Jan 26, 2013 1:45 AM by Andrew Masuda
The Morro Bay girls and Cabrillo boys basketball teams remained perfect in league play, while the Nipomo boys snapped a 17 game losing streak on Friday night.
The Lady Pirates crushed visiting Cabrillo 50-11 to improve to 8-0 in league and 14-3 overall. Morro Bay has now won 23-straight league games. Hannah Gilbert and Sierra Schwellenbach each scored 15 points for the Pirates, who play at Los Gatos in a non-league game on Saturday and play at Santa Ynez on Monday. The Lady Conqs dropped to 4-4 in league and 8-12 for the year.
The Cabrillo boys survived a tough battle with Morro Bay, but pulled out a 61-51 home victory. The Conquistadores are 8-0 in league and 14-8 overall. Junior Joshua Harris led the Conquistadores with 23 points, 15 of them came in the first half. Elijah Lampley poured in 22 points to lead the Pirates. Morro Bay dropped to 3-5 in league play after the battle of the defending co-league champions. The game was tied early in the fourth quarter when the Conqs took control aided by two 3-point baskets from sophomore Aaron Abayari. Chad Brodhead tallied 17 points, 14 rebounds and 8 blocked shots for Cabrillo just missing out on a triple-double. Cabrillo plays Lompoc Monday, while Morro Bay faces Santa Ynez.
The Nipomo boys snapped a 17 game losing streak and picked up their first LPL win of the season with a 46-40 win over Santa Ynez. Kaileb Mendez led the Titans with 17 points and Luke Nickelson added 8. The Pirates were led by Karl Fredrickson, who poured in 12 points. Santa Ynez fell to 1-7 in league and 5-13 overall. The Titans host Santa Maria on Monday.
The Templeton boys picked up another big road win with a 63-57 victory at second place Santa Maria. The Eagles led 35-26 at the half and built a 55-34 lead late in the third quarter, before the Saints made it a ball game. Andy Garretson led the Eagles with 28 points to go with 7 rebounds. Clark Burton poured in 14 points. Aiden Sarbeck pulled down a team-high 10 rebounds and Jackson Wheeler dished out 8 assists. After its second road win of the week, Templeton is now 5-3 in league and 11-9 for the year. Templeton Santa Maria dropped to 5-2 in league and 14-7 for the year. Shemarr Parker led the Saints with 14 points, while Jayson Abayon chipped in 12. The Eagles battle Morro Bay next Wednesday.
The Templeton girls stayed one game back of Morro Bay headed into their showdown next Wednesday at the Rock. The Eagles crushed Santa Maria 54-29 to improve to 7-1 in league and 18-3 for the year. Mari Stewart flirted with a triple-double and finished with 21 points, 17 rebounds and 7 steals. Marissa Torres poured in 15 points and had 6 steals. The Saints fell to 1-6 in league and 5-14 for the year.
SANTA MARIA 5-2
MORRO BAY 3-5
SANTA YNEZ 1-7
MORRO BAY 8-0
SANTA MARIA 1-6
SANTA YNEZ 0-8
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