The Mission Prep girls basketball team jumped out to a 23-13 halftime lead Thursday night and hung on down the stretch to defeat Nipomo 50-44.
The host Royals (18-5) only committed nine turnovers.
Mission Prep’s Jenna Dunbar led the way with 18 points and eight assists. Bri Harvey added 17 points.
Amber Britt and Tessa Underwood both scored 14 points for Nipomo.
Paso Robles 56, San Luis Obispo 26
The Tigers came out with a 7-6 lead after the first quarter, but it was all downhill from there, as the Bearcats (10-13, 3-6 PAC 7) cruised in the second and third.
The scoring for Paso Robles was well spread out with their top scorer, Molly Donovan, registering 12 points. Sara Bilderback had nine, Mariah Buchanan and Chelsea Kuhns netted eight each and Amani White scored seven.
Donovan had eight of her nine rebounds in the first half. Bilderback also had eight rebounds.
Sam Hendry led San Luis Obispo with eight points, with Erica Chandler and Jessica Judge scoring six apiece.
Providence Hall 55, North County Christian 51, OT
The two schools traded blows, but Providence Hall outlasted the Crusaders (12-7).
Cristy Scarson had 29 points for the Crusaders. Brianna Feld, who fouled out, had 10 points and 18 rebounds for North County Christian. Teale Harden had eight points and 12 rebounds in the loss.
North County Christian 63, Providence Hall 43
The Crusaders (9-10) used dominant first and third quarters to get the victory.
North County Christian won the first quarter 17-2 and the third 21-11.
Haustin Morrison had 17 points and 11 rebounds, Daniel Katches had 16 points and 10 rebounds and Austin Wiemann had 10 points, six assists and five steals.
Nipomo 3, Lompoc 1
Eric Pulido’s hat trick helped Titans (10-11-2, 6-5 Los Padres League) clinch a trip to the upcoming Southern Section divisional playoffs.
Nipomo trailed 1-0 before Pulido scored all of his goals in the second half. Jonathan Gomez, Vincent Brizzolara and Buddy Kichler provided the assists.
Juan Rodriguez made 10 saves in goal for the Titans.
Nipomo 3, Lompoc 2
Goalkeeper Brianna Gonzalez came up with 12 saves, many of them in the second half for the Titans (6-14-1, 4-7 LPL).
Kaitlynn Fernandez scored Nipomo’s first goal and was assisted by Denise Belmontes. The other two goals came from Dana Leyva and Brianna Ayala, assisted by Silvia DeLeon and Maricruz Arevalo.
Morro Bay 1, Mission Prep 1, tie
Macey Burgeson scored the game-tying unassisted goal for the Pirates (6-10-3) with 30 seconds to go in the first half.
Jessa Culver scored for the Royals (7-10-3) off a Sydney Rathjens assist.
Helaina Hurwitz had nine saves for Mission Prep.
GIRLS WATER POLO
Harvard-Westlake 13, Arroyo Grande 7
In their first match at the So Cal Championships tournament in Irvine, the Eagles (20-4) faced the undefeated and top-ranked Southern Section Division 4 team.
Arroyo Grande fell behind early, which proved costly. In the first quarter, the Wolverines captured a 5-2 lead. They had an 8-2 lead at halftime.
“We were trying to do our best to contain their biggest scorers,” Arroyo Grande coach Steven Allen said. “But they were physical and got us into ejection trouble and were able to get good shots on goal.”
Both Kim Johnson and Katie Sverchek put in three goals for Arroyo Grande, and Hannah Kope had the other. Goalkeeper Kylie Anderson had eight saves.
San Luis Obispo 12, St. Joseph 6
Elizabeth Waddell netted six goals for the Tigers (8-2), who had 13 steals.
Kennedy Peters scored four goals, and Eva Bakker had the other two for San Luis Obispo.
In goal, Zoe Berkowtiz had five saves.