BISHOP — As the San Diego Lady Vaqueros — led by a trio of four-year starters — wrapped up yet another district championship last week, head coach Alex Tunchez began to take count.

The proud San Diego alum knew seniors Marley Martinez, Leandra Bazan and Leanna Vela had amassed the kind of record that would make any high school star envious, and he was right.

See, the three girls have been the nucleus of the Lady Vaqueros’ basketball program since their freshmen season in 2015, and through the last four seasons, San Diego has won four-straight district championships. Moreover, the Lady Vaqueros were undefeated in district through the last three seasons. There have been a lot of other girls who played key roles and contributed to the success of the program over the years, but Martinez, Bazan and Vela have been a constant through the last four seasons.

So when Tunchez was finally done adding it all up, he discovered that the three seniors had won 99 games since 2015 and that Monday night’s Class 3A bi-district playoff game was the girls’ opportunity to win No. 100.

The girls got win No. 100, but it was anything but easy. The Lady Vaqueros had to fight off a scrappy Taft squad to win the bi-district championship, 51-36.

“Winning 100 games in four years is something to be proud of,” Tunchez said. “(Martinez, Bazan and Vela) have always been surrounded by sound great athletes, but they’ve done their part.”

Martinez scored 14 points in the win against Taft. Vela scored 13 and Bazan had 12.

Martinez had eight points in the first period to help San Diego to a 15-9 lead in the first period. Taft took advantage of a series of missed shots by the Lady Vaqueros to cut the score to 19-17. However, San Diego came back into to final minutes before halftime to lead 26-17.

The Lady Vaqueros sealed the deal in the fourth with a 19-point rally. Bazan had five in the final quarter. Alexa, Vela and Martinez each had four in the fourth.

San Diego will play Bishop Thursday night at TAMUK. Game time is 6:30 p.m.