The Morro Bay High girls basketball team defeated Oak Park 42-40 on Friday, placing third overall at the Santa Barbara Tournament of Champions.
Sierra Schwellenbach and Nicki Bloom scored 12 points each for the Pirates, who improved their record to 8-3 with the win over a team Pirates coach Cary Nerelli said is the No. 3-ranked team in CIF-Southern Section Division 3A.
Hannah Gilbert had 11 points and 15 rebounds, and Nikki Machado added nine points for Morro Bay.
Arroyo Grande lost its game to Royal, 59-56. The Eagles (7-4) held a 43-38 lead entering the fourth quarter, but were outscored 21-13 the rest of the way. With the loss, Arroyo Grande finished in eighth place in the Gold Division bracket.
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Heather Madrigal scored 24 points, and Lindsey Wolf added 14 for the Eagles.
Nipomo lost 40-39 on a desperation buzzer-beater by San Marcos’ Hope Morrison, who finished with a game-high 14 points.
Tess Latimer matched Morrison’s 14 points, and Peyton Maas added 11 for the Titans (1-15), who were without three injured starters for the tournament.