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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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Strong Night for Area Basketball

Local High Schools dominate Tuesday Night

By Arnie Palu
January 27, 2016
(corrected to reflect Big Pine boys Score)

Owens Valley basketball had a very good Tuesday night.  Bishop Union, Big Pine and Lone Pine high school basketball teams compiled a 6-1 record.  Bishop Union swept three games from Frazier Mt, Lone Pine’s varsity teams traveled to Lancaster winning big over Desert Christian, and Big Pine one of two games over Trona Tornadoes.

Bishop Union

Varsity Boys
Frazier Mt 48
Bishop Union 110

Individual Scoring
Daniel Olsen, 27 points.
Ziggy Armitage, 25 points.
Mike Molina, 16 points.
Gene Dondero, 10 points.
Tommy Ruelas, 9 points.
Moran West, 9 points.
Andrew Allen, 8 points.
Brandon Forrest, 3 points.
Joel Talamantes, 3 points.

The Bronco Varsity boys improve to 2-1 in High Desert League play.  Bishop Union now hosts rival Kern Valley Friday.  KV is 3-0 and atop the HDL standings.  7:30 scheduled tip on AM 1230 KBOV and streamed live here at kibskbov.com through the listen live link.

Varsity Girls
Frazier Mt  6
Bishop Union 65

Individual Scoring
Maria Jimenez- 18
Sabrina Barlow- 14
Drew Dondero- 14
Topah Scherer- 13
Cienna Martinez- 5
Kassidie Duckey- 2

The Bronco Girls improve to 3-0 in the HDL.  Key game Friday with rival Kern Valley who is also 3-0.  6pm scheduled tip off Friday night at Gus Klekas Gym.

JV Boys
Frazier Mt. 12
Bishop Union 65

Individual Scoring
Trace Sapp, 22
Izaak Morgenstein, 9
Kanyan Martinez, 8
Jalen Waterson, 6
Cal Omohundro, 5
Carson Eldridge, 2
Matt Thomson, 2

Lone Pine Varsity Boys
Lone Pine 73
Desert Christian 46

Individual Statistics
Ryan Cappello, 24 points, 10 rebounds, 8 assists.
Brad Greene, 17 points, 16 rebounds, 8 blocks.
Garrett Sullivan, 13 points, 4 assists.
Kishan Bhakta, 7 points, 4 rebounds.
Adrian Gonzalez, 4 points.
Bryce Scott, 3 points.
Doug Moore, 2 points

Lone Pine Varsity Girls
Lone Pine 42
Desert Christian 16

Individual Statistics
Lena Cariou, 14 points, 7 rebounds.
Katelyn Button, 11 points, 5 rebounds, 2 assists.
Katie Lacey, 8 points, 6 rebounds, 2 blocks.
Shelby Chavez, 5 points, 3 rebounds, 2 steals.
Niki Martinez, 4 points, 5 rebounds.
Celia Ray, 3 rebounds, 2 assists.
Ronni Siddall, 2 rebounds.

Big Pine Varsity Boys
Trona  76
Big Pine 60

Individual Statistics
Jacob Bacoch, 22 points, 11 rebounds, 10 steals.
Dominic Santiago, 12 points, 10 assists, 7 steals.
Moses Davis, 8 points, 8 rebounds.
Darian Robinson, 6 points, 7 rebounds.
Cesar Rico, 6 points.
Ben Truelson, 2 points.

Big Pine Varsity Girls
Trona 36
Big Pine 55

Individual Statistics
BP SCORING              Points     Rebs.     Assists     Steals
Lauren Simpson              20          10             3             7
AnahKee Mason               9           4              2             3
Cassie Meza                        8           4              1             3
Gabby Meza                        8           2              3            4
Paaku’u Dewey                 5           9              3            9
Gena Lewis                          3           4              4            3
Kaylee Simpson               2           4              0            1
Aurora Toledo                   0            3             1             1
Raven Duckey                  0            4              1            2

Coaches Comments, Bob Church, “Both Trona and Big Pine came into last night’s game undefeated in Hi-Lo League play, so the winner would put themselves in the driver’s seat for Hi-Lo League Champions, with three league games to play. The Lady Warriors half court trap was too much for Trona early on with all nine Lady Warriors playing in the first period. The Lady Warriors lead after one period was12-6.  The Lady Warriors stepped up the defense, again creating numerous turnovers and then capitalizing as they scored 19 in the quarter to Trona’s zero (0).At half, Lady Warrios point guard Lauren Simpson had 14 points to lead the way, but tight defense, especially by Paaku’u Dewey, who had 7 first half steals, was certainly key. Halftime score was 31-6 in favor of Big Pine. In the third and fourth quarter, Big Pine tried some different rotations with people in unfamiliar roles and the Tornadoes outscored Big Pine 30-24. At one point in the third period, Big Pine led by as many as 27 points.  Obviously, I was very happy with our play in the first half, especially on “D”.  We still missed several easy shots, but overall, we ran the offense and defensive scheme well. It was a nice win and all 9 girls definitely had a hand in it. We’ll just need to convert more of our transition opportunities. Also I was happy with the improvement in free throw shooting, as we made five out of eleven on the night.”
Big Pine improves to 5-0 in Hi-Lo league play.

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Bishop Union Basketball

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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Rio Hondo Prep Wins the Bishop Union Christmas Classic

Rio Hondo Prep beats Bishop Union in the Championship Game

by Arnie Palu

Rio Hondo Prep head coach Ken Drain leads the Kares to the Bishop Union High School Christmas Classic championship.

The Rio Hondo Prep Kares finished off a perfect tournament Wednesday afternoon with a solid win, 57-42 over host Bishop Union.  The Kares used a balanced scoring attack opening up a 33-27 halftime lead.  6-10 Sampson Sly did the dirty work in the paint leading the Kares with 15 points.  Guards Victor Tsogt (12 points) and Dominic Chico (12 points) provided sharp ball handling skills and hit clutch outside shots.  Bishop Union was paced by junior Sean Brown.  Brown scored a game high 17 points.  Bishop Union sophomore Mike Molina added 10 points.

Bishop Union played Rio Hondo Tuesday night falling by just one point, but in Wednesday’s championship game the Kares left no doubt.  Rio Hondo defeated Mammoth to advance to the final while Bishop Union avenged an opening day loss to Mineral County High School to reach the championship game.

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left to right, 12 Clark Bolinger, 13 Jayoung Wong, 20 Domenico Chico, 4 Victor Tsogt, 25 Kyle Horton, 22 Sampson Sly, 42 Hayden Wideman, 32 Ray Martinez, 5 Justin Chang, 3 Mikey Tsogt, 15 Stephen Santizo. Photo by Arnie Palu

Bishop Union has just one non-league game before opening High Desert League play on Friday January 15th.  The Broncos will go to Lee Vining on Tuesday, January 5th to take on the Tigers.  HDL play starts on Friday, January 15th with a home match up with defending HDL champs Rosamond.  All Bronco Varsity boys HDL basketball games will be broadcast live on AM 1230 KBOV and streamed live here at kibskbov.com through the listen live link.

Junior Varsity
The Bishop Union High School JV team defeated Immanuel Christian in the JV championship game.

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Bishop Sweeps the Serpents

Bishop Union Takes 4 games from Mineral County

by Arnie Palu

Bishop Union High School enjoyed the home court advantage Tuesday night sweeping Mineral County High School.  Bishop Union basketball won four games and now digs in for final exams.  The Bronco student athletes have finals this week and enjoy a Christmas break that will run from Monday December 21st through January 1st.  Classes resume on Monday, January 4th.  That break will be interrupted by the Christmas Classic basketball tournament (December 28-30) for the boys and girls home games with Strathmore (December 29th).

Varsity Boys
Mineral County 59
Bishop Union    73

Scoring
Andrew Allen, 17.
Daniel Olsen,  12.
Ziggy Armitage,  8.
Sean Brown,  7.
Mike Molina,  6.
Anthony Vega,  6.
Anthony Miller,  4.
Tommy Ruelas,  4.
Gene Dondero, 4.
Brandon Forrest,  2.
Chucky Keller,  2.

Varsity Girls
Mineral County 22
Bishop Union    59

Team Statistics
Little Eva Lent: 18 points and 12 rebounds.
Maria Jimenez: 12 points and 11 rebounds.
Cienna Martinez: 8 points.
Topah Scherer: 6 points.
Sophia Thomas: 5 points.
Sabrina Barlow: 3 points.
Drew Dondero: 3 points.
Kassidie Duckey: 2 points.
Rosalind Cardenas: 2 points.

Coaches Comments, “This victory was a real team win with everyone on the team participating and scoring! I am so proud of my team’s focus and determination with this long stretch of games we just completed.  We continue to grow as a club and I can’t wait to see what is yet to come continuing to build this camaraderie.”  Coach Tara Auld

Boys Junior Varsity
Mineral County 49
Bishop Union      56

Statistics
Trace Sapp, 21 points, 5 rebounds, 4 assist.
Moran West,  8 points,  3 rebounds,  4-4 free throws.
Kanyon Martinez,  12 points,  5 rebounds,  4 assist, 4-4 free throws. Izaak Morgenstein, 7 points,  6 rebounds,  1 assist.
Carson Eldridge,  4 points,  4 rebounds.
Sam Moose,  2 points,  4 rebounds.
Edward Piper,  2 points,  2 rebounds.

Coaches Comments, “Good win tonight over a skilled Hawthorne team. Everyone gave great effort and battled back from a first quarter deficit 8-4, and we were down 23-21 at half.   We out scored Mineral County in the 3rd quarter 26-12, taking the lead by 11. Lost the 4th quarter 9-6.”  Coach Steve Omohundro

Girls Junior Varsity
Mineral County 19
Bishop Union     21

Individual Scoring
Liza Joya – 1 point.
Gracie Soto – 2 points.
Morningstar Lent – 9 points.
Falicity Lopez – 5 points.
Darline Haro- 4 points.
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Bishop Union Basketball

Bishop Union Basketball takes 2nd and 5th at Weekend Tournaments

by Arnie Palu
December 14

Bishop Union Bronco Basketball played weekend tournaments in the central valley this past weekend. The Bronco boys finished as runners up in the Corcoran Tournament while the Bronco girls finished in 5th place in the George Glover Memorial Tournament held in Strathmore.

Boys Basketball
Bishop Union High School’s boys basketball team lost in the small-school championship game of the Corcoran tournament. The Broncos fell to rival Kern Valley in the championship game, 65-53. Bishop Union will get two more chances with Kern Valley during High Desert League play.
The Broncos opened the tournament with a 68-50 win over Corcoran. Bishop Union then downed Farmersville 70-61 with Andrew Allen leading the way with 18 points. The wins over Corcoran and Farmersville placed Bishop Union in the small schools championship game with Kern Valley.

Game 1
Bishop Union 68
Corcoran 50

Game 2
Bishop Union 70
Farmersville 61
Scoring, Andrew Allen, 18. Mike Molina, 13. Tommy Ruelas, 13. Anthony Vega, 11. Sean Brown, 8. Ziggy Armitage, 3. Daniel Olsen, 2. Joel Talamontes 2.

Game 3
Bishop Union 65
Kern Valley 53
Scoring, Sean Brown, 17. Mike Molina, 12. Andrew Allen, 10. Ziggy Armitage, 6. Daniel Olsen, 5. Tommy Ruelas, 2. Anthony Vega, 2.

Bishop Union High School Girls Basketball
The Bronco varsity Girls were on the road to Strathmore this weekend. Strathmore is located just to the south-east of Visaila. Bishop Union’s girls finished 2-1 in the George Glover Memorial Basketball Tournament bringing home 5th place. Maria Jimenez was named to the All-Tournament team.

Game 1
Bishop Union 35
Strathmore 42
Scoring, Maria Jimenez, 12. Cienna Martinez, 8. Liitle Eva Lent, 5. Topah Scherer, 5. Sabrina Barlow, 4. Drew Dondero, 1.

Game 2
Bishop Union 35
Porterville 28
Scoring, Topah Scherer, 12. Cienna Martinez, 11. Little Eva Lent, 6. Maria Jimenez, 4. Sabrina Barlow, 2.

Game 3
Bishop Union 49
Ceasar Chavez 41
Scoring, Little Eva Lent, 18. Topah Scherer, 10. Sabrina Barlow, 9. Maria Jimenez, 8. Cienna Martinez, 3. Drew Dondero, 1.

Bishop Union High School basketball will play host to Mineral County High School Tuesday (December 15th). JV girls and boys at 3pm and 4:30 with the varsity girls and boys to follow at 6pm and 7:30 in Gus Klekas Gymnasium.
AM 1230 KBOV will broadcast the varsity boys High Desert League games starting with Rosamond on Friday, January 15th.

cover photo Gary Young, #44 Sean Brown

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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 Hoops Awards

BUHS Girls Basketball awards

The 2014-2015 Bishop Union High School girls basketball team celebrated their season at their recent awards banquet.  The broncos won the High Desert League Championship running through the HDL undefeated.  Coach Rebecca Andreas led the team to the outright HDL title this year after splitting the crown last year with rival Kern Valley.  Led by senior captain Tamia Shoshone, the Broncos dominated the HDL with Shoshone earning the title of league MVP.

TEAM AWARDS
Tamia Shoshone- Most Valuable Player
Sabrina Barlow- Best Defensive Player
Maria Jimenez- Best Offensive Player
Topah Scherer- 6th Girl
Sophia Thomas- Most Improved Player

ALL-LEAGUE HONORS
Tamia Shoshone- Most Valuable Player
Maria Jimenez- 1st Team/All Academic
Sabrina Barlow- 1st Team
Little Eva Lent- 2nd Team
Topah Scherer- 2nd Team
Cienna Martinez- Honorable Mention

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