After getting out to a 17-6 first-quarter lead on Monday afternoon, the San Luis Obispo High boys basketball team held on to defeat Los Angeles Cathedral 60-54 to move on to the consolation-bracket championship game at the Mission Prep Christmas Classic.
The Tigers (4-4) will play at noon today.
In Monday’s win, Mike Hansen had 16 points to lead the Tigers, while Matt Moore added 12 and Steve Sainsbury had 11.
Also at the Christmas Classic:
Mission Prep 78, Sylmar 52
Six-foot-6 forward Zach Allmon led the Royals with a career-high 25 points and 10 rebounds. Mission Prep (5-4) busted the game open with 27 points in the second quarter.
“We played great in the first half,” Mission Prep coach Terrance Harris said. “That was probably the best half we’ve played all year.”Arthur Lane had 15 points for the Royals, while Andy Rowley added 12 points and six assists.
Taft 74, Washington 51
Taft small forward C.J. Blackwell, who reportedly has offers from Wisconsin, Virginia Tech and Florida State, among others, had a game-high 22 points.
Pasadena 52, Price 49
With St. John’s-bound center Norvel Pelle out with flu-like symptoms, Price couldn’t overcome a 37-16 halftime deficit.
Granite Bay 64, Campolindo 47
Robert Duncan poured in 31 points for Granite Bay, which led 27-3 in the opening quarter.
Marin Catholic 67 vs. Stockdale 61
Jordan Roggenbuck had 17 points to lift the Wildcats.
Campbell Hall 101, Sylmar 73
Austin McBroom had a game-best 35 points for the Vikings, while teammate Kevin Smith added 32.
Mission Hills 61, Santa Clara 46
Kibret Woldemichel had a team-leading 12 points for Mission Hills.
St. Joseph National Prep Classic:
Arroyo Grande 53, Hanford 41
Gunnar Gomez had 17 points to lead the Eagles, and Ryan Echols sank a trio of 3-pointers on his way to 11 points.
Arroyo Grande will take on Newbury Park at 1:30 p.m. today at St. Joseph High.
GIRLS BASKETBALLSanta Barbara Tournament of Champions:
Atascadero 46, St. Bonaventure 33
Mary Kate Evans led the Greyhounds with 15 points, and Shannon Berwick added 13 for Atascadero (7-1).
Morro Bay 60, North Bakersfield 40
Megan Hansen consistently broke a full-court press to finish with 26 points, as well as six rebounds, five steals and four assists to carry the Pirates.
Hannah Gilbert had 14 points and six rebounds for Morro Bay (8-1), and teammate Nikki Machado had 10 points.
The Pirates will play Dana Hills or San Marcos at San Marcos High at 7:30 tonight.
Arroyo Grande 69, Royal 51
The Eagles scored 40 second-half points in the win.
Maddie Carr had a team-best 16 points, Emma Weinreich scored 15, and Lindsey Wolf narrowly missed a double-double with nine points and 11 rebounds.
Madi Ventura and Haley MacDonald scored 10 apiece for the Eagles (8-1), with Ventura adding nine assists.
The Eagles will face Yorba Linda today to continue tournament play.
Dos Pueblos 73, Nipomo 46
Taylor Nevitt led Nipomo with 16 points, but the Titans (3-8) couldn’t recover from a four-point third quarter.
Tessa Underwood added 10 points for Nipomo, while Jessica Miller scored eight.
The Titans will play the loser of the Peninsula-Palmdale game at 4 today.