High School Sports

Weinreich returns to lead Arroyo Grande girls to playoff victory

In the CIF-Southern Section Division 3AAA playoffs, the Arroyo Grande High girls basketball team beat Golden Valley 55-35 Thursday.

Coming off a stretch where she missed three games because of an ankle injury, Emma Weinreich led the Eagles (21-5) with 16 points. Heather Madrigal added 13 points and 10 rebounds.

The Eagles’ Alexa Wetmore and Brianna Flood had four assists.

Arroyo Grande outscored Golden Valley 14-2 in the first quarter and maintained a steady lead.

Mission Prep 65, Pilibos 17

The Royals took an 18-point first quarter lead to defeat the Eagles and advance to the second round of Division 5AA playoffs.

Jenna Dunbar led Mission Prep (25-1) with 14 points, Bri Harvey scored 13 and Kaylee Williams and Connor Storlie each added 10.

North County Christian 51, Pilgrim 11

The Crusaders held the Patriots to four field goals in their first round Division 6 playoff victory.

Brianna Feld led North County Christian (14-2) with 15 points and Mandy Legault added 13.

Boron 44, Coastal Christian 32

Roni Garrison scored 12 points and Amy Arnold added 11, but the Broncos were eliminated in the first round of the CIF-Southern Section Division 6 playoffs.

Morro Bay 37, Nordhoff 23

Hannah Gilbert led the Pirates (20-3) with 14 points and 13 rebounds in the Division 4 playoffs. Sierra Schwellenbach scored nine points for Morro Bay and Carly Watt added five points and four assists.



San Luis Obispo 3, Elsinore 0

Matthew Connely scored the first goal for the Tigers (19-2-2) in the first round of the Division 5 playoffs. Paul Sullivan followed in the second half with a goal assisted by Connely, and Jordan Knuer scored off a penalty kick for San Luis Obispo.

Goalkeeper Michael Lambert had two saves.

Carpinteria 2, Arroyo Grande 1

The Eagles fell to a pair of late-game goals from the Warriors and were eliminated from the Division 5 playoffs.

After a scoreless 68 minutes, Arroyo Grande’s Angel Rodriguez scored to give the Eagles a 1-0 lead.

But Carpinteria responded with a goal 5 minutes later, and again in the final 3 minutes.

Eagles goalie Alex Montero grabbed five saves.

“All these kids put their hearts into the game, and we fought all the way into the final minute,” said Eagles coach Brad Bowdey. “I was really proud of the kids and that they were almost able to pull this one off.”

Paso Robles 2, Maranatha 2, 3-2 SO

The Bearcats overcame an early two-goal deficit to defeat the Minutemen in a shootout to advance to the second round of the Division 5 playoffs.

Things looked bleak for Paso Robles (13-4-8), which trailed 2-0 in the first 7 minutes of the game.

But the Bearcats’ Angel Guevara responded with a goal before the end of the first half, assisted by Angel Garcia, to trim the deficit to one.

It wasn’t until the final 6 minutes that Paso Robles tied the game on a free kick by Felipe Aguilar.

After two scoreless overtimes, Bearcats goalie Jesus Gil stopped the first three Maranatha scorers in the shootout, and Garcia, Mario Leon and Brian Mercado each scored to clinch the victory.

Coast Union 5, Vistamar 0

Junior forward Victor Casas tied the program record for goals in a season with four goals and an assist in the Broncos’ CIF-Southern Section Division 7 first-round victory in Cambria.

Andy Gordon scored the other goal, and Emmany Godinez had two assists, Oscar Catalan and Diego Pena added one apiece and Juan Leonardo had five saves in goal.

Casas scored six goals in a recent game and his 34th score of the season Thursday tied the number Isaac Torres scored as a junior in 1999.

Coast Union head coach Moises Jimenez, a former prep teammate of Torres, said the two are comparable in talent.

“They’re probably just as talented,” Jimenez said. “Victor probably has a little more help around him. Isaac was our go-to guy. Victor isn’t our only scorer. We have other scorers as well.”

Casas will have a chance to break the record when the Broncos (13-2-2) play in the second-round Tuesday.

Nipomo 2, Saugus 0

The Titans (14-9-3) easily handled visiting Saugus after goals from Jonathan Gomez in the first half and Aaron Robles late in the first-round game of the Division 3 playoffs, as Ben Jimenez and Mike Arezalo each finished with assists.

Nipomo goalkeeper Erubey Ponce finished with 11 saves in the shutout.