TOC: Chargers bow-out to Morro Bay

Dos Pueblos limped into its final game of the Santa Barbara Tournament of Champions on Wednesday missing yet another player from their already depleted roster.

Morro Bay had a little more gas in the tank down the stretch, pulling out a 39-29 victory.

“My team’s doing what they can.  They’re in a lot of games,” said Chargers coach Maynard Pilapil.  “We’re also a little weary with so many games and a short roster.”

With a squad now composed entirely of sophomores and a freshman, Pilapil said this was the Chargers’ 13th different line-up already on the season.

Dos Pueblos hung with the Pirates for almost three quarters before fatigue set in.  Kristen Gowdy got them going early scoring 6 of her game high 12 points in the first quarter, but the Chargers could only get three players in the scorebook for the game.

“She [Gowdy] has been our steadiest player – she’s a competitor. She’s been our most rock solid player this season,” said Pilapil.

The Pirates didn’t light up the scoreboard themselves, but a long 3-pointer off the glass as the shot clock expired in the third quarter by Casey Peterson opened up a five-point lead for Morro Bay.

Dos Pueblos didn’t have much left for the fourth quarter, scoring only 4 points.

“With six sophomores and a freshman we’re still competing with strong varsity teams,” Pilapil said.