High School Sports

Eagles girls take third in Ruth Doser basketball tournament

The Templeton High girls basketball team defeated Palo Alto 60-46 in the third-place game of the Ruth Doser Tournament in Atascadero on Saturday, marking the best finish in the tournament in the school’s history, according to head coach Shawn Koehler.

The Eagles (3-1) used a 15-7 first quarter to pull away early, outscoring Palo Alto by just six the rest of the way.

Mari Stewart had 24 points and 14 rebounds for Templeton, her third double-double in four games.

Autumn Russell had 11 points, Megan Hattar had nine points and Briana Belmonte had five points and four assists for the Eagles.

Palo Alto committed 26 fouls in the game to Templeton’s 14, but the Eagles shot just 15 of 29 from the free-throw line.

Garces 46, Atascadero 35

The Greyhounds took second place in the Ruth Doser Tournament after falling to Garces in the championship game.

Mary Kate Evans led Atascadero (2-1) with 12 points.

Maddie Leong had seven points for the Greyhounds, and Camille LaBlanc added six.

Paso Robles 33, Nipomo 25

Molly Donovan had 20 points and eight rebounds and was named to the all-tournament team as the Bearcats defeated the Titans in the consolation final of the Ruth Doser Tournament.

Shiann Schlitz, Katie Ryan and Jamika Martin had four points apiece for Paso Robles.

Jay Cowitz Invitational

International 63, Arroyo Grande 36; Arroyo Grande 40, Castilleja 36

Elizabeth Mero and Olivia Galindo had six points apiece to lead the Eagles (1-2) in a loss at the Mission Prep tournament.

Arroyo Grande held a 13-9 lead after the first quarter, but was outscored 24-6 in the second and 20-10 in the third.

Against Castilleja, Mero paced the Eagles with 11 and Galindo added seven.

Castilleja 36, San Luis Obispo 32; San Luis Obispo 33, Bishop Diego 30

San Luis Obispo struggled from the free-throw line, shooting 5-for-17 in the loss.

Erika Chandler led the Tigers with 12 points, and Jessica Judge had 10.

The Tigers (1-4) then beat Bishop Diego behind Chandler’s 13 points.

Moorpark 49, Mission Prep 30; Independence 50, Mission Prep 37

After two losses Saturday, the Royals finished 1-3 in their home tournament.

Against Moorpark, Noelle Laird led the Royals (1-3) with nine points. Connor Storlie added six.

Against Independence, Laird and Storlie again led Mission Prep, with Storlie scoring 16 and Laird adding 10.

Lompoc Tournament

Coast Union 41, Orcutt Academy 38

The Broncos (1-3) held off the Spartans behind Roxy Mertens’ game-high 22 points.

Crystal Nunez had six points and Reagan Knissen had four for Coast Union.


Moorpark 74, San Luis Obispo 71, OT; San Luis Obispo 61, Archbishop Carney 15

Led by David Thoreson, the Tigers (2-2) split two games at the Harding Invitational in Morro Bay.

Thoreson scored 42 points in San Luis Obispo’s overtime loss in their first game of the day.

Marley Stallings had nine and Kwab Farkye and Jonathan Edwards scored eight apiece for the Tigers.

Thoreson led San Luis Obispo again in its second game, scoring 12 points against Archbishop Carney.

Garrett Lemons had 10, Devon Ramsey had eight and Blake Shapazian and Sam Santos seven apiece for the Tigers.

Arroyo Grande 75, Heritage Christian 52; Independence 60, Arroyo Grande 59, OT

The Eagles split their two games at the Harding Invitational, falling by one in the semifinals.

Matt Willkomm led Arroyo Grande with 13 points and six assists in its win over Heritage Christian.

Andrew Midyett added 11 points and 12 rebounds, and Cobe Williams had 14 points.

In the loss to Independence, Willkomm and Williams had 17 points apiece.

Williams hit five 3-pointers for the Eagles, who were outscored 16-7 in the fourth quarter.

Fallbrook 54, Paso Robles 32; Santa Maria 58, Paso Robles 49

Jaylon Davis scored 19 points for the Bearcats (1-4) in the loss to Fallbrook, the first of two losses at the Harding Invitational.

Matt Van Dyke led Paso Robles with 14 in the loss to the Saints.

Heritage 71, Morro Bay 53; Morro Bay 59, Pioneer Valley 53

Luke Munds and Zach Smith scored 15 points apiece in a loss for the Pirates (1-3) at the Harding Invitational.

Morro Bay rebounded to hold off the Panthers behind Munds and Smith, who both scored 23 points. Xavier Alfaro added eight points in the win.

Escondido 58, Atascadero 54; Moorpark 75, Atascadero 70

Robbie Berwick led the Greyhounds (0-4) in both games at the Harding Invitational Tournament, scoring 14 against Escondido and 21 in the loss to Moorpark.

Sierra Pacific Tournament

Coast Union (2-2) lost to Mendota 70-66 to close out the tournament.