The Lady Spartans made the long road trip to Bishop, northeast of Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks, for a date with a good Bishop High team.
No team makes a five-hour road trip to go home with a loss, and the Lady Spartans narrowly escaped with a 27-24 win, improving to 8-7 on the season.
The game was far from an offensive showcase, with both teams scoring a combined 17 points through two quarters of play.
The Lady Spartans were up 21-9 heading into the fourth quarter, but allowed Bishop to go on a 15-6 run, and barely held on for the win.
Free-throw shooting continues to be a problem for Strathmore as they were only able to convert on 6 of 29 attempts.
The Lady Spartans will host Tulare Union tonight at 7:30 p.m., before playing at Woodlake Jan. 14 in their East Sequoia League opener.
Score By Quarter:
SHS : 3 6 12 06 - 27
BHS : 6 2 01 15 - 24
Points: Strathmore - Kandyce Gurrola, 9; Mariah Hernandez, 6; Kathy Rodriguez, 6.
Rebounds: Strathmore - Kathy Rodriguez, 8.