Friday was a night to remember for Biggs’ seniors after both the boys and girls varsity basketball teams won their final homecoming at Biggs High School.
Friday was a night to remember for Biggs’ seniors after both the boys and girls varsity basketball teams won their final homecoming at Biggs High School. The night commenced with two unfortunate losses, after both the boys and girls JV basketball games ended in defeat for Biggs.
Between the junior varsity and varsity games, the Homecoming King and Queen for Biggs were announced. Callie Roles, a senior guard on the Lady Wolverines’ basketball team, was announced as Homecoming Queen. Esgar Elizondo was honored as the Wolverines’ 2013 Basketball Homecoming King.
After the Homecoming ceremonies, the night picked up with an intense game of basketball. Biggs’ varsity girls’ basketball team started the first quarter of their game with aggressive play from twins Aide and Aime Tinoco. Despite leading most of the quarter, the Lady Wolverines lost their lead to Colusa within the final moments of the first, 12-11.
In front of their home crowd on homecoming night, they were quick to regain their lead early in the second. Biggs continued to dominate and took a 25-23 lead going into the half.
After the intermission, Colusa picked up the intensity on defense due to an impressive effort by senior post Emily Mobley, who finished with a double-double and five blocked shots. With three and a half minutes left in the third, the score was tied 29-29. The RedHawks hit a field goal as the clock reduced to a minute left in the third; however, the quarter wasn’t over for the Wolverines’ standout senior point guard, Darci Roles, as she nailed a jumper right before the buzzer.
With an even 31-31 score going into the fourth, Biggs proved to trample on the Colusa’s spirits. The Tinocos again played aggressive defense and made steal after steal. The Lady Wolverines outscored the RedHawks 12-5 in the fourth to thrust them into a 43-36 MVL homecoming victory.
Darci Roles scored a game-high 15 points in her final homecoming game at Biggs High school to lead the Lady Wolverines. Aime Tinoco finished with nine points, seven rebounds, and six steals. Aide Tinoco and Billie Pruitt dominated defensively by picking up eight boards each, while Aide made seven steals.
Biggs’ homecoming Queen, Callie Roles, finished with six rebounds, two points, and two steals.
Biggs’ boys basketball team carried the momentum over into their game to hand the RedHawks (9-12, 3-3) their third consecutive MVL game and propel Biggs into a 54-46 win.
The Wolverines led by at least three points at the end of each quarter, with the exception of the fourth. The Wolverines (12-9, 4-2) built a 39-28 lead entering the final quarter, which proved to secure the homecoming win. Colusa outscored the Wolverines 18-15 in the fourth, but it wasn’t enough to bounce back after being down in all three quarters.
Senior Brendin Milbrath led Biggs with 14 points, with juniors Andrew Perez and Juan Castaneda finishing behind him with 13 and 12 points, respectively. Castaneda also finished with eight rebounds.
Nathan Callaway scored eight points, grabbed eight boards, and picked up three steals, while Ryan James completed the scoring with seven.