Mission Prep’s sister duo of Noelle and Jennifer “Boo” Laird combined to score 31 points in the Royals 44-32 win over Nipomo at the Perry Ford Holiday Classic on Wednesday.
Noelle scored 19 points to go along with 20 rebounds, and Boo added 13.
“I had been bugging Noelle about getting a double-double all season, and she came through tonight,” Mission Prep coach Andrew Richardson said.
Ani Boncich chipped in with four steals and nine rebounds to push the Royals record to 2-2.
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Vanessa Davis led Nipomo with 18 points. Madelyn Witcher and Ashley Hernandez each added four for Nipomo.
The defeat dropped the Nipomo to 1-4 on the year. The Titans play Arvin High School at San Luis Obispo High and Mission Prep takes on Camarillo on at Morro Bay High on Thursday at the tournament.
San Luis Obispo 61, Templeton 42
San Luis Obispo got 22 points from Stephanie Brenner and 10 points from Cami Storlie in a 61-42 win over Templeton.
Brenner scored 12 of her 22 in the second half.
“She got a lot of nice looks on fast breaks,” San Luis Obispo coach Dan Monroe said. “Our defense was able to force a lot of tough shots and get out in transition.”
Monroe said he was happy with the way the team finished the game, but added that his team needs to come out with more energy to start. San Luis Obispo (3-1) led 27-26 at halftime.
Templeton plays Righetti at Morro Bay High on Thursday, and San Luis Obispo hosts Bakersfield.
Morro Bay 43, Atascadero 28
The Morro Bay girls basketball team opened up the Perry Ford Tournament with a 43-28 win over Atascadero.
Morro Bay lost to Atascadero on Saturday.
“ I thought the difference this game was our shooting,” Morro Bay coach Bill Vedrin said. “We had contributions from all players up and down the bench.”
Every player scored for Morro Bay paced by Junior Gwennie Fonturbel and Sophomore Leana Delacruz who had 8 points each.
“Leana is a true ball handler and she has great court vision,” Vedrin said.
Morro Bay locked down defensively, stealing the ball 6 times and only allowing Atascadero 11 points in the second half. Senior Julia Fonturbel and sophomore Claire Gragson secured a combined 15 board for Morro Bay who out rebounded the Hounds 30-12
Vedrin said Gwennie Fonturbel who fueled Morro Bays second half push.
Morro Bay hosts Paso Robles on Friday and Atascadero plays Bakersfield.