High School Sports

Prep Roundup: Mission Prep loses another close game

The Mission Prep boys basketball team suffered its second consecutive narrow loss at the Mission Prep Christmas Classic, falling 47-44 to Santa Clara on Saturday at Cowitz Court.

Arthur Lane scored a game-high 16 points, while Zach Allmon poured in 12 just a day after the Royals (4-4) dropped another heartbreaker, 53-49 to Marin Catholic.

“We’re competing very hard,” Mission Prep coach Terrance Harris said. “We’re playing with energy and passion but we’ve got to do a better job of finishing the deal.”

The game was marred by a combined 45 fouls, including a foul in the final six seconds that allowed Santa Clara to put the game away.

Granite Bay 59, San Luis Obispo 41

The Tigers got off to a slow start and were unable to recover after trailing 23-11 after one quarter.

Matt Hannula scored a team-best 11 points, while Frankie Concepion added 10 for San Luis Obispo (3-5).

Other games at the Mission Prep Christmas Classic:

Campolindo 43, Cathedral 41

Campolindo’s defense locked down Cathedral down the stretch, holding Cathedral scoreless during the game’s final four minutes.

Chris Spears scored 20 points for the Phantoms.

Mission Hills 53, Santa Clara 38

Kyler Kennedy scored a game-high 14 points for Mission Hills, which rolled to an easy win.

Pasadena 47, Sylmar 36

Brandon Jolley scored 13 points for Pasadena, while Alex Moreno led Sylmar with a game-high 16.

National Classic

Bishop Montgomery 66, Arroyo Grande 32

No additional information available.

BOYS SOCCER

GARCES HOLIDAY SOCCER FESTIVAL

Atascadero 1, New Frontiers 1, OT; Atascadero 3, Garces 2

The Greyhounds (4-7) won the consolation championship in the premier B bracket.

Rocco Coppo scored to force overtime against New Frontier. Goalkeeper Charlie Schulter made two saves in the shootout to preserve a 4-3 win on penalties.

Joe Camarillo, Brian Kirkpatrick and Raul Lopez all had goals in the consolation final against Garces.

Clovis East 1, San Luis Obispo 0

Wasco 2, San Luis Obispo 1

The Tigers (5-5) gave up two goals in succession near the end of the first half and couldn’t get both back in the third-place game in the premier A bracket against Wasco.

After losing the early game, San Luis Obispo was tied with Wasco until letting in two goals before the half.

Trevor James scored in the second half, but the Tigers couldn’t find the equalizer as time ran out.

Coast Union 6, Cesar Chavez 2; Coast Union 7, Kern Valley 0

The Broncos (5-0) outscored their opponents 18-2 in three games overall to win the round-robin bronze division.

Victor Casas led Coast Union with five goals on the day, giving him six in the tournament, and Luis BeAlba scored three, giving him four overall.

GIRLS SOCCER

Garces Holiday Soccer Festival

Atascadero 4, Clovis East 3; Atascadero 3, Liberty Madera 2

The Greyhounds slogged through the mud and rain to claim the gold A bracket title over Liberty Madera.

Atascadero advanced to the final after defeating Clovis East.

Against Liberty Madera, the Greyhounds got a goal from Jackie Fleming to take a 2-1 lead, and with the play of goalkeeper Haley Williamson, was able to hold on for a 3-1 win.

“The field conditions were unreal, there was water, mud everywhere and it was pouring rain the whole time,” Atascadero coach Sam McMillan said.

“Haley Williamson came through for us and was really strong in goal.”

Paso Robles 3, Garces 1; Paso Robles vs. Frontier, canceled

Although still undefeated, Paso Robles lost the championship game of the Premier A bracket.

After defeating Garces 3-1, the Bearcats advanced to the final against Frontier, but by the time the final was set to begin, field conditions were so bad because of the weather that tournament officials moved the game to a new location at Frontier High.

Still, tournament officials decided the conditions were not safe and canceled the game, giving Frontier the default title because of aggregate opponent goals scored against.

The Bearcats (7-0) defeated Garces with two second-half goals from Danica Boggs after a penalty goal from Nikki Calabria put Paso Robles up 1-0 to end the half.

Tehachapi 1, Morro Bay 0

The Pirates finished in a tie for third place in gold division B after falling to Tehachapi in the semifinals and mutually agreeing to a draw in their final match with Hanford West because of soggy field conditions.

With standing water on the field, the teams elected not to play.

“The whole field was underwater by the time we were supposed to play,” Morro Bay coach Doc Luden said. “It was just impossible to play and too dangerous.”

In the semifinal match, the Pirates outshot Tehachapi 13-3 but gave up the game-winning goal on a counter attack in the 56th minute.

Mission Prep 4, West 2; Yosemite 2, Mission Prep 0

No additional information available.

San Luis Obispo 1, Redwood 0; Clovis North vs. San Luis Obispo, canceled

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