High School Sports

Prep Roundup: Arroyo Grande tops Mission Prep in battle of defending girls Southern Section basketball champions

Alexandra Mero scored a game-high 14 points to lead the Arroyo Grande High girls basketball team (1-0) in its win over Mission Prep (1-1) at Jay Cowitz Invitational on Thursday night. 

The Eagles held the Royals to just 10 first half points, as Arroyo Grande led 17-10 at the break in a game pitting two teams that won CIF-Southern Section championships last season.

Jordan Robinson scored 11, Krista St. Dennis had seven, and Ashlyn Herlihy had six for Arroyo Grande.

Connor Storlie led Mission Prep with 10 points. Tess Doehm scored six and Carly Colvin added five for the Royals. 

Also at the Jay Cowitz Invitational, San Luis Obispo (0-2) lost to Moorpark 42-38.

Jessica Judge scored 12 points for San Luis Obispo, and Sam Lopez had scored 10. 

Ruth Doser Atascadero Tournament

Mary Kate Evans had a double-double with a game-high 17 points and 10 rebounds in addition to four assists and four blocks to lead Atascadero to a 63-27 season-opening win over Santa Maria.

Camille LeBlanc had 13 points for Atascadero, which  sprinted to a 25-3 lead at the end of the first quarter before coasting the rest of the way.

Lucy Salinas and Sally Ybarra led Santa Maria with six points.

In another game at the tournament, Mari Stewart led Templeton (2-0) with 20 points and 16 rebounds in its 56-49 victory over Independence.

Paige O’Sulivan had 13 points, and Megan Hattar had 10. 

Also, Paso Robles (0-2) lost 47-31 in their matchup against Garces Memorial.

Molly Donovan led the Bearcats with 16 points.


Morro Bay H.I.T. Invitational

Xavier Alfaro scored 18 points, including two 3-point goals, to lead Morro Bay (1-0) in its 62-58 victory over Archbishop Carney.

Zach Smith scored 17 points, Frank Molina scored 10 and Elijah Lampley added eight for the Pirates.

Morro Bay scored six 3-point goals to Archbishop Carney’s two.

Arroyo Grande defeated Moorpark 61-48, led by Brennan Rivera with 19 points and Matt Willkomm with 15. Carson Wack added 11 points, and Cobe Williams scored eight for the Eagles.

San Luis Obispo fell 49-46 to Independence. The Tigers’ David Thoresen scored a game-high 23 points.

Kwab Farkye scored nine, and Parker Lauritzen scored eight for San Luis Obispo (0-1). 

Isaac Clack Led Independence with 22 points.

Jaylon Davis had a team-high 16 points for Paso Robles and Rudy Binkele added 11 but the Bearcats fell to Escondido 75-45.

Fresno 45, Coast Union 40

Quintin Raethke scored 12 points for the Broncos (1-1) in their loss to the Warriors at the Sierra Pacific Tournament in Hanford. 

Logan Brandt had 11 points, and Angel Azina scored eight for Coast Union.


Nipomo 4, Arroyo Grande 1

Nipomo’s Aaron Robles scored on a penalty kick in the first half before Nacho Hernandez scored the equalizer for the Eagles (1-1) right before halftime off an assist by Christian Merino.

Nipomo (2-0) scored two quick goals in the second half when Jesus Valdez found Jonathan Gomez for a goal, and Robles scored an unassisted goal for his second of the game. 

Jose Esparza assisted Mike Arevalo on a goal to put the game out of reach. 

Johann Ayala had 10 saves for the Titans and Aaron Friedman had four saves for the Eagles.

San Luis Obispo 1, Templeton 1, tie

The Tigers (1-1-0) and the Eagles (1-1-1) tied with both goals made on penalty kicks.

Jesus Vazquez scored for San Luis Obispo, and Jordan Milan scored for Templeton.

Goalie Michael Lamberg had two saves for the Tigers, and Tyrus Yamagat had eight for the Eagles. 

Lompoc 4, Atascadero 0

David Hernandez had seven saves in goal for Atascadero (1-1). 

Santa Maria 5, Mission Prep 0

Royals (0-3) goalie Peter Bertelsen had six saves in the loss.


Paso Robles 7, Morro Bay 2

Tess Volkov and Michelle Cordova each scored goals for Morro Bay (0-2). Madelinn Martinez had seven saves in goal for the Pirates.

No Paso Robles information was provided to The Tribune.

San Luis Obispo 7, Templeton 0

Kelsey Harper led  the Tigers (1-1) with three goals and two assists in their shutout at home against the Eagles (0-2).

Darla Berkefeld had one goal and three assists, and Brady Candaele had two goals and one assist.

Goalie Lila McCann had eight saves. 

Chloe Bushong had 10 saves in goal for the Eagles (0-2). 

Arroyo Grande 7, Nipomo 1

Nadine Reed had three goals and two assists for the Eagles (2-0) in their nonconference victory over the Titans (0-2). 

The Eagles’ Mallory Flatebo scored two goals.

Goalies Sara Doughty and Kendall Bowers had a combined five saves in goal for Arroyo Grande.

Kristina Ozzimo scored the lone goal for Nipomo and goalie Kristy Chaves had 11 saves.


Paso Robles 18, Morro Bay 1

Shannon Rees led the Bearcats (2-0) with four goals in their victory against the Pirates. 

Nicole Steingruber also added three goals for Paso Robles. Goalie Marti Rae Grois had 10 saves.

Miranda Lalindo scored for Morro Bay, and Cassidy Stephens had five saves in goal.