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 #1 Team Leader #2 Team Leader #3 Scoring Points Teagan 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) Rebounds Teagan Thurman (347) Mady Cotta (180) Irey Sandholdt (148) Assists Teagan Thurman (79) Mady Cotta (55) Sara Heier 52
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LISTING OF YOSEMITE CHAMPS
FROM 2012-13 To Current
Pre-Season Play OPPONENT THS OPP L LEADING SCORER(S) Nov 27 Kennedy (Delano) 51 29 A Teagan Thurman: 21 pts Nov 29 Centennial (Bakersfield) 69 54 H Teagan Thurman: 26 pts Nov 30 South High (Bakersfield) ## 58 17 N Kristen Burgeis: 13 pts Nov 30 Garces (Bakersfield) ## 57 41 N Emily Williams: 12 pts Dec 1 Centennial (Bakersfield ## 43 27 N Teagan Thurman: 14 pts Dec 1 McFarland ## 46 52 N Teagan Thurman: 22 pts Dec 3 Highland (Bakersfield) 53 31 H Teagan Thurman: 16 pts Dec 12 Frontier (Bakersfield) 53 50 H Sara Heier: 12 pts Dec 13 East High (Bakersfield) ## 50 56 N Teagan Thurman: 20 pts Dec 13 Bakersfield High School Drillers ## 27 35 N Teagan Thurman: 9 pts Dec 14 West High (Bakersfield) ## 48 46 N Teagan Thurman: 16 pts Dec 15 Mira Monte (Bakersfield) ## 42 34 N Mady Cotta: 11 pts Dec 27 Delano ## 54 25 N Teagan Thurman: 17 pts Dec 28 Strathmore ## 50 37 N Teagan Thurman: 21 pts Dec 29 Centennial (Bakersfield) ## 43 27 N Teagan Thurman: 22 pts Dec 29 Taft ## 46 35 N Teagan Thurman: 18 pts
League Play OPPONENT THS OPP L LEADING SCORER(S) Dec 11 Independence (Bakersfield) * 35 45 A Teagan Thurman: 11 pts Jan 9 Bakersfield Christian * 53 64 A Teagan Thurman: 24 pts Jan 11 Golden Valley (Bakersfield) * 56 46 H Teagan Thurman: 27 pts Jan 16 Ridgeview (Bakersfield) * 69 32 H Teagan Thurman: 27 pts Jan 18 West High (Bakersfield) * 63 48 A Teagan Thurman: 26 pts Jan 23 Independence (Bakersfield) * 48 37 H Teagan Thurman: 21 pts Jan 25 Bakersfield Christian * 59 55 H Teagan Thurman: 23 pts (OT) Jan 30 Golden Valley (Bakersfield) * 55 35 A Teagan Thurman: 17 pts Feb 1 Ridgeview (Bakersfield) * 58 40 A Teagan Thurman: 10 pts Feb 6 West High (Bakersfield) * 41 52 H Mady Cotta: 13 pts
## Centennial Tournament ## East High-Bakersfield Tournament ## Arvin Tournament * League Game
CIF Central Section Division III Playoffs OPPONENT THS OPP L LEADING SCORER(S) Feb 12 Santa Maria 55 20 H Teagan Thurman: 16 pts Feb 14 Redwood (Visalia) 58 49 H Teagan Thurman: 15 pts Feb 19 Bakersfield High Drillers 46 73 A Teagan Thurman: 16 pts
CIF Southern California State Regional Playoffs - D IV OPPONENT THS OPP L LEADING SCORER(S) Feb 26 Hillcrest (Riverside) 55 49 H Teagan Thurman: 21 pts Feb 28 Oak Park 44 81 A Teagan Thurman: 19 pts