Munoz’s 26 carries Cardinals over Cabrillo

Reece Moulton takes the ball to the basket for a layup in the fourth quarter. (Presidio Sports Photos)

Bishop Diego’s Elias Munoz posted a season-high in points on Monday to lead the Cardinals to their second win in three games at the Jim Bashore Classic in Carpinteria.

Elias Munoz

Bishop Diego's Elias Munoz posted a season-high 26 points on Monday after scoring a combined 22 points in his first two games of the tournament.

The Cardinals defeated Cabrillo 70-56 coming off a loss on Saturday in their second game of the tournament.

Munoz scored Bishop’s first nine points and finished the game with 26. It was a step up from the first two games of the tournament in which Munoz averaged 11 points.

“I felt really good. Yesterday I got a lot of energy,” Munoz said. “I got rest yesterday after (Saturday’s) game.”

Bishop Diego (2-7) started out great but the second quarter was all Cabrillo. Munoz’s great start helped give Bishop a 17-10 lead but the Conqs put together a 16-4 run that saw Cabrillo take its biggest lead of the game in the second quarter at 26-21.

The Cardinals then opened the second half on a 13-4 run and finished strong, gaining their largest lead of the game late after a Reece Moulton 3-pointer put Bishop up 16.

“That was a nice second half for us today,” said Cardinals head coach Dean Prophet. “The kids made some pretty good adjustments at halftime. We just told them, you have to slow down and play our pace – not theirs – and they did, they adjusted pretty well to that.”

The Conqs outscored the Cardinals 22-13 in that second quarter to take a 4-point lead into the halftime break. The third quarter was a different story, with Bishop regaining the lead for good just a couple minutes into the third quarter. Munoz capped off a 23-point quarter for Bishop by sinking a 3-pointer that gave the Cardinals a 53-45 advantage going into the final period.

Moulton had a good fourth quarter to keep the Cardinals in front. Moulton, who led the team with 10 rebounds, scored seven of his nine points in the fourth.

Joining Munoz in double figures was Nolan Tisdale and Paul Garcia. Both guards tallied 10 points each.

For Cabrillo, sophomore Chad Brodhead was its leading scorer with 18. Daniel Terrones pitched in 14 and Josh West added 11.

The Cardinals close out the tournament on Tuesday with a 1:30 p.m. game against Newbury Park.

BISHOP DIEGO 70, CABRILLO 56

Bishop Diego – Renick 6, Tisdale 10, Garcia 10, Kwock 2, Munoz 26, Moulton 9, Schneider 7.

Cabrillo – Terrones 14, Brodhead 18, West 11, Zacarias 4, French 9.

BD 17  13 23  17 – 70

C  10  22  13  11 – 56

 

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