2002-03 Lady Warriors

League Record: 7-3 (14-8 Overall)

The 2002-03 Lady Warriors include Elizabeth Smith, Sarah Warner, Brook Edwards, Becky Baker, Sarah White, Erin Hall, Ashley Pogon-Cord,
Brandy Worden, Amanda Duggan, Jillian Riddle, Maribeth Calvert, Julia Watts, Brianna Ramirez, Brianna Barrett, Nikki Barker, and Evita Casterana.
The coaches were Dennis Ruggles and Bill Carll.

Lady Warriors Capture 2nd Place in Tough SSL
Best League Record in 10 Years!

Veteran coaches Bill Carll and Dennis Ruggles teamed up to guide the 2002-03 Lady Warriors to their best South Sequoia League finish in ten years! The 2003 Lady Warriors captured second place in the SSL with a fine 7-3 league record to qualify for the post-season playoffs. In league play, the Warriors dropped two games to eventual league champion Taft.

In playoff action, the Warriors crushed Exeter on the Mountain 64-44, behind a 24 point performance by Nikki Barker. The season came to an end on February 27, 2003 in Porterville as Granite Hills edged the Warriors 50-48 in a close, exciting game.

The Lady Warriors had a respectable 6-4 record in the pre-league schedule. The Warriors had two victories over Rosamond and finished with a 2-2 record in the competitive Stockdale Classic in Bakersfield. In the Stockdale tournament, the Warriors defeated McLane-Fresno and Bishop (44-39 in overtime), and dropped games to Paso Robles and Liberty-Bakersfield.

Co-captain Nikki Barker led the team in scoring with 230 points. "We had our share of tough losses and clutch victories. Those combined are what made our season great," stated Barker. Erin Hall led the team in rebounding with 89 rebounds.

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Game-by-Game Results

Pre-Season Play
Dec 3Lancaster High  00 00HResults unknown
Dec 5Littlerock ## 24 38A
Dec 6Paraclete (Lancaster) ## 47 39ANikki Barker: 14 pts
Dec 7Rosamond ## 02 00AWon; score unknown
Dec 17Foothill (Bakersfield)  00 00H
Dec 20Paraclete (Lancaster)  00 00HResults Unknown
Dec 26McLane (Fresno) ## 48 30ABrianna Barrett: 13 pts
Dec 27Paso Robles ## 37 55A
Dec 28Liberty (Bakersfield) ## 21 44A
Dec 28Bishop ## 44 39ABrianna Barrett: 18 pts (OT)
Jan 8Rosamond  36 18ABrianna Barrett: 11 pts

South Sequoia League Play
Jan 21Shafter* 47 37 HBrianna Barrett: 11 pts
Jan 24Garces (Bakersfield) * 63 50HNikki Barker: 11 pts
Jan 28Taft * 39 60ASarah Warner: 12 pts
Jan 29Arvin * 51 19HBrianna Barrett: 13 pts
Jan 31Wasco * 43 39HNikki Barker: 9 pts
Feb 4Shafter * 32 35AErin Hall: 13 pts
Feb 7Arvin * 30 17AErin Hall: 8 pts
Feb 11Taft * 37 43H
Feb 14Garces (Bakersfield) * 49 35HNikki Barker: 13 pts
Feb 21Wasco* 53 45ANikki Barker: 25 pts

## Littlerock Tournament     ## Stockdale-Bakersfield Tournament    * League Game

CIF Central Section Division III Playoffs
Feb 25Exeter  64 44HNikki Barker: 24 pts
Feb 27Granite Hills (Porterville)  48 50AErin Hall: 16 pts