2018-19 Lady Warriors

South Yosemite League Tri-Champions
League Record: 7-3 (23-8 Overall)

The 2018-19 Lady Warriors include #1 Irey Sandholdt, #2 Sara Heier, #5 Aleiyah Bryant, #10 Emily Williams, #11 Evey Figueiredo, #13 Teagan Thurman,
#15 Mady Cotta, #20 Kristen Burgeis, #22 Jenna Cramer, #25 Giovanna Mendez, #33 Sierra Brown, and #34 Heaven McDonald. The head coach was Jimi Parkins.

Thurman Leads Lady Warriors
To First Championship In Ten Years

Under first year coach Jimi Perkins, the 2018-19 Lady Warriors captured a share of the South Yosemite League crown alomg with
West Bakersfield and Bakersfield Christian. All three schools finished with 7-3 records. For the Lady Warriors,
it was their first championship season since 2009-10 and only the twelfth league championship in school history.

The Warriors went 13-3 in the pre-league; 7-3 in SYL play; and 3-2 in the post-season playoffs for an overal 23-8 record.
The 23 wins ties the school record for the most wins in one season.

Throughout the season the Lady Warriors were led by their superstar Teagan Thurman, a 6'1" junior, that can play any position on the floor on offense.
Thurman led the Lady Warriors in both scoring and rebounding. On offense she led the team with 552 points scored for a solid 17.8 points per game average.
The 552 point total is the second highest single season scoring total in school history --- second only to Katie Avila (559 points) in 2005-06.

The Lady Warriors had four non-league wins in November and December defeating Kennedy; Centennial; Highland; and Frontier.
Tehachapi also participated in four tournamnets placing 2nd in the annual Centennial Tournament with a 3-1 record; 2-2 in the East High-Bakersfield Tournament;
and 4-0 in the annual Arvin Tournament winning the championship.

Tehachapi, the pre-season favorite to win the SYL, put themselves in a deep hole dropping their first two league games against defending league
champion Independence and Bakersfield Christian. The Lady Warriors reversed that trend however, and won seven straight league games --- with
Thurman scoring a season high 27 points --- in games against Golden Valley and Ridgeview. That set up a big showdown with West High
for first place. A Tehachapi win would give the mountain school a sole league championship. West had other ideas though, and beat Tehachapi on the mountain
to create a three way tie for first place.

In the CIF Central Section Division II playoffs, the Lady Warriors were seeded 4th in the 16 team bracket. Tehachapi ripped
Santa Maria, 55-20, and then crushed #5 seed Hanford, 58-49, on the hometown court. In the semi-finals, #1 seed
and defending CIF champion Bakersfield High knocked the Warriors out of the section playoffs.

Tehachapi then received an invitation to participate in the Southern California State playoffs. The Lady Warriors made history by
both hosting and winning their first State playoff game with an exciting 55-49 victory over Hillcrest of Riverside. Unfortunately the
Lady Warriors lost in the second round to powerhouse Oak Park.

Thurman earned the prestigious All-Area 1st Team honors while Mady Cotta and Irey Sandholdt were on the Honorable Mention Team.
Thurman was also The Player of the Year in the South Yosemite League while teammates Cotta and Sandholdt were All-SYL 2nd team selections.
Thurman was also the Team MVP as selected by the coaching staff.

2018-19 Lady Warrior Team Leaders

Team Leader #1Team Leader #2Team Leader #3
Scoring PointsTeagan Thurman (552 pts) Emily Williams (203 pts)Sara Heier (196 pts)
Scoring Avg.Teagan Thurman (17.8 ppg)Emily Williams (6.5 ppg) Sara Heier (6.3 ppg)
ReboundsTeagan Thurman (347)Mady Cotta (180)Irey Sandholdt (148)
AssistsTeagan Thurman (79)Mady Cotta (55)Sara Heier 52

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Game-by-Game Results

Pre-Season Play
Nov 27Kennedy (Delano)  51 29ATeagan Thurman: 21 pts
Nov 29Centennial (Bakersfield) 69 54HTeagan Thurman: 26 pts
Nov 30South High (Bakersfield) ## 58 17NKristen Burgeis: 13 pts
Nov 30Garces (Bakersfield) ## 57 41NEmily Williams: 12 pts
Dec 1Centennial (Bakersfield ## 43 27NTeagan Thurman: 14 pts
Dec 1McFarland ## 46 52NTeagan Thurman: 22 pts
Dec 3Highland (Bakersfield)  53 31HTeagan Thurman: 16 pts
Dec 12Frontier (Bakersfield)  53 50HSara Heier: 12 pts
Dec 13East High (Bakersfield) ## 50 56NTeagan Thurman: 20 pts
Dec 13Bakersfield High School Drillers ## 27 35NTeagan Thurman: 9 pts
Dec 14West High (Bakersfield) ## 48 46NTeagan Thurman: 16 pts
Dec 15Mira Monte (Bakersfield) ## 42 34NMady Cotta: 11 pts
Dec 27Delano ## 54 25NTeagan Thurman: 17 pts
Dec 28Strathmore ## 50 37NTeagan Thurman: 21 pts
Dec 29Centennial (Bakersfield) ## 43 27NTeagan Thurman: 22 pts
Dec 29Taft ## 46 35NTeagan Thurman: 18 pts

League Play
Dec 11 Independence (Bakersfield) * 35 45ATeagan Thurman: 11 pts
Jan 9Bakersfield Christian * 53 64ATeagan Thurman: 24 pts
Jan 11Golden Valley (Bakersfield) * 56 46HTeagan Thurman: 27 pts
Jan 16Ridgeview (Bakersfield) * 69 32HTeagan Thurman: 27 pts
Jan 18West High (Bakersfield) * 63 48 ATeagan Thurman: 26 pts
Jan 23Independence (Bakersfield) * 48 37HTeagan Thurman: 21 pts
Jan 25Bakersfield Christian * 59 55HTeagan Thurman: 23 pts (OT)
Jan 30Golden Valley (Bakersfield) * 55 35ATeagan Thurman: 17 pts
Feb 1Ridgeview (Bakersfield) * 58 40ATeagan Thurman: 10 pts
Feb 6West High (Bakersfield) * 41 52HMady Cotta: 13 pts

## Centennial Tournament      ## East High-Bakersfield Tournament     ## Arvin Tournament     * League Game

CIF Central Section Division III Playoffs
Feb 12Santa Maria  55 20HTeagan Thurman: 16 pts
Feb 14Redwood (Visalia)  58 49HTeagan Thurman: 15 pts
Feb 19Bakersfield High Drillers 46 73ATeagan Thurman: 16 pts

CIF Southern California State Regional Playoffs - D IV
Feb 26Hillcrest (Riverside)  55 49HTeagan Thurman: 21 pts
Feb 28Oak Park  44 81ATeagan Thurman: 19 pts