High School Sports

Prep Roundup: Atascadero boys finish PAC 7 season undefeated

The Atascadero High boys basketball team routed Pioneer Valley 74-51 on Wednesday night, completing the PAC 7’s first undefeated league season in five years.

The Greyhounds (22-3, 12-0), who clinched their first outright league title since the 2003-04 season Monday, didn’t waste any time in putting the outcome out of reach against the last-place Panthers (4-20, 0-11), leading 20-4 after the first quarter.

Troy Norris had 16 points to lead Atascadero.

Weston Walker added 14 points, and Sean Slavin had 12 points in the win.

Atascadero will learn its first-round postseason opponent when the CIF-Southern Section announces its divisional playoff pairings Sunday.

Righetti 65, San Luis Obispo 61

Leading 52-44 after the third quarter, San Luis Obispo went cold offensively, getting outscored 23-11 in the final quarter.

Connor MacLeod connected on five 3-pointers to lead the Tigers with 18 points. Mike Hansen had 16 points, and Steven Sainsbury added 15 for the Tigers (11-14, 4-7 PAC 7).

If San Luis Obispo can win Friday against Pioneer Valley, the Tigers will clinch the fourth and final playoff berth from the PAC 7.

Paso Robles 71, St. Joseph 54

Isaiah Jackson led the way with 18 points as the Bearcats (9-15, 3-8 PAC 7) defeated the Knights.

Paso Robles made 7 of 10 3-pointers en route to the win.

Richard Curl contributed 16 points for Paso Robles, Ben Oliver had 10 rebounds and Jake Murray added 7 points and 12 assists.

Morro Bay 79, Lompoc 63

The Pirates (15-10, 10-1 Los Padres League), who clinched the LPL title in outright fashion last week, rolled over the Braves.

Morro Bay buried Lompoc in the second quarter, where it outscored the Braves 29-14.

“That’s when we really started hitting 3s and scoring in bunches,” Morro Bay coach Dave Yamate said.

Morro Bay made 10 3-pointers in the game.

Bryce Owens was the main contributor from beyond the arc, hitting 6 of 9 on his way to a 25-point, nine-rebound, six-assist performance. Luke Munds followed with 22 points for Morro Bay, and Edward Griley chipped in 15.

Nipomo 47, Templeton 45

The Titans (14-11, 7-4 LPL) held on after a second-half rally by the Eagles.

Nipomo led 27-15 at halftime before holding on.

Nipomo has a one-game cushion over Cabrillo for outright possession of second place in the LPL standings.

Ryan McNeil led Nipomo with 15 points, and Marc Baker added 14 for the Titans.

Templeton’s Jackson Wheeler had 14 points, and Andy Garretson contributed 13.

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GIRLS BASKETBALL

Atascadero 59, Pioneer Valley 49

Atascadero clinched the PAC 7’s fourth and final divisional playoff spot.

Shannon Berwick scored a team-high 20 points for the Greyhounds (15-8, 6-6), and Alyssa Palma added 10.

St. Joseph 64, Paso Robles 40

Aly Beebe scored 28 points to lead St. Joseph.

Amani White had 10 points to lead the Bearcats (10-14, 3-8 PAC 7), which is seeking a wild-card playoff berth, Paso Robles coach Mike Gray said.

Nipomo 46, Templeton 42

Tessa Underwood scored 12 points to lead Nipomo (11-13, 7-4 LPL), which held on after leading 32-23 entering the fourth quarter, which remains third in the LPL and has clinched a playoff berth.

Jeanine Madson came off the Templeton bench and scored all of her team-high 16 points in the fourth quarter to lead the Eagles.

Righetti 61, San Luis Obispo 29

The Tigers (1-23, 0-11 PAC 7) fell to the Warriors.

Malie Guy and Erica Chandler each scored eight points to lead San Luis Obispo.

BOYS SOCCER

Paso Robles 4, St. Joseph 2

Paso Robles (7-3-1 PAC 7) put itself in good position to earn a high playoff seed with the win. The Bearcats can wrap up second place in the PAC 7 with a win Friday against Righetti.

Angel Guevara scored two goals for Paso Robles, Brian Mercado had a goal and an assist and Matthew Mihelic added a goal.

San Luis Obispo 3, Righetti 2

After trailing 2-1 off a 65th-minute goal, San Luis Obispo scored two goals in the final five minutes to rally for the win.

Senior Miguel Perez scored to tie it at 2, and Paul Sullivan netted the winner with just four minutes left to secure the victory, moving the Tigers into fourth place heading into their last game of the regular season Friday at Pioneer Valley. With a win, San Luis Obispo would clinch the PAC 7’s last spot in the divisional postseason.

Pioneer Valley 3, Atascadero 1, 2 OT

The Panthers scored twice during the second overtime to get the win.

Zach Roorda, who was assisted by Rocco Coppo, scored Atascadero’s only goal. Goalkeeper Charlie Coulter had six saves in goal.

GIRLS SOCCER

Righetti 2, San Luis Obispo 1

Tied at 1, the Warriors converted the game-winning goal off a free kick in the 77th minute, handing the Tigers (10-10-3, 4-6-1 PAC 7) a critical loss.

San Luis Obispo needs to beat Pioneer Valley and get some help from Righetti to finish fourth in the PAC 7 and earn a playoff berth.Tess Wearda scored the lone Tigers goal.

Tigers coach John Clarke praised his goalkeeper, Kelly Koch, who had 10 saves.

“It’s one of the best games I have ever seen from a goalie,” Clarke said. “She really kept us in the game and gave us a chance.”

Atascadero 3, Pioneer Valley 0

Olivia Dobbs had two assists and a goal for the Greyhounds (12-12, 2-10 PAC 7).

Nique Mack and Kasey Duval converted the other Greyhound goals. Goalkeeper Hannah Tobar collected six saves.

FOOTBALL

All-star selections

Morro Bay had four more all-stars chosen to play in the inaugural FCA Central Coast All-Star Football Classic.

Tight end Austin Emley, defensive back Wes Hill, defensive lineman Frank Martinez and linebacker Dom Woods were also chosen, in addition to the four Pirates selections previously reported: quarterback Sam Crizer, defensive lineman Noah Galicia, receiver Jesse Landry and running back Darek Mendoza.

All of the players selected were all-Los Padres League honorees.

The all-star game, which is for seniors from the PAC 7 and LPL, will take place June 4 at Pioneer Valley and will have a San Luis Obispo County squad face off against a northern Santa Barbara County team.

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