Arroyo Grande, Atascadero knocked out of boys basketball playoffs

sports@thetribunenews.comFebruary 25, 2014 

The Arroyo Grande High boys basketball team fell on the road 72-64 to Tustin in double overtime in a CIF-Southern Section Division 2A playoff game Tuesday. 

The Eagles (20-9) were ahead for the entire second half of the second-round matchup until the Tillers hit a half-court shot at the end of regulation to force overtime. 

Cobe Williams led Arroyo Grande with 22 points, and fellow guard Carson Wack added 18. 

“Our best matchup was at the guard spot,” coach Ryan Glanville said. “Cobe Williams played really well. He was able get in the paint, distribute and get some easy shots for other players. Tustin’s offensive rebounding was really the difference in the game, especially in the two overtimes.” 

The Eagles were down by five points in the first overtime before coming back to tie it.

Wack missed a 3 as time expired in the first overtime, sending the game into another overtime, where Tustin pulled away.  

“I don’t know that I’ve ever been prouder of a team and the effort they put forth,” Glanville said. “They were outstanding.”   

Servite 49, Atascadero 47

Robbie Berwick nailed a 3-point shot with three seconds to go to pull the Greyhounds within two points of the Friars in the Division 3AA quarterfinals playoff game. 

But the comeback stopped there, and Berwick’s three 3-pointers in the fourth quarter were not enough to save the season for Atascadero (24-3). 

“Small details are what killed us,” Atascadero coach Matt Knudson said. “Not boxing out and going for the rebound, and too many turnovers. We did move the ball well and have great shots. 

“All of the kids played great defense. They played their hearts out and left it all out on the court.” 

Berwick is one of nine seniors who played their final game for the Greyhounds. He finished with a game-high 25 points. He has signed to play collegiately at Florida State.

 

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