High School Sports

Prep roundup: Norris leads Atascadero to win in PAC 7 opener

Troy Norris led the Atascadero High boys basketball team with 27 points in its 65-35 league-opening road win over Nipomo on Monday night.

The Greyhounds (12-3, 1-0 PAC 7) led by 16 points after the first half.

Norris hit three of Atascadero’s six 3-pointers.

The Titans scored only 16 points in the second half. Jeff McNeil led Nipomo (7-8, 0-1) with 14 points.

GIRLS BASKETBALLAtascadero 50, Nipomo 35The Greyhounds opened PAC 7 play with a home win over Nipomo.

Atascadero’s Raven Taylor was the leading scorer with 18 points and Mary-Kate Evans added 12 points.

After the first half, Atascadero (8-2, 1-0 PAC 7) led by 21 points and held Nipomo to 19 second-half points.Tessa Underwood was the leading scorer for Nipomo with 13 points.

Arroyo Grande 54, Paso Robles 39Arroyo Grande broke open a close game with 33 points in the second half to win its PAC 7 opener.

Madi Ventura was the leading scorer for the Eagles (9-4, 1-0 PAC 7) with 19 points and Rachel Ventura followed with 11 points.

Amani White led the Bearcats with eight points.

GIRLS WATER POLOSt. Joseph 15, San Luis Obispo 6Kim Bellis and Kennedy Peters led San Luis Obispo (5-4) with two goals each.

St. Joseph led 9-4 at halftime.

“We didn’t really get started until the fourth quarter,” Tigers coach Kristin Poochigian said. “We made a lot of little mistakes that resulted in turnovers.”

BOYS SOCCERArroyo Grande 3, Paso Robles 2Ricardo Guerrero opened the scoring for Paso Robles (0-1) in the 10th minute, assisted by Will Stark and Angel Guevara. Jake Bedell followed with a goal in the 15th minute.

Eric Thiebaud got the Eagles (1-0) on the board with a goal in the 41st minute and Christian Garcia tied things up with a 60th- minute goal. Andres Pille scored the game-winning goal for Arroyo Grande in the 71st minute.

“We caught Arroyo Grande a little flat-footed at the start,” Bearcats coach Evan Clark said. “But Guevara suffered a pretty serious back injury in the second half. I can’t say how serious it is, but we know there’s no damage to his spine. He’s in a lot of pain right now, so we’re hoping it’s not a broken rib or something like that.”

Nipomo 3, Atascadero 2, 2 OTDiego De Leon scored three goals for the Titans, leading them to their first league win.

De Leon scored in the 56th minute, but was matched by a goal from Atascadero’s Juan Cervantes, sending the game into its first overtime.

In the 86th minute, De Leon scored again but the Greyhounds’ Alex Aguillar tied things up on a penalty kick, ending the first overtime 2-2.

De Leon scored Nipomo’s final goal in the last 40 seconds of the second overtime.

GIRLS SOCCERArroyo Grande 9, Paso Robles 0Ashley Roese led Arroyo Grande (1-0) with four goals and five other players scored one goal each for the Eagles.

“Ashley was on fire,” Eagles assistant coach Johnni Reinhardt said. “She came in with her head on straight and tore through people.”

Nipomo 2, Atascadero 1Dana Leyva scored early in the seventh minute to get the lead for the Titans (1-0 PAC 7), and Cristina Ozzimo scored in the 30th minute to double the lead.

Jamie Council scored the only goal for the Greyhounds (0-1 PAC 7) in the 87th minute with an assist from Casey Duvall.