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.
Kern Valley was ahead by 2 in the final five seconds of play. Bishop had one last shot to tie the score but was unable to convert.
“All the girls played a great game,” said Pennington. “I’m proud of this team. They play with grit and fortitude every game. They give it all they’ve got.”
The Broncos take on Rosamond tonight at home at 6 p.m.
Katelyne Lent: 18 pts., 2 rebs., 2 assists, 2 blocks, 2 steals
Shiloh Smith: 15 pts., 5 rebs., 7 assists, 4 steals, 2 blocks
Lissy Marsh: 7 pts., 10 rebs., 1 assist, 3 steals
Brooke Callahan: 10 pts., 8 rebs., 3 assist, 1 steal, 2 blocks
Tamia Shoshone: 9 pts., 6 rebs., 3 assists, 2 steals, 2 blocks