With Mission Prep unable to play Thursday, Lompoc filled in to face Righetti in a girls basketball game Thursday.

The defending Mountain League champion rolled in its opener, which was a non-league home game against the Braves. Righetti won 60-22.

The Warriors were initially scheduled to play Mission Prep Thursday and Friday in Mountain League games, but the Royals had to postpone due to coronavirus concerns. 

Alex Paquet led the Warriors with 15 points as senior Paityn Persson and freshman Bree Luna each had 11 points.

Cierra Bailey led the Braves with 10 points while Cheyanne Cordova added seven.

The Braves were scheduled to open up their Channel League against Santa Ynez on Tuesday. They have San Marcos on the schedule for Thursday at home. 

Cabrillo's girls were scheduled to host San Marcos Tuesday and then host Dos Pueblos on Thursday. 

Cabrillo's boys are at Dos Pueblos on Thursday. Lompoc's boys are at San Marcos on Thursday.

Orcutt Academy 60, Nipomo 52

Orcutt Academy defeated Nipomo 60-52 in a girls basketball game Thursday night to tip off the 2021 spring season.

Junior Giselle Calderon, the reigning All-Area Defensive Player of the Year and Ocean League MVP, got off to a noteworthy start for the Spartans, recording 27 points and hitting five 3-pointers in Orcutt Academy's win at Nipomo.

Chyanna Tell added 15 points, knocking down a pair of 3-pointers in the process. 

Nipomo junior Kacie Slover scored 21 points and five rebounds for the Titans. Gracie Gutierrez added seven points and Leah Miller and Kayden Sanders each chipped in six points.

Devyn Kendrick added seven points and 15 rebounds. The Spartans host Nipomo Friday night.

Santa Maria 62, Atascadero 38

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Santa Maria was dominant in its season opener, routing the Greyhounds at home in an Ocean League game.

Carlissa Solorio led the way with 20 points and eight rebounds for the Saints. Luz Olea added 12 points and Iceis McNutt filled up the stat sheet with six points, eight rebounds, seven steals and six assists.

Santa Maria plays its second game in as many days at Atascadero on Friday.

Boys basketball

Santa Maria 63, Atascadero 62

Senior Rolando Pina had a huge 2021 debut as he recorded a double-double in the Saints' Ocean League win.

Pina grabbed 20 points and snared 13 rebounds. Santa Maria senior Justin Gutierrez added 15 points and hit a clutch free throw FT with five seconds left to give the Saints a four-point lead.

Junior Alex Milner hit three 3-pointers and finished with nine points. Coach Dave Yamate said freshman Ethan Kamps came off the bench and "provided a big spark" with nine points and six rebounds.

The Saints play at Atascadero Friday for another league game.

Mission Prep 61, Righetti 56

The Warriors were down three with about 30 seconds left, but twice couldn't grab a rebound off missed free throws as the Royals went up 59-54.

The Warriors made it 59-56 on a putback with 15 seconds left, but Josh Turner made two free throws to put the game away.

Mission Prep will host Righetti Friday night in another Mountain League game.

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