High School Sports

Mission Prep girls basketball team downs Templeton

The Mission Prep girls basketball team held off a late rally to edge the Eagles, 39-36, on Monday night in Templeton.

Sophomore point guard Jenna Dunbar led the Royals (6-3) with 14 points. Ally Kersthold added seven points in the win, with Bri Harvey contributing six.

Carly O’Sullivan had a game-high 17 points and nine rebounds for Templeton (2-5). The Eagles, who’ve shown significant improvement from last year’s one-win season, lost 55-28 to Mission Prep on Dec. 5.

“Defensively, we had a different game plan,” first-year Templeton coach Shawn Koehler said. “We’re a young team, and we’re still turning the ball over too much, but we’re playing better.”

Katie Koehler added seven points and nine rebounds for the Eagles.

BOYS BASKETBALLMission Prep 61, Templeton 43The Royals hit eight shots from beyond the 3-point line. Senior shooting guard Kevin Laird had four 3s on his way to a game-high 21 points and 10 rebounds.

“Kevin has shot the ball really well the last couple of games,” said Mission Prep coach Terrance Harris, who credited the penetration of point guards Sam Cowitz and Michael Cardwell in setting up the perimeter looks. “We’re running our offense and creating open shots.”

Cowitz added 14 points, while center Patrick Woolpert chipped in 13 points and 12 rebounds for Mission Prep (5-1).

Daniel Wheeler paced Templeton with 13 points.

WATER POLOEagles put three on All-Southern Section teamArroyo Grande had three boys water polo players named to the all-Division IV team.

The Eagles’ Eric Marsh earned first-team honors, while Luka Vukomanovic was a second-team selection and Adam Stevens was chosen to the third team.

BOYS SOCCERPaso Robles’ home game against Morro Bay was canceled due to the Bearcats’ field still being muddy from recent rain.