SANTA BARBARA, Calif. - One by one the local boys and girls basketball teams were eliminated as round 1 began in the CIF SoCal Regionals.
Righetti, St. Joseph and Nipomo were all the #1 seeds in their respective divisions but all three CIF-Central Section CIF champions lost at home.
After leading 22-14 at halftime Righetti fell to Paloma Valley 57-45 in CIF Division 2-AA.
In that same division, Orcutt Academy lost at home to Eisenhower 64-52.
St. Joseph fell behind to Westlake 19-4 and never recovered as they lost 70-42 in a CIF Division 2-A game.
Nipomo got off to a fast start against Westchester leading 22-8 but the Titans could not sustain it and lost 55-49 in the CIF Division 3-AA.
Paso Robles did win at Louisville 56-35 and will play at the Academy of Our Lady of Peace in a CIF Division 4-A Regional Semifinal.
On the boys side, St. Joseph saw their great season come to a crashing end as they were blown out at Damien High School in La Verne 102-71 in the elite Open Division.
The Knights end up 27-3 and were CIF-Central Section Open Division champions.
Nipomo lost at home to Shalhevet of Los Angeles 63-43 in a CIF Division 3A round 1 game.
Arroyo Grande lost in overtime at home to Pilibos 72-72 in the CIF Division 4-A.
In that same division Rio Mesa was routed on the road 67-41 at Orange Glen.
Atascadero did win its CIF Division 5-AA road game as they beat Calvary Chapel in Santa Ana 64-48.
They play at Sage Creek on Thursday.