High School Sports

Prep Roundup: Arroyo Grande boys basketball team takes third in Carpinteria Tournament

Matt Willkomm scored 30 points, including a 3-pointer with four seconds left in the game, to lift the Arroyo Grande High boys basketball team to a 57-56 victory over Rio Mesa in the third-place game at the Carpinteria Tournament on Tuesday.

Willkomm hit six 3-pointers and had five rebounds and four assists while being named to the all-tournament team.

The Eagles (11-3) led by as many as 13 in the second half but trailed by four with less than a minute remaining.

Cobe Williams had 10 points and four assists, and Carson Wack added nine points and three assists for Arroyo Grande, which will open PAC 7 play at home against St. Joseph on Jan. 2.

Reggie Dixon led Rio Mesa with 21, and Jeremy Bird added 15.

Lompoc 58, Templeton 50

The Eagles (4-4) had 26 turnovers in the Los Padres League-opening loss at home.

Andy Garrettson had 14 points, and Matt Jardini had nine for Templeton.

Orcutt 56, Nipomo 45

In a Carpinteria Tournament game at Nipomo, the Spartans beat the Titans behind Mauro Guzman’s 23 points and four rebounds.

Freddy Ruiz led the Titans with 18 points and 10 rebounds. Bruce Avila had seven points and a game-high 13 rebounds and Quintin Bland added eight points and seven rebounds for Nipomo.

Coast Union 65, Coastal Christian 11

The Broncos (5-6, 2-1 Coast Valley League) sprinted to a 46-6 halftime lead and easily held on behind Quinten Raethke’s game-high 14 points and six steals and Gehrig Kniffen’s 11 points.

Logan Brandt had 10 points and Angel Avina added six points and six assists for Coast Union.


Morro Bay 57, Nipomo 16

Sierra Schwellenbach had 18 points and six assists, Hannah Gilbert added 17 points and the Pirates (7-3) cruised in their LPL opener.

Tess Lattimer had seven in the loss for the Titans (5-5, 0-1 LPL).

Templeton 52, Lompoc 37

Mari Stewart scored 17 in the league-opening win for the Eagles.

Marissa Torres scored 15, and Autumn Russell added eight for Templeton (8-1, 1-0 LPL).

Arianna Espinosa led Lompoc with nine points.

Coast Union 42, Coastal Christian 17

Roxy Mertens scored a game-high 14 points in the Broncos’ (3-3, 2-1 CVL) win over the Conquerors.

Mertens added five assists, seven rebounds and four steals. 

Roni Garrison led Coastal Christian (0-1) with nine points.


Morro Bay 3, Nipomo 2

Shawn Pacaoan scored first for the Pirates (9-3-1, 2-0 LPL) in their win over the Titans at home.

Jackson Chavez had the assist and scored twice for Morro Bay, which now has more wins this season than all of last year. 

Santa Maria 2, Templeton 0

Tyrus Yamagata had six saves in goal for the Eagles (1-4-2).


Templeton 8, Santa Maria 0

Annie Mae Bohnsack had four goals, Sierra Azzarito had two and Lindsey Wyatt scored once as the Eagles (3-5, 2-0 LPL) cruised past the Saints.

Nipomo 9, Morro Bay 0

Nipomo (4-4-2, 2-0 LPL) was lead by Cristina Ozzimo, who had four goals and an assist, and Denise Belmontes who notched three goals against the Pirates (1-7, 0-2 LPL). 

Kaitlyne Fernandez had a goal and three assists for Nipomo, whose goalkeeper Yocelyn Lopez had five saves. 


Arroyo Grande 12, Atascadero 8

Alexis Elias scored six goals to lead the Eagles (8-2, 2-0 PAC 7) to a win over the Greyhounds on the road.

Kelsey Docouto and Melanie Popovich each scored twice for Arroyo Grande, and Hannah Wadlow had eight saves in goal.


Paso Robles 72, Arroyo Grande 0

Kevan Garcia, wrestling at 160 pounds, won by pin in 51 seconds to lead the Bearcats (8-0) to a big win on the road.

At 126 pounds, Paso Robles’ Robbie Standley won a 7-2 decision over Arroyo Grande’s Brian Roco.

The Bearcats’ Kameron Morones (113 pounds) had a pin in 1:03, Kobe Seeley (120) had a pin at 1:28 and Trevor Torres (132) pinned at 1:08 for the Paso Robles.

Zack Holmes (145) pinned in 1:21 for the Bearcats.