Even with only four players scoring, the Arroyo Grande High girls basketball team managed to survive a challenge from Paso Robles with a 40-35 road win on Monday night to clinch the outright PAC 7 title with one game remaining.
Lindsey Wolf led all scorers with 16 points on four 3-pointers, and teammates Heather Madrigal and Brianna Flood added 12 and 10, respectively, to improve the Eagles’ overall record to 18-5 and 11-0 in the PAC 7.
This is Arroyo Grande’s first league title in two years, when the Eagles ended a three-year run before eventual state champion St. Joseph won the PAC 7 trophy last season. Arroyo Grande will play St. Joseph on Friday night in the season finale.
Amani White and Molly Donovan each scored 11 points to lead Paso Robles (10-13, 3-7 PAC 7).
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Atascadero 53, Righetti 36
Mary Kate Evans had a game-high 19 points, and Emilie Boege finished with 13 points on three 3-pointers to lead the Greyhounds (16-7, 9-2 PAC 7), who opened up the game with a 23-8 first quarter against Righetti (12-11, 5-5 PAC 7).
Camille LaBlanc added eight points for Atascadero, which played its last home game of the regular season.
St. Joseph 60, San Luis Obispo 41
Olivia Kilgore was the top scorer for the Tigers (9-14, 2-8 PAC 7) with nine points and six steals.
Kaitlyn Flowers led with 21 points and Tatiana Dunlap scored 17 for the Knights (9-16, 7-4 PAC 7).
BOYS BASKETBALLArroyo Grande 71, Paso Robles 35
The Eagles (17-8, 10-1 PAC 7) had 14 different scorers and took a 40-14 halftime lead over Paso Robles (7-16, 2-8 PAC 7) to run away with the win.
Kasey Hatley led Arroyo Grande with 12 points, followed by Brent VanderVeen’s 11.
The Eagles have won 10 straight league games after suffering a 25-point loss to Righetti in the PAC 7 opener on Jan. 4.
Paso Robles was led by Jaylon Davis’ 12 points.
San Luis Obispo 82, St. Joseph 74
David Thoreson led the Tigers (12-11, 5-5 PAC 7) with 24 points, and Matt Moore added 21 points. San Luis Obispo’s Matthew Delmartini contributed 15 points and Chandler Torres put up 11 points.
“It was a great game and we really hung on,” Tigers coach Jim Thompson said.
Righetti 66, Atascadero 54
Robbie Berwick had the game high of 21 points for the Greyhounds (15-9, 6-5 PAC 7), and Hayden Mislavsky had 13 points.
Righetti’s Hunter Walker led with 17 points, and Ryan McGready contributed 16.
BOYS SOCCERArroyo Grande 2, Paso Robles 1
The Eagles (11-10-4, 5-4-1 PAC 7) took the win against the Bearcats (11-4-7, 5-3-2) behind a goal apiece from Austin Nunoz and Brian Wright.
Matt Corella assisted Wright’s goal, and goalkeeper Alex Montero had four saves for Arroyo Grande.
Paso Robles’ Angel Guevara scored assisted by Mario Leon.
Goalkeeper Junior Rodriguez had seven saves.
San Luis Obispo 4, St. Joseph 1
Paul Sullivan, Matthew Connely, Travis Caldwell and Trevor James each scored to lift the Tigers (17-1-2, 9-0-1 PAC 7) to the dominant road victory.
James also finished with two assists, and teammates Caldwell and Jordan Knauer also assisted on goals.
Righetti 3, Atascadero 1
After a 1-1 halftime tie, Righetti rallied with two unanswered goals to come away with the win over the Greyhounds (4-14-2, 1-9-0 PAC 7).
Raul Lopez had Atascadero’s lone score, which happened midway through the first half.
GIRLS SOCCERArroyo Grande 4, Paso Robles 0
Nadine Reed led the Eagles (16-8, 8-3 PAC 7) to their win with two goals.
Savanah Welch and Elizabeth Heyde each scored a goal for Arroyo Grande. Eagles goalkeepers Mikayla Allan and Paige Johnson had one save apiece.
San Luis Obispo 3, St. Joseph 0
Brady Candaele scored two of her three goals in the first half to lead the Tigers (16-5-3, 7-2-1 PAC 7) in the home shutout, with two on assists from Kelsey Harper and Zoe Thompson.
Goalkeeper Lauren Harper finished with four saves.
“We might have scored three goals, but our defense was outstanding,” San Luis Obispo coach John Clarke said.
Righetti 2, Atascadero 1
Rhiannon Dudley scored the only goal for the Greyhounds (13-10, 3-8 PAC 7), which came on a breakaway.
Atascadero’s Hannah Tovar had one save in goal during the first half, and Emily Johnson had five saves in the second.
The Greyhounds play their last game Wednesday against Pioneer Valley.