Girls basketball: Righetti routs Pioneer Valley to clinch third outright league title in four years

Girls basketball: Righetti routs Pioneer Valley to clinch third outright league title in four years


Righetti defeated Pioneer Valley 58-32 Wednesday night in a Mountain League girls basketball game.

The Warriors (21-3, 10-1) clinched the Mountain League title outright with a win at their Warrior Gym, the third outright league title under fifth-year coach Desiree Hitch.

This is Righetti's fourth overall league title in five seasons under Hitch. Righetti shared the PAC 8 League title with Arroyo Grande then-Desiree Domingues’ first year as Righetti coach.

Wednesday night, Malia Cabigon led three Righetti players in double figures with 17 points. Madisyn Cutliff had 11, Paityn Persson scored 10 and Natalie Garcia had eight.

Ravynn Anielski led the Panthers (11-14, 3-8) with 12 points. Kiana San Juan and Mercedes Arredondo both had eight.

Righetti had to rally late for a 61-57 win at Pioneer Valley when the teams played Jan. 4, but the Panthers couldn’t push the Warriors this time.

Righetti wraps up their regular season Friday night with a home game against Paso Robles at 6:30 p.m.

Boys wrestling

Santa Maria 40, Nipomo 33

The Saints won an Ocean League match against the Titans.

Nipomo winners by fall included Francisco Alcantar at 116 pounds, Nick Milton at 129 and Jonathan Gallardo at 123. Cash Kimball (163) and Justin Burdick (185) won by decision for the Titans.

Nipomo’s Jesse Garza (198 pounds) and Davis Ortiz (288) both garnered a forfeit win.

Women's basketball

Santa Barbara 77, Hancock 67

Playing with only six women, Hancock faltered in the second half and fell on the road. 

Hancock was down 16-11 after one quarter, but outscored the Vaqueros 21-8 in the second to take a 32-24 lead into the break. But Santa Barbara outscored Hancock 25-17 in the third and 28-18 in the fourth to pull out the 10-point win.

Hancock's starters played all but 14 minutes as Kelsie Prado is the only sub on the bench for the Bulldogs. Jayci Bayne and Sarah Gudeman each logged all 40 minutes while Milan McGary notched 39 minutes, Aryanna Gonzales played 37 and Alijah Paquet played 31. 

Santa Barbara used nine players in the win. The Vaqueros are 13-6 overall. Hancock falls to 12-12 and 2-2 in conference. SBCC is 1-3 in conference.

Bayne led the Bulldogs with 20 points as Gonzales and  Paquet chipped in 15 points apiece. McGary added 12. Alondra Jimenez led all scorers with 26 points for SBCC.

The Vaqueros shot 61-percent from the field in the fourth quarter as Hancock struggled at a 23-percent shooting clip in the final frame. The Bulldogs next play Saturday at 3 p.m. against Moorpark at home.