High School Sports

Prep Roundup: Mission Prep boys basketball team falls in championship game of Arroyo Grande Optimist Tournament

The Mission Prep boys basketball team lost to Thousand Oaks 74-69 in the championship game at the Arroyo Grande Optimist Tournament on Saturday night. 

The Lancers got out to a quick start, scoring 25 points in the first quarter and taking a 13-point lead.

Mission Prep battled back to tie the score entering the fourth quarter, but Thousand Oaks proved to be too much, particularly Matt Hauser, who led all scorers with 41 points.

Quinton Adlesh was the Royals’ leading scorer with 24 points.

In their first game of the day, the Royals beat Templeton 76-43. 

Mission Prep’s 29-point first quarter proved to be too much for Templeton as Brandon Jones’ 17 points and Adlesh’s 15 points propelled the Royals to a win. 

Eddie Fernandez and Ian Stake had 11 and 10 points, respectively, to round out Mission Prep’s double-digit scorers. 

Will Mehring tied Jones’ game-high with 17 points for the Eagles.

Templeton (1-6) later lost 77-48 to Arroyo Grande. 

Carson Wack had eight of Arroyo Grande’s 12 3-pointers  and finished with 26 points in the win over Templeton. 

Quillan Smith’s 11 points and Keanu Morrison’s 10 points helped Arroyo Grande (7-2) get a comfortable 23-point lead going into the fourth quarter before coasting to a win. 

Will Mehring was Templeton’s leading scorer with 22 points. 

Paso Robles beat Arroyo Grande 66-51 earlier in the day.

Paso Robles’ Jaylon Davis led all scorers with 22 points.

The Eagles trailed by two points going into the fourth quarter but the free-throw shooting of the Bearcats helped secure the victory. They shot 7 for  8 in the fourth quarter and 21 for 23 overall. 

Atascadero then beat the Bearcats 66-44 in the third-place game.

Robbie Berwick scored 22 points for Atascadero (4-1), Joe Johnson grabbed 14 boards, and Jared Stuedemann had seven rebounds. 

Berwick and Connor Kim were named to the all-tournament team. 

Davis and Josh Oliver both scored 12 points, and Anthony Spencer scored 11 for Paso Robles.  

Earlier in the day, the Greyhounds beat San Luis Obispo 82-63. Berwick led Atascadero with 31 points, and Stuedemann scored 14. Andrew Wauchope scored 13 for San Luis Obispo (2-6).    

San Luis Obispo finished the day with an 84-56 loss to Cabrillo.

Sam Santos (16 points) and Chase Braun (13 points) led the Tigers in scoring against Cabrillo.

Taft 58, Morro Bay 28

Solomon Ruddell had 15 rebounds for Morro Bay (0-9), but it wasn’t enough for the young Pirates in the Corcoran Invitational Tournament. 

Coast Union 52, Orcutt Academy 47

Quinten Raethke led the Broncos with 19 points and 13 rebounds as Coast Union beat the Spartans, and Angel Avina added 10 points of his own for Coast Union. 


Perry Ford Invitational

Ashlyn Herlihy scored 15 points and grabbed 10 boards to lead Arroyo Grande to a 47-19 win over Nipomo in the tournament hosted by Morro Bay and San Luis Obispo. 

Alaina Hogeboom had 10 points and 12 rebounds for the Eagles (4-5). 

Nipomo (2-6) was led by Taylor Nevitt, who had six points. Mercedes Rodriguez also scored six for the Titans. 

San Luis Obispo beat Bakersfield 39-11, and Jessica Judge had 18 points and seven rebounds to lead the way for the Tigers (7-2). 

She led all scorers as San Luis Obispo controlled the entire game. The Tigers got off to a 14-3 lead in the first quarter and never looked back, giving them their fourth win of the tournament.

Atascadero beat Ridgeview 47-44. The Greyhounds (5-3) showed resilience as they were down by seven halfway through the fourth quarter and fought back to get a win. 

Sabrina Degan led the charge with 14 points and 12 rebounds. The win capped off an undefeated tournament for the Greyhounds.

Templeton dominated Righetti 63-28. The Eagles (5-0) had a 17-point lead by halftime and it continued to grow. 

Mari Stewart led Templeton 18 points and 13 rebounds for her fifth double-double on the season, while Marissa Torres fell one steal short with 11 points and nine steals.

Morro Bay beat Ridgeview 61-31 in its  first game of the day. 

Sierra Schwellenbach led the Pirates with 23 points  against the Wolf Pack. Schwellenbach also had 11 rebounds, eight steals and eight steals.

Morro Bay (7-1) capped the day by beating Frontier 63-42 behind 28 points from Schwellenbach. 

Nikki Machado had nine rebounds, seven assists and six steals for the Pirates.

Mission Prep was unable to stop Celeste West of Garces, as she dropped 20 points on the Royals in their 63-37 loss. 

Taylor Neal led the Royals (3-5) with nine points. I’raya Smith and Carly Colvin both added seven of their own. 


Atascadero 4, Templeton 1

The Greyhounds shut out the Eagles to remain undefeated. 

Rachel Androtti scored two goals for Atascadero (5-0), and Candace Johnson and Amy Newman both scored one. 

Emily Johnson and Haley Ruggles split time in goal for Atascadero. Johnson recorded two saves.  

Clovis North 3, Arroyo Grande 0

The Eagles gave up an own-goal in the first five seconds and were never able to regain momentum. 

Keepers Kendall Bowers and Sarah Doughty each had two saves for Arroyo Grande


Nipomo at Grace Brethren Tournament 

The Titans started the day with a 2-0 loss to Malibu, and Yocelyn Lopez had seven saves for Nipomo (2-5-1). 

The second game of the day was a 2-0 win against Heritage Christian. 

Taylor Witcher scored off an assist by Sophie Rubio for the Titans, and Vanessa Avila added a goal in the second half as  Nipomo finished fifth in the tournament.