Lone Pine, Big Pine Basketball update

Lone Pine and Big Pine play league games

By Arnie Palu
February 10, 2016

Big Pine High School finished out it’s regular season schedule Tuesday night while Lone Pine celebrated senior night.  The Big Pine girls put the finishing touches on a perfect Hi-Lo league campaign and the Lone Pine boys avenged their lone Desert Mountain League loss setting up a winner take all championship game at Silver Valley Thursday night.

Big Pine Girls Basketball
Immanuel Christian…19
Big Pine………………………47

Submitted by Coach Bob Church
It wasn’t one of Big Pine Lady Warrior’s best games of the season, as missed layup opportunities early on prevented Big Pine from having an even bigger lead than the 16-6 margin they had after one period of play.  A couple of missed defensive assignments allowed Immanuel to tie the score early on at 4 to 4, but then Big Pine went on a 12 to 2 run to close out the first period.

Paaku’u Dewey had 5 points in the period, thanks to a long 3 pointer and Lauren Simpson did as she has done several times this year- nail a long 3 at the buzzer.  In the quarter, Simpson had 7 points.

After one half of play, Big Pine led by 16 points, 24-8, as the Lady Warrior’s defense held Immanuel Christian to two free throws made. AnahKee Mason led Big Pine scorers with 4 points in the quarter.  Just like the first half of play, all nine girls got playing time in the third period, with seven Lady Warriors scoring- six with baskets and one with a free throw.  Again, rotating the nine players in and out in the fourth period led to some missed assignments, as the Crusaders outscored the Lady Warriors 11-10. The Simpson sisters, Kaylee and Lauren, would each hit deep 3 pointers, while leading the Lady Warriors in scoring in the final quarter. Kaylee had 3 points while Lauren would put in 5 of her game high 16 points.

Coaches Comments, “It was most definitely ugly at times, with missed layups, missed  free throws and missed defensive assignments, but I really can’t complain, because this group really has been a pleasure and so much fun to coach. There are no petty jealousies, they’re having fun and they know that at times they really can be good. They are very unselfish. Winning is contagious and they certainly have worked hard at times to get to where they are right now.”

Big Pine Statistics
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OINTS     REBS.   ASSISTS     STEALS
Lauren Simpson             16             5                   1               4
AnahKee Mason              8            13                 1               5
Cassie Meza                        6              2                 1               3
Paaku’u Dewey                6              6                 2               5
Gabby Meza                       4              3                 3               4
Kaylee Simpson               3              5                 1               6
Gena Lewis                         2              2                 3               2
Raven Duckey                   2             3                  1              1
Aurora Toledo                   0             1                  1              1

Big Pine improves to 12-4 overall and finishes at 8-0 in Hi-Lo League play. The Lady Warriors will wait to hear from the CIF-SS office to see who they will host in the CIF-SS Division 6 Girl’s Basketball Playoffs. That game will more than likely be on February 18th.

Big Pine Boys Basketball
Immanuel Christian …52
Big Pine………………………43

Individual Statistics
Jacob Bacoch – 18 points, 13 rebounds, 4 steals.
Dominic Santiago – 16 points, 7 rebounds, 4 assists, 4 steals.
Moses Davis – 7 points, 8 rebounds 4 steals.
Cesar Rico – 2 points, 4 rebounds.

Lone Pine Boys Basketball
Desert 50
Lone Pine 72

The Lone Pine Varsity boys avenged their lone DML loss with a resounding 72-50 victory over Desert.  The celebrated Lone Pine senior class was recognized in their final regular season game Tuesday night.  Seniors Ryan Cappello and Brad Greene both logged double doubles.   The key win sets up a winner take all Desert Mountain League showdown Thursday night in Yermo.  Silver Valley and Lone Pine both have just one loss in DML play, so the winner Thursday night takes home the DML crown.  Lone Pine is looking for back to back championships.

Individual Statistics
Ryan Cappello, 20 points, 11 rebounds.
Brad Greene, 16 points, 21 rebounds, 5 blocks.
Adrian Gonzalez, 12 points.
Kishan Bhakta, 9 points, 7 rebounds.
Garrett Sullivan, 4 points, 6 assists, 5 rebounds.
Bryce Scott, 4 points.
Jon Hall, 4 points.
Eddy Ivey, 3 points.

Lone Pine Girls Basketball
Desert 53
Lone Pine 32

Coach Clint Quilter praised the effort of his team.  “All of the girls put out a good effort against the first place team in League. On Senior Night, the Seniors Ronni Siddall, Niki Martinez, Kaitlyn Button, Katie Lacie, and Lena Cariou performed particularly well and played with a lot of heart.”

Lone Pine will close out the regular season Thursday with a trip to Silver Valley.

Individual Statistics
Katie Lacey, 17 points, 15 rebounds.
Shelby Chavez, 6 points, 1 assist.
Lena Cariou, 6 points, 15 rebounds.
Niki Martinez, 2 points, 5 rebounds.
Katelyn Button, 1 point, 4 rebounds, 2 steals.
Celia Ray, 2 rebounds, 3 steals.
Ronni Siddall, 2 rebounds.

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