Bronco Hoops downs Liberty

BUHS Boys Basketball clips the Hawks

The Bronco Boys basketball teams wrapped up a two year home and away series with Liberty Madera High School with a pair of home wins Friday.  The Broncos won two very tight games last year in Madera, and wrapped up the series with two big wins at Gus Klekas gymnasium Friday afternoon.  The JV shot the lights out in the early game, while the varsity used a late rally to win.

In the varsity match up Bishop won by a final score of 76-71.  The Broncos trailed after a high scoring first quarter 22-19.  Liberty led 40-33 at the half.  The Liberty Hawks led 59-53 after 3.  Bishop coach Mark Olsen says, “The Broncos played hard and outlasted Liberty in the forth and final quarter.  Out scoring Liberty 23-12 in the 4th.”

Individual Stats for the Bishop Varsity:
Thomas Montoya 26 points, 2 rebounds, 5 assists
Ty Tucker 11 points, 7 rebounds, 2 steals, 5 assists
Druw Allen 11 points, 3 rebounds,  2 assists
River Mallory 8 points, 2 rebounds, 2 assist
Daniel Olsen 8 points, 2 rebounds, 1 steal 2 assist
Ryan Lent 2 points, 3 rebounds, 2 steals, 4 assists
Jake Traynor 4 points  1 rebound
Sean Brown 6 points, 8 rebounds, 1 assist

The Bronco JV used excellent outside shooting and great team speed winning 74-48.   Freshman Trace Sapp scored several baskets in transition and fellow freshman Tommy Ruelas dazzled at the point guard position.   Ruelas, a remarkable ball handler, commands the high scoring JV offense with a calm demeanor rarely seen in a 9th grader.  Ruelas scored 11 points in the win while freshman Mike Molina added 14.  Sophomore Anthony Vega chipped in with 14 including a couple long range 3-point baskets.  Freshman Moran West added 10 points and great hustle while Kelby Cherrick came of the bench with 5 points.  Kanyon Martinez added 3 points for the JV.

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