St. Joseph High's Jojo Walker and Scott McBeth scored 19 points apiece in a 23-point victory over Arroyo Grande Monday night on the road.
The Knights rolled to a 60-37 victory in a PAC 8 League boys basketball game.
The Knights jumped out to a 16-4 lead and never looked back, improving to 14-2 overall and 3-0 in the PAC-8.
Arroyo Grande 60, St. Joseph 38
Four Eagles scored in double figures to improve to 2-1 in PAC-8 play at St. Joseph.
Brynn Thoming and Jayci Bayne both led Arroyo Grande with 14 points apiece, while Peyton Pelech and Meghan Smith added 12 points each.
Jenna Patel led the Knights with 10 points, while Samantha Brackett and Alexis Mitchell added eight and six points, respectively.
San Luis Obispo 1, Righetti 0
It was a night for PAC 8 League action on Monday.
San Luis Obispo got things started with a 1-0 shutout of Righett in a boys soccer match at San Luis Obispo.
The Tigers scored in the 30th minute of the game to provide the difference.
Warriors goal keeper Miles Baro recorded seven saves on the night.
Mission Prep plays at Righetti while SLO hosts Pioneer Valley on Wednesday.
Arroyo Grande 2, St. Joseph 0
There was another shutout when Arroyo Grande blanked St. Joseph at Arroyo Grande High's Hitchen Stadium.
Sergio Romero put the Eagles on top with a goal assisted by Matthew Bautista.
The Eagles' Michael Bautista later scored an insurance goal off a Cezar Alvarez assist.
St. Joseph next hosts Atascadero while Arroyo Grande hosts Paso Robles on Wednesday
Paso Robles 2, Pioneer Valley 1
Lupita Aranda scored the lone goal for the Panthers in this PAC-8 battle on Monday night on the road.
Aranda scored her goal in the fourth minute of the second half. Goal keeper Sara Rodriguez finished her night with six saves.
Girls Water Polo
With new interim head coach Scot Larsen at the helm, Cabrillo girls water polo went 4-1 overall at the Arroyo Grande Winter Classic during the weekend of Jan. 7. Larsen succeeded Ryan Hill, who told The Record he’s stepped away due to “personal reasons.”
Here’s a recap of the tournament games.
Cabrillo 12, San Luis Obispo 1
The first contest saw Cabrillo’s Mary Rhodes having “an outstanding game” as Larsen put it with three goals. Larsen added that Maddison Stangl and Ellery Wilkie had two goals each.
Other scorers for CHS were Gretchen Von Protz, Callie Scott, Delaney Scot, Nicole Zarinan, and Kaiya Ogan. The defensive charge was led by the duo of Callie and Rylan Scott, with the former collecting five steals and the latter getting seven blocks and five steals.
Arroyo Grande 13, Cabrillo 4
The lone loss in the tournament came against host Arroyo Grande, which was a nine-goal defeat.
“It was a very challenging game for our team and showed that they are making significant progress in making our team more competitive going into our head-to-head league games,” Larsen told The Times.
Von Protz, Wilkie, Callie Scott and Rhodes each scored for the Conquistadores against the Eagles.
Cabrillo 5, Newbury Park 4
Cabrillo rebounded in the third game against Newbury Park, holding off the Panthers in a defensive battle.
“We matched up well with the Panthers and played another tight game against them,” Larsen said.
Rhodes had four of the Conqs’ five goals while Callie Scott scored the other.
Cabrillo 8, Lakeside 6
Wilkie fired three goals into the back of the net in the two-goal victory.
Rhodes and Delaney Scott each had two goals and Von Protz scored once. Rylan Scott had seven blocks and five steals on goal.
Cabrillo 16, California 7
Wilkie finished her strong tournament play with four goals in the final game of the tourney for Cabrillo.
Rhodes added three goals while Jill Larson, Stangl and Callie Scott had two goals each. Nicole Zarinan, Jaquelyn Garcia Mora, and Vanessa Rojas also scored one each.
Overall, Larsen was pleased with how his team fared following the winter break and after the departure of Hill.
“This tournament was very good gauge for our team coming out of the winter break and preparing for league competition,” Larsen said. “Mary Rhodes, Ellery Wilkie, and Rylan Scott had an outstanding tournament and will be relied on for their leadership and effort through the rest of the season.”