FULLERTON — The Righetti girls basketball team's historic season came to an end Saturday night.
Righetti lost in the second round of the CIF State SoCal Regional Division III playoffs at top-seeded Rosary Academy in Fullerton, 50-34.
Rosary got out to a fast start as the Royals stifled the Righetti offense, holding the Warriors scoreless in the first quarter, building up a 14-0 lead. The Royals led 25-4 at one point, before the Warriors started the slow climb back into the game.
Rosary Academy led 28-12 at halftime and was up 43-25 after three quarters. Ninth-seeded Righetti started its state playoff run with a 65-60 win at eighth-seeded Thousand Oaks on Wednesday.
Rosary Academy improved to 27-5 on the season. The Royals captured the CIF Southern Section Division 2AA championship with a 52-51 win over Camarillo. Righetti was knocked out of the Southern Section playoffs by Marlborough in the Division 2A semifinals.
Righetti's final record is 25-5. The Warriors were led by Zane Sheckherd and her nine points. Dasia Ramirez added eight points and Maya Armenta had seven. Samra Cano scored six for the Warriors.
Rosary Academy was led by Katherine Goostrey and her 13 points. Goostrey was the only player in double-figures for the Royals, who play Division 2A champion and No. 4 seed Leuzinger in the regional semifinals on Tuesday.
Saints get past Caruthers
Santa Maria defeated Caruthers 6-2 in a non-league game on Saturday.
Marc Estrada led the Santa Maria offense, going 3-for-4 with three doubles and a pair of RBIs. Isiah Garcia went 2-for-2 with an RBI and Trevor Garcia finished 2-for-3 with two RBIs as the Saints moved to 4-2 on the season.
Marcos 'Boogie' Rodriguez started on the hill for the Saints and went two innings, allowing one run on two hits. Slim Lopez then took over on the mound and threw three innings, allowing three hits and striking out three batters.
Isiah Garcia closed out the game, throwing a pair of innings, allowing two hits and striking out two.
The Saints, who are 3-1 in the Los Padres League, play at Santa Ynez in a pivotal LPL game on Tuesday. The Pirates are 4-0 in league.
Track and field
Nipomo competes at Atascadero Memorial
Nipomo's Matthew O'Henley finished second in the shot put and discus. O'Henley hit 47 feet, 9 inches in the shot put and had a best of 137-7 in the discus.
On the girls side for Nipomo, freshman Olivia Labastida finished fourth in the 100-meter hurdles. Abby Gutierrez, a sophomore, was fifth in 18.1.
The 100 meters, senior Kylie Mendez, who last week signed to play basketball at San Diego Christian, finished fourth.
The Titans' 4x100 relay team also came in fourth, with Labastida, Gutierrez, Mendez and Kim Knollberg running the race in 52.9 seconds.
The Titans' 4x800 relay team also came in fourth, at 11:33.
The Titans next have a three-way meet with Santa Maria and Lompoc on Thursday, at Santa Maria High.
Arroyo Grande girls swim at Mt. SAC
WALNUT — Arroyo Grande's girls had a solid showing at the Mt. SAC Invite this weekend.
In the 200-yard medley relay, the Eagles came in 14th place with a CIF consideration time of 2:00.51. The team is composed of Paige leonard, Sam Vitt, Olivia Sommer and Sarah Kasper.
Sam Hazel set a PR in the 200-freestyle, with a time of 1:57.46, good enough for a CIF consideration time and 12th place.
Paige Leonard finished 15th in the 200-yard IM, with a consideration time of 2:16.73.
In the 200 freestyle relay, the Eagles came in eighth place with a consideration time of 1:45.72. Kasper, Mikayla Pock, Taylor York and Hazel comprise that team.
Leonard was eighth in the 100-yard backstroke, in 1:01.61, a personal best. Hazel was 10th at 1:01.41 and Emily Berg had a PR and finished 14th in 1:03.81.
The Eagles finished 11th out of 24 teams at the meet.