Atascadero High’s Sean Slavin scored a game-high 21 points Tuesday night to lead the Greyhounds’ boys basketball team to a 72-50 win over Pioneer Valley to advance to today’s championship game at the 46th annual Atascadero Christmas Tournament at Ewing Gym.
Slavin led four Greyhounds (10-2) in double figures, as Troy Norris scored 15, Weston Walker had 11, and Hayden Mislavsky added 10.
“We passed the ball around pretty well today,” Atascadero coach Jerry Tamelier said. “We’re getting better each day. But we’ve got a really good test tomorrow.”
The Greyhounds will play Montclair at 2:30 p.m. for the tournament title.
“They’re fun to watch,” Tamelier said of the Cavaliers. “They stretch you, press and double you, then drive and kick and get a lot of threes from the corner.”
Montclair 75, Paso Robles 37
The Bearcats fell to a 3-point onslaught from Montclair, which hit 11 from distance to advance. Adam White led Paso Robles (5-7) with 10 points, but the Bearcats fell behind early, trailing 37-13 at halftime.
San Luis Obispo 58, Estancia 26
The Tigers got out to a 32-9 halftime lead over the Eagles (5-8) in Costa Mesa.
“The defense today was terrific,” San Luis Obispo coach Jim Thompson said. “I thought it was our best team effort all season long.”
Matt Hannula and Mike Hansen each had 18 points for the Tigers (5-6), who will play Norco High at 1:30 this afternoon.
Valley Christian Academy Tournament:
Villanova Prep 55, Morro Bay 49
The Pirates (3-8) dropped a close game in Santa Maria. Edward Griley scored a team-high 15 points for Morro Bay while Carlo Green added 10 and Luke Holzschuh had nine.
The Pirates will play the loser between Laguna Blanca and Channel Islands this afternoon.
Nipomo 51, Kern Valley 41
Marc Baker scored a game-high 19 points to lead the Titans. Nipomo broke out to a 27-16 halftime lead and was able to hold on down the stretch. Ryan McNeil added 14 points for the Titans.
ESPN RISE Holiday Classic:
Sebastapol Analy 56, Mission Prep 52
Zach Allmon had a team-high 18 points and eight rebounds, but it wasn’t enough for the Royals in San Diego.
The Royals’ defense was taken to task by 5-foot-7 guard Max Fuji, the Sonoma County League MVP as a junior. Fuji scored a game-high 35 points, including six 3-pointers.
Andy Rowley added 11 points for the Royals, who will play St. Patrick-St. Vincent this evening.
Valley Christian Academy Tournament:
Templeton 57, Ocean View 51
The Eagles continue to improve on the strength of freshmen Megan Hattar and Lauren Stuedemann. The duo combined for 32 points and shot 8 of 10 from the line. Stuedemann is shooting 28 for 31 (90.3 percent) from the free-throw line on the season.
Katie Koehler had 13 rebounds for Templeton, which will play Bishop Diego today at noon in Santa Maria.
West Coast Jamboree:
Brentwood Liberty 54, Mission Prep 49; Mission Prep 63, Amador Valley 60
Bri Harvey had a career-high 29 points and 12 rebounds in the win over Amador Valley, leading the Royals to a split of the two games against Division 1 foes.
Jenna Dunbar had 17 points in the win, and Kaylee Williams added 12. In the earlier game, Dunbar had 19 points, Harvey 14 and Williams 10. Mission Prep (8-4) will play Caruthers at 1:30 p.m. today.
North Orange County Classic:
Arroyo Grande 3, Calabasas 0; Arroyo Grande 3, Sonora 1
Lupita Leon scored two goals and assisted on the third as Arroyo Grande opened the tournament with two wins in Fullerton. Mikayla Allen made six saves in the shutout.
In the second matchup, Jenna Harshbarger scored unassisted to give the Eagles (5-0-1) a lead. Nadine Reed scored on an assist from Ashley Roese. Roese scored twice on the day, once in each game, and collected an assist.
Arroyo Grande will play Orange Lutheran at 11 this morning.
San Luis Obispo 1, Wittier 0; La Mirada 1, San Luis Obispo 0
Emily Babcock scored in the 68th minute on an assist from Brady Candaele to give the Tigers the lead in the opener. Kelly Koch made three saves in collecting a shutout.
In the afternoon game, Lauren Harper made six saves in the narrow loss. San Luis Obispo will play Ramona’s Convent at 9:30 this morning.
Santa Maria Tournament:
Tulare Western 0, Paso Robles 0; Centennial 0, Paso Robles 0
The Bearcats remained unbeaten, despite not scoring a goal in two games. Goalkeeper Carly McCall kept two shutouts, as Paso Robles (9-0-2) fell on penalty kicks in both games.