One day after the San Luis Obispo High girls basketball team struggled on offense in a season-opening loss, the Tigers bounced back for a 55-35 win over Morro Bay on Friday night at the Ruth Doser Tournament in Atascadero.
San Luis Obispo scored 25 points in a 46-25 loss to Aquinas, and Tigers coach Dan Monroe said they shot “15 percent from the floor.”
But against the Pirates, after a slow start, the Tigers started scoring. San Luis Obispo put up 21 points in the fourth quarter in the win.
“We had a slow start but we picked it up,” Monroe said. “I think we finally found our rhythm offensively in the second half.”
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Whitney Burns led the Tigers (1-1) with 17 points, and Cami Storlie and Stephanie Brenner added 13 apiece.
Willow Bailey scored 11 points and was the only player in double figures for Morro Bay (1-1).
“Our defensive itensity was awesome,” Monroe said. “We were aggressive and I think it really took them out of their game.”
The Tigers continue play at the tournament Saturday against Dos Pueblos at 11:30 a.m. The Pirates face Atascadero at 2:30 p.m.
Aquinas 32, Atascadero 20
The Greyhounds lost their second game at the Ruth Doser Tournament.
Taylor Degnan had eight points and 12 rebounds to lead Atascadero (0-2).
Dos Pueblos 41, Paso Robles 28
Kimmy Buchanan scored a team-high eight points in the Bearcats’ loss at the Ruth Doser Tournament.
Paso Robles (0-2) continues play in the tournament at 10 a.m.
King City 44, Coast Union 34
Coast Union fell to King City in a nonconference game.
Reagan Kniffen had eight points, three assists and a pair of rebounds, and Emily McAvoy notched six points, four rebounds and four steals.
Karis Lawson added five points, three rebounds and three assists for the Broncos (0-2).