It didn’t take long for Troy Norris to get back into midseason form.
The Atascadero High guard and 2009 CIF-Southern Section Division 4AA first-team selection scored 27 points to power the Greyhounds’ boys basketball team to a 66-56 win over Westlake at Morro Bay’s Ted Harding Invitational on Thursday.
Rob Berwick scored 12 points for Atascadero (1-0), and Hayden Mislavsky added nine points.
The Greyhounds will play Stockdale of Bakersfield at 6:30 tonight as tournament play continues.
Also at the Ted Harding Invitational:
Paso Robles 54, South Bakersfield 28
Paso Robles (1-0) jumped out to a 31-13 halftime lead by dominating the second quarter 18-5.
Adam White led all Paso Robles scorers with 16 points. Ben Oliver, who had nine points, led the team with 11 rebounds, and Jake Murray handed out eight assists.
Morro Bay 59, Independence 58
The Pirates rallied to win their season opener.
Morro Bay played behind all game, including entering the fourth quarter down 48-43.
Edward Griley led the Pirates with 24 points before fouling out. He also had six rebounds and three blocks. Carlo Green scored 10 for the Pirates.
Arroyo Grande 59, North Bakersfield 47
The Eagles (2-0) turned it on in the second half to pick up the win.
Down 23-22 at the half, the Eagles outscored North Bakersfield 22-15 in the third quarter to take a lead they would not relinquish. Arroyo Grande’s Andrew Hogue led all scorers with 21 points. Gunnar Gomez had 16, and Ryan Echols added 14 for the Eagles.
Clovis North 57, San Luis Obispo 55
Mike Hansen led the Tigers with 21 points, but San Luis Obispo was unable to convert on a 3-pointer at the buzzer.
Matt Moore added 11 points for the Tigers, who will take on Oaks Christian during day two of their Kiwanis Tournament today.
Frazier Mountain 58, North County Christian 38
The Crusaders couldn’t slow down Frazier Mountain’s Nick Pilgram, who despite fouling out, finished with game-highs of 28 points and 19 rebounds at the Santa Clarita Christian Tournament.
Daniel Katches led North County Christian (0-1) with 16 points, while Haustin Morrison finished with seven.
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Paso Robles 46, Mission Prep 25
Nine Bearcats scored, led by Molly Donovan’s 12 points.
Chelsea Kuhns added seven points for Paso Robles (1-1), and Amani White had six.
Grace Ready had a career-high 10 points for the shorthanded Royals (1-1), who were missing several star players because of a school-wide junior retreat.
The Bearcats will face Santa Maria or Garces at 5:45 this evening, while Mission Prep drew the loser of that game at 2:30 p.m.
Atascadero 63, Templeton 20
Shannon Berwick and Mary Kate Evans scored 13 points apiece to lead the Greyhounds (1-0).
“I was proud of the fact that we were up 18-4 after the first quarter but we still continued to execute and continued to play as a team,” Atascadero coach Jim Stecher said.
Katie Hunter led Templeton (2-1) with eight points.
Casey Nero added 10 points for Atascadero, which will continue tournament play against Nipomo today.
Nipomo 46, North County Christian 28
Tessa Underwood led Nipomo (1-1) with 13 points. The Titans jumped out to a 27-10 halftime lead and didn’t look back.
Christy Scarson scored a game-high 15 points for North County Christian, which will play Templeton today.
Arroyo Grande 59, Sheldon 41
Arroyo Grande (2-0) took control early en route to a tournament-opening win at the Clovis West Tournament.
The Eagles led 14-6 after one quarter and 26-15 at halftime.
Maddie Carr had 24 points and seven offensive rebounds.
Emma Weinreich was the only other Eagle in double figures for points with 10. Anastasia Vasylenko put in eight points and grabbed 10 rebounds.
San Luis Obispo 4, Templeton 1
Matthew Conelly recorded a hat trick for the Tigers, and also assisted on a Jesus Vasquez goal.
“He’s got pretty good technique and can get himself out of tough situations,” San Luis Obispo coach Johnny Costa said of Conelly, a junior.
Erick Cordova also had an assist for San Luis Obispo (2-0).
Nipomo 2, Righetti 1
The Titans rebounded from a 1-0 deficit to overtake the Warriors (1-1) and even their own record after a season-opening loss to San Luis Obispo on Tuesday.
After Righetti opened the scoring with a goal in the first 10 minutes and carried its lead into the half, Caleb Perez scored the equalizer on a cross from Vincent Brizzolara, and Anthony Ojeda gave the Titans the lead for good on a breakaway with eight minutes to go.
Eric Toledo had the second assist for Nipomo, which also got 13 saves from goalkeeper Juan Rodriguez.
Arroyo Grande 2, Santa Ynez 2
Down 2-0, Arroyo Grande scored two late goals to earn a tie.
Arroyo Grande (0-1-1) got on the board with a goal from Morgan Wack in the 70th minute. Two minutes later, Christian Garcia was able to tie up the match for the Eagles.
Paso Robles 5, Morro Bay 2
The Pirates fell for the second time in as many games as Paso Robles (2-0) dominated the first half.
Maddy Cline and Danielle Smith each two goals as Paso Robles led 4-1 at halftime. Maria Chavez had the other goal for the Bearcats.
The only goal in the first half for Morro Bay (0-2-0) came from Allison Walters on an assist from Macey Burgeson. Burgeson later scored on an assist from Olivia Watt.
Arroyo Grande 3, Santa Ynez 1
Mallory Flatebo, Jenna Harshbarger and Nadine Reed scored for the Eagles, and Sammy Wheeler, Kate Reinhardt and Megan Knight had assists.
Mikayla Allen made three saves for Arroyo Grande (2-0).
Atascadero 9, Santa Maria 1
The Greyhounds (2-0) exploded for six goals in the second half to cruise by Santa Maria.
Christine Curtis and Rhiannon Dudley scored two goals apiece for Atascadero, while Hannah McMillon, Olivia Dobbs, Savannah McCarthy, Kasey Duval and Dominique Mack all tallied one goal.
Haley Williamson made seven saves in the win.