Atascadero 53, Righetti 50
A seven-point Atascadero lead nearly evaporated in the final seconds after a 7-0 run by Righetti tied the game at 49, but a couple free throws and an Elijah Cooks bucket helped the Greyhounds hold on for the 53-50 win.
“Any time you can get a win on the road at Righetti you pack your stuff and get out of town quick,” Atascadero coach Fred Perry said.
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Atascadero (10-5, 2-2 PAC 8) got balanced scoring, a key, Perry said, after Cooks and Gabe Perry got into early foul trouble.
Michael McClain led the way with 11 points, Marco Rojas added nine points and four assists and Kyler Warren and Trevor Howell had eight points each.
Cooks finished with seven points and nine rebounds and Perry had seven points.
Atascadero plays on the road again on Friday at San Luis Obispo.
Arroyo Grande 46, Paso Robles 32
Patrick Angle scored 15 points for Arroyo Grande to beat Paso Robles in a low-scoring affair.
Arroyo Grande’s defense held the Bearcats defense to single digits in the final three quarters.
Gage Antonio added seven points for Arroyo Grande (10-7, 2-2 PAC 8).
AG plays Pioneer Valley in Arroyo Grande on Friday.
San Luis Obispo 60, Pioneer Valley 52
Nick Attala scored a team-high 19 points and Alex Chai and Seth Moore each scored 13 for the Tigers. Augusto Supertino added 10 points for San Luis Obispo.
“It wasn’t a pretty game but we pulled it out,” coach Jeff Brandow said, whose team improves to 12-6 and 3-1 in the PAC 8. “ (Our) free throw shooting and rebounding was the difference in the game.”
San Luis Obispo takes on Atascadero on Friday.
St. Joseph 55, Mission Prep 39
Kyle Colvin had 14 points and Matthew Blaney had seven in the Royals’ loss.
“St. Joe’s did a better job of executing,” coach Terrance Harris said. “They won more of the 50-50 balls than we did.”
Mission Prep (8-8, 3-1 PAC 8) takes on Paso Robles on Friday.
Pioneer Valley 47, San Luis Obispo 41
San Luis Obispo trailed by 12 at the half but rallied to take a 41-37 lead with just under three minutes to play as Pioneer Valley went on a 10-0 run to win.
“I’m proud of the way we fought, but we have to learn how to start and finish games,” San Luis Obispo coach Dan Monroe said.
San Luis Obispo (8-7, 1-3 PAC 8) hosts Atascadero on Friday.
Mission Prep 56, St. Joseph 38
The Mission Prep girls basketball team got its first road win of the league season on Wednesday night with a 56-38 win over St. Joseph.
Noelle Laird led the way for the Mission Prep (8-7, 2-2) with a 16-point performance.
Jenna Lee and Jennifer Laird added 12 points each.
Mission Prep hosts Paso Robles on Friday.
Atascadero 6, Righetti 0
Brian Vazquez had two goals and Connor Setting had four assists to earn Atascadero’s first PAC 8 win of the season. Alex Marca, Christian Maldonado, Benji Garcia and Manny Perez each had goals and Carson Setting had eight saves in goal for the Greyhounds (9-4, 1-2).
Atascadero takes on San Luis Obispo on Friday.
San Luis Obispo 5, Pioneer Valley 0
San Luis Obispo High stayed undefeated with a 5-0 win Wednesday night in San Luis Obispo.
After leading 1-0 at halftime, San Luis Obispo (11-0-1, 4-0 PAC 8) got four second half goals to close the game.
Four freshmen — Amelia Corpuz-Carr, Maddie Johnson, Ari Maz and Olivia Ortiz — had goals for the Tigers. Junior Kristina Smelser also scored and five different Tigers had assists.
San Luis Obispo plays again Friday night at Atascadero.
Atascadero 4, Righetti 1
Faye Pineda scored a goal and assisted on another for Atascadero in a 4-1 win over Righetti.
“It was a physical game with a lot of emotion but I was happy how our girls played,” Atascadero coach Miguel Figueroa said.
Allison Keil opened up the scoring in the second minute for Atascadero (10-1-1, 3-1 PAC 8). Serena Ramirez scored on a rebound goal for the Greyhounds second of the night and Rachael Foley scored on a Pineda assist.
Pineda scored on a break-away goal from mid-field on an assist from Foley for the Greyhounds final tally of the night.
Mission Prep 1, St. Joseph 1
Two overtimes wasn’t enough to decide the game between Mission Prep and St. Joseph as the teams played to a 1-1 tie.
The Royals opened the scoring in the 30th minute with shot from 20 yards out from Sammi Fernandez. Eight minutes later, the Knights tied it up with a Julia Laggren goal.
"Both teams alternated moments of control of the match,” Mission Prep coach Gil Braga said. “We missed a couple of opportunities to score a second goal and so did they. In the end I feel like it was a fair result."
Mission Prep (8-3-1, 2-0-1 PAC 8) had 13 shots and Gabby Flores made 6 saves for the Royals.
Mission Prep travels to take on Paso Robles on Friday.
Girls Water Polo
Arroyo Grande 18, Pioneer Valley 1
Every player on the Arroyo Grande water polo team scored one goal Wednesday in the Eagles 18-1 win over Pioneer Valley.
The win gave Arroyo Grande (15-1, 3-0 PAC 8) its 123rd-straight league win.
Isabella Govea had three saves in goal for Arroyo Grande.
On Tuesday, the Eagles will face Atascadero at home.