The Morro Bay High girls basketball team fell 59-30 to Cabrillo at home on Thursday evening. League favorite Cabrillo (6-3) jumped out to a 20-5 lead in the first quarter to pull away.
Julia Fonturbel scored at team-high 14 points for the Pirates (1-3). Gwennie Fonturbel and Skye Schwellenbach each added four points for Morro Bay.
The Pirates were hindered moving the ball up the floor by the Conquistadores’ length and a full-court press in the first quarter.
Morro Bay slowed Cabrillo down in the second quarter with a 1-3-1 zone, holding them to 13 in the second and creating turnovers.
“From our Santa Maria game last week, we had a really tough game,” coach Bill Vedrin said. “We didn’t really play together as a team, and today we came together a little better. Our shots just weren’t falling. We had opportunities.”
Erin Jenkins had the high for Cabrillo with 16 points, followed by Brittany McCune with 13.
Morro Bay hosts Templeton after the break on Jan. 5.
Lompoc 62, Templeton 43
Lompoc defeated Templeon 62-43 on Thursday night in a battle of Los Padres League teams.
Julia Aurignac had 12 points for Templeton (4-3, 1-1 Los Padres) and Annie Elterman added eight more in the loss.
Shelby Sudbrink also had 10 rebounds for Templeton.
Templeton coach Shawn Koehler said his team had trouble with the full-court press.
Templeton’s next game is against Atascdoero on Dec. 28 at Righetti.
Nipomo 47, Santa Ynez 41
The Nipomo High girls basketball team won 47-41 at Santa Ynez on Thursday night, getting 18 points and 10 rebounds from Kylie Mendez.
Kiesa Romero added 10 rebounds for Nipomo (3-7).
The Titans next play at 1 p.m. on Saturday at the Santa Barbara Tournament.