BUHS opens the Christmas Classic vs Mineral County
By Arnie Palu
Bishop Union opened their 38th Annual Christmas Classic with a disappointing 53-47 loss. Mineral County High school from Hawthorne Nevada used an amazing 19-point 4th quarter from Junior Andre Davis to complete their comeback victory. Bishop Union held a 34-31 lead heading into the final quarter, but MCHS roared back thanks to Davis’s 19-point effort that included four, 3-point baskets and 5 of 6 shots from the free throw line. Freshman Robert McFalls joined Davis with 19 points, including a clutch, 4th quarter 3-point play. Bishop was led by sophomore Mike Molina with 13 points. Dru Allen chipped in with 12 points, all from behind the 3-point arc.
Mike Molina 13.
Dru Allen 12.
Ziggy Armitage 10.
Sean Brown 7.
Daniel Olsen 3.
Tommy Ruelas 2.
In other action from Monday, Rio Hondo Prep clipped Mammoth 65-31 and Rio Hondo Prep topped Mineral County 62-54.
The Bishop Union Christmas classic continues on today (Tuesday, December 29th) with a trio of games. Mammoth plays MCHS at 2:30, Bishop Union takes on Mammoth at 4pm, and Rio Hondo Prep squares off with Bishop Union in the night cap at 7pm.
Wednesday Schedule will include three games, the #1 seed and #4 seed will play at 9am. The #2 and #3 seeds will square off at 10:30 with the winners playing for the championship at 1pm. All varsity games are played in Bishop Union High’s Gus Klekas Gym.
cover photo, meeting of the captains. Photo by Arnie Palu