The Atascadero High boys basketball team broke out for 26 points in the second quarter to put them ahead of Stockdale of Bakersfield 40-30 at the half and give them a cushion they would keep for the rest of the game, winning 72-62 on Friday at Morro Bay’s Ted C. Harding Invitational.
The Greyhounds (2-0) play again this morning and with a win in the early game today would have a chance to compete for the tournament championship.
Greyhounds guard Troy Norris scored 22 points to continue a hot start to the season after trading his football cleats for basketball shoes just a week earlier.
“Norris could probably go back tomorrow and intercept three passes,” said Atascadero coach Jerry Tamelier of the standout cornerback and point guard. “And on the basketball court, he really makes a lot of things happen.”
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Other Ted C. Harding Invitational games:
Tamalpais 60, Paso Robles 58
The Bearcats fell prey to a hot-shooting Tamalpais team that knocked down 13 3-pointers.
Richard Curl scored a team-high 15 for Paso Robles, while Alex Chidiz and Adam White added 11 apiece.
Still, the Bearcats (1-1) had a chance late but couldn’t capitalize. They will play Morro Bay today.
“We had some good opportunities but missed some free throws and had some turnovers,” Paso Robles coach Scott Larson said. “We’re down nine at one point, and just kind of clawed our way back.”
Fallbrook 78, Morro Bay 53
Edward Griley had 21 points, nine rebounds and six blocks but it wasn’t enough for the Pirates.
Bryce Owens scored 11 points for Morro Bay, which trailed 33-20 at halftime.
Westlake 59, Nipomo 47
Nipomo jumped out to a 16-7 lead after the first quarter, but Westlake tied it at 25 at halftime and took control in the second half for the win.
Marc Baker led the Titans (0-3) with 24 points, and Ryan McNeil added 12.
Nipomo has lost both of its tournament games and will play Templeton today at 8 a.m.
North Bakersfield 58, Templeton 37
Only four Templeton players scored.
Eric Fragione scored a game-high 17 points and Alex Kotheimer added 11, but most of the Eagles’ points came in the fourth quarter when the game was already out of reach.
The Eagles (0-2) have yet to field their whole team because of the CIF-Southern Section football playoffs.
Oaks Christian 74, San Luis Obispo 58
At the Tigers’ Kiwanis Tournament, Chandler Torres had a team-high 14 points for the Tigers, who couldn’t overcome a 20-6 first-quarter deficit.
Chandler Torres had 14 points for the Tigers, while Mike Hansen scored 12 and Matt Moore added 11.
The Tigers will play San Marcos and Lompoc today, while Oaks Christian will likely play defending Southern Section Division 3AA champion Foothill for the tournament title.
Trinity Classical 41, North County Christian 35
The Crusaders fell despite 17 points, 11 rebounds and four blocks from Daniel Katches at the Santa Clarita Christian Tournament.Haustin Morrison added nine points and 11 rebounds for North County Christian (0-2).
Atascadero Ruth Doser Tournament
Atascadero 49, Nipomo 26
Shannon Berwick scored 20 points to lift Atascadero to the championship game.
The Greyhounds (2-0) led 22-6 after one quarter.
Mary Kate Evans added nine points for Atascadero, and Tessa Underwood led Nipomo (1-2) with eight.
Garces 59, Paso Robles 38
Paso Robles fell behind 19-2 after the first quarter and couldn’t recover.
The Bearcats (1-2) got nine points from Chelsea Kuhns.
Paso Robles will play in the third-place game today.
Mission Prep 69, Santa Maria 31
The Royals (2-1) beat Santa Maria for the second time in three days.
Jenna Dunbar scored a game-high 17 points, Kaylee Williams poured in 13, and Bri Harvey added 12 for Mission Prep.
Williams also grabbed a team-high 11 rebounds for Mission Prep, and Dunbar added eight steals.
Templeton 54, North County Christian 25
Lauren Stuedemann had a game-high 14 points to lead Templeton (2-1) while Megan Hattar added 12, and Jeanine Madson scored 10.
Leading 30-14 at the break, Templeton put the game away with a 16-0 run in the third quarter.
Cristy Scarson scored 13 points for North County Christian, while Brianna Feld added 10.
Arroyo Grande 34, Edison 33
The Eagles won at the Clovis West Tournament.
It was a close game throughout. Arroyo Grande trailed 6-4 after the first quarter, took a 19-15 halftime lead and trailed 26-24 entering the fourth period.
Arroyo Grande’s Emma Weinreich scored a team-high nine points, and Lindsey Wolfe added eight.
Cats and Hounds Tournament
Paso Robles 2, Nipomo 0; Paso Robles 1, Palmdale 0
The Bearcats shut out both opponents.
“To come out with two shutouts today is a great accomplishment,” Paso Robles coach Evan Clark said.
Paso Robles, which is the host team, defeated Nipomo behind two Daniel Jaimes goals, and goalkeeper Daniel Fuerte, who grabbed six saves.
In its second game, Paso Robles had a goal from Angel Garcia off a Johnny Rodriguez assist. Fuerte tallied 12 saves in his second shutout of the day.
Arroyo Grande 1, Lompoc 1; Dos Pueblos 2, Arroyo Grande 1
Miguel Oliveras scored in the final minutes for the tie with Lompoc, while Angel Rodriguez gave the Eagles a brief lead against Dos Pueblos.
Edgar Ramirez made a combined 11 saves in the two games for the Eagles, who are the No. 1 seed in the silver division and will play Morro Bay today.
Pioneer Valley 3, Morro Bay 1; St. Joseph 1, Morro Bay 0
Despite holding ties in the second half of both games, the Pirates dropped both of them.
Morro Bay (0-4-0) fell behind Pioneer Valley 1-0 at the half before Rodolfo Flores scored to tie it up. The Panthers quickly responded with two successive goals to put the game out of reach.
In the second game, St. Joseph scored on a penalty kick for the lone goal.