Thursday Hoops Recap

Lone Pine takes down Palmdale, Bishop teams open with wins

By Arnie Palu

Lone Pine Boys
The Golden Eagles improve to 2-0 on the season with a win over Palmdale 62-58. Lone Pine will play Paraclete tonight (Friday, December 4th) in pool play at Rosamond High School’s Roadrunner Classic. Lone Pine’s win over Palmdale, a school with an enrollment of 2,600, is certainly an impressive victory. Ryan Cappello (22 points) was the top scorer for the Golden Eagles with UC Irvine bound Brad Greene notching another double-double with 21 points and 12 rebounds.

Individual Statistics
Ryan Cappello, 22 points, 9 rebounds, 5 assists.
Brad Greene, 21 poitns, 12 rebounds, 3 assists, 2 blocks.
Garrett Sullivan, 6 points, 4 rebounds.
Kishan Bhakta, 6 points, 6 rebounds, 3 steals.
Adrian Gonzalez, 5 points.
Brandon Martinez, 5 points.

Bishop Union Boys
The Broncos are opening the 2015-2016 season in Hawthorne Nevada at the Mineral County High School’s Serpent Classic. Bronco Varsity basketball is under the direction of 1st year head coach Gordon Moose. Gordon moves up to the Varsity team after leading the Junior Varsity to an undefeated season a year ago. The Broncos won Thursday night 68-60 over White Pine High School (Ely, Nevada). Dru Allen and sophomore Tommy Ruelas both had a team high 15 points. The Broncos will continue at the Hawthorne tournament this weekend then return home for a Owens Valley showdown with Lone Pine on Tuesday, December 8th. Bishop will host Lone Pine at Gus Klekas Gymnasium.

Individual Statistics
Dru Allen, 15 points.
Tommy Ruelas, 15 points.
Brandon Forrest, 9 points.
Ziggy Armitage, 7 points.
Mike Molina, 7 points.
Anthony Vega, 7 points.
Daniel Olsen, 6 points.
Chucky Keller, 2 points.

Bishop Union Girls
Like the Bronco Boys, the Bishop Union High School Girls Varsity team is under new leadership. Coach Tara Auld is starting her first season as head coach. Bishop Union opened play in the Corcoran Tournament Thursday night with a strong win 45-23 over Granite Hills High School, Apple Valley.

Individual Statistics
Little Eva Lent, 12 points.
Sabrina Barlow, 10 points.
Topah Scherer, 8 points.
Cienna Martinez, 7 points.
Maria Jimenez, 6 points.
Sophia Thomas, 2 points.

cover photo by Gary Young, Bishop Union HS’s #14 Brandon Forrest (file photo)

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