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.
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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
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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
Big Pine High School Basketball
Big Pine 27
Immanuel Christian 52
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Big Pine 47 11 8 14 14
Immanuel Chr. 23 2 8 2 11
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.”
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