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Lone Pine Basketball Run ends in the CIF Final 4

Lone Pine Boys Basketball season ends

by Arnie Palu
March 1, 2016

The Lone Pine Boys basketball team lost to #1 seed Renaissance Academy Friday night 64-45.  The Golden Eagles talented senior class finishes the season with a 22-6 record.  The Eagles won their third consecutive Desert Mountain League title and advanced to the CIF Southern Section Division 6 final 4.

Lone Pine Basketball says goodbye to 9 seniors, Garrett Sullivan, Ryan Cappello, Kishan Bhakta, Doug Moore, Jon Hall, Coltan Martin, Brandon Martinez, Eddy Ivey, and Brad Greene.

Lone Pine 45
Renaissance 64

Brad Greene, 18 points, 5 rebounds.
Ryan Cappello, 13 points, 7 rebounds, 3 assists.
Garrett Sullivan, 6 points.
Adrian Gonzales, 6 points.
Kishan Bhakta, 2 points, 5 rebounds.

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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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Lone Pine Girls Advance

Lone Pine Girls Basketball wins CIF playoff game

By Arnie Palu
February 19, 2016

The Lone Pine Golden Eagles hit the road Thursday night traveling to Lucerne Valley.  Lone Pine brought home a 45-30 CIF playoff win.  Freshman Shelby Chavez poured in a team high 19 points.  The Golden Eagles survive and advance setting up a second round home game Saturday night.  The win advances Lone Pine into the sweet 16 of the CIF Southern Section Ford Division 5A championships.  Lone Pine will play host to Liberty League Co-Champs Holy Martyrs Armenian School of Encino.  Saturday nights second round game will tip off at 7pm at Lone Pine High School.

Lone Pine 45
Lucerne Valley 30

Individual Statistics
Shelby Chavez, 19 points, 1 rebound.
Lena Cariou, 10 points, 17 rebounds, 1 steal.
Niki Martinez, 6 points, 8 rebounds, 1 steal.
Katelyn Button, 4 points, 8 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 block.
Katie Lacey, 4 points, 8 rebounds, 1 assist, 3 steals.
Celia Ray, 2 points, 1 assist, 2 steals.
Ronni Seddall, 1 rebound, 1 steal.

Coaches Comments, “The entire team contributed to the victory. Particularly proud of our improved free throw shooting. It was the difference in the game.”  coach Clint Quilter

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Lone Pine Boys Basketball Advances

Lone Pine Basketball wins CIF playoff game

By Arnie Palu
February 18, 2016

Bethel Baptist High School made the trip from Santa Ana to Lone Pine Wednesday night for the opening round of the CIF Southern Section Ford basketball championships.   The Golden Eagles were not kind hosts downing the Warriors 84-29.  Senior Ryan Cappello nearly outscored Bethel himself, pouring in a game high 28 points.

Lone Pine advances to round 2 of the Division 6 bracket facing Hi-Lo league champion Trona.  The Tornados defeating Westmark 56-40 Wednesday evening advancing to Fridays second round showdown in Lone Pine.  The Tornados are 17-2 on the season.  Fridays second round game is set for a 7pm start.

Lone Pine’s win over Bethel Baptist moves the Golden Eagles record to 20-5.  A win over Trona would punch Lone Pine’s ticket to the Quarterfinals.  The CIF southern section quarterfinals for Division 6 are set for Tuesday, February 23rd.

Bethel Baptist  29
Lone Pine            84

Individual Statistics
Ryan Cappello, 28 points, 5 assists.
Garrett Sullivan, 15 points, 4 assists.
Bryce Scott, 12 points, 3 rebounds.
Brad Greene, 10 points, 12 rebounds, 3 assists.
Adrian Gonzalez, 9 points.
Eddy Ivey, 8 points, 5 rebounds.
Coltan Martin, 2 points, 3 rebounds.

cover photo by Gary Young.  Senior Ryan Cappello.

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Lone Pine Wins DML title

Greene and Cappello Power Lone Pine to Championship

By Arnie Palu
February 12, 2016

Lone Pine boys basketball traveled to Yermo Thursday evening for a winner take all Desert Mountain League championship game.  The Golden Eagles won 76-55 claiming the League title.  The much celebrated senior class added another crown to their impressive resume.  Ryan Cappello and UC Irvine bound Brad Greene both logged double-doubles in the championship game.  Lone Pine improves to 19-5 overall and 13-1 in Desert Mountain League play.  The Golden Eagles will now set their sights on a CIF southern section playoff run.  The Brackets will be posted this weekend.

Individual Statistics
Ryan Cappello, 27 points, 13 rebounds, 5 assists, 3 steals.
Brad Greene, 23 points, 22 rebounds, 4 blocks.
Kishan Bhakta, 9 points, 8 rebounds.
Adrian Gonzales, 9 points.
Garrett Sullivan, 7 points, 6 assists, 5 rebounds.
Bryce Scott, 2 points.
Eddy Ivey, 1 point.

Varsity Girls
Lone Pine 30
Silver Valley 53

Individual Statistics
Katie Lacey, 11 points, 4 rebounds.
Lena Cariou, 9 points, 8 rebounds, 3 assists.
Niki Martinez, 4 points, 4 rebounds, 4 assists.
Katelyn Button, 4 points, 11 rebounds, 2 assists.
Shelby Chavez, 2 points, 4 rebounds.
Celia Ray, 2 rebounds, 2 assists.

Cover Photo from Brad Greene’s Instagram account

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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
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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Lone Pine basketball wins, setting up big week

Lone Pine downs Boron, faces Scorpions and Trojans this week

by Arnie Palu
Februrary 8, 2016

Homecoming basketball at Lone Pine High School was  a big success with both the boys and girls varsity notching key wins over Boron.  This week Lone Pine will host Desert Tuesday (senior night), and wrap up the regular season Thursday with a trip to Silver Valley.  The Lone Pine Boys (11-1 Desert Mountain League) are currently tied with Silver Valley (11-1 DML) while the Golden Eagle Girls move into a third place tie (8-4) with Boron.  Desert and Silver Valley lead the girls standings.

Varsity Boys
Boron 25
Lone Pine 80

The Golden Eagles celebrated homecoming with a strong victory Friday night.  Brad Greene and Ryan Cappello logged double-doubles with 18 points and 12 rebounds for Greene and 13 points and 11 rebounds for Cappello.
The win keeps Lone Pine in the drivers seat for the DML championship.  Lone Pine has a challenging week starting with Desert Tuesday, and finishing the regular season on the road at Silver Valley.  Desert handed Lone Pine their only DML loss in two seasons earlier this year while Silver Valley boasts a 11-1 DML record.

Individual Statistics
Brad Greene, 18 points, 12 rebounds.
Ryan Cappello, 13 points, 11 rebounds.
Kishan Bhakta, 13 points.
Adrian Gonzalez, 11 points, 5 assists.
Eddy Ivey, 6 points.
Bryce Scott, 5 points, 3 steals.
Garrett Sullivan, 5 points, 5 assists.
Doug Moore, 4 points.
Coltan Martin, 3 points, 7 rebounds.
Jon Hall, 2 points.

Varsity Girls
Boron 39
Lone Pine 41

Lone Pine moves into a third place tie in the DML standings with a 41-39 win.  Lone Pine moves even with Boron with a 8-4 league record.  The Golden Eagle girls have a big week hosting #1 Desert Tuesday and traveling to #2 Silver Valley Thursday.

individual Statistics
Katelyn Button, 10 points, 4 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 steals.
Niki Martinez, 9 points, 5 rebounds, 2 steals.
Shelby Chevez, 9 points, 3 rebounds, 2 steals.
Cilia Ray, 8 points, 7 rebounds, 2 steals.
Katie Lacey, 4 points, 11 rebounds.
Lena Cariou, 1 point, 6 rebounds.
Ronni Siddall, 2 rebounds, 2 steals.

cover photo, by Gary Young.  Brad Greene vs Bishop, 2015

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Big Pine and Lone Pine Basketball

Warriors and Golden Eagles play league games

By Arnie Palu
February 1, 2016

Big Pine and Lone Pine high school basketball teams hit the road this weekend in search of league wins.  Big Pine split a pair of games in Ridgecrest while Lone Pine won a pair of games in Acton.

Lone Pine
Varsity Boys
Lone Pine 65
Vasquez  46

Individual Statistics
Ryan Cappello, 29 points, 20 rebounds, 5 blocks.
Garrett Sullivan, 14 points, 5 assists, 5 steals.
Adrian Gonzalez, 14 points.
Doug Moore, 4 points.
Bryce Scott, 2 points.
Kishan Bhakta, 2 points.
Eddy Ivey, 1 point.

Lone Pine wins on the road without the services of UC Irvine bound Brad Greene.  Coach Scott Kemp indicated that Greene was not available with a bum ankle.  Clearly, Kemp is hopeful Greene will be back soon.  In the big buys absence fellow senior Ryan Cappello picked up the slack with a huge effort, 29 points and 20 rebounds.

Lone Pine remains tied with Silver Valley atop the Desert Mountain league standings with one loss.  Lone Pine and Silver Valley will meet on Thursday, February 11th in Yermo to conclude the regular season.

Lone Pine Varsity Girls
Lone Pine 42
Vasquez  9

Individual Statistics
Katie Lacey, 11 points, 4 rebounds.
Niki Martinez, 8 points, 9 rebounds.
Shelby Chavez, 8 points, 3 rebounds, 2 steals.
Katelyn Button, 7 points, 9 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 steals.
Lena Cariou, 4 points, 12 rebounds, 3 steals, 2 assists.
Celia Ray, 4 points, 2 rebounds, 3 steals, 2 assists.
Ronni Siddall, 3 rebounds

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Varsity Boys
Big Pine 27
Immanuel Christian 52

Varsity Girls
_________________FINAL      1      2      3        4
Big Pine                      47        11     8     14    14
Immanuel Chr.       23           2      8      2      11

submitted by Coach Bob Church

The BP Lady Warrior’s Basketball Team moved to 6-0 Friday night, but not before being whistled for an incredible 30 fouls. BP held the Crusaders from Immanuel Christian scoreless until there was less than 1 second remaining in the first period. A Lady Crusader received three free throws on what was actually a pass, but was ruled a 3-point shot attempt. The Crusader made two of the three free throws, with 0.6 seconds left in the quarter. In the first half alone, Immanuel Christian was awarded 20 free throws, making only 6. With their two first half baskets, Immanuel Christian found itself trailing by only 9 points, 19-10. In that first half, six different Lady Warriors scored.

In the second half, Lady Warrior Gena Lewis found teammate AnahKee Mason for five of her seven 2nd half baskets and Big Pine’s lead would grow to 27 points early in the 4th quarter. Also scoring in the 2nd half were Cassie Meza (3 pts), Paaku’u Dewey (4 pts), Lauren Simpson (5 pts), Gena Lewis (2 pts).

Big Pine’s defense would hold Immanuel Christian’s best offensive player without a bucket until about two minutes left in the game, when she hit a deep 3-pointer. For the game, Immanuel would shoot 34 free throws.

Warrior Coach Bob Church“This was really a frustrating game, in that it should have been a much easier win than it was. Immanuel was really up for us with a big crowd, but the team and I really do have to thank our great supporters who made the trip. We had a bunch of people down there. They really were supportive and helped energize our girls to overcome some unique adversity.”


Individual Stats

Player                             Points           Rebs.      Assists      Steals
AnahKee Mason          20                11                   –                     4

Gena Lewis                       6                  5                   8                     2

Paaku’u Dewey              6                  7                   3                     4

Lauren Simpson             5                  5                   3                     3

Cassie Meza                     5                  2                   –                     2

Aurora Toledo                 3                  2                   –                     2

Gabby Meza                     2                  1                   –                      2

Kaylee Simpson              –                   2                   –                      –

Raven Duckey                 –                   1                   –                      –

Both of Big Pine’s Varsity Basketball Teams will be in action Friday, Feb. 5th, as they travel to Trona. Girls at 5 and boys at 6:30 PM

cover photo, Lone Pine’s Ryan Cappello.  Photo By Gary Young

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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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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)
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.
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)
Mammoth 52
Desert Chr 70
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)
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)
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.
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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