Bishop Union battles Rosamond

Bishop Union travels to Rosamond

By Arnie Palu
February 3, 2016

High Desert League basketball’s second half began Tuesday night in Rosamond.  Bishop Union will be road warriors in the second half playing 3 of 4 games away from Gus Klekas Gym.  Bishop Union’s girls teams picked up wins Tuesday night while the Bronco boys returned home 0-2.

Varsity Girls
Bishop Union 44
Rosamond   30

Coaches Tara Auld and Alice Bruck have the Bronco Varsity girls atop the High Desert League standings.  The Broncos improve to 5-0 in HDL play with a 44-30 win over Rosamond.  Bishop Union opened a 18-3 lead at the close of the 1st quarter and cruised to the easy road win.

Bishop Union will now prep for their final regular season home game set for Wednesday, February 10th.  The senior night game has been shifted to a rare Wednesday night to accommodate California City.  The Ravens requested the change due to transportation issues.  The Wednesday night game will be senior night at Bishop Union.  The Varsity Girls game is schedule for a 6pm tip.  Following senior night the Broncos will hit the road for the final two HDL games with trips to Fraizer Mt on Friday, February 12th and rival Kern Valley Tuesday, February 16th.

Individual Statistics
Little Eval Lent – 13 points, 8 rebounds, 2 assists, 3 steals and 1 block.
Maria Jimenez – 12 points, 9 rebounds, 5 assists, and 4 steals.
Topah Scherer- 3 rebounds, 2 assists, 3 steals, 1 block.
Sabrina Barlow – 9 points, 4 rebounds, 5 assists, 2 steals, and 1 block.
Cienna Martinez – 8 points, 2 rebounds.
Sophia Thomas – 1 rebound.
Kassidie Duckey – 1 rebound and 1 steal.
Rosalind Cardenas – 2 points.
Drew Dondero – 2 points, 6 rebounds, 2 steals.

JV Girls
Bishop Union 29
Rosamond   18

Coach Tammy Spoonhunter’s Broncos picked up a key HDL win Tuesday.  Freshman Morningstar Lent led all scorers with 17 points.

Individual Statistics
Morningstar Lent – 17 pts.
Gracie Soto – 7 pts.
Julie Cepeda – 2 pts.
Paige Martinez – 2 pts.
Liza Joya – 1 pt.

Coaches Comments, “I’m very proud of how the girls are playing hard and working together. Keep up the good work ladies, let’s finish strong! ”  Tammy Spoonhunter

Varsity Boys
Bishop Union 66
Rosamond   69

Rosamond almost ran Bishop off their own court back on January 15th in route to a 80-58 win, round two was a much different ball game.  Bishop Union played inspired basketball Tuesday night taking a 55-52 lead into the 4th quarter.  Rosamond outscored the Broncos 17-11 in the final 8 minutes winning 69-66.  The loss slides Bishop Union’s HDL record to 2-3.

Bishop played tough defense Tuesday holding Rosamond’s 6-5 center DaMorea Green scoreless through 3 quarters.  Green awoke in the pivotal 4th quarter scoring 8 big points.  Rosamond took a lead in the 4th quarter thanks to the clutch play of Darion Wilson (32 points) and Caleb Roney (17 points).  Bishop had several good looks at the basket in the final minute, but the shots would not fall.

The Broncos are currently in 3rd place in the HDL behind unbeaten Kern Valley (4-0) and Rosamond (4-1).  The Broncos will be off until  they celebrate senior night Wednesday, February 10th when California City comes to town.  All Bronco varsity HDL boys games are broadcast live on AM 1230 KBOV and streamed live here at kibskbov.com through the listen live link.

Individual Scoring
Dru Allen, 16.
Sean Brown, 13.
Ziggy Armitage, 11.
Tommy Ruelas, 10.
Mike Molina, 9
Daniel Olsen, 5.
Moran West, 2.

JV Boys
Bishop Union 36
Rosamond  48

Individual Scoring
Trace Sapp, 24 points.
Edward Piper, 6 points.
Izzak Morgenstein, 4 points.
Jalen Waterson, 2 points.

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