By: Ray Conner
With three more High Desert League games behind them, the varsity Lady Broncs basketball squad is looking to make the stretch run to the league title.
Kern Valley is 11-6 overall and 5-1 in the HDL. They are currently one-half game behind Rosamond who is 5-0.
This past week the Lady Broncs played three games and won all three in dominating fashion. They began by trouncing Cal City by 30 points. They bombarded Desert by 41 and finished by taking care of rival Bishop by 22.
The Cal City game saw Kern Valley break it open in the second quarter and never look back. After taking an 18-14 lead in the opening quarter, the Lady Broncs stepped it up on defense. They allowed the Lady Ravens just four points in the second. They finished with 12 and the rout was on. It was 30-18 at halftime, 42-22 after three, and the final score was 60-30 in favor of Kern Valley.
Addy Goulding had the hot hand as she poured in 27 points, including four from three-point land. Brookelynn Gallis finished with 15 points, while Maddie Hurley had 11 points. Haley Tedrow added five points, while Bryce Kelso rounded out the scoring for the Lady Broncs with two points.
Hurley led the team in rebounding as she completed a double-double by pulling down 11 boards. Gallis also had a double-double as she grabbed 10 rebounds. Goulding had seven boards, while Tedrow had five rebounds. Kelso was credited with four boards, while Quincie Preston and Alyson Bangert each had two rebounds. Ariah Seidel and Topanga Gordon each had one rebound for Kern Valley.
Hurley handed out five assists to lead the Lady Broncs. Goulding, Tedrow, and Kelso had one assist each. Hurley and Gould-ing shared the team lead in steals with six. Preston was credited with five, while Tedrow had three. Gordon recorded a pair of steals, while Kelso had one. Tedrow denied two Cal City shots as she recorded blocks.
The following day the game was versus Desert. This game was over before it started as the Lady Broncs jumped out early and cruised to the 41-point victory.
Kern Valley opened the game by scoring 24 points. The defense stifled the Lady Scorpions allowing just six points. The half time score was 31-11. Kern Valley continued to pour in shots as they scored 27 points the rest of the way. Desert was limited to six points in the second half.
Gallis was the scoring leader as she dropped in 12 points. Hurley added 11, including a three-pointer, while Goulding finished with 10 points, including one three-pointer. Kassey Lassen contributed eight points, including hitting once from behind the arc. Tedrow also had eight points in the game. Preston had six points after hitting twice from three-point range. Gordon closed out the offense as she scored three points.
On the boards, Gallis grabbed a team high 13 rebounds to complete her double-double. Hurley pulled own 11 boards to also have a double-double. Gordon was credited with nine rebounds, while Preston had eight. Tedrow grabbed five boards, while Lassen had four rebounds. Goulding and Seidel each had three boards, while Kelso finished the board work with a pair of rebounds.
Leading the way in steals for the Lady Broncs was Hurley with four. Goulding and Preston each had three steals, while Tedrow and Lassen recorded two steal each.
Preston was credited with a pair of blocks in the game. Hurley, Kelso, and Gordon had one block apiece.
The last game of the week saw Bishop come to town. The Lady Broncs easily dispatched of their rival 48-26.
They opened a 10-point cushion after the first quarter. By the break it was 30-15. After three quarters of action it was 45-21.
Note: No individual stats were made available for this game.
Kern Valley got back into non-league play on Tuesday when they traveled to Mammoth to take on the Lady Huskies. They will play Boron on the road on Friday.