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February 2nd, 2011
The Bishop Broncos are playing tough and strong, but still fell to the Frazier Mountain Falcons, 65-76, Tuesday night.
The Falconsâ biggest weapons were Andrew Penner, who couldnât miss from beyond the 3-point line and, Nick Pilgram who leads the High Desert League in scoring with over 21 points a game.
âWe just couldnât stop Pilgram,â said coach Jon Michener. âWe were scoring, but the Falcons owned the boards.â
Bishop pulled out to an early 9-2 lead off field goals from Cy Scott, Cody Rigney and a 3-pointer from Anthony Tucker.
The Bishop Broncos delivered a double whammy at Frazier Mountain Tuesday with wins for both the girls and boys soccer teams.
The Lady Broncos victory sent Bishop to the top of the High Desert League.
The Broncos scored in the first minute on a great pass from Alex Tillemans to Eva Bohg who fought off several defenders and blasted the ball into the net.
âThis was a good win for us,â said coach Tim Freeman. âThe girls were up for the game. Any time you can get out of the bus and score in the first minute â it takes the edge off the game.â
Bishopâs Lady Broncos scored a decisive 44-33 win over the Frazier Mountain Lady Falcons Tuesday night on home court.
The Broncos are now 4-3 in High Desert League play with back-to-back wins. Bishop has a chance to avenge an earlier loss to Kern Valley tonight at home before going on the road for the final week of league action.
Katelyn Lent got the Broncos off to a good start with a 3-pointer early in the first quarter.
Bishop pulled out to an early lead, finishing off the first quarter with an eight point advantage at 15-7.
Golden Eagles 65 vs Boron Bobcats 73
The Eagles were just a point behind going into the fourth quarter. Lone Pine pulled ahead by 4 points, but the Bobcats rebounded to take the win.
âIt was one heck of a game,â said coach Scott Kemp.
Michael Cappello: 18 pts., 10 rebounds
Gabe Galindo: 17 pts.
Umberto Romero: 16 pts., 10 rebounds
Neil Bhakta: 6 pts.
Seth Gilmore: 5 pts.
Mike Palsrok: 3 pts.
Lady Golden Eagles 57 vs. Lady Bobcats 31
Fridayâs matches between Bishop and Rosamond did not end well for the Broncos.
The boys lost, 46-54; the girls fell in overtime, 42-45.
Both the varsity girls and boys played with intensity; they were simply out-fought, literally in the case of the girls, by the undefeated Roadrunners.
The Broncos played well enough to win, but fell short in the last quarter with a 46-54 final score.
âWeâve played our two best games (against Rosamond and Kern Valley) but still come away with two losses,â said coach Jon Michener. âWeâre improving but we need a win.â
The Big Pine Warriors traveled to Lee Vining for a make-up game Wednesday and came home with a split decision.
The Warriors delivered the first league defeat for the Tigers with a 38-37 win.
The Lady Warriors rallied from a 19-point deficit but couldnât catch up, recording a 41-35 loss.
The Warriorsâ win came down to the wire. Coach Darrin Chirrick put his squad in stall mode for the last 4-5 minutes of play.
âWe were up by six points and I wanted to keep us in the driverâs seat,â said Chirrick. The tactic worked, but just barely.
m trounced the Rosamond Roadrunners with a 4-0 shutout Thursday, adding one more win for a 3-1 High Desert League record.
The Broncos controlled both the ball and the tempo in the first half. Twenty-seven minutes into the game, LaVaree Chavez scored off of a great shot from the left side.
Two minutes later, Eva Bohg scored from the right side bringing the score to 2-0.
The second half started the same way, with the Broncos controlling the game. Tiarra Shoshone scored on a nice assist from Alex Tillemans.
The Lone Pine Golden Eagles took a tough loss to the visiting Lucerne Valley Mustangs Saturday.
With the Mustangs ahead 57-59 in the final seconds, the Eagles tried to tie the game up by grabbing the rebound of Mike Cappelloâs intentionally missed free throw. They got the rebound but missed the tip-in. The Mustangs came up with the ball and Lone Pine was faced with a tough loss.
The Eagles outscored the Mustangs in all but the third quarter, but that was the killer. Lucerne scored 21 points to Lone Pineâs 8.
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.
âWe are giving great effort,â said coach Dave Mettam, âeven though we came out on the losing end. We played against very experienced girls and did not quit.â
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.
âMammoth started on fire,â said Carrington. âThey came to play. I think that was the best Iâve seen the Huskies play.â