The Big Pine Warriors basketball team beat the Immanuel Christian Crusaders, 61-46, on home court Tuesday night.
Four of the five Warriors were in double digits; the fifth, freshman Austin Jones, came close with 9 points, including a 3-pointer and a perfect 2/2 from the line. Seniors Micah Bacoch and Parker Bear both had double/doubles with 13 and 11 rebounds, respectively.
It was a good night to be a Warrior.
The team, with only five players suited up all season, has had a rough, winless streak. Coach Darren Chirrick, as coaches do, kept saying the hard-charging team would score a win during league play. He was right on.
The Warriors finish up Hi-Lo League play tonight against a tough Baker team, details in Saturdayâ€™s sports page.
Austin Jones: 9 pts., 5 rebs., 2 assists, 1 steal
Jacob Bacoch: 13 pts., 3 rebs., 4 assists, 1 steal
Bailey Chirrick: 12 pts., 8 rebs., 5 assists, 2 steals, 1 block
Micah Bacoch: 17 pts., 13 rebs., 5 assists, 1 steal, 1 block
Parker Bear: 10 pts., 11 rebs., 1 assist, 1 steal, 4 blocks
The Lady Warriors started their season strong with double wins over the Mammoth Huskies in a pre-league game, then a win over the Lee Vining Tigers in their Hi-Lo League opener.
Plagued with the same non-bench as the boysâ€™ team, the girls have had a tough time.
â€śWe played really good half-court defense,â€ť said coach Dave Mettam of the Warriors 29-46 loss to the Lady Crusaders Tuesday, â€śbut gave up too many points on the fast break.â€ť
The Warriors also got into foul trouble, not a big deal if youâ€™ve got a bench but disastrous without one.
â€śThis team continues to impress even though our record may not be the best,â€ť said Mettam. Iâ€™m proud of this team and what they are accomplishing as student athletes.â€ť
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Alicia Peterson: 10 pts., 9 rebs., 2 assists, 3 steals
Kaylee Simpson: 1 pt., 2 rebs., 2 assists
Sheyanne Wilder: 13 pts., 12 rebs., 5 steals, 2 blocks
Kaity Barlow: 3 pts., 9 rebs., 1 assist, 1 block
Izzy Richards: 2 pts., 4 rebs.