Gunnar Gomez had another hot-shooting game for the Arroyo Grande High boys basketball team Wednesday night, leading the Eagles to a 54-34 PAC 7 win over San Luis Obispo.
Gomez, a 6-foot-2 junior shooting guard, knocked down six 3-pointers on his way to 20 points, one game after he also sank six 3-pointers against Atascadero.
San Luis Obispo (7-9, 1-2) trailed 12-9 after one period, but Arroyo Grande (12-7, 2-2) pulled away in the second quarter, outscoring the Tigers 19-8.
Brent Vanderveen and Andrew Hogue were the other leading scorers for Arroyo Grande with nine and eight points, respectively. Steve Sainsbury and Matt Moore led the Tigers with nine points each.
Atascadero 68, St. Joseph 53
Troy Norris scored 23 points, Weston Walker had 12 points and 15 rebounds, and Hayden Mislavsky scored 10 points as the Greyhounds (14-3, 4-0) improved to 3-0 in PAC 7 road games.
Sean Slavin scored eight points and grabbed 10 rebounds for Atascadero, which led 35-27 at halftime and outscored the Knights in every quarter.
“We rebounded pretty well and did enough to win,” Atascadero coach Jerry Tamelier said. “We had a six-, eight-, 10-point cushion most of the night and then bumped it up for a 15-point win.”
Morro Bay 54, Templeton 43
The Pirates (9-8, 4-0 Los Padres League) took an eight-point halftime lead and went on to the win.
Templeton (2-11, 1-3 LPL) drained seven 3-pointers, with Daulton Oropeza hitting four and Jackson Wheeler hitting three.
To counter that, though, Morro Bay made seven of its own, including four from Luke Munds.
Munds led all scorers with 20 points. Edward Griley posted 16, while Marcus Zorovich netted 13. Oropeza led the Eagles with 14 points, and Wheeler had 11.
Arroyo Grande 67, San Luis Obispo 22
Arroyo Grande (14-2, 4-0 PAC 7) dominated the first half, going up 43-13 in the win over the Tigers (1-14, 0-3).
The Eagles’ leading scorers were Maddie Carr and Ana Vasylenko with 15 and 12 points, respectively. Maurisa Dominguez had six points and seven rebounds.
Malie Guy and Jessica Judge netted seven points each for the Tigers.
St. Joseph 60, Atascadero 45
Both teams had dominant quarters, but St. Joseph was able to stave off any sort of second-half comeback against the Greyhounds (12-4, 2-2). The Knights opened the game strong, with a 21-4 first-quarter lead. The Greyhounds battled back to cut the lead to 36-29 at halftime.
Aly Beebe led all scorers with 20 points for St. Joseph. Heather Madrigal put in 14 for the Knights.
The Greyhounds got a team-high 14 from Mary Kate Evans, and Alyssa Palma had 13. Shannon Berwick grabbed nine rebounds for Atascadero.
Morro Bay 37, Templeton 29
Morro Bay took an early lead and never relinquished it in the victory over the Eagles (9-6, 3-1 LPL).
Neither team had a stellar offensive game, as they combined for a total of 21 field goals.
Morro Bay’s Carli Watt was the only scorer in double figures with 10 points. Megan Hansen put in nine for Morro Bay.
Carly O’Sullivan and Lauren Stuedemann led with Templeton with nine points apiece.
Arroyo Grande 2, San Luis Obispo 0
The Tigers (6-7, 1-2 PAC 7) struggled offensively and lost to the Eagles (8-4-3, 4-0) despite a seven-save performance by goalkeeper Michael Lambert.
Pepe Fonseca scored in the 37th minute off an assist from Christian Garcia. In the 43rd, Christian Chora scored off a Morgan Wack assist.
“The team came out and played better in the second half,” San Luis Obispo coach Johnny Costa said. “Arroyo Grande really earned their goals by capitalizing on our mistakes.”
Atascadero 2, St. Joseph 1
Joe Camarillo scored what proved to be the winning goal in the 30th minute for Atascadero (5-10, 1-3).
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Cabrillo 13, Morro Bay 1
Megan Long scored for Morro Bay (2-4, 1-1 LPL), and Ruby Young had seven saves in goal for the Pirates.