There was a boisterous CHS girls locker room after the game – as Cabrillo celebrated back-to-back season sweeps of Lompoc at Bryan Ayer Court after scoring a 67-24 win over the Braves Wednesday night.
Head coach Jared McCune called this contest one of the best nights he’s seen out of Erin Jenkins and the rest of his team.
“We haven’t put together complete games this season, but tonight was just that,” McCune said. “Erin was unbelievable tonight and she just set the tone for us, then everyone else just kicked in and played.”
Jenkins was a force at both controlling the offense and helping contain the Braves’ always fast up-tempo attack. She finished with 33 points and four steals. The senior smiled at the fact she can walk away from her senior season with a sweep of Lompoc.
“I’m so happy right now,” Jenkins said. “It’s a great feeling. I came into this game talking to myself – saying ‘This is my last Lompoc/Cabrillo game, and I want to put on a show for everyone. And my teammates helped me do that by getting me to the ball and I just appreciate them and the love and support they have for me.”
Jesse Jenkins added 10 points while Morgan McIntyre finished with nine. Cabrillo collected 10 team steal and improved to 19-2 overall and 11-0 in the LPL.
Lompoc fell to 12-9 and 7-4 in the LPL.
Santa Ynez 62, Orcutt Academy 23
The Pirates (8-10, 6-5) stayed tied with Nipomo for the fourth, and last, Los Padres League playoff spot with a win over the Spartans (10-10,2-9) at Santa Ynez. The Pirates have three league games left.
Ashley Quiroga led Santa Ynez with 16 points and Malia Loos scored 14.
Righetti 71, Mission Prep 50
The Warriors' PAC 8 League winning streak, which dates to 2016, went to 26 games as they won at Mission Prep to go to 20-1, 11-0.
Righetti hasn't lost at all since its opening game this season.
Zane Sheckherd and Alijah Paquet scored 19 points apiece as the Warriors beat the Royals (15-6, 7-4). Ashley Reynoso grabbed 16 rebounds. She and Kendall Bagby scored eight points each for Righetti.
St. Joseph 40, Atascadero 35
The Knights (5-6 PAC 8 League) stayed in the thick of the playoff race with a win over the Greyhounds (2-9 PAC 8) at St. Joseph's Hofschulte Gym.
Sam Brackett led St. Joseph with 14 points. Jenna Patel scored 10.
St. Joseph is battling Paso Robles and San Luis Obispo, who were 5-5 and 4-6 respectively going into PAC 8 games Wednesday night, for the fourth and last automatic league playoff seed. Last year, the Knights won their regular season finale to get in.
The Paso Robles and San Luis Obispo results were not known at press time.
Nipomo 51, Morro Bay 49
Abbey Gutierrez had 14 points and seven assists in Nipomo's win. Shantille Simonson added 13 points and eight rebounds.
Kat Anderson made two big free throws in the final 90 seconds to help pad the Titans' lead. The Pirates hit a late 3-pointer that could've tied the game up without Anderson's free throws.
The Titans are 11-12 overall and 6-5 in the Los Padres League.
Cabrillo 61, Lompoc 49
The Conquistadores jumped out to an early 17-1 lead then staved off an early Lompoc rally to stay undefeated in the LPL at Bryan Ayer Court.
LeAndrew Knight and Jordan Tyler both exchanged dunks in the first quarter. Tyler also got one swat of his former CHS teammate. But Knight finished with 19 points in his last game versus the Braves.
Austin Olsen added 12 points while Blake Beecher recorded his first double-double of the season: 12 points and 14 rebounds. Eddy Little added eight for the now 14-5 Conqs, who are also 11-0 in the LPL.
Santa Maria 100, Templeton 75
The Saints hit the century mark as they moved to 14-7, 7-4 with a Los Padres League win at their Wilson Gym.
Joey Nevarez tossed in 29 points for Santa Maria and Clark Kringel, with 17 points and 10 rebounds, had a double-double. Blake Truhitte and Kobe Medina added 14 points apiece, and Thomas Segel had nine, all on 3-pointers.
In a schedule change, Santa Maria will host a Los Padres League game against Morro Bay at 6:30 p.m. Thursday night.
Santa Ynez 69, Orcutt Academy 52
The Pirates moved to 10-5, 8-3 with a Los Padres League win at Lakeview Junior High School and locked up a playoff berth in the process.
Three Pirates scored in double figures. Zack Hewitt popped in 22 points, Ryan Rennick had 19 and Merek Mercado scored 16.
Orcutt Academy dropped to 4-16, 0-11.
St. Joseph 88, Atascadero 45
Kainoa Keumo and CJ Osiris led the Knights in scoring with 18 points apiece.
Elihu Cobb added 14 points and 12 rebounds for St. Joseph. Matt Chavez had 10 points, three rebounds and three assists while freshman point guard Angel Ortiz added eight points and eight assists.
St. Joseph hosts Righetti Friday night.
Arroyo Grande 79, Paso Robles 38
Caleb Whalen had 18 points to power the Eagles while Bryan Smith poured in 12 and Gage Gomez added eight.
The Eagles were ahead 19-0 in the first quarter and cruised from there on out.
The Eagles have clinched a playoff spot.
San Luis Obispo 82, Pioneer Valley 59
The Panthers fell at SLO on Wednesday as the Tigers drained 14 3-pointers.
The Panthers were led by sophomore Jayden Jones and senior DJ Martinez, who scored 12 points apiece. Sal Villa added 10 points for the Panthers.
The Tigers are 10-1 in PAC 8 League play.
Hancock 35, Moorpark 29
The Bulldogs (12-9, 4-1) won their fourth straight and moved into second place by themselves with a Western State Conference win over the Raiders (10-6, 3-2) in an (extremely) low-scoring game at Hancock's Joe White Memorial Gymnasium.
Moorpark was ranked 20th in the state last week and sat at No. 9 in Southern California in this week's Southern California Regional Poll.
Grace Rosa scored Hancock's first 11 points on her way to her fifth double-double this season. Rosa finished with 20 points and 17 rebounds.
Sidney Aguilera was the only Bulldog other than Rosa to score a point in the first half. The freshman drained a '3' to narrow Hancock's halftime deficit to 17-14.
Taylor Lee-Hammer and Hannah Walls snared six rebounds each for Hancock.
Moorpark shot 19 percent from the floor, going 10-for-52. Hancock shot 30 percent. The Bulldogs out-rebounded the Raiders 43-34.
Hancock 73, Moorpark 61
The Bulldogs erased a six-point halftime deficit to win their fourth straight game.
Hancock sophomore Devin Davis got his third straight double-double, while Trenton Mitchell garnered his second straight to lead the 'Dogs' comeback.
Hancock is 4-1 in Western State Conference play and 17-8 overall.
Davis led the Bulldogs with 15 points and 13 rebounds. He also had four assists.
Mitchell came off the bench to finish with 12 points and 15 rebounds, seven of which came off the offensive glass. Sophomore Shane Carney scored all 13 of his points in the second half, fueled by an 8-for-8 performance from the free-throw line.
St. Joseph 1, Atascadero 0
Christian Sanchez scored the only goal of the game as the Knights (5-14-0, 3-8-0) won a PAC 8 League game at Atascadero (2-9-0, 3-17-2).
Atascadero 4, St. Joseph 1, OT
Down 1-0 late in its match at Atascadero, St. Joseph's girls soccer team scored a late equalizer.
However, a few minutes later, a Knights player was hit with a red card and ejected.
Playing a girl down thereafter, the Knights allowed three goals in the extra overtime period and lost 4-1.
Paige Huguenard intercepted a pass and whipped a shot past the charging Atascadero goalie in the 72nd minute for the Knights' only goal.
Four minutes after that, Amaya Hernandez was sent off for language, a ruling St. Joseph coach Al Garcia didn't quite agree with, but hopes his team can move past.
"We've got Righetti on Friday and we've got to beat Mission Prep next week to keep our playoff hopes alive," Garcia said.
The Knights currently sit at 5-6 in PAC 8 League games on the year, good for fifth place in the league. Paso Robles was fourth place at 6-3-1 heading into Wednesday's match against first-place Arroyo Grande.