Tribune staff reportMission Prep’s Jenna Dunbar scored a game-high 18 points in a 61-32 win over Coast Union on Thursday.
The Royals (2-0) took an early 15-2 lead and never looked back.
“We got down early,” Coast Union coach Jerry Gibson said. “But I’m proud of the way we fought back.”
Ally Kersthold added 17 points for Mission Prep and Bri Harvey scored 14.
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Tess Watson led Coast Union with nine points and Nicki Ortiz added eight points.
“They had a swarming defense that caused us to rush a lot of our shots,” Gibson said. “They took us out of our comfort zone.“The effort was there. Mission Prep just outplayed us.”
Arroyo Grande 45, Edison 37The Eagles beat Edison in their first game of the Clovis West Tournament.
Rachel Ventura led Arroyo Grande with 12 points and Haley Macdonald added 10 points.
Paso Robles 59, Salinas 24Paso Robles’ Chelsea Merrill was the leading scorer with 16 points — 12 of which were from four made 3-pointers. Kati Sheldon scored 12 points and eight rebounds for the Bearcats while Amani White blocked four shots.
Atascadero 84, Santa Maria 12Atascadero’s Raven Taylor led the Greyhounds with 26 points and had 13 rebounds.
Atascadero led 56-6 at the half.
Alyssa Palma scored 19 points for Atascadero and Shannon Berwick added 16.
Templeton 47, Shafter 33Carly O’Sullivan led Templeton (1-1) with 15 points and 15 rebounds. Shelly Butra added 12 points.
Garces 66, Nipomo 15Tessa Underwood scored a team-high nine points for the Titans (0-2) at the Ruth Doser Tournament in Atascadero. Nipomo trailed 29-4 at the half.
BOYS BASKETBALLBesant Hill 62, North County Christian 27Joe Honeycutt led North County Christian (0-2) with 11 points at the Bishop Diego Tournament.
Santa Margarita 45, San Luis Obispo 33Sean Mullen had a team-high 10 points and 10 rebounds in San Luis Obispo’s season-opening loss at the Kiwanis Tournament.
GIRLS SOCCERSanta Ynez 1, Arroyo Grande 0Santa Ynez scored the game’s lone goal in the 15th minute.Arroyo Grande (1-1) had six shots on goal.
San Luis Obispo 3, Templeton 1The Eagles scored in the 38th minute giving them a 1-0 lead over the Tigers going into the second half.
San Luis Obispo’s (2-0 PAC 7) Shannon Fontes scored all three goals for the Tigers in the second half.
Eva Widstrand assisted Fontes’ first goal in the 42nd minute, Brady Candaele assisted her second goal in the 52nd minute and Laura Kraemer assisted the third goal in the 67th minute.
Paso Robles 5, Morro Bay 1Goals by Krista Broderick and Maddy Clind in the first 12 minutes gave the Bearcats an early lead.
Lupita Espinoza scored in the 28th minute to give Paso Robles a 3-1 lead.
Vicki Villa scored in the 14th minute in the second half and Clind scored one more in the 22nd minute. BOYS SOCCERCabrillo 3, Nipomo 2Cabrillo scored in the first minute to give them an early lead.
Nipomo’s Diego Deleon scored twice on penalty kicks for the Titans in the second half.
Templeton 3, San Luis Obispo 1Jeremy Cleere scored the lone goal for San Luis Obispo (1-1).
Playing a man down for most of the second half, the Tigers were unable to keep up with Templeton’s offense.
Arroyo Grande 2, Santa Ynez 0Arroyo Grande got first half goals from Eliseo Torres and Tyler Slocum in a home win.
Jiroh Diaz and Andreas Pille each added an assist for the Eagles (1-1).
GIRLS WATER POLOPaso Robles 12, Morro Bay 1Paso Robles’ Valerie Lloyd was the leading scorer, with three goals.
Morro Bay scored one goal in the first quarter and Bearcats (2-1) goalie Bailey McWhorter had four saves.
Andy Russell and Hadley Sowerby each scored a pair of goals for the Bearcats.
St. Joseph 14, Atascadero 4Justine Cooper, Erin Hasenkamp, Jill Johnson, and Bailey Kelly each scored one goal for Atascadero (0-1). Goalie Loren Kasenberg made three saves for the Greyhounds.