Templeton Boys’ Varsity Basketball took another tough loss Monday night dropping to Paso 73-41.
Coach Cherry said, “We are still struggling to find ourselves and define who we are as a team. While there are some bright spots here and there, we are still struggling to find a consistent rhythm within our group. I have confidence it will change, but it may take several games before we can work ourselves out of it.”
The Eagles were led in scoring by Xander Shaw with 7 points, followed by Zach Headington & Austin Hill with 6 points.
Templeton JV also came up short vs Paso Robles dropping their game 66-35.
Coach Nick Phillips said, “A final tune up in preseason before our holiday tournaments and the beginning of league gave us a good idea of what we can expect. It was the first time this group has played together at full strength.”
Coach Phillips named the “Hustle Points” winner for the game and said that “Austin Marquart (pictured above) stood out and led the team in our prized hustle points with 10. Hustle Points are rebounds, steals, blocks and, deflections. Austin’s 7 rebounds led the team and his hustle was contagious. If we focus on the things we can control, like hustle and pace, we will find success. That’s our goal and we are sticking to it!”
EAGLES VS. MISSION PREP
THS Girls Basketball faced off against Mission Prep at home last night.
The Varsity Girls team fought hard against Mission but Mission’s hot shooting, including making 10 3 pointers, was just too much for our Lady Eagles who fell 69-39.
THS JV Girls team however was the sole basketball winner last night with a 36-29 victory. Shout out to freshman Harper Clark, pictured below, whose energy offensively and defensively help to lead the team to victory.
The Boys Varsity Soccer travelled south on the 101 Monday to play Santa Maria High School. As with most of the Young Eagle’s team’s preseason games they were up against one of the powerhouse teams of the Central Coast. Last year the Saints finished the season ranked 37th in the state and 128th in the entire US. Although the final score ended 5-0 to Santa Maria, the Eagles made Santa Maria earn every goal and threatened the Santa Maria goal throughout the game. The first half started back and forth as Santa Maria tried to take an early lead on the Eagles. Templeton let the Saints on the board 5 minutes into the game from an outside shot. They then grew into the game as several new combinations started to learn to work together. At the 13th minute the Eagles were on the wrong end of a penalty call in the box allowed Santa Maria to stretch ahead 2-0. The third goal of the half came from a fine header off of a corner by Santa Maria. Eagles then kept the Saints out of the goal well into the second half until another penalty kick was awarded to bring the game 4-0 followed by the final goal to end the game 5-0.
The Eagles showed great heart and skill throughout the game and are coming together with every minute they are on the field. Playing against higher level opposition like this helps the coaching staff see how their new combinations are working and helps prepare the team for their league games. Special mention should also be made of Junior Jack Shorrock, playing only his second high school game in goal. His calmness and skill between the sticks were way beyond his experience in goal. He made many magnificent saves throughout the game and was given an ovation by his team mates after the final whistle.
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