In its 45-17 PAC 7 wrestling dual win Tuesday night at Righetti High, defending league champion Atascadero gave itself a two-point edge over Paso Robles heading into Saturday’s league finals.
Of the Greyhounds’ nine total bout wins, six were by fall. Earning them were Michael Clemmensen (119 pounds), Tyler Bundy (145), Paul Woodman (152), Elijah Jackson (160), Stephen Trockman (171) and Cruz Mendoza (103).
The other three wins were by decision. Abe Halterman (130) won 11-10, Ricky Fleming (215) won 6-1 and Matt Ducasse (189) won 2-1 for the Greyhounds.
If Paso Robles finishes ahead of Atascadero at the league finals, the Bearcats would at least claim a share of the championship.
Arroyo Grande 48, St. Joseph 31; Arroyo Grande 51, San Luis Obispo 18
Chad Snyder led the way with two pins on the night as the Eagles (3-3 PAC 7) won twice.
Brandon Berguia (at heavyweight) and Colton Smith (217) picked up fast pins against St. Joseph at 1 minute, 32 seconds each.
Snyder recorded the fastest fall against the Tigers, in 1:33.
Jose Hernandez (at 162) and Matt Bichay (heavyweight) had pins for the Tigers.
Santa Ynez 40, Morro Bay 24
Morro Bay suffered its first Los Padres League dual defeat in more than five years.
Santa Ynez won the first eight bouts and lost the last six.
Among those eight bouts, Santa Ynez earned four pins.
Both teams were undefeated in the LPL entering the dual.
Mission Prep 71, Bakersfield Christian 61
Down 52-48 at the start of the fourth quarter, the Royals shut down Bakersfield Christian, outscoring the Eagles 23-9 the rest of the way.Zach Allmon had 15 points and 11 rebounds, and Andy Rowley hit two late 3-pointers to seal the victory for Mission Prep (14-9). Rowley finished with 16 points, and Arthur Lane added 18.
North County Christian 39, Maricopa 31
The Crusaders held on as Tyler Roth, who led the way with 15 points and 14 rebounds, nailed three of four free-throw attempts in the final minute to secure the win.
The Crusaders (8-10, 7-3 Coast Valley League) committed 26 turnovers but turned up their defensive intensity as they outscored Maricopa 20-14 in the second half.
Daniel Katches had 19 points and 11 rebounds for North County Christian.
Coast Union 41, Orcutt Academy 23
Sean Mertens led all scorers with 16 points in the Broncos’ (13-7) win.
Mission Prep 71, Bakersfield Christian 38
The Royals relied on the hot hand of Bri Harvey, who had 23 points on 10-of-12 shooting, as Mission Prep (17-5) dominated.
Jenna Dunbar added 14 points and 10 assists, and Grace Ready pulled down a team-high seven rebounds.
North County Christian 62, Maricopa 24
Cristy Scarson had 20 points, 12 rebounds and five steals, while teammate Brianna Feld had 25 points, 12 rebounds, seven steals and seven blocks as North County Christian (12-6, 9-1 CVL) cruised.
Coast Union 47, Orcutt Academy 33
Ashley Lorenz had 16 points and 11 rebounds to lead the way for the Broncos (12-10).
Roxy Mertens added eight points, six assists and six rebounds.
Nipomo 2, Templeton 1, 2 OT
After they fell behind in the 50th minute, the Titans (9-11-2, 5-5 LPL) got the equalizer in the 77th off a header from Jonathan Gomez, assisted by Ben Jimenez.
Buddy Kichler scored the game-winning goal in the second period of overtime for Nipomo.
Santa Ynez 2, Morro Bay 1
After getting the tying goal in the 25th minute, Morro Bay (1-10 LPL) held on until the 75th when Santa Ynez scored the go-ahead goal.The goal for Morro Bay came off a cross by Sean Crossland and was headed in by Holt Alden.
Grant Johnson had 10 saves in goal for Morro Bay.
Templeton 1, Nipomo 0
Kelsey Lindquist scored the game’s only goal.
Goalkeeper Brianna Gonzalez had two saves in goal for the Titans (5-16-1, 3-7 LPL).
Lompoc 4, Mission Prep 1
Deirdre Laird scored for the Royals (7-10-2).
Santa Ynez 4, Morro Bay 0
First-place Santa Ynez (9-0 LPL) scored all of its goals in the first 15 minutes.
Morro Bay fell to 4-6 in the LPL.
GIRLS WATER POLO
Arroyo Grande 15, San Luis Obispo 3
Katie Sverchek and Kim Johnson scored three goals apiece as the Eagles took an 11-0 halftime lead to another PAC 7 victory.
Kylie Anderson had nine saves, and Meghan Anderson added two goals for Arroyo Grande (17-3, 10-0).