After leading the entire game, the Paso Robles High girls basketball team fell behind for the first time with 18 seconds left in its PAC 7 home game with Righetti. But the Bearcats didn’t trail for long.
Domenique Terry found a cutting Kati Sheldon, who converted on a driving layup with 2.5 seconds left to give the Bearcats a 35-34 win.
“We drew up a great play and (Terry) found Sheldon with a great pass,” Paso Robles coach Mike Gray said.Sara Bilderback led the Bearcats (8-12, 2-6) with 11 points and 10 rebounds.
“Our front line of Terry, Sheldon and Bilderback did a great job and kept us in front for most of the game,” Gray said.
The trio held Righetti’s 6-foot-5 center and recent Cal Poly signee Molly Schlemer to eight points.
San Luis Obispo 52, Nipomo 24
Kelsey O’Hagan led San Luis Obispo (6-2 PAC 7) with 12 points in the Tigers’ home win.
Hannah Kenny added 10 points for the Tigers, who held Nipomo under 10 points in each quarter.
Tessa Underwood led the Titans 10 points.
“It was a nice having a full team effort with multiple girls scoring,” San Luis Obispo coach Mike Godsey said.
Morro Bay 47, Cabrillo 30
Aria Johnson, Megan Hansen and Ciara Ramos led Morro Bay (13-6, 6-2 LPL) with 10 points apiece in the Pirates’ road win.
Morro Bay led 31-13 at halftime.
Templeton 45, Santa Maria 27
Katie Hunter led Templeton (6-13, 2-6 LPL) with 12 points in the Eagles’ home win.
Katie Koehler had 19 rebounds, and teammate Carly O’Sullivan had 12 rebounds for Templeton.
The Eagles limited the Saints to 16 points in the first half and 11 points in the second half.
North County Christian 64, Valley Christian 47
Kelsey Paulus had a game-high 19 points for the Crusaders (11-5, 5-0 Coast Valley League).
Cristy Scarson narrowly missed a rare quadruple-double for North County Christian, finishing with 14 points, 11 rebounds, nine steals and eight assists.
Laura Tapanes added 10 points for the Crusaders.
Arroyo Grande 44, Atascadero 33
Arroyo Grande’s Michael Escobedo scored a team-high 10 points.
Andrew Hogue and Garrett Weinreich scored eight points apiece for the Eagles (18-4, 7-1 PAC 7).
Atascadero’s Troy Norris scored a game-high 12 points. The Greyhounds led 11-8 after the first quarter but were outscored 36-20 the rest of the way.
San Luis Obispo 70, Nipomo 49
Sean Mullen led the Tigers (8-13, 3-5 PAC 7) with 17 points.
Derek Inman added 11 points, and Steve Sainsbury scored 10 for San Luis Obispo, which outscored Nipomo 20-7 in the first quarter.
The Titans (9-13, 2-6) were led by Jeff McNeil’s game-high 18 points. Ryan McNeil added 13 points for Nipomo.
Templeton 46, Santa Maria 22
Dakota Oropeza led Templeton (9-10, 4-4 LPL) with 16 points, and Jordan Hattar added 15.
The Eagles led 14-6 at halftime but scored 16 points in the third and fourth quarters to put the game away.
“Halfway through the third quarter we took control of the tempo and game,” Templeton coach Fred Price said. “We didn’t get caught up in Santa Maria’s style of play.”
St. Margaret’s 50, Mission Prep 45
Kevin Laird scored a game-high 20 points for the Royals (9-12), who trailed 32-31 entering the fourth quarter.
“Our biggest thing is we need to make sure we play 32 minutes of basketball,” Mission Prep coach Terrance Harris said. “We lost our focus and our concentration for a few minutes and it was enough to swing the game.”
North County Christian 69, Valley Christian 60
Josh Feld had game-highs of 24 points and 16 rebounds to lead North County Christian (13-8, 7-0 CVL) to its 37th consecutive league victory.
Daniel Katches and Caleb Katches each scored 14 points apiece, and Joe Honeycutt added 10 and a game-high seven assists.
Righetti 72, Paso Robles 63
The Bearcats (12-9, 4-4 PAC 7) were led by Lonnie Watson’s 21 points.