In the small town of Lake Isabella, athletics are a big deal. "It seems wherever we go on the road it's the biggest crowd-people get pumped up to play us," said Bill Gallis, 3rd year coach at Kern Valley High School (15-8 this year).
Friday night's quarterfinal against Bakersfield Christian was no different. In a 72-70 Broncs win, senior Rebecca Gallis scored a career high 45 points. But the real story is how she scored them. She was 19 of 20 from the line, at 95 percent she's putting the free in free throw.
How is she so consistent? Well practice makes perfect. "We shoot 50 a practice so i always wanted to be around 44 out of 50. I push myself to be 45 or 46," said Gallis.
While the team takes a minimum of 50 free throws-the coach-if you haven't caught on by now *her dad* has her shoot a few more. "I'd say at least a 100 free throws a day."
"Her being a driver getting to the hole i said you're going to get fouled a lot, you gotta make your free throws," said her dad, Coach Gallis.
While it helped push Kern Valley past the Eagles, it wasn't enough for them to advance to the finals. The loss ended the season but for the senior averaging almost 24 points a game, she got the most out of the game she loves.
"Kern Valley's given me everything that I've ever dreamed of and I see great things for these girls that are coming up in 8th grade and everything. I really think that Kern Valley has turned around in the last three years."
As you heard the boys are still in it-they play Fresno Christian at 4:00 P.M. at Selland Arena in Fresno. The school is giving everyone an early release to make it to the game.
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