Righetti High School will open the CIF Southern Section girls water polo playoffs on the road but the Warriors won’t have to go very far.

The PAC 8 League runner-up will head to Cabrillo, the Los Padres League champion, on Wednesday for a Division 3 first-round test.

The CIF-SS released the water polo brackets Saturday and, in all, six local teams made the playoffs.

In addition to Righetti (18-7) and Cabrillo (17-8), Arroyo Grande, Paso Robles, Santa Ynez and Nipomo will all get at least one more game in the pool.

Arroyo Grande, the PAC 8 League champion, opens its Division 2 playoffs at home against Temple City (23-5), the second seed from the Rio Hondo League.

PAC 8 No. 3 Paso Robles (14-9) is in Division 6 and opens at Orange League runner-up Savanna (15-10).

Santa Ynez (16-10), No. 2 out of the LPL, is the No. 1 seed in Division 7. The Pirates host La Puente (3-8), the Montview League’s No. 3 team.

Nipomo also earned a spot in the Division 7 playoffs.

The Titans (8-9), the LPL’s No. 3 team, will be at Garden Grove League No. 2 Los Amigos (11-14).

Santa Ynez and Nipomo are in action Tuesday evening. Everyone else is back in the water Wednesday. All games are scheduled to begin at 5 p.m.

Men's basketball

Hancock 96, Santa Barbara 85

The Bulldogs (3-5 Western State Conference North Division) evened their two-game season series with their county rival, winning a WSC North game at Santa Barbara City College.

Marcellus Garrick tied his career-high with 26 points, and Kevawn Lord set a new career-best with 24 points to lead an all-around team effort for Hancock.

The Bulldogs, who beat the Vaqueros for the first time in three tries this season, improved to 3-5 in Western State Conference play and 13-15 overall. The Vaqueros fell to 3-5 in league and 5-19 on the season.

Garrick scored 14 points, Whiteside poured in seven and Lord scored six to give Hancock a 40-34 lead at halftime. Hancock went 12-for-14 from the free-throw line in the first 20 minutes. Eight different Bulldogs scored in the first half. 

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The Bulldogs erupted for 56 points in the second half behind 18 from Lord, 12 more from Garrick, and nine from freshman point guard Nolan Willett. Garrick hit three 3-pointers in the second half and four in the game. The Bulldogs went 15-for-19 from the line in the second half and 27-for-33 (82 percent) on the night.

The Bulldogs will return to action at home Wednesday at 5 p.m. against Cuesta in their final home game of the season. 

Women's softball

Hancock 4, Grossmont 1

SAN JACINTO — Maggie Dasis hit an inside-the-park home run, Myranda Morales went 3-for-3 and Bailey Killough pitched a complete game as the Bulldogs finished their appearance at the Mt. San Jacinto Tournament with a win.

The Bulldogs (6-1) spotted the Griffins (2-2) a first-inning run. Isabella Partida drew Hancock even when she tripled home Dasis in the fourth. Killough drove in Partida with a sacrifice fly for the winning run.

In the sixth, Dasis circled the bases for Hancock's first home run of the season. Myranda Morales doubled home Killough with the last run.

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