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Bishop, Big Pine Girls Basketball seasons end

Bishop Union and Big Pine Girls Basketball Seasons Close

By Arnie Palu
February 25, 2016

A pair of league champion girls basketball teams had their seasons wrap up Wednesday night.  High Desert League Champion Bishop Union lost a CIF Central Section opening round game at McFarland and Hi-Lo League Champ Big Pine lost in the CIF Southern Section Quarterfinals.

Bishop Union High School
Bishop Union 36
McFarland     58

The Broncos lost in the opening round of the CIF Central Section Division 4 championships Wednesday night.  #7 seed McFarland knocking the Broncos out 58-36.  Five Seniors played their final game for the Broncos.  Maria Jimenez, Sabrina Barlow, Cienna Martinez, Sophia Thomas, and Rosalind Cardenas.  Coaches Tara Auld and Alice Bruck led the Broncos to a perfect 8-0 High Desert League record in their first years at the helm.

Individual Statistics
Maria Jiminez: 5 points, 13 rebounds, 1 assists, 2 steals, 3 blocks.
Topah Scherer: 4 points, 2 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 steal.
Sabrina Barlow: 6 points, 11rebounds, 1 assist,
Cienna Martinez: 6 points, 1 assist.
Little Eva Lent: 11 points, 10 rebounds, 1 assist.
Drew Dondero: 4 points, 6 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 steal.

Coaches Comments:
“It was a great season and I saw so much improvement throughout; individual skills, discipline and the way this team worked together was truly an inspiration to all. I am proud of my team and it was truly an honor to coach these girls this season!”
Coach Tara Auld

Big Pine Warriors
Big Pine 30
Price  84

Big Pine traveled to #1 seed Price in the CIF Southern Section Division 6 championships Wednesday.  Big Pine put up a good fight, but the top ranked Price team advances to the Division 6 final four with a 84-30 win.  It has been an impressive playoff run for Price.  The Knights beat La Verne Lutheran in the first round 100-17 and Cornerstone Christian Wildomar 95-12 in the second round.

Big Pine will return a majority of their team next season.  Big Pine was a perfect 8-0 in Hi-Lo League play.  Big Pine is coached by Bob Church.

Cover Photo by Steve Dutcher, BUHS Seniors

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Thunderbird Comeback Ends Bishop Union’s Season

Kennedy uses big 4th quarter to Advance

By Arnie Palu
February 24, 2016

Bishop Union held a 5-point halftime lead and thanks to a Andrew Allen 3-point basket at the close of the third quarter, took a 8-point lead into the games final 8 minutes.  The Kennedy High School Thunderbirds kicked up their defensive intensity and a pair of seniors made clutch plays leading to a come-from-behind 64-57 win.  The victory propels Kennedy to the CIF Central Section division 4 championships second round.  Kennedy will host #11 seed Taft who upset Rosamond 56-38.

Tuesday night Bishop Union built a lead thanks to the sharp shooting of Andrew Allen and the hustle of Mike Molina.  Allen scored a game high 23 points.  Molina added 17 points, including 7 points in the third quarter as the Broncos built their lead to 8.  Kennedy’s seniors Joshua Gonzales and Samuel Buccat made a series of clutch plays in the games final 4 minutes.  Gonzales, a senior captain, hit the go-ahead three-point basket and Buccat scored eight of his ten points in the fourth quarter.  Kennedy senior Captain and leading scorer Jourdan Caban started hot Tuesday night scoring ten of his team high nineteen points in the 1st quarter.

For Bishop Union, Sean Brown had a big night on the glass and added 11 points.  Tommy Ruelas, Daniel Olsen, and Ziggy Armitage each added 2 points.

The Broncos 2015-2016 season draws to a close with a 12-12 record.  Bishop Union will lose just four seniors from their playoff roster, Daniel Olsen, Ziggy Armitage, Gene Dondero, and Joel Talamantes.

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Area Girls Basketball CIF playoff update

Big Pine Advances, Lone Pine falls, Bishop Union starts Wednesday

By Arnie Palu
February 22, 2016

Area Girls Basketball teams are well into their respective CIF playoff Brackets.  Big Pine defeated Pilgrim in dramatic come-from-behind fashion Saturday night.  Lone Pine lost a second round heart-breaker to Holy Martyrs Armenian School and Bishop Union’s girls hit the road beginning play in the Central Section Wednesday.

Big Pine Warriors

Big Pine outscored Pilgrim 17-7 in the 4th quarter in route to a 46-38 win Saturday night.  Big Pine’s 2nd round win in the CIF southern section Division 6 championships sets up a Wednesday, February 24th game with #1 seed Price.  Price has won their first two games 100-17 and 95-12.

Submitted by Coach Bob Church
…………………..Final……..1     2     3     4
Pilgrim……….38……….14   12    5     7
Big Pine……..46………..6    14    9    17

Saturday night in Big Pine, the Lady Warriors shook off another slow start after trailing by 10 points early in the 1st period. Again, missed free throws and layups hurt them, but they were able to get rid of the rust from not having played a game in the last twelve days.

Kaylee Simpson with a couple of mid-range jumpers and two free throws and AnahKee Mason’s play on the boards and scoring helped Big Pine stay close after one half of play, 26-20.

Big Pine cut the lead to two points at the end of the third period by playing good defense and by playing good transition defense, forcing Pilgrim to miss a couple of breakaway layups themselves.

In the fourth period, Big Pine would tie it up and then take the lead, as the Meza twins each scored 4 points. Cassie Meza hit a free throw to tie the score at 38, then Lauren Simpson, who had been playing point guard for three quarters was moved to wing, where she hit her second of her two 3-pointers, putting Big Pine in front for good, 41-38.

Big Pine Coach Bob Church- “I know it is starting to sound like I am repeating myself and I am- it was a team win, with all of the girls contributing. So much is put into scoring and rebounding, but often players can get overlooked because their stats aren’t as impressive as another persons. Six girls scored at least five points, but the hustle and defensive contributions of Gena Lewis and Aurora Toledo should not go unnoticed. I was extremely proud of all of our young lady’s efforts. Not all of the shots went in, nor did we make all the best passes we could have, but the effort was what got them thru this game. Our girls wanted it more, because they really are excited about the opportunity to play #1 ranked Price on Wednesday!”

BP Statistics
……………………………….Points     Rebounds     Steals     Assists
AnahKee Mason          15             15               2              1
Kaylee Simpson            8               5                1              0
Lauren Simpson            7              6                 2              2
Cassie Meza                   6              7                3              1
Gabby Meza                   5              4                2              1
Paaku’u Dewey            5             14                6              1
Gena Lewis                     0               7                1              4
Aurora Toledo               0               2                0              0

Next action for Big Pine will be this Wednesday, in the CIF-SS Quarter-Finals, against #1 ranked Price.  The game will be played in Los Angeles, as Big Pine lost the flip.

Lone Pine Golden Eagles

The Golden Eagles used their home court advantage grabbing a 11-9 1st quarter lead Saturday night.  Holy Martyrs Armenian stormed back to win the CIF Southern Section Division 5A 2nd round game 53-31.  Coach Clint Quilter praised his teams effort while looking forward to next year.  “The girls put up a valiant effort and actually led at the end of the first quarter. The small number of players on our team just made it difficult to maintain that level of intensity and effort throughout the game. I’m really proud of their improvement throughout the year. I want to thank the seniors and wish them the best in their future and look forward to seeing the continued improvement of the underclassmen. ”

Lone Pine Statistics
Katelyn Button, 14 points, 4 rebounds.
Katie Lacey, 6 points, 6 rebounds.
Lena Cariou, 5 points, 10 rebounds.
Shelby Chavez, 4 points.
Niki Martinez, 2 points, 6 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal.
Celia Ray, 4 rebounds. 1 assist.
Ronni Siddall, 1 rebound, 1 steal.

Bishop Union Broncos

The Bronco girls are the #10 seed in the CIF Central Section Division 4 Basketball Championships.  Bishop Union will travel to #7 McFarland Wednesday.  A win for the Broncos would advance them to Friday’s Quarterfinal vs the winner of #2 Orosi and #15 Lindsay.   The Bronco girls are 15-2 on the season including a 8-0 mark in the High Desert League.  The Broncos are under the directions of 1st year head coach Tara Auld and assistant Alice Bruck.

Cover Photo by Steve Dutcher

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Bishop Union Girls Basketball wins HDL Championship

Bronco Girls beat rival KV going 8-0

by Arnie Palu
February 17, 2016

Bishop Union High School girls basketball secured a perfect 8-0 High Desert league season with a impressive 59-47 win Tuesday night at rival Kern Valley.  Kern Valley’s packed gymnasium was hoping the Broncs could split the HDL crown with Bishop, but the Broncos used great team defense, clutch 3-point shooting, and steady 4th quarter free-throw shooting securing back to back HDL basketball championships.

The Broncos overcame a rocky start Tuesday night including a scary moment for MVP candidate Maria Jimenez.  In the games opening minutes, Jimenez grabbed one of her 16 rebounds before falling flat on her back, with her head smacking the hardwood.  Jimenez stayed down on the court for several tense moments before making a wobbly trip to the Bronco bench.  With Jimenez restricted to the sideline, Kern Valley moved ahead 13-11 at the end of the 1st quarter.

In the second quarter Bishop seniors Sabrina Barlow and Cienna Martinez sparked the Bronco offense.  Martinez connected on the first of her three 3-point baskets giving Bishop Union a 14-13 lead.  The Broncos would never look back.  Barlow, expending major energy on the defensive end, drilled a clutch 3 helping Bishop Union open a 25-16 lead.  Barlow finished the game with 13 points while drawing the difficult assignment of defending Kern Valley’s Rebecca Gallis.  Gallis, daughter of coach Bill Gallis, finished with a game high 35 points, on 33 shots.   Bishop Union took a 28-20 lead into halftime.

In the second half the Bronco underclassman stepped up big time.  Sophomore point guard Topah Scherer nailed a key 3-point shot and Little Eva Lent dominated the boards pulling down a team high 17 rebounds.  Freshman Drew Dondero provided strong support off the Broncos bench logging 10 rebounds.

Showing the composure of a true champion the Broncos withstood several physical Kern Valley fourth quarter fouls.  Bishop Union calmly took to the free-throw line throughout the 4th quarter with Sabrina Barlow hitting 6 free-throws and Maria Jimenez, Little Eva Lent, and Topah Scherer all connecting on a pair.

First year coaches Tara Auld and Alice Bruck provided steady leadership in the hostile environment guiding Bishop Union to the hard fought victory.  It’s now on to the playoffs where Bishop Union will challenge the field in Division 4 of the CIF Central Section.  The parings will be announced Friday with the Bronco Girls (15-2 overall) figuring to be one of the top seeds.

Varsity Girls
Bishop Union 59
Kern Valley   47

Individual Statistics
Maria Jimenez: 14 pts, 16 rebounds, 4 assists, 3 steals and 2 blocks.
Sabrina Barlow: 13 pts, 4 rebounds, 6 assists, 2 steals.
Cienna Martinez: 11 pts, 4 assists, 2 steals.
Little Eva Lent: 15 pts, 17 rebounds, 4 steals.
Topah Scherer: 5 pts, 1rebound, 3 assists, 2 steals.
Drew Dondero: 1 pt, 10 rebounds, 1 assist.

Varsity Boys
Bishop Union 57
Kern Valley  73

Senior night for Kern Valley was celebrated with a wire to wire win 73-57.  The win caps Kern Valley’s 8-0 HDL championship campaign.  KV wins the High Desert League Title for a third time in school history with the 2015-2016 team wrapping up the schools first unbeaten league title.  Bishop Union finished up HDL play with a 4-4 record, good for third place behind rival KV and Rosamond (6-2).   The Bronco Boys will find out their playoff future Friday.

Individual Scoring
Dru Allen, 20 points.
Sean Brown, 13 points.
Mike Molina, 6 points.
Moran West, 5 points.
Tommy Ruelas, 4 points.
Ziggy Armitage, 3 points.
Izzak Morgenstein, 2 points.
Daniel Olsen, 2 points.

Junior Varsity Boys
Bishop Union 47
Kern Valley     37

Bishop Union JV boys finish up a 4-4 HDL season with a win at Kern Valley.  A very physical game, Bishop lost guard Kanyon Martinez to a hard foul but managed to hold off the Kern Valley comeback.  Sophomore Trace Sapp scored a team high 23 points.

Individual Scoring
Trace Sapp, 23 points.
Ed Piper, 15 points.
Kanyon Martinez, 6 points.
Sam Moose, 1 point.
Cal Omohundro, 1 point.
Gabe Shoshone, 1 point.

Junior Varsity Girls
Bishop Union 23
Kern Valley  25

Individual Scoring
Morningstar Lent, 12 points.
Gracie Soto, 4 points.
Julie Cepeda, 3 points.
Lisa Joya, 2 points.
Paige Martinez, 2 points.

Coaches Comments
“A big thank you to the girls for working hard tonight, and throughout the season!”  Coach Tammy Spoonhunter

Cover Photo by Steve Dutcher

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Bishop Union Basketball Celebrates Senior Night

Bishop Union High School Basketball tops California City, Honors Seniors

By Arnie Palu
February 11, 2016

Senior Night at Bishop Union High School was a success with ten senior basketball players honored and two big wins.  The Bronco Varsity Girls stay perfect in High Desert League play with a 51-3 win and the boys strengthen their playoff chances with a 84-68 victory over California City.  Bishop Union now hits the road for the final two games of the regular season with trips to Frazier Mt (Friday, February 12) and rival Kern Valley (Tuesday, February 16th).  Boys Varsity HDL games are broadcast live on AM 1230 KBOV, and streamed live here through the home page’s listen live link.

Varsity Girls Basketball
California City… 3
Bishop Union….51

Five Bronco seniors played their final regular season home game in Gus Klekas gymnasium Wednesday night.  Rosalind Cardenas, Sabrina Barlow, Maria Jimenez, Sophia Thomas, and Cienna Martinez were honored prior to the game.  Bishop Union put the game out of reach early taking a 25-0 lead at the half-way mark.  Strong Bronco defense held California City scoreless until early in the 3rd quarter.  Coach Tara Auld and Assistant Coach Alice Bruck were clearly pleased with the defensive effort and noted that every bronco scored.  The win moves the Broncos to 6-0 in High Desert League play with two games remaining.  Bishop travels to Frazier Mt Friday then plays rival Kern Valley on the 16th.  Bishop handled KV at home, but now has to travel to Lake Isabella to play in KV’s tight, hostile gym.  Kern Valley would tie Bishop for the league title with a win.

Individual Statistics vs. California City
Maria Jimenez – 8 points, 9 rebounds, 5 assists, and 7 steals, 2 blocks
Topah Scherer- 6 points, 4 rebounds, 4 assists
Sabrina Barlow – 8 points, 9 rebounds, 1 assists, 3 steals
Cienna Martinez – 7 points, 2 rebounds, 4 assists
Sophia Thomas –  8 points, 5 rebounds, 2 steals
Kassidie Duckey – 1 point and 2 steals
Rosalind Cardenas – 2 points and 2 rebounds
Little Eval Lent – 9 points, 8 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 steal and 1 block
Drew Dondero – 2 points, 6 rebounds, 1 assist

During halftime of the Varsity boys broadcast, Bishop Union Girls Varsity head coach Tara Auld praised the effort and leadership of this years seniors.  “The five seniors have taken the reigns, it has really been their team. They have really stepped up leadership-wise and they are true roll-models for the underclassmen in the program.”

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#5 Maria Jimenez wins the opening tip. Photo by Steve Dutcher
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#14 Sabrina Barlow with the lay-up. Photo by Steve Dutcher
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Seniors, Sophia Thomas, Ros Cardenas, Maria Jimenez, Sabrina Barlow, Cienna Martinez, and Manager Dominic Jahn. Photo by Steve Dutcher
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Senior Athletes and their families. Photo by Steve Dutcher

Bishop Union Varsity Boys
California City ..68
Bishop Union ….84

Bishop Union Coach Gordon Moose started his five seniors Wednesday night.  Daniel Olsen, Brandon Forest, Joel Talamantes, Alex “Ziggy” Armitage, and Gene Dondero opened the game for the Broncos and stayed on the floor for the entire opening quarter.  Bishop Union used a strong 1st half opening up a comfortable 45-27 halftime lead.  Leading 63-45 heading into the fourth quarter California City hit five 3-point baskets cutting the Bronco lead to 10 points.  Bishop Union’s Daniel Olsen, Dru Allen and Sean Brown hit clutch shots to extent the lead allowing the Broncos to breath easy in the final minutes of the 84-68 win.   Matching the Varsity girls before them, each Bronco player contributed points.

Individual Statistics
Daniel Olsen, 18 points.
Dru Allen, 16 points.
Mike Molina, 13 points.
Sean Brown, 12 points.
Tommy Ruelas, 9 points.
Brandon Forest, 4 points.
Joel Talamantes, 4 points.
Ziggy Armitage, 4 points.
Gene Dondero, 4 points.

Bishop Union JV Girls
California City..18
Bishop Union …38

Individual Statistics
Gracie Soto, 15 points.
Morningstar Lent, 10 points.
Liza Joya, 7 points.
Paige Martinez, 4 points.
Julie Cepeda, 2 points.

Coaches Comments. “The girls are really starting to learn how to work together with 6 players for most of the season. They are doing such a good job! Keep up the hard work ladies. ”
Coach Tammy  Spoonhunter

Bishop Union JV Boys
California City ..48
Bishop Union ….42

Individual Statistics
Trace Sapp, 12 points.
Ed Piper, 8 points.
Kanyon Martinez, 7 points.
Izzak Morgenstein, 6 points.
Hunter Waasdorp, 4 points.
Gabe Shoshone, 3 points.
Carson Eldridge, 2 points.

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Bishop Union battles Rosamond

Bishop Union travels to Rosamond

By Arnie Palu
February 3, 2016

High Desert League basketball’s second half began Tuesday night in Rosamond.  Bishop Union will be road warriors in the second half playing 3 of 4 games away from Gus Klekas Gym.  Bishop Union’s girls teams picked up wins Tuesday night while the Bronco boys returned home 0-2.

Varsity Girls
Bishop Union 44
Rosamond   30

Coaches Tara Auld and Alice Bruck have the Bronco Varsity girls atop the High Desert League standings.  The Broncos improve to 5-0 in HDL play with a 44-30 win over Rosamond.  Bishop Union opened a 18-3 lead at the close of the 1st quarter and cruised to the easy road win.

Bishop Union will now prep for their final regular season home game set for Wednesday, February 10th.  The senior night game has been shifted to a rare Wednesday night to accommodate California City.  The Ravens requested the change due to transportation issues.  The Wednesday night game will be senior night at Bishop Union.  The Varsity Girls game is schedule for a 6pm tip.  Following senior night the Broncos will hit the road for the final two HDL games with trips to Fraizer Mt on Friday, February 12th and rival Kern Valley Tuesday, February 16th.

Individual Statistics
Little Eval Lent – 13 points, 8 rebounds, 2 assists, 3 steals and 1 block.
Maria Jimenez – 12 points, 9 rebounds, 5 assists, and 4 steals.
Topah Scherer- 3 rebounds, 2 assists, 3 steals, 1 block.
Sabrina Barlow – 9 points, 4 rebounds, 5 assists, 2 steals, and 1 block.
Cienna Martinez – 8 points, 2 rebounds.
Sophia Thomas – 1 rebound.
Kassidie Duckey – 1 rebound and 1 steal.
Rosalind Cardenas – 2 points.
Drew Dondero – 2 points, 6 rebounds, 2 steals.

JV Girls
Bishop Union 29
Rosamond   18

Coach Tammy Spoonhunter’s Broncos picked up a key HDL win Tuesday.  Freshman Morningstar Lent led all scorers with 17 points.

Individual Statistics
Morningstar Lent – 17 pts.
Gracie Soto – 7 pts.
Julie Cepeda – 2 pts.
Paige Martinez – 2 pts.
Liza Joya – 1 pt.

Coaches Comments, “I’m very proud of how the girls are playing hard and working together. Keep up the good work ladies, let’s finish strong! ”  Tammy Spoonhunter

Varsity Boys
Bishop Union 66
Rosamond   69

Rosamond almost ran Bishop off their own court back on January 15th in route to a 80-58 win, round two was a much different ball game.  Bishop Union played inspired basketball Tuesday night taking a 55-52 lead into the 4th quarter.  Rosamond outscored the Broncos 17-11 in the final 8 minutes winning 69-66.  The loss slides Bishop Union’s HDL record to 2-3.

Bishop played tough defense Tuesday holding Rosamond’s 6-5 center DaMorea Green scoreless through 3 quarters.  Green awoke in the pivotal 4th quarter scoring 8 big points.  Rosamond took a lead in the 4th quarter thanks to the clutch play of Darion Wilson (32 points) and Caleb Roney (17 points).  Bishop had several good looks at the basket in the final minute, but the shots would not fall.

The Broncos are currently in 3rd place in the HDL behind unbeaten Kern Valley (4-0) and Rosamond (4-1).  The Broncos will be off until  they celebrate senior night Wednesday, February 10th when California City comes to town.  All Bronco varsity HDL boys games are broadcast live on AM 1230 KBOV and streamed live here at kibskbov.com through the listen live link.

Individual Scoring
Dru Allen, 16.
Sean Brown, 13.
Ziggy Armitage, 11.
Tommy Ruelas, 10.
Mike Molina, 9
Daniel Olsen, 5.
Moran West, 2.

JV Boys
Bishop Union 36
Rosamond  48

Individual Scoring
Trace Sapp, 24 points.
Edward Piper, 6 points.
Izzak Morgenstein, 4 points.
Jalen Waterson, 2 points.

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BUHS Girls take down rival Kern Valley

Bishop Union High School Basketball recap

by Arnie Palu
February 1, 2016

Bishop Union played host to rival Kern Valley Friday night at a packed Gus Klekas Gym.  The Broncos split the 4 game series with KV.  Next up for the Broncos is a trip to Rosamond Tuesday, February 2nd.  Bishop Union will be off this Friday, then will host California City on Wednesday, February 10th.  The Cal City game has been moved to a Wednesday to accommodate the Ravens.   The Cal City game will be the regular season home finale, and senior night.  Bishop Union will then wrap up the regular season on the road with trips to Frazier Mt (Feb. 12th) and rival Kern Valley (Feb. 16th).  All Bronco Varsity Boys games are broadcast live on AM 1230 KBOV and streamed live here at kibskbov.com through the listen live link.

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Varsity Girls
Kern Valley 41
Bishop Union 47

Both Bishop Union and Kern Valley entered Friday’s game with perfect 3-0 marks in High Desert League play.  Bishop Union is the defending HDL champs, and the Broncos took a major step toward repeating with a 47-41 win.   Bishop Union High School Senior Maria Jimenez led the way on both ends of the floor.  Maria led all scorers with 15 points, adding 4 steals, 3 assists and 3 blocks.  Jimenez, along with guards Topah Scherer and Cienna Martinez handled the KV full court press leading to several easy lay ups.

The game was a defensive struggle early, with Bishop Union holding a 5-4 lead after the first 8 minutes.  The offence picked up in the second half highlighted by back to back 3 points baskets for Scherer and Martinez at the 5 minute mark of the 3rd period.  Bishop Union was clutch down the stretch including Little Eva Lent hitting two free-throws with 1:04 remaining.  The free-throws by Lent giving Bishop Union a 44-36 lead.

The Bishop Union defensive effort was strong throughout the evening limiting KV’s top player, Rebecca Gallis to 12 points.  Gallis was runner up to Bishop Unions Tamia Shoshone in last years MVP voting.  Round one of this year’s MVP race clearly goes to Bishop Union’s Maria Jimenez.

Individual Statistics
Maria Jimenez- 15 points, 2 rebounds, 4 steals, 3 assists, 3 blocks
Cienna Martinez- 10 points, 5 rebounds, 2 steals, 2 assists
Sabrina Barlow- 8 points, 7 rebounds, 4 assists, 1 steal, 2 blocks
Topah Scherer- 6 points, 8 rebounds, 2 assists, 3 steals, 2 blocks
Little Eva Lent- 6 points, 11 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal, 5 blocks
Drew Dondero- 2 points, 5 rebounds

Varsity Boys
Kern Valley 72
Bishop Union 65

Kern Valley’s guard duo of Zach Bushling and Marquise Green scored 18 and 17 points respectively leading KV to a 72-65 win.  The loss drops Bishop Union to 2-2 in HDL play while KV improves to 4-0.

Individual Scoring
Dru Allen, 20 points.
Sean Brown, 12 points.
Tommy Ruelas, 11 points.
Daniel Olsen, 7 points.
Mike Molina, 6 points.
Ziggy Armitage, 5 points.
Moran West, 4 points.

Boys JV
Kern Valley 15
Bishop Union 64

Coach Steve Omohundro’s team scored an impressive win over rival Kern Valley.  The JV game was a physical one with Bishop Union dominating with tough defense.  Sophomore Trace Sapp had a strong night with 25 points leading all scorers.  The Bishop JV improve to 2-2 with the win.

Individual Scoring
Trace Sapp, 25 points.
Izzak Morgenstein, 16 points.
Kanyon Martinez, 13 points.
Sam Moose, 4 points.
Cal Omohundro, 2 points.
Carson Eldridge, 2 points.
Ed Piper, 2 points.

JV Girls
Kern Valley 29
Bishop Union 19

Bishop Union played the game with just 5 players and coach Tammy Spoonhunter praised the effort of the Bishop kids.  Spoonhunter thanked the girls for their tough effort.

Individual Scoring
Morningstar Lent, 9 points.
Gracie Soto, 6 points.
Liza Joya, 4 points.

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Weekend Basketball Update

Eastern Sierra High School Basketball

by Arnie Palu
January 25, 2016

Bishop Union traveled to California City, Lone Pine hosted Mojave, Mammoth hit the road, and Big Pine tangled with Baker and Beatty this weekend.

Bishop Union @ California City

The Broncos played High Desert League basketball at California City Friday night returning home with 3 wins.  This week Bishop Union will enjoy home-cookin’ hosting Fraizer Mt Tuesday and rival Kern Valley Friday.
Varsity Boys
Bishop Union 84
California City 50
Individual Scoring
Andrew Allen, 22
Sean Brown, 19
Tommy Ruelas, 10
Ziggy Armitage, 9
Mike Molina, 8
Gene Dondero, 7
Daniel Olsen, 6
Moran West, 3

Bishop Union improves to 1-1 in High Desert League play with the win at California City.  The Broncos opened a 25-3 first quarter lead and never looked back.  Dru Allen’s 22 points led all scorers.  Sophomore Moran West was called up to the varsity helping out with 3 points off the bench.

Varsity Girls
Bishop Union 61
California City 18
Individual Scoring
Maria Jimenez, 19
Topah Scherer, 17
Little Eva Lent, 11
Sabrina Barlow, 6
Cienna Martinez, 6
Rosalind Cardinas, 2

The Broncos girls improve to 2-0 in HDL play with another strong win.  The girls have a key game Friday hosting rival Kern Valley.  The Broncs figure to challenge Bishop Union for the HDL title.  KV girls are also unbeaten in HDL play.  Fridays girls varsity game tips off at 6pm.  BUHS has a home game Tuesday with Frazier Mt, 4:30 varsity girls start.

JV Girls
Bishop Union 39
California City 23
Individual Scoring
Gracie Soto – 15
Morningstar Lent – 13
Hannah Frankson – 4
Julie Cepeda – 4
Liza Joya – 3

Coaches Comments, “The girls played a good game with only 5 players. They are working as a team and communicating more and more each game. Keep up the good work girls.”
Coach Tammy Spoonhunter
JV Boys
Bishop Union 32
California City 35
Individual Scoring
Trace Sapp, 11
Hunter Waasdorp, 6
Edward Piper, 5
Carson Eldridge, 4
Kanyon Martinez, 4
Izzak Morgenstein, 2
Lone Pine Hosting Mojave (Friday)
Girls
Mojave 14
Lone Pine 56
Individual Statistics
Katie Lacey, 20 points, 3 rebounds, 2 steals.
Niki Martinez, 10 points, 8 rebounds, 2 steals.
Lean Cariou, 10 points, 7 rebounds.
Shelby Chavez, 8 points, 2 assists, 2 steals.
Katelyn Button, 6 points, 5 rebounds, 5 assists.
Ronni Siddall, 2 points.
Celia Ray, 3 rebounds, 2 assists, 4 steals.
Boys
Mojave 60
Lone Pine 92
Individual Statistics
Ryan Cappello, 32 points, 8 assists, 3 rebounds.
Brad Greene, 31 points, 24 rebounds, 3 assists.
Garrett Sullivan, 7 points, 4 assists, 4 rebounds.
Kishan Bhakta, 5 points.
Jon Hall, 5 points.
Adrian Gonzalez, 4 points.
Coltan Martin, 3 points, 4 rebounds.
Bryce Scott, 2 points, 5 assists.
Eddy Ivey, 2 points.
Brandon Martinez, 1 point.
Mammoth at Desert Christian (Friday)
Boys
Mammoth 52
Desert Chr 70
Girls
Mammoth 36
Desert Chr 21
Individual Statistics
Priscilla Yanez, 18 points.
Morgan Sanders, 12 points.
Sidney Willingham, 4 points.
Tina Orrick, 2 points.
Cristal Lucero, 10 rebounds.
Mammoth at Vasquez (Saturday)
Girls
Mammoth 33
Vasquez 57
Individual Scoring
Morgan Sanders, 12 points.
Priscilla Yanez, 11 points.
Tina Orrick, 5 points.
Sidney Willingham, 5 points.
Big Pine at Baker Valley (Saturday)
Girls
Big Pine 44
Baker  43
Individual Statistics
Lauren Simpson, 16 points, 7 rebounds, 2 steals, 2 assists.
Paaku’u Dewey, 11 points, 9 rebounds, 5 steals.
AnahKee Mason, 11 points, 14 rebounds, 4 assists.
Cassie Meza, 4 points, 2 rebounds.
Gena Lewis, 2 points, 5 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 steals.
Gabby Meza, 2 rebounds.
Aurora Toledo, 2 rebounds.
Raven Duckey, 1 rebounds, 1 steal.
Boys
Big Pine 52
Baker  35
Individual Statistics
Darian Robinson, 15 points, 22 rebounds.
Moses Davis, 13 points, 7 rebounds, 3 assists.
Jacob Bacoch, 8 points, 8 rebounds.
Cesar Rico, 8 points.
Dominic Santiago, 8 points, 6 assists.
Big Pine Boys vs. Beatty NV. (Friday)
Big Pine 57
Beatty 45
Individual Statistics
Kelby Chirrick, 18 points, 12 rebounds, 4 assists, 3 steals, 7 blocks.
Dominic Santiago, 8 points, 10 assists, 4 steals.
Jacob Bacoch, 8 points.
Moses Davis, 6 points.
Cesar Rico, 10 points.
Darian Robinson, 4 points, 11 rebounds, 4 steals.
Cover Photo by Arnie Palu, Bishop Union High School Girls Varsity dominating California City
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BUHS opens HDL play vs. Rosamond

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.

Varsity Boys
Rosamond 80
Bishop Union 58
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.
Individual Statistics
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

Varsity Girls
Rosamond 22
Bishop Union 53
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.

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Coach Tara Auld coaching up the Broncos during their win over Rosamond. Photo by Arnie Palu

Individual Statistics
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

JV Girls
Rosamond 26
Bishop Union 27
Individual Statistics
Morningstar Lent, 13 points.
Gracie Soto, 7 points.
Julie Cepeda, 5 points.
Hanna Frankson, 2 points.

JV Boys
Rosamond 46
Bishop Union 39
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.

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BUHS Basketball bounces the Bobcats and Huskies

By Arnie Palu
January 8, 2016

High Desert League play begins in 7 days.  The Bishop Union High School Varsity Girls have a HDL title to defend.  Thursday night the Broncos made quick work of the Mammoth Huskies in their final pre-league tune up.  While the Varsity Girls were winning 42-6, the Junior Varsity teams traveled to Boron for non-league games with the Bobcats.  Both Bishop JV teams returned home winners.

All four Bishop Union High School Basketball teams open High Desert League play on Friday, January 15th.  Rosamond will make the trip to Bishop with games set to begin at 3:00 and 4:30 for JV’s with the varsity action at 6:00 and 7:30.  The Varsity boys game will be broadcast live on AM 1230 KBOV and here at kibskbov.com through the listen live link.

Bishop-Mammoth
Bishop Union 42
Mammoth   6

Statistics
Sabrina Barlow- 13.
Topah Scherer- 11.
Maria Jimenez-6, 11 steals.
LIitle Eva Lent- 5.
Rosalind Cardenas- 4.
Cienna Martinez- 3.

Bishop Union JV @ Boron
Boys

Bishop Union 64
Boron 29

Individual Scoring
Trace Sapp, 21.
Moran West, 16.
Ed Piper, 8.
Hunter Waasdorp 8.
Cal Omohundro, 6.
Tommy Ruelas, 4.
Sam Moose, 1.

Girls

Bishop Union 34
Boron           16

Individual Scoring
Gracie Soto, 18.
Morningstar Lent, 12.
Kassidie Duckey, 4.

Coaches Comments, “It was a really good game, Boron hung in there with us the first half and then we started pulling away in the second half.  We were getting more fast breaks and our shots started falling in. Overall it was a pleasure to play against Boron.” Coach Tammy Spoonhunter

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