Bishop Diego fell behind by nine points in the second quarter and seven in the fourth before staging a stirring comeback for a 43-41 girls basketball victory over visiting Foothill Tech.

Elliott Redkey paced the Cardinals (9-2) with 15 points.

“This was a good win for us,” said coach Jeff Burich. “We have several players still  battling illness but really played well late to win the game. We got down 18-9 in the second quarter but Elliot Redkey and Clara McDonald combined to score 12 points in the quarter to get us to a 23-21 halftime lead.

“We then got down 41-34 midway through the fourth but Elliot scored six points Lily Simolon scored a basket with 26 seconds left to give us a 42-41 lead. Lily then made a free throw with 4 seconds to give us a 2-point lead and they missed a 25-footer at the buzzer.”

Clara and Julia de la Cruz each scored seven points.

“We really got great contributions from everyone at key moments in the game whether it was a basket or a rebound,” said Burich. “We played almost half the game with at least three freshmen on the court.”

The Cardinals will be at home again on Friday, taking on Valley Christian Academy at 6 p.m.