. 

Alana Benson ended the afternoon with 15 saves. 

Arroyo Grande plays Los Osos on Wednesday at 3:30 p.m. in Irvine. The Eagles are in the semifinals of the Southern Section divisional playoffs for the eighth straight year.


Atascadero 50, Bellflower 31

Sabrina Degnan had a game-high 16 points and 19 rebounds for the Greyhounds in their Division 3AA playoff victory.  

Maddie Leong added 15 points for Atascadero (16-9). 

The Greyhounds were up by four going into the half and put the game out of reach by outscoring Bellflower 17-4 in the third quarter.

La Cañada 44, San Luis Obispo 42

The Tigers were down by two points with eight seconds to go and La Cañada missed a free throw, but the Tigers were unable to grab the rebound. 

San Luis Obispo (14-12) led  by 13 at the start of the second half, and the Tigers led until there were four minutes left in the game. 

Jessica Judge had 12 points for San Luis Obispo. 

Arroyo Grande 41, Hemet 19

Olivia Galindo led the Eagles to a first-round Division 2A playoff win with 10 points. 

Ashlynn Herlihy added nine more for Arroyo Grande (12-14). 

Whitney 54, Templeton 33

Mari Stewart scored a team-high 18 points for the Eagles and had 14 rebounds in the second round of the Division 4AA playoffs. 

Autumn Russell grabbed nine boards for Templeton (23-3) and made its only 3-point shot. 


San Gabriel Academy 62, Coast Union 31

The Eagles pulled away from the Broncos (15-10) in the fourth quarter of the Division 5AA second-round matchup, largely thanks a 10-0 run. 


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