ATASCADERO — After defeating Pioneer Valley on Wednesday night in Santa Maria, the Greyhounds played host to the Arroyo Grande Eagles on Friday night. The Eagles are currently 12-8 overall and 5-3 in the PAC 8. AG also holds
The game against the Eagles signifies the halfway point of the PAC 8 league season. The Hounds have now played every team once in
Defense is what led the Hounds on Friday night. Atascadero held Arroyo Grande to only three points in the opening quarter, but the Eagles came roaring back in the second quarter sending the game to the half tied at 21 points.
Senior Kyler Warren led the Hounds offensively and on the glass. Warren scored 20 points on 50 percent shooting (7-14) and recorded 13 rebounds and five assists. The Hounds asserted their dominance via their big men, Cade VanAllen added an extremely efficient 14 points on 87 percent shooting (7-8) and also brought in five rebounds. Preston Hallett added eight points and kept the ball moving finishing with four assists.
The Hounds saved their two best offensive quarter for the second half scoring 17 and 15 respectively and won the game 53-42.
On Tuesday, the Hounds hosted the PAC 8 league leaders in the San Luis Obispo Tigers. Offensively the Hounds could not get their big men going and just couldn't match the firepower of the Eagles. Ayden Bremer led Atascadero with 14 points, Warren and Hallett both finished with 13.