After trailing 20-2 in the first quarter, the Templeton High boys basketball team stormed back to defeat Nipomo 68-55 in a Los Padres League game Wednesday night.
The Eagles used a second-quarter run and the strong all-around play of sophomore Jackson Wheeler, who had 13 points, 10 assists, eight rebounds and nine steals.
Wheeler wasn’t the only sophomore to have a strong game for the Eagles (3-12, 2-4 LPL).
Classmate Andy Garretson scored 24 points for the Eagles, who also got strong games from Eric Fragione (nine points) and Evan Peterson (six points) off the bench.
Cole Holloway led Nipomo with 14 points.
Morro Bay 63, Lompoc 37
Led by double-doubles from Edward Griley (16 points, 14 rebounds) and Luke Holzschuh (10 points, 14 rebounds), the Pirates won and remained undefeated in LPL play at 6-0 (11-8 overall).
Atascadero 79, Pioneer Valley 47
The PAC 7-leading Greyhounds led 35-21 at halftime and used a 29-13 third- quarter edge to put the game out of reach against the last-place Panthers.
Troy Norris had 18 points for Atascadero (16-3, 6-0), Weston Walker and Robert Berwick had 14 each, and Hayden Mislavsky added 12.
Righetti 51, San Luis Obispo 48
Ronald Regelado hit a game-winning 3-pointer in the closing moments to lift the Warriors.
Steven Sainsbury, Mike Hansen and Matt Moore all had nine points apiece for the Tigers (8-10, 2-3 PAC 7).
San Luis Obispo shot just six free throws, making three of them.
St. Joseph 57, Paso Robles 49
The Bearcats made it close with a 17-10 fourth-quarter effort but couldn’t make up for going 22 of 60 from the field and 3 of 9 from the free-throw line.
Adam White scored a season-high 21 points for Paso Robles (7-11, 2-4 PAC 7).
Ben Oliver grabbed 11 rebounds, five of them offensive for the Bearcats, and Jake Murray had eight steals.
Mission Prep 43, Cabrillo 35
Connor Woolpert led the Royals with 18 points.
Zach Allmon pulled down 14 rebounds for Mission Prep (11-7). It was the fifth time this season the 6-foot-6 Allmon has had at least that many boards in a game.
Five San Luis Obispo County players were named to the Cal-Hi Sports underclass all-state team.
Arroyo Grande’s Garrett Owens was named the first-team kicker among juniors. Owens’ 63 touchbacks this past season were the most in California, and he made 11 field goals, including a 52-yarder in the CIF-Southern Section Western Division championship game.
Paso Robles receiver and kick returner Elias Stokes was named a second-team junior multi-purpose selection. Stokes had 61 catches for 1,001 yards and 17 touchdowns, 35 carries for 246 yards and seven TDs, and returned 22 kickoffs for a 32.2-yard average and four TDs.
Arroyo Grande’s Seth Jacobs and Garrett Weinreich earned third-team junior honors. Jacobs, a safety, had 106 tackles, four sacks and three interceptions returned for 77 yards and a TD, while Weinreich, an offensive lineman, helped block for an offense that produced 328.6 yards per game.
Templeton defensive lineman Ross Berry was a second-team sophomore selection. He had 67 tackles this year.
Nipomo 49, Templeton 44
Titans forward Tessa Underwood had a game-best 21 points.
Jessica Miller and Missi Ramsey also had six points apiece for Nipomo (8-10, 4-2 LPL).
Lauren Stuedemann had a team-best 14 points for Templeton (10-7, 4-2 LPL), and Katie Koehler had 12 rebounds.
Morro Bay 47, Lompoc 45
Megan Hansen sank a pair of free throws with six seconds remaining to put the Pirates (13-4, 5-1 LPL) ahead by the final margin.
Hansen, who was 9 of 11 at the charity stripe, finished with 11 points, as did Hannah Gilbert, who pulled down nine rebounds.
“We showed a lot of poise under pressure down the stretch,” Pirates coach Cary Nerelli said. “That was a big step in this team’s growth.”
Mission Prep 55, Cabrillo 16
Jenna Dunbar had 17 points, and Connor Storlie added 15 in the rout for the Royals (15-4).
Righetti 55, San Luis Obispo 17
Playing without leading scorer Malie Guy, the Tigers lost at home.
Sam Hendry and Jessica Judge scored five points apiece for San Luis Obispo.
Pioneer Valley 60, Atascadero 56
Mary Kate Evans had 17 points and eight rebounds to lead the Greyhounds (11-6, 2-4), and Shannon Berwick had 10 points and 10 rebounds.
St. Joseph 62, Paso Robles 27
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Atascadero 6, Pioneer Valley 0
Olivia Dobbs and Kasey Duval scored two goals apiece for the Greyhounds (10-6, 1-5 PAC 7).
Righetti 2, San Luis Obispo 1
Righetti took an early 2-0 lead and held off a strong second half Tigers attack.
Kiley Norkus scored the only goal for San Luis Obispo (8-6-3, 2-2-1 PAC 7).
Righetti 2, San Luis Obispo 0
San Luis Obispo (7-8, 0-5 PAC 7) fell despite outshooting the Warriors 9-6.
Paso Robles 5, St. Joseph 0
Wence Garcia scored in the second minute, and Paso Robles rolled.
Angel Garcia had two assists, and Daniel Jaimes had two goals for the Bearcats.
GIRLS WATER POLO
Nipomo 6, Morro Bay 3
Nipomo (4-10, 1-1 LPL) used a strong second half to get by Morro Bay (2-5, 1-2) in a game that was tied 1-1 at half.
Becky Emrick led the way for the Titans with four goals, and Samantha Baker stopped seven shots in goal during the victory.