Hosting the Mission Prep girls basketball team Friday night, San Luis Obispo did what it could to bottle up Jenna Dunbar, but failed to account for other Royals players who would step up in Mission Prep’s 54-27 win.
With the Tigers doubling and trapping Dunbar from the start, the Royals’ Bri Harvey netted 21 points and grabbed 12 rebounds.
San Luis Obispo trailed 22-16 at halftime but was outscored 32-11 in the second half by the Royals (16-5).
Dunbar finished with 11 points and eight rebounds.
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Sam Hendry and Jessica Judge both netted six points to lead San Luis Obispo.
Arroyo Grande 63, Pioneer Valley 38
A 22-14 Arroyo Grande halftime lead swelled into an almost 30-point victory.
Emma Weinreich scored a team-high 12 points for the Eagles (17-3, 7-1 PAC 7), Madi Ventura had 11 and Haley MacDonald scored 10.
Morro Bay 59, Cabrillo 17
The Pirates (16-4, 7-1 Los Padres League) shut down the Conquistadores in the second half, holding them to one point.
Nicki Bloom paced the Pirates with 16 points and four steals. Megan Hansen added 15, and Hannah Gilbert had 11 points and 14 rebounds.
Morro Bay leads the LPL and will play second-place Santa Ynez on Wednesday.
Atascadero 44, Paso Robles 32
Paso Robles led 11-5 after one period, but Atascadero rallied for a 22-13 halftime lead and dominated from there.
“We were able to control the boards in the game, and that’s what helped give us the win,” Atascadero coach Jim Stecher said.
Atascadero’s Alyssa Palma led all scorers with 17 points. Shannon Berwick and Mary Kate Evans had 11 and 10, respectively.
Paso Robles got nine points from Molly Donovan.
North County Christian 62, Valley Christian 57
Keeping their Coast Valley League championship hopes alive, the Crusaders (11-6, 8-1) survived despite late foul trouble.
North County Christian led 22-9 after one quarter and held off the Lions’ rally.
Cristy Scarson had 33 points and 10 rebounds for North County Christian. Brianna Feld added 10 points.
Templeton 60, Santa Maria 24
Katie Hunter scored a team-high 18 points, and Paige O’Sullivan scored 16 in the Eagles’ win.
Carly O’Sullivan added 14 points for Templeton (12-8, 6-3 LPL).
Santa Ynez 54, Nipomo 49
The Titans’ nine 3-pointers weren’t enough to get past the Pirates and Hailey King’s 25-point effort.
Tessa Underwood scored 16 points, and Tess Lattimer had 14 for Nipomo. Both made four 3-pointers.
Templeton 45, Santa Maria 33
The two teams were neck-and-neck until the fourth quarter.
The Saints and Eagles (5-13, 4-5 LPL) were tied after the first and second quarters, and Santa Maria held a one-point lead going into the fourth.
“We were able to get the rebounds off the deep 3s they were taking, giving us the opportunity to break away a little bit,” Eagles coach Fred Price said. “We slowed it down at the end and they were forced to start fouling us, which just built the lead.”
The Eagles outscored the Saints 18-5 in the fourth quarter.
Templeton’s Andy Garretson led all scorers with 12 points and 10 rebounds. Alex Kotheimer added 10.
Valley Christian Academy 53, North County Christian 42
The Crusaders (7-10, 6-3 CVL) jumped out to a 14-7 lead in the first quarter.
The Lions turned things around for a 29-19 halftime lead.
Tyler Roth had 10 points for the Crusaders, and Daniel Katches had nine points and 13 rebounds.
Cabrillo 57, Morro Bay 54
Morro Bay suffered its first LPL loss as Mike Ferruolo scored 22 points for Cabrillo (10-12, 6-3).
Edward Griley scored a team-high 20 points for Morro Bay (12-10, 7-1), and Luke Munds scored 11 for Morro Bay.
Pioneer Valley 2, Arroyo Grande 1
After winning seven straight PAC 7 games this season, the Eagles (11-5-3, 7-1) suffered their first loss.
The two goals for the Panthers came on mental errors from Arroyo Grande, coach Brad Bowdey said.
The first came off a fumbled clearance that left the ball right in front of the net with the Panthers able to clean it up.
The second miscue came from the Eagles’ goalkeeper first catching the ball and then dropping it in for the score.
Arroyo Grande’s lone goal came from Morgan Wack on an assist from Cody Portwood.
Coast Union 1, Farmersville 1, tie
In a matchup against a defending CIF-Central Section divisional champion, the Broncos (13-1-1) came from behind to earn the tie.
Farmersville got its goal in the second minute, forcing the Broncos to play from behind.
Coast Union scored the equalizer in the 70th minute off an unassisted goal by Woody Escalera. Goalkeeper Juan Leonardo had six saves, all in the first half.
San Luis Obispo 2, Mission Prep 0
The Tigers (9-9-0, 3-4-0 PAC 7) used two early scores to defeat Mission Prep.
Justin Bogel scored off an assist from Matthew Connely, and Scotty Allis added an unassisted goal.
Paso Robles 4, Atascadero 2
Four players scored a goal apiece for the Bearcats (14-3-2, 6-1-1 PAC 7).
Scoring for Paso Robles were Angel Garcia, Albert Echevarria, Daniel Arevalo and Ricardo Guerrero.
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Newbury Park 18, Morro Bay 2; Calabasas 11, Morro Bay 5
The Pirates (2-7, 1-2 LPL) were swept in the opening day of the Oxnard Invitational.
Their first game against Newbury Park only saw Taylore Johnson and Mel Freeborn score. Kerri Nobick had 11 saves.
In the second game, Megan Long scored four times, with Freeborn netting the other goal. Nobick had 19 saves.
“We were trying to funnel the ball towards our goalie so that she could make the saves, and she did that,” Pirates coach Jim Waska said. “They were just able to get shots from where we didn’t want them to.”
Cabrillo 5, Mission Prep 0
The Royals (7-8-2) trailed 2-0 at halftime and were outscored 3-0 in the second half.
“We were overmatched,” Mission Prep coach Marcus des Plantes said, “It seemed like all of their players scored.”
Arroyo Grande 11, Pioneer Valley 0
Claire Summers, Carly Chandless and Laura Green all scored their first goals of the season against the Panthers.
Mikayla Allen had had two saves for the Eagles.
Paso Robles 6, Atascadero 4, OT
The Bearcats (13-4-2, 4-4-0 PAC 7) needed overtime to outlast the Greyhounds.
With Atascadero leading 3-1 at the half, Paso Robles scored two quick second-half goals to tie it.
After the Bearcats took a 4-3 lead, the Greyhounds scored a penalty kick late to tie the score and send the game into overtime.
Maria Chavez scored twice, both in the second half, for Paso Robles.