Some news and notes from around the county’s high school sports teams:
Mission Prep guard to play at Wheaton
Mission Prep girls basketball player Jacqueline San Jule announced this week that she will continue to play basketball at the next level. The four-year senior starter committed to play at Wheaton, a Division III school located outside of Chicago. San Jule was named to the First Team All County squad as a junior. The 5-foot-8 combo guard averaged 6 points, 3 assists and 3 rebounds per game last season. Her Mission Prep squad (8-7, 2-2 PAC 8) hosts Paso Robles (3-11, 2-2 PAC 8) Friday night at 5:30.
Friday Games to Watch
Atascadero and San Luis Obispo are set for a couple big games Friday. In girls soccer, the undefeated San Luis Obispo girls (11-0-1, 4-0 PAC 8) travel to Atascadero to take on the Greyhounds (9-1-1, 2-1 PAC 8). The play of Atascadero’s Faye Pineda and Serena Ramirez has the Greyhounds right in the mix for a PAC 8 title, but the team’s stiffest test will come Friday. Led by a host of underclassmen like Kristina Smelser and Amelia Corpuz-Carr, the Tigers have scored 11 goals in league play and have not allowed a goal.
The other marque game between the two schools comes in boys basketball. San Luis Obispo (12-6, 3-1 PAC 8) is off to a great start led by seniors Nick Attala and Alex Chai. The Tigers have won four of their past five, with the only league blemish being a three-point loss to Arroyo Grande. Atascadero (10-5, 2-2 PAC 8) is coming off a close win over Righetti. The Greyhounds are led by Gabe Perry and Elijah Cooks and have a deep bench.
Both games should be close. Boys basketball gets started at 7 p.m. at San Luis Obispo high while the girls soccer match starts at 6:30 p.m.
Soccer make up
Last week, El Niño swept in and dropped a whole bunch of rain on the Central Coast. One of the side effects, other than a flipped mobile home and greener grass, was the cancellation of a few local soccer games which are rescheduled. The Arroyo Grande girls soccer game against Righetti that was scheduled for Jan. 6 will be played Monday at 2:30 p.m, followed by the boys soccer game at 4:30 p.m. at Arroyo Grande. The San Luis Obispo girls soccer game canceled the same day will also be played Monday at 6:30 p.m. at War Memorial Stadium in Paso Robles.