Dec 7, 2012 1:36 AM by Andrew Masuda

Willkomm leads Eagles to tournament opening win, Hounds lose

Three Eagles scored 18 points or more as the Arroyo Grande High boys basketball opened its 40th annual Taro Kobara Tournament with an 83-61 win over Hoover on Thursday night.

Arroyo Grande improved to 6-1 on the season.

Matt Willkomm led all scorers with 30 points, including 5 three-pointers. Brennan Rivera and Cobe Williams added 18 points apiece for AG. Willkomm and Williams had 6 assists each. Rivera had 5 assists and 7 rebounds. Quillan Smith had 9 points and 8 rebounds.

The Eagles made 10 three-pointers on the night. Arroyo Grande stormed out of the gates to take a 31-12 lead after the first quarter and led 49-21 at halftime.

The Eagles continue pool play on Friday against Mission at 8pm. They play Paso Robles at 10:30 am on Saturday before games for placing start in the early evening.

The Atascadero boys were outscored 15-9 in the fourth quarter and lost their opener 56-49 to Thousand Oaks. Joe Johnson led the Greyhounds with 13 points, 4 steals and 4 assists. Brady Youngquist added 10 points and 7 rebounds. The Hounds closed to within 41-40 after three quarters, but could not pull ahead in the final eight minutes. Dakota Pierce led Thousand Oaks with 23 points.



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