Hayden Mislavsky had 19 points on Monday night to lead the Atascadero High boys basketball team to a 73-36 win over Shafter at the Greyhounds’ 46th annual Christmas Classic tournament at Ewing Gym.
The junior shooting guard’s performance was bolstered by plenty of balanced scoring, as point guard Troy Norris had 16 points, and center Sean Slavin added 14 in the opening-round win.
Atascadero (9-2) will host Pioneer Valley (4-7) in the semifinal round in today’s nightcap at 7:30 p.m. Pioneer Valley advanced with a 51-28 win over Lompoc.
Also at the Atascadero Christmas Tournament:
Paso Robles 60, Santa Maria 38
The Bearcats survived a barrage of 3-pointers from Alex Pacheco, who scored 21 points on seven 3-pointers.
Paso Robles was led by Isaiah Jackson and Aleksander Koch, who poured in 14 points apiece.Richard Curl added 12 points, and Koch collected six rebounds for the Bearcats (5-6), who will take on Montclair (8-2) at 5:45 this evening.
Montclair 79, Templeton 37
Casey Dakin led Templeton with eight points and 10 rebounds, while Daulton Oropeza had seven points and five assists.
The Eagles will look to bounce back when they face Santa Maria at 2:30 this afternoon in the consolation bracket.
Estancia Tournament:JSerra 54, San Luis Obispo 51
Mike Hansen scored a game-high 22 points for the Tigers, who will play the loser of Estancia and Mercer Island (Washington) at 1:30 this afternoon.
Matt Moore scored seven for San Luis Obispo.
ESPN RISE Holiday Classic:Mission Prep 68, Fallbrook 67, OT
The Royals held on despite allowing a last-minute 3-pointer to send the game into overtime in San Diego.
Zach Allmon scored 19 points and grabbed 14 rebounds for Mission Prep (7-4).
The Royals will play Sebastopol Analy this afternoon in a governor’s division second-round game.
GIRLS BASKETBALLLarry Doyle Memorial TournamentSilverado (Victorville) 60, Paso Robles 36
Molly Donovan led Paso Robles with 12 points, but the Bearcats were overpowered by 6-foot-6 center Candace Agee, who finished with 32 points and 10 blocks in Huntington Beach.
“We tried defending her from every angle,” Paso Robles coach Mike Gray said. “It was like playing (Baylor center) Brittney Griner’s sister. She was strong with good hands, and had good balance.”
Amani White and Domenique Terry scored seven points apiece for the Bearcats (6-4). Paso Robles will play host Marina today.
GIRLS SOCCERSanta Maria Tournament:Paso Robles 4, Santa Maria 0; Paso Robles 2, Dos Pueblos 1
The Bearcats (9-0) stayed unbeaten thanks to a clutch performance against Dos Pueblos.
In the second half, Maria Chavez scored unassisted, and then with about 10 minutes left in regulation, Krista Broderick scored the go-ahead goal from 40 yards out.
Soon afterward, Carly McCall had one of her six saves in the game, staving off a last-ditch Chargers shot.
In the earlier win over Santa Maria, Chavez had two goals, Maddy Cline had a goal and an assist, Renae Boggs had another goal, and Riley Caruana chalked up an assist.
Atascadero 2, Coast Union 0; Tulare West 3, Atascadero 0
The Greyhounds (8-1) remained undefeated with an early win, then suffered their first defeat to Tulare West.
Casey Duval scored both goals in the opener, with each coming on an assist from Hannah McMillan.