High School Sports

Prep Roundup: Early run lifts Arroyo Grande to home boys basketball victory

The Arroyo Grande High boys basketball team used a 24-9 first-quarter edge to beat San Luis Obispo 67-61 on Friday night at James Gym in Arroyo Grande.

Matt McAustin paced the Eagles (14-3, 3-0 PAC 7), hitting three 3-pointers en route to a game-high 17 points.

San Luis Obispo (5-10, 1-2), which cut the lead to six after three quarters, was led by Josh James’ 16 points.

Derick Beasley added 10 points for Arroyo Grande while Rik Mersai and Kelly Shepard had eight apiece.

Joe Agbo (14 points) and Derek Inman (11) joined James in double figures for the Tigers.

Righetti 76, Atascadero 43

Matt O’Connell led Atascadero with 11 points, but the Greyhounds (11-5, 1-2 PAC 7) were unable to overcome Nick Sauer’s 22 points for Righetti.

Hunter Walker (14 points) and Quentin Sims had 11 for the Warriors (12-3, 2-0).

Cabrillo 63, Morro Bay 44

Luke Holzschuh led the Pirates with 14 points and seven rebounds in the loss to the Conquistadores (11-5, 2-0 Los Padres League). Freshman Case Bruton was the next-leading scorer for Morro Bay (5-10, 0-2 LPL) with 10 points.

David Terrones led Cabrillo with 23 points, and Curt Rosson followed with 21.

Coast Union 64, Shandon 16

Eddie Salazar led Coast Union (8-7) with 20 points. Shandon’s leading scorers were Tommy Harris and Cody Van Boxtel with six points each.

GIRLS BASKETBALL

Atascadero 52, Righetti 44

Raven Taylor had a team-high 16 points for the Greyhounds (9-3, 2-1 PAC 7).

“We played really good team defense and had few turnovers, and it was a good game for us,” Atascadero coach Jim Stecher said.

Righetti (8-2, 1-1 PAC 7) was held to only nine points in the fourth quarter.

Arroyo Grande 48, San Luis Obispo 37

Jenna Sverchek scored a team-high 12 points for Arroyo Grande (11-5, 3-0 PAC 7), which remained unbeaten in league play. Madi Ventura and Rachel Ventura each added nine points for the Eagles. Hannah Kenny led the Tigers (7-9, 2-1) with a game-high 21 points.

Pioneer Valley 58, Nipomo 51

Tessa Underwood led the Titans (5-11, 0-3 PAC 7) with 23 points. Hannah Miller led Pioneer Valley with 25.

Nipomo was just 2 of 7 at the free-throw line while the Panthers were 20 of 28.

“Free throws were the difference in the game for us,” said Nipomo coach P.J. Deichler.

Morro Bay 58, Cabrillo 41

Ciara Ramos had a team-high 16 points to go with seven rebounds and three assists as the Pirates overcame 26 points from Cabrillo’s Tati Dunlap. Hannah Gilbert added 14 points for Morro Bay (8-5, 1-1 LPL), while Megan Hansen scored 10.

Santa Maria 30, Templeton 27

Sarah Neal and Katie Koehler were Templeton’s leading scorers, each with six points. Koehler had 17 rebounds for Templeton (5-8, 1-1 LPL).

“We played good defense but we put them on the line way too much and our shooting was off,” Templeton coach Shawn Koehler said.

GIRLS WATER POLO

Rio Mesa 13, Atascadero 2; St. Joseph 8, Atascadero 6; Atascadero 8, Santa Ynez 7

The Greyhounds won one of three games at the Arroyo Grande Tournament.

Atascadero’s Erin Hasenkamp and Allie Reed each scored one goal in the loss to Rio Mesa.

Katie Patterson was the leading scorer for the Greyhounds with two goals in their second game, and Lauren Kasenberg had nine saves for Atascadero (7-6). Hasenkamp scored three goals in the win against Santa Ynez.

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