Bronco Basketball opens tourney play
The Bishop varsity boys and girls are playing in a tournament in South Tahoe. Both Bronco teams started play Thursday, December 11th vs Whittell High School.
According to Coach Mark Olsen, Whittell high school’s electricity was out all day Thursday and several teams chose not to travel to the tournament due to potential bad weather. All the afternoon games were moved to Incline High School. Olsen notes that Whittell’s Boys are the defending Nevada State champion in their division. Returning most of their team from last year. The bronco got behind early and just couldn’t get closer than 14 points. Bishop lost 64 – 46. Bishop was led by Seniors Thomas Montoya with 21 points and 8 rebounds and Ty Tucker with 9 points. Coach Olsen commented, “Whittell is by far the best team we have faced so far this year. With the loss the Bronco boys continue to improve their game and prepare for league.”
Bronco Freshman Topah Scherer hit 3 of 6 shots from behind the arc pouring in a team high 16 points in the bronco victory. Maria Jimenez added 11 points and 6 rebounds. Tamia Shoshone, Little Eva Lent, and Sabrina Barlow each chipped in with 8 points. Barlow pulled down a team high 10 boards in the win. Shoshone had a team high 8 assists.