Burroughs basketball pair named to all-tournament team

Bits and pieces from the local sports scene.

Shellmire, Del Castillo earn all-tournament honors: Aysia Shellmire and Davina Del Castillo helped the Burroughs High girls’ basketball team go 5-1 in the San Luis Obispo Tournament last weekend.

For their efforts, Del Castillo, who will be a sophomore, and Shellmire, an incoming senior, both were named to the all-tournament team.

In the first game of the tournament, the Indians defeated host San Luis Obispo, 52-28. Delaney Nicol had nine points, Jordan Meltzer had eight points, Ashley Holmes had five points and four rebounds and Del Castillo had four points, three assists and four steals.


In the second game, Burroughs suffered its only loss of the tournament, falling to Morro Bay 38-20. Shellmire tallied six points, Nicol added five and Del Castillo had six rebounds and three assists.

Burroughs was able to rebound to earn a 47-31 victory against Arroyo Grande, as Shellmire had a huge effort, scoring 26 points to go along with seven rebounds and six blocks. Del Castillo had eight points, four rebounds and three steals and Nicol had six points and four assists.

Shellmire poured in 18 points and had five rebounds in a 48-38 win against Pioneer Valley. Molly Holt added seven points, Sidney Ortega had six points and Meltzer added seven.

Burroughs then beat Atascadero, 53-38, on the strength of 18 points, eight rebounds, four steals and two blocks from Shellmire. Ortega added 11 points, Nicol had eight and Del Castillo had six points, seven rebounds and five steals.


In the final game, the Indians ended with a 32-30 victory against Mission Prep, as Ortega drained a buzzer-beating three-pointer. Ortega had 10 points, Del Castillo added six points, six rebounds and seven steals, Meltzer had six points and Holmes had had four assists.

Softball players get their chance at fun and games: Last weekend, baseball players from the Burbank Park, Recreation and Community Services Department Hap Minor league took part in the annual Burbank Civitan Baseball Jamboree at Olive Park.

Saturday, it’s the girls from the Ponytail Softball league who get to participate in their end-of-the-year event at the park.

The day will start with a parade at 8:30 a.m. at the Burroughs parking lot that will wind its way to Olive Park. The players will then gather for the traditional skills competition, where athletes will try and earn trophies in events like baserunning, hitting for distance and throwing for accuracy.

In addition, hot dogs and punch will be prepared and served to the young ball players.