Archive - Dec 17, 2010 - Sports Article
The Big Pine Lady Warriors got off to a strong start Tuesday against the visiting Beatty Hornets. The squad could not maintain the momentum against the aggressive Nevada team and lost 40-66.
â€śWe are giving great effort,â€ť said coach Dave Mettam, â€śeven though we came out on the losing end. We played against very experienced girls and did not quit.â€ť
Marissa Lemus led the early assault against the Hornetsâ€™ press, putting Big Pine ahead 6-3.
The Big Pine Warriors had a split decision this week with a 47-66 loss to the Beatty Hornets Tuesday, redeemed by a 57-44 win over the Mammoth Huskies Wednesday.
The players and coaching staff thought the back-to-back games would be a good warm-up for the holiday break and the start of league play. Beatty was slated to send its JV team; Big Pine took Mammoth lightly, according to assistant coach Derek Carrington.
â€śMammoth started on fire,â€ť said Carrington. â€śThey came to play. I think that was the best Iâ€™ve seen the Huskies play.â€ť
The Bishop Lady Broncos basketball squad avenged an early tournament loss to Mineral County High from Hawthorne, Nev. Tuesday night with a 55-23 rout.
â€śThe game went well,â€ť said coach Gerald Howard. â€śWe played very well. Things are really coming together.â€ť
The team struggled with free throws early in the season, but hit 75 percent from the line against Hawthorne.
â€śWeâ€™re 6-4 in pre-league,â€ť said Howard. â€śIf weâ€™d been hitting our free throw shots like we did Tuesday, weâ€™d be 9-1.â€ť
Shiloh Smith: 24 pts.
Katelyn Lent: 12 pts.
Gabby Robertson: 8 pts.