Local High School Basketball Teams Compete
by Arnie Palu
Bishop Union High School Junior Varsity teams won a pair of close games with Lee Vining High School and Big Pine High School clipped Lone Pine High School’s Junior Varsity Wednesday night.
Bishop Union vs. Lee Vining
Lee Vining 37
Bishop Un. 40
Trace Sapp, 14. Canyon Martinez, 9. Moran West, 5. Ed Piper, 4. Sam Moose, 4. Izaak Morgenstein, 2. Carson Eldridge, 2.
Coach Steve Omohundro, “Tough game the whole way, we played very undisciplined, we need to tighten up on a few different things.”
Lee Vining 23
Bishop Un. 29
Morningstar Lent, 13. Julie Cepeda, 11. Darline Haro, 2. Gracie Soto, 2. Liza Joya 1.
Coach Tammy Spoonhunter, “Another close game, Lee Vining is a good team but we fought hard and didn’t give up. We were able to pull out another win.”
Big Pine vs. Lone Pine JV
Lone Pine 15
Big Pine 57
Big Pine Statistics
Jacob Bacoch, 17 points, 8 rebounds, 3 assists, 3 steals.
Kelby Chirrick, 16 points, 14 rebounds, 3 assists, 4 blocks.
Moses Davis, 13 points, 13 rebounds, 3 assists, 3 steals.
Dominic Santiago, 9 points, 7 assists, 4 steals.
submitted by Big Pine coach Bob Church
…………………………………….Final Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 FINAL
Big Pine Girl’s Varsity 35 9 6 8 12 35
Lone Pine Girl’s JV 34 6 7 17 4 34
The BP Lady Warriors held on to win the Wednesday night rematch, after defeating the Lady Eagle JV by 20 two nights earlier. Lone Pine outscored BP 17-8 in the 3rd quarter, as the Lady Warriors ran their full court press for the first time this season. The press was not effective and LP capitalized by getting many uncontested layups. Starting the 4th quarter down by 7, 30-23, the Lady Warriors went back to their regular trap defense and got back in the game.
With just 19 seconds left in the game and the Warriors up by 2, an intentional foul was called on BP. Lone Pine still had a chance to win the game after 1 free throw was made and then given the ball out of bounds. However, after several shots attempts, BP was able to secure the rebound and close out the win.
BP Coach Bob Church- “This game was exactly what I feared. We beat them two nights earlier and I knew Liz Stewart was a good coach and would work them hard, going over our trap. LP improved tremendously, were much more scrappy than earlier and hit shots they weren’t able to hit Monday night.”
“I tell the girls it’s a team game and they’re all important to the team. It certainly showed tonight, as all 8 girls scored at least one point, with each point needed in this one. I have to say that I was certainly not proud of the way we played, but I was very proud of all of our girls for not giving up, when we could have easily just packed it in. I believe our girls learned a lesson- just not a hard lesson.”
BP Stats——-all 8 girls suited up scored
Pts. Rebs. Asst. Steals
Lauren Simpson 10 5 1 3
AnahKee Mason 8 9 2 4
Cassie Meza 6 5 2 4
Gena Lewis 4 4 2 4
Gabby Meza 2 4 2 4
Raven Duckey 2 1 – –
Aurora Toledo 2 3 1 2
Kaylee Simpson 1 4 – 2
Big Pine Girl’s return to action this Friday night at 6:30 PM, as they host Le Lycee, from Los Angeles. The two teams will again play Saturday morning at 9:30. Both games will be hosted by the Lady Warriors.