High School Sports

Prep Basketball: Watson leads Paso Robles past the ’Hounds

The Paso Robles High boys basketball team avenged an early-season loss to Atascadero on Wednesday night, edging the Greyhounds 49-46 in Asa Gym.

Paso Robles (9-7, 1-2 PAC 7) lost 53-43 to Atascadero last month in a nonleague contest at the Atascadero Christmas Classic Tournament.

The rematch featured a battle of two of the league’s best guards, as the Bearcats’ Lonnie Watson scored a game-high 19 points, offsetting the 16 scored by Atascadero’s Troy Norris.

Atascadero (11-6, 1-3 PAC 7) led 29-22 at halftime, but the Bearcats rallied to outscore the Greyhounds 27-17 after the break.

“This was a good win for us against a good team, and we had a good third quarter,” Paso Robles coach Scott Larson said.

Brandon Todd had 15 points for the Bearcats, while Cheyne Hayes added 11 in the win.

Hayden Mislavsky chipped in eight points for Atascadero.

Arroyo Grande 57, Pioneer Valley 43

Matt McAustin scored 18 points, and Kyle Kleinsmith and Rik Mersai each added 10 for the Eagles (15-3, 4-0 PAC 7), who remained unbeaten in league play.

Leading 46-39 after three quarters, Arroyo Grande broke the game open with an 11-4 fourth-quarter edge.

Righetti 49, San Luis Obispo 46

The Tigers (5-11, 1-3 PAC 7) let a six-point lead with four minutes remaining slip away, falling late.

Derek Inman and Joe Agbo scored 12 points apiece for San Luis Obispo.

“A couple of missed blockouts, and we missed a lot of easy two-foot shots late, and that was the difference,” San Luis Obispo coach John Jensen said.

Templeton 55, Morro Bay 36

Jordan Hattar led the Eagles (7-7, 2-1 Los Padres League) with 19 points.

Case Bruton had 10 for Morro Bay (6-11, 1-3 LPL).

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San Luis Obispo 54, Righetti 37

Hannah Kenny led the Tigers with 24 points. Kelsey O’Hagan followed with 12 for San Luis Obispo (8-8, 3-1 PAC 7), which pulled away after an 18-18 halftime tie.

Cal Poly signee Molly Schlemer paced Righetti with 21 points.

Arroyo Grande 54, Pioneer Valley 29

Madi Ventura led Arroyo Grande with 14 points. Arroyo Grande (12-5, 4-0 PAC 7) led 32-17 at halftime.

“It was a good, well-rounded performance, and everyone contributed,” Arroyo Grande coach Dwight MacDonald said.

Atascadero 40, Paso Robles 33

Raven Taylor led the Greyhounds (10-3, 3-1 PAC 7) with 13 points at home.

Both teams scored three points in the second quarter; however, the Greyhounds rallied to score 24 in the second half to pull ahead.

Chelsea Kuhns led Paso Robles with 20 points.

Morro Bay 53, Templeton 12

Ciara Ramos had a game-high 12 points for Morro Bay (10-5, 3-1 LPL).

Casey Peterson added 11 for the Pirates, who led 20-3 after one quarter.

Templeton (4-9, 1-2 LPL) was led by Carly O’Sullivan’s six points.

St. Joseph 67, Mission Prep 20

Jenna Dunbar led the Royals (6-8) with eight points.

“(The team) played their tails off trying to defend,” Mission Prep coach John Krossa said. “Everyone played hard, but there’s a reason they’re the 20th-ranked team in the state. Sometimes you run into a team that’s just better than you.”

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