The Atascadero High boys basketball team got a game-high 12 points and eight rebounds from Troy Norris, grinding out a 43-31 win over Paso Robles on Wednesday in a PAC 7 road game.
“Paso Robles did a good job of playing us close, and Richard Curl did a good job of scoring inside,” Greyhounds coach Jerry Tamelier said. “The tempo was kind of controlled, and it kept pretty close.”
Curl had a team-high 11 points for the Bearcats (7-8, 1-1 PAC 7), who had 18 turnovers.
“We had too many turnovers,” Paso Robles coach Scott Larson said. “We controlled the tempo but didn’t play well offensively and those turnovers ended up hurting us.”
Rob Berwick added eight points and eight rebounds for Atascadero (12-3, 2-0), and Sean Slavin scored eight points and had seven rebounds.
Arroyo Grande 62, Pioneer Valley 42
Ryan Echols and Andrew Hogue had 14 points apiece to pace the Eagles.
Hogue hit a trio of 3-pointers, and his teammates combined to knock down five more shots from long range.
Arroyo Grande (11-6, 1-1 PAC 7) led 29-14 at halftime.
Morro Bay 65, Cabrillo 45
Edward Griley had 12 points and 13 rebounds to lead the Pirates (7-8, 2-0 Los Padres League).
Luke Holzschuh was the high scorer for Morro Bay with 21 points, and Luke Munds added 11. Carlo Green had six assists in the win.
Daniel Terrones had a 22-point effort for the Conquistadores.
Nipomo 56, Santa Ynez 49
Marc Baker scored a game-high 18 points, Ryan McNeil added 15 and the Titans outlasted Santa Ynez.
McNeil hit 7 of 9 from the free- throw line, sealing the game late.
Santa Maria 41, Templeton 30
Andy Garretson had eight points and 11 rebounds, but Templeton (2-10, 1-2 LPL) continued to struggle scoring in a loss.
“We’re just unsure with the ball, and hurry up a little bit too much,” Templeton coach Fred Price said.
Atascadero 48, Paso Robles 39
Mary Kate Evans scored 12 points, Shannon Berwick added 10, and the Greyhounds held off Paso Robles.
“It was a very evenly matched, competitive game,” Paso Robles coach Mike Gray said. “But they just kind of pulled away in the fourth quarter.”
Arroyo Grande 57, Pioneer Valley 29
Haley MacDonald scored a game-high 19 points, including hitting five 3-pointers, and Arroyo Grande (12-2, 2-0 PAC 7) rolled.The Eagles led 34-16 at halftime and never trailed.
Morro Bay 57, Cabrillo 26
Hannah Gilbert had 17 points and 13 rebounds, Megan Hansen added 15 points, 10 rebounds and four steals and the Pirates cruised on the road.
Sierra Schwellenbach added 13 points for Morro Bay (10-3, 2-0 LPL).
Templeton 60, Santa Maria 24
Lauren Stuedemann had 14 points and eight assists, Paige O’Sullivan had 14 points and five assists and Templeton used a 28-2 first-quarter run to put away Santa Maria early.
Megan Hattar scored 12 for Templeton (9-4, 3-0 LPL).
Nipomo 45, Santa Ynez 35
Tessa Underwood scored a game-high 17 points, Taylor Nevitt added 11 and Nipomo closed out Santa Ynez in the fourth quarter.
The Titans (6-9, 2-1 LPL) led 31-27 going into the fourth quarter and rebounded and hit their free throws down the stretch to secure the win.
Nevitt had five rebounds in the fourth quarter to help Nipomo.
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Arroyo Grande 12, San Luis Obispo 0
The Eagles dominated in a battle of two teams with unblemished league marks.
Alexa May, Katie Romine, Kim Johnson and Caitlyn Taylor scored two goals apiece for Arroyo Grande (11-2, 4-0).
San Luis Obispo fell to 3-1 in the PAC 7.
“It was a good overall effort for the group to shut out a solid team,” Eagles coach Steven Allen said.
Morro Bay 13, Santa Maria 5
Megan Long scored five times, and Brooke Borchard had three goals for the Pirates (2-3) in their LPL opener.
Ari Ball and Taylore Johnson added two scores apiece, and Ruby Young made seven saves in goal.
Morro Bay led 7-5 at halftime.
Arroyo Grande 10, Pioneer Valley 0
Ashley Roese and Mallory Flatebo scored two goals apiece, and six others scored a goal for the Eagles (6-1-2, 1-1 PAC 7).
Paso Robles 3, Atascadero 0
Maddy Cline had two goals and an assist, Danielle Smith added a goal, and the Bearcats remained unbeaten.
Carly McCall made one save to pick up the shutout for Paso Robles (11-0-2, 2-0).
Arroyo Grande 4, Pioneer Valley 0
Mario Herrera, Christian Garcia, Stephen Mendoza and Cody Portwood scored a goal apiece for the Eagles (5-3-2, 2-0).
Paso Robles 3, Atascadero 1
Wence Garcia got the Bearcats out to a 1-0 lead in the 27th minute on an assist by Brian Mercado.
The Greyhounds answered at the beginning of the second half but suffered an own-goal soon afterward to fall behind 2-1. Paso Robles (10-2-1, 2-0) provided the final scoring in the 78th minute as Angel Garcia assisted Angel Guevara.
Daniel Fuerte made six saves for the Bearcats.