Heartbreak In Kern Valley

Bishop Bronco Boys fall in HDL thriller

The Bronco varsity boys basketball team lost a heartbreaking game at rival Kern Valley Tuesday night.  The lost drops Bishop’s high desert league record to 1-3 midway through league play.  Kern Valley led 31-23 at the half behind a 11 point first half effort from senior Dalton Gallis.  Bishop would limit Gallis to just 2 second half points as the broncos pulled within three points in the final minute.  Bronco Thomas Montoya hit a three point shot tying the game at 63, but Kern Valley countered Montoya’s basket with a Kyle Flynn hoop with 4 seconds to play.  Kern Valley Sophomore Zach Bushling dribbling the length of the court before making a great pass to Flynn breaking the tie.  Bishop Coach Mark Olsen called a time out allowing the Broncos to set up a final play.  The designed play allowed Thomas Montoya to get a great look from the wing, but the shot would bounced off the rim as time expired.  Kern Valley wins 65-63.

Audio replay of Montoya’s shot that tied the game

Audio replay of the final seconds of the game

Individual scoring, Thomas Montoya 16, Dru Allen 13, River Mallory 12, Ryan Lent 8, Sean Brown 6, and Jake Traynor 2.

Girls Varsity

The Bishop Union high school girls varsity improve to 4-0 in High Desert League play with an impressive come from behind win at Kern Valley.  The Broncos were down 28-25 at the half but stormed back in the second half for a 72-63 win.  Senior Captain Tamia Shoshone showed great leadership with a monster effort.  Shoshone notched a triple double with 15 points, 12 rebounds and 12 assists.  Junior Cienna Martinez was clutch down the stretch hitting several big shots.  Freshman Topah Sherer had the task of guarding KV’s top player Rebecca Gallis in the first half and did an excellent job of keeping Gallis in check.  Sherer also hit clutch baskets in the second half while also draining two key free throws after taking a very hard foul.  The win keeps Bishop in the top spot in the HDL at the midway point.

Individual scoring, Cienna Martinez 18, Topah Sherer 16, Tamia Shoshone 15, Little Eva Lent 10, Maria Jimenez 9, Sabrina Barlow 4.

JV Basketball.  The Bronco JV boys stayed undefeated with an impressive come from behind win.  The bronco boys were down 5 at the half but came back to win by 9.  The JV girls fell 45-28 with Julie Cepeda leading the way with 9 points.  Gracie Soto added 8, and Cassidy  Duckey 7.

All four Bronco teams will be back in action this Friday hosting Rosamond.  The Roadrunner games  will be the Broncos only home Friday HDL games.  The Varsity Boys game will be broadcast live on AM 1230 KBOV and streamed live here at kibskbov.com.

photo by Gary Young featuring Bronco Senior Thomas Montoya

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