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Costly Turnovers Lose the Game for the Broncos

The Bishop Union Boys team lost a pivotal match up against Rosamond on Friday, losing 68-54. Friday’s loss can be attributed to two things: turnovers and fouls.

Things started out well for the Broncos in the first half. Junior, Blaine Spoonhunter scored the team’s first four points, and the team ended up leading by double digits at the end of the first quarter.

Junior, Luke McClean was able to penetrate at will, attacking the basket whenever the opportunity arose. The game started out much like the first meeting between the two teams, where Bishop got out to an early lead and cruised to a 63-44 victory because of transition baskets.

However, the game plan started to go awry with about five minutes left in the first half. Rosamond made some adjustments and did not allow point guard, Luke McClean any space when it came to penetration. McClean was forced into making bad passes by a Roadrunner team who clogged up the paint.

The turnovers provided Rosamond with a spark offensively, and the team from the Antelope Valley were able to finish in transition on multiple occasions, cutting the lead down to one moments before halftime.

Momentum kept teetering in favor of the Roadrunners, until eventually momentum swung completely away from the Broncos. Three pointers started falling, and what started out as a one point lead blossomed into double digits. Rosamond shooting guard, Alex Cervantes started to catch fire from beyond the arc, and ended up hitting four threes in the game.

Bishop promptly stormed back, thanks to a couple of threes from Luke McClean and Cal Omohundro. However, the Broncos found themselves in the bonus early in both the third and fourth quarters, which provided the Roadrunners with frequent trips to the stripe.

Rosamond made the most of their trips to the line, making 14 out of 18 free throw attempts.

The Broncos now have three High Desert League losses, and trail Desert for second place by two games. Bishop have an opportunity to gain ground on the Scorpions, who they play this Tuesday at 7:30 PM on 1230 AM KBOV.

BUHS Basketball Open Gym

Open Gym at Bishop Union High School

All Bishop Union High school boys interested in playing basketball are welcome to open gym sessions beginning this Wednesday.  Incoming freshman at BUHS are encouraged to attend.  The Wednesday sessions will run from 5:30-7:30pm in the West Gym on the campus of Bishop Union High School.  All participants must have a current physical.

cover photo by Gary Young

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BUHS Christmas Classic Schedule

The 37th Annual Christmas Classic Basketball Tournament

This years  varsity tournament features 6 teams who will play in a round robin format.  The schools in this years tournament include Bishop Union, Immanuel Christian, Lee Vining, Mineral County, Rio Hondo Prep, and  Lone Pine.   Games will be played at Bishop Union High Schools Gus Klekas Gym.  The tournament runs Monday January 29th, through Wednesday, January 31st.

DAY 1
11:00 am,  Lee Vining vs. Mineral County
12:30 pm,  Rio Hondo vs. Lone Pine
2:00 pm,  Immanuel Christian vs. Bishop
3:30 pm, Mineral County vs. Rio Hondo
5:00 pm, Lone Pine vs. Immanuel Christian
6:30 pm, Bishop vs. Lee Vining

DAY 2
11:00 am, Rio Hondo vs. Immanuel Christian
12:30 pm, Lee Vining vs. Lone Pine
2:00 pm, Mineral County vs. Bishop
3:30 pm, Immanuel Christian vs Lee Vining
5:00 pm, Lone Pine vs. Mineral County
6:30 pm, Bishop vs. Rio Hondo

DAY 3
10:00 am, Rio Hondo vs. Lee Vining
11:30 am, Mineral County vs. Immanuel Christian
1:00 pm, Bishop vs. Lone Pine

photo by Steve Dutcher

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Bronco Hoops vs MCHS

BUHS Basketball has successful trip to MCHS

Varsity Boys
BUHS 42
MCHS 34
The Broncos fell behind early with a low scoring, slow down 1st half. Down 20-14 at the half the Broncos came from behind to win 42 – 34 thanks to some tough defense and a refusal to give up.  The Broncos were led by seniors Thomas Montoya with 17 points and Ty Tucker with 11 points.  Coach Mark Olsen notes the defensive standouts were River Mallory, Jake Traynor, Sean Brown, Daniel Olsen and Ryan Lent.

Varsity Girls
BUHS 40
MCHS 35
The Bronco girls opened up a 15-8 lead and held on for a 40-35 win.  Maria Jimenez and Cienna Martinez each poured in 11 points.  Jimenez added 10 rebounds 2 blocks and 3 steals.  Sabrina Barlow helped out with 4 points, 9 rebounds and 4 blocks.  Freshman Topah Scherer added 9 points. With the win the Bronco girls run their record to 3-1.

JV boys
BUHS 76
MCHS 48
Trace Sapp 26, Mike Molina 22, Anthony Vega, Tommy Ruelas and Sam Moose each had 6.

JV girls
BUHS 14
MCHS 21
Kassidie Ducky 6,  Darlene Haro 4, and Julie Cepda 3.

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