Bishop Union splits HDL games vs Rosamond
by Arnie Palu
January 18, 2016
Bishop Union High School’s girls basketball teams won their High Desert League opening games Friday night, while the boys dropped theirs. Bishop will take to the hardwood of California City on Friday the 22nd.
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Rosamond won the HDL title last year and looks to be the favorite again. The roadrunners improve their record to 13-2 with a 80-58 win over Bishop Union. The Broncos kept the game close early, but faded late as Rosamond dunked their way to an impressive win. Both Caeleb Roney and DeMorea Green had multiple slam dunks including a pair of spectacular alley-oops. Roney scored a game high 24 points, with Green adding 20. Bishop Union was led by sophomore Mike Molina’s 22 points with Ziggy Armitage adding 16 off the Bronco bench. Ziggy’s 11-second quarter points kept Bishop Union within striking distance, trailing 39-28 at the half.
Mike Molina, 22 points, 3 assists, 2 steal.
Ziggy Armitage, 16 points, 2 assists.
Sean Brown, 8 points, 7 rebounds.
Dru Allen, 7 points, 6 assists, 5 rebounds.
Dan Olsen, 3 points, 3 assists, 2 rebounds.
Tommy Ruelas, 2 points, 5 assists, 3 rebounds
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The Broncos opened up their HDL title defense with a defensive statement. Bishop Union’s pressure defense helped the Broncos open up a 22-5 first quarter lead. The Broncos never looked back securing a strong 53-22 win. Sabrina Barlow made several buckets in transition with Cienna Martinez hitting three early 3-point shots helping the Broncos open a big lead. Congratulations to first year head Coach Tara Auld securing her first HDL win.
Sabrina Barlow, 14 points.
Maria Jimenez, 12 points.
Cienna Martinez, 9 points.
Little Eva Lent, 8 points.
Drew Dondero, 5 points.
Topah Scherer, 4 points.
Sophia Thomas, 2 points
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Morningstar Lent, 13 points.
Gracie Soto, 7 points.
Julie Cepeda, 5 points.
Hanna Frankson, 2 points.
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The Bronco JV boys long HDL winning streak was snapped Friday. The Bronco JV boys went unbeaten last season, but suffered a HDL defeat Friday at the hands of Rosamond. The Roadrunners started fast opening up a 9-2 1st quarter lead. Bishop bounced back with an impressive 2nd quarter to pull within 19-15 at the break. Rosamond held a narrow 32-27 lead heading into the 4th quarter and held off a fierce Bronco charge.
All four Bronco teams will travel to California City on Friday, January 22nd for HDL action. All Bronco HDL varsity boys games are broadcast live on AM 1230 KBOV.