Archive - 2012 - Sports Article
The Bishop Lady Broncos basketball squad had a spectacular first half against the Kern Valley Broncs on the road Friday, but fell in the final quarter, losing by 2 points.
Bishop pulled out to an 18-14 lead in the first quarter, then extended the lead 35-25 by the half.
The Broncos cooled off in the third, letting Kern Valley back in the game. KV seriously outscored Bishop, 9-18, to draw to within 1 point going into the final quarter.
The Broncos and the Broncs exchanged the lead through the fourth.
The Broncos basketball team lost, 48-40, in Kern Valley Friday.
After a strong 3-0 start in High Desert League, the Broncos have hit a rough patch on the road.
Injuries havenâ€™t helped.Qui Barlow went out in mid-season with a knee injury and 6-foot-5 Darren Spoonhunter broke his hand in practice two days before the Kern Valley game.
Bishopâ€™s defense against KV was strong in the second half, but the teamâ€™s offense never really kicked in.
Kern Valley went ahead 15-0 with Bishopâ€™s first point, a free throw from Jerry Castillo, coming with two minutes left in the quarter.
The Big Pine Lady Warriors ended a rough season Saturday night with a 52-40 loss to the Hi-Lo League-leading Baker Braves.
The Warriors have been in every league game this season, but have had difficulty maintaining momentum through all four quarters.
The loss of Alicia Peterson to injury reduced the team to six players.
â€śIâ€™m proud of the way we played this game and others throughout the season,â€ť said coach Dave Mettam. â€śThis teamâ€™s character is to never quit in the face of adversity. They played tough, with class and good sportsmanship.â€ť
The Big Pine Warriors basketball team clinched the Hi-Lo League championship with an apocalyptic, 81-41, win over the Baker Braves Saturday night, avenging the teamâ€™s only league loss, by 2 points, early last month.
â€śWeâ€™re coming together at the right time,â€ť said coach Darrin Chirrick. â€śThe kids knew what they wanted (the league championship) and theyâ€™ve been relentless. Theyâ€™ve worked hard and given an incredible effort. Iâ€™m happy for them.â€ť